CALS Tailgate

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Tailgate starts at 9 a.m.
Game time is 12:30 p.m.
NC State vs. Western Carolina

Event Details

Join us at CALS Tailgate on Saturday, September 7, 2019, before the NC State vs. Western Carolina Football game.

NC State’s largest alumni event has a proud tradition of providing a family-friendly atmosphere and highlighting the people, programs and partners that make our college great.

Ag Day Partnership

Tailgate 2019 will be held in conjunction with the 7th annual Ag Day, which is hosted in partnership with the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., NC State Athletics, Wolfpack Sports Properties and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Ag Day is an important opportunity to promote the connection between NC State and the agriculture, agribusiness and biotech industries in North Carolina in front of thousands of fans at Carter-Finley Stadium.

CALS Tailgate is presented by:

The CALS Alumni and Friends Society and the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc.

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Football with a Side of Agriculture

Agriculture takes a front-row seat during CALS Tailgate. Every fall the college takes over PNC Arena and adorns it with exhibits, games, food and music. See the highlight reel here.

Watch the Video

Tailgate Registration

2019 CALS Tailgate registration coming soon!

We are thankful for the support of our alumni, friends, faculty and staff – we look forward to seeing you. The following are the event details and the registration details are listed below:

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Times TBD
NC State Vs. Western Carolina


CALS Tailgate Tickets

Tailgate Tickets will not be mailed. Your nametag IS your ticket into Tailgate. All nametags will be under the name of the contact who registered the guest(s) attending. Nametags will be located at the registration desk which is located on the East Entrance of the PNC Arena which is the on the right-side facing PNC.

Football Tickets and Parking Passes

Please make note that individual football tickets and parking passes can only be purchased through athletics (this excludes Faculty/Staff paying via IDT, Sponsors, and CALS Partners.)

You will receive your football ticket(s) and parking pass directly from NC State Athletics.

Use Promo code: CALSTAILGATE


More than 1,000 people enjoy the largest alumni event at NC State which celebrates all the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has to offer.

If you have a question or need more information about sponsorships, please contact:

Lindsay Skinner
Assistant Director of Alumni & Friends Society

Exhibitor Registration


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CALS Tailgate is hosted by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID #56-6049304. Proceeds will be used to support the event and future initiatives of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.