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CALS Tailgate

Presented by Farm Credit

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Location: Close-King Indoor Practice Facility
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Ag Day Game: NC State vs. Western Carolina
Game Kickoff: 12:30 p.m.

Family. Friends. Fun.

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

The 2019 CALS Tailgate will be held in conjunction with the Seventh Annual Ag Day. Ag Day is a significant 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.

The NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., NC State Athletics, Wolfpack Sports Properties and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences form a dynamic partnership to host this special day of activities.

CALS alums, we look forward to welcoming you home. 

CALS Tailgate is Presented By

Farm Credit,The CALS Alumni and Friends Society, and the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc. Special thanks also to our 2019 AG Day Sponsors.


CALS Tailgate Presenting Sponsor

Farm Credit is the 2019 CALS Tailgate presenting sponsor.


Join us for a fun-filled day! Register now for CALS Tailgate.

Advancement staff make wolf sign
Fun at CALS Tailgate.

We are thankful for the support of our alumni, friends, faculty and staff. We look forward to seeing you when we transform the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility into the biggest celebration of agriculture and life sciences.

  • Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Location: Close-King Indoor Practice Facility
  • Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Ag Day Game: NC State vs. Western Carolina
  • Game Kickoff: 12:30 p.m.
Register Now

Attending CALS Tailgate? What You Need to Know

CALS Tailgate Tickets

Your nametag is your ticket into Tailgate. We will not mail tickets. On the day of the event, visit the registration desk to get your nametag(s). They will be listed under the name of the contact who registered the guest(s).

Football Tickets/Parking Passes

You can only purchase football tickets and parking passes from NC State Athletics. (This excludes faculty/staff paying via IDT, sponsors, and CALS partners.) Use promo code: CALSTAILGATE


Follow us on social media to learn more about CALS Tailgate. Use the hashtag #CALSTailgate to share your special moments during the event on Sep. 7.

Event Sponsors

Photo of Tuffy figurine on a table at CALS TailgateMore than 1,000 people enjoy NC State’s biggest alumni event that celebrates all the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has to offer.

For questions or information about sponsorships, contact:

Lindsay Skinner
Assistant Director of CALS Alumni and Friends Society


Exhibitor Registration

We invite all of our CALS groups to exhibit their special programs at CALS Tailgate. Be a part of the fun-filled Tailgate experience this year at our new home, the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility, the Wolfpack’s new state-of-the-art football facility.

Thank you to all of the 2019 exhibitors. Registration is closed.

For questions or information about exhibitor registration, contact CALS Alumni and Friends Society.

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.