People tailgating outside Memorial Stadium.

Join us for Celebrate Food and Ag Day 2023!

Friday, October 6, 2023
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Register today


When: Friday, October 6, 2023, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Lot 31 (North of Kirby Avenue between First Street and Oak Street in Champaign)
Cost: $30 per person and includes a tailgate buffet and an alcoholic beverage for adults over 21.

Enjoy our tailgate celebration before the Illini game against Nebraska. We are planning special appearances by the Illinois cheerleaders and the Marching Illini. Additionally, this year’s celebration will include a new interactive areas in Grange Grove for kids and families to learn more about food and agriculture.

Need Game Tickets?
Get a special discounted ACES ticket price when you order here! Game time is 7 p.m.

Rally towels will also be given away to the first 20,000 fans entering the stadium. These rally towels are sponsored by ACES and these proud partners:

CASE IH Agriculture logo

Built by Farmers…Case IH represents more than 175 years of industry experience, and we are recognized today as a global leader in powerful, reliable and highly efficient equipment to help producers meet the challenges of modern agriculture. Our mission is to support you as you grow food, fiber and fuel for the world.

McCormick Flavor Solutions

McCormick Flavor Solutions is a global leader in flavor. As a different kind of flavor company, we see a world united by taste where sustainable and delicious go hand in hand. We layer equal parts science, art, creativity, innovation and expertise to deliver flavor solutions for food, beverage and healthcare brands around the world. 

Wyffels Hybrids logo


Wyffels Hybrids is an independently family-owned seed company founded over 75 years ago right here in Illinois.