On Friday Sept 17th Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. presented a Downtown Tailgate with sponsorship from LeClair Ryan.
The afternoon started with the timely arrival of Virginia Corps of Cadets, Echo Company. With tremendous speed and efficiency, Echo Company installed the perimeter fence, set up tents and tables, assisted arriving vendors with unloading, and even helped with table decor! They soon had the beautiful Market Square Park venue looking like a million dollars.
Within the next two hours, our community and merchant volunteers, food vendors, DJ, beer distributors, inflatable toys and cheerleaders all arrived and made themselves ready for the big event!
DJ Kerri Taylor of the Mix 100.7 fm got the party going with an exciting and interactive mix of tunes both old and new offering something for every musical taste. The Rockers Cheerleaders not only sold pizza by the slice, but also amazed us with their awesome display of gymnastics and cheer routines. The Iron Techtron made his appearance to the delight of all in attendance. Even the ECU Pirate fans were in awe of the amazing Iron Techtron as they posed for pictures with him. The Virginia Tech Cheerleaders and the High Techs gave yet another spotless performance with a rousing pep rally- Let’s Go Hokies! Families enjoyed time together playing tailgate games on the lawn, watching the various performances and listening to the music. There was swingin’ and swaying, records playing, dancing in the streets!
The evening ended with the timely arrival of Virginia Corps of Cadets, Echo Company. With tremendous speed and efficiency, Echo Company carefully and courteously took down the fences, tables and tents- a record breaking clear up after an event!
The Downtown Tailgate is much more than your typical pep rally, but a way to welcome opposing team fans to the community while showing Hokie spirit and support. It is an event for the whole community. We were proud to welcome our visiting ECU fans to downtown Blacksburg. We are proud to provide fun-filled activities and events to the whole community.
Missed the first Tailgate?
Well, that’s okay, because we are holding a second Tailgate on Friday, October 15th, the night before the Wake Forest Game- with sponsorship from Play Fair Tech. Same time, same GREAT location!
With a beer/wine garden, entertainment, children’s activities, and more, this family-friendly event is sure to be a continued hit.
Performers will include: Rockers All Stars Cheerleaders, The Iron Techtron and the Hokie Bird! DJ Earl Brown will be playing the tunes and leading the fun! And guess what? Like all of our events admission is FREE!!
See you at our next Downtown Tailgate on October 15th 5-9pm in Market Square Park, Draper Rd. Blacksburg.
While you are waiting for the fun- what is the funniest thing you have ever seen happen at a tailgate?