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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.

CALS Tailgate

Ag Day Partnership

Tailgate 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 6th 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.


Thank you for your support!

2018 CALS Tailgate registration will open soon! We are thankful for the support of our alumni, friends, faculty and staff – we look forward to seeing you!

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, CALS Partners and Ag Leadership).


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

Click HERE to learn more about sponsorships!

Thank you to our AG Day and CALS Tailgate Sponsors!

CALS Tailgate Sponsor:

Ag Day Sponsors:


Exhibitor Registration

Find the exhibitor registration here. All exhibitor registrations must be received by midnight on Friday, August 18.  We will not accept late registrations. Please note that due to space limitations, we may not be able to honor all exhibit requests.

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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.