It’s (Almost) Tailgate Time!

Image of people eating at CALS Tailgate

Join us for the 25th anniversary of CALS Tailgate — NC State’s largest alumni event — before the Wolfpack takes on Miami on Saturday, Nov. 19.

In a family-friendly atmosphere, CALS Tailgate highlights the people, programs and partners that make the college great. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the PNC Arena in Raleigh.

This year’s Tailgate includes staples like barbecue, college exhibits and visits from Mr. and Mrs. Wuf and the pep band. New this year will be an exclusive performance by country music artist Colton James and a special “red carpet” photo op.

Limited-edition CALS T-shirts featuring a unique student design that celebrates agriculture will be availalbe for purchase at Tailgate. Proceeds from sales of the T-shirts, which were produced in North Carolina with cotton grown by North Carolina farmers, will benefit the CALS Alumni Enhancement Fund Scholarship.

Tailgate will be held in conjunction with the 4th annual Ag Day, which is hosted in partnership by NC State Athletics, Wolfpack Sports Properties and CALS. Ag Day promotes the connection between NC State and the agriculture, agribusiness and biotech industries in North Carolina in front of the thousands of fans at Carter-Finley Stadium. Ag Day activities will take place in the Fan Zone between PNC Arena and Carter-Finley Stadium.

For details and to register for Tailgate, visit

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