Tailgate Competition

In 2014, the Bluefield College Alumni Association plans to team up with Food City to bring you the second annual Homecoming tailgate challenge.

In order to compete, you will need to register by calling or emailing Mark Hipes, Director of Alumni Relations at 276.266.1077 or . You will receive an outline of the contest guidelines and rules. When you arrive at the game, you will need to check in at the Alumni Tailgate Tent to receive your tailgate competition flag.


  • Each participant must prepare three plates of food.
  • Judges will begin visiting each competing tailgate at 12:15 p.m.
  • Tailgates will be judged on a scale of 1 to 10 in three categories of competition: 1) tailgate atmosphere, 2) taste of food, and 3) creativity of menu.
  • Winners will be announced during halftime of the Homecoming game: 1st) $50 Food City gift card, 2nd) a Bluefield College hat, 3rd) a Bluefield College coffee mug.