Mizzou Tailgating in The ZOU

Mizzou tailgates are something all their own. Nestled in the heart of barbecue country, the food will be tremendous, and the fans will be out in numbers. Even if you’re a visitor to Columbia, you’ll end up finding a great time with accepting people.

What’s the first thing that sets a Mizzou tailgate apart? Timing. Fans flock early by the hundreds to The ZOU and surrounding tailgating lots regardless of kick time. Some get there in the morning, but the early bird crowd might set up as the sun is rising.

Ask the fans to describe the best part of the experience in one word, and the one you’ll hear most often is “friends.” From current and potential students to alumni, everyone loves meeting up with the people that make Columbia great. Whether is catching up with an old college friend or making a new friendship, it’s certainly the theme of the event.

You can find Mizzou tailgaters playing a variety of games as well. With bag tosses, throwing footballs around, ladder toss and even running laps around the parking lots, there’s no shortage of Missouri Tiger fans finding great ways to have fun.

If you’ve never been to a Mizzou tailgate and are interested in checking out, come on down! You’ll find some of the friendliest people in the Midwest, a ton of things to do, and you might even score a new recipe that you’ll be using for years to come.