The Biggest Tailgate in Town!
Join us for the competition of the year as teams square off to see who can create the best tailgating experience! This family-friendly event invites football fans to sample delicious food and drinks from some of Birmingham’s best tailgaters. Hob-knob with our celebrity judges as they determine the top winners (Best Food, Best Drink, Most Team Spirit, and Best All-Around), while you help us determine the People’s Choice award!
All proceeds benefit The Bell Center, which provides early intervention therapy for infants and toddlers with special needs.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 15th annual Tailgate Challenge!
The 2023 Tailgate Challenge was our biggest and most successful year yet! Even in 100 degree heat, over 40 incredible tents doled out the most decadent and delicious treats and drinks to nearly 1,200 attendees. Thanks to your efforts, we raised over $80,000 for The Bell Center!
2023 Tailgate Challenge Winners
Best Drink– Kentucky (Mike Kendrach and Bob Thomas)
Best Food– Johnson Healthcare Real Estate
Best Team Spirit– Georgia (Dr. Rachel Kassel)
People’s Choice Award– GMC
Best Overall– Oklahoma (Kathryn & Bruce Burdette)
Save the date for the 16th annual Tailgate Challenge on Aug. 24, 2024!
Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors
Brasfield & Gorrie
Medical Properties Trust
Sinclair Broadcast Group
This is Alabama
Birmingham Mountain Radio
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
Jemison Investment Co.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Concourse Financial Group/Protective
State Representative David Faulkner
50 Yard Line Sponsors
Alabama Power Company
American Pipe & Supply
Birmingham Creative Co.
Capital Growth Buchalter
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED
Comfort Systems USA
ESPN- Birmingham Bowl
Harbert Management Company
Johnson Healthcare Real Estate
Kiwanis Club of Homewood-Mt. Brook
LIVE Design Group
Maynard, Cooper & Gale
O’Sullivan Family Charitable Foundation
Southern Sky Aviation, LLC
America’s First Federal Credit Union
Back Forty Beer Company
Balch & Bingham
Casey & Peter Bartok
Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Cobbs, Allen & Hall
ERA King Real Estate
J.H. Berry & Gilbert
John 3:16 Foundation
Oakworth Capital Bank
United Community Bank
Southern Home Structural Repair
Summit Electrical Construction, Inc.
Weil Wrecker Service
Woodlawn Ice House
Find more photos from our event on our facebook page.