Northern Illinois University fans will have a chance to show off their school spirit during the inaugural Bold Spirits Huskie Tailgate before the NIU Football homecoming game, Saturday, October 2 at Huskie Stadium.
The event is a collaboration between NIU Athletics and the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCCVB) and will celebrate the loyal support of Huskie Football fans and their contributions to the gameday spirit in and around Huskie Stadium over the years.
Fans participating in the Bold Spirits Huskie Tailgate are encouraged to integrate “homegrown” DeKalb County products – particularly food and beverages from DeKalb County Bold Spirits partners – into their traditional tailgate fare. Fans can enjoy apples and apple cider from Jonamac Orchard in Malta, craft beer from Sycamore’s Forge Brewhouse and DeKalb’s Byers Brewing Company, wines from Waterman Winery (Waterman) and Prairie State Winery in Genoa and spirits from Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb.
Prizes will be awarded to tailgates exuding the most “Huskie Spirit” and that best use DeKalb County Bold Spirits products within their tailgate.
The judging for the competition starts at 11:30 a.m., approximately two hours before kickoff the 114th NIU Homecoming Game vs. Eastern Michigan. Fans can register for the Bold Spirits Huskie Tailgate online here or by calling the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau toll free at (877) 335-2521.
For more information on 2021 NIU Football tickets, contact the NIU Ticket Office at (815) 753-7225 or online at https://niuhuskies.com/sports/2016/6/30/football-tickets.
The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau works on behalf of county stakeholders to attract leisure travelers and overnight visitors to the area’s diverse attractions and resources, which include a major public research university (Northern Illinois University) and a group of creative local makers and artisans known as Bold Spirits of DeKalb County. As the county’s only certified destination marketing organization, the bureau serves as a primary point of contact for meeting planners, sports tournament directors, tour operators, special event planners and travelers.
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