Gameday in Columbia

The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 6:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Auburn Tigers. This is the fourth of four home games in a row.

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:
– Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
– Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
– Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at GoCOMOTransit.com.

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, exact change is needed}

This weekend’s game is GOLD RUSH Find new game day gear here:

shrimp and grits, drinks and menu at restaurant Room 38

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch or dinner before the game.

Be prepared: be sure to follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr. and will be followed by a free concert from David Nail in the free fan fest area on Mick Deaver Drive, east of the stadium

tiger walk route

  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Make this: Joe Montana’s Touchdown Guacamole 

guacamole in a bowl with a plate of tortilla chips[From Noshing with the Nolands blog]

It’s going to be another hot weekend so be sure to stay hydrated while tailgating. Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has more ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

On stage:

“Intimate Apparel” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM
Macklanburg Playhouse
A personal story of confronting adversity through artistry. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s classic story is set in 1904 New York City and told through a contemporary lens. We follow the biographical story of her grandmother, Esther, an African- American seamstress with career and personal aspirations.

Live music:

photo of band Tank and the Bangas

Tank and the Bangas Friday 8:30 PM
Rose Music Hall, $12
Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas have all the qualities that relates them, to the city that birth them but a flair that separates them as well. Their performances range from being “One of the most energetic shows you’ll ever see” to “A gospel tent in Mississippi.”

Lucero, Adam Lee Friday 9 PM
The Blue Note, $18 

Rock ‘n Roll River Festival 2017 Saturday 1-9 PM
Cooper’s Landing
Featuring: Monte Carlos, Money for Guns, River Ghost Revue, The Ridgerunners, st. gnome and Burney Sisters.

Other events:

Fall Flea Market Friday-Saturday 6 AM 
Artichoke Annie’s Antique Mall

Weekend Film: Logan Friday-Saturday 7 PM and 9:30 PM
Wrench Auditorium, MU
Logan meets a young mutant who he has to protect from the bad guys trying to capture her. $1 with MU student ID, $2 for others.

closeup of a tiger

D&D Farm Fall Open House Sunday 12-4 PM
6000 N. Creasy Springs Rd.
Now is your chance to visit Farm Animal Sanctuary before it closes its doors to the public for the rest of the year. All proceeds go toward caring for the animals.

Walk for the Climate Sunday 1 PM 
Gather at Courthouse Square – 8th and Walnut

Mizzou Soccer vs. Texas A&M Sunday 5 PM
Walton Stadium


CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
Tweet us @VisitColumbiaMO

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 3 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Purdue Boilermakers. This is the third of four home games in a row.

89 degrees, wear 30 SPF or higher; 3,848 hotel rooms; 200+ restaurants; 71,168 capacity of memorial stadium

PRE-GAME INFORMATION

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:
– Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
– Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
– Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at GoCOMOTransit.com.

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, exact change is needed}

Throw on your black and gold Find new game day gear here:

interior of main squeeze in downtown columbia

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch before the game.

Be prepared: be sure to follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr. and will be followed by a free concert from Wilder in the free fan fest area on Mick Deaver Drive, east of the stadium

tiger walk route

  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Make this: “The Best Party Punch Ever”

party punch

It’s going to be hot this weekend! Be sure to have plenty of water and drinks available while you’re tailgating.

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has more ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

ON STAGE:

photos of Grant and Mark Twain“Memoirs” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM
Talking Horse Productions, 210 Saint James St.
Two American legends, Mark Twain and Ulysses Grant, sit on the front porch and try to make sense out of their lives as Twain urges Grant to write his memoirs to make up for Grant’s lost fortune through bad investments before he succumbs to cancer.

Family Weekend Comedian: Buzz Sutherland Friday 7 PM
Jesse Auditorium
Bring your family for a great night full of laughs!

“Intimate Apparel” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 2 PM
Macklanburg Playhouse
A personal story of confronting adversity through artistry. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s classic story is set in 1904 New York City and told through a contemporary lens. We follow the biographical story of her grandmother, Esther, an African- American seamstress with career and personal aspirations.

LIVE MUSIC:

The Kay Brothers Friday 6:30 PM
Cooper’s Landing

9th Street Summerfest: Eli Young Band Friday 7 PM 
The Blue Note
With LOCASH and Murphy’s Ford

The ShotGunBillys Friday 8 PM
Nash Vegas

Mocklove + Conman Economy Friday 9:30 PM
Rose Music Hall"summerfest" with photo of band Turnpike Troubadours

9th Street Summerfest: Turnpike Troubadours Saturday 7 PM
The Blue Note
With Charley Crockett

Cara Louise Band, The Burney Sisters, Sunshine Mamas Saturday 8 PM
Cafe Berlin

Metal Meltdown ft. Mercurial Sunday 8 PM
Rose Music Hall

OTHER EVENTS:

Mizzou Soccer vs. Georgia Friday 6:30 PM
Walton Stadium 

Family Weekend Film: Despicable Me 3 Friday 7 PM and 9:30 PM
Wrench Auditorium, MU
Gru reunites with his twin brother to take on bad guy, Balthazar Bratt from taking over the world. $1 with MU student ID, $2 for others.

Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show Saturday-Sunday 10-5 PM
Nifong Park
See artisans and tradesmen dressed in 19th century attire demonstrating their trades and selling their wares. A large contemporary handmade craft area will also be featured. Enjoy entertainment on two stages including music, dancing and storytelling. Tour the Historic Maplewood Home and the Walter’s Boone County Historical Museum. Great food and a beautiful park setting will make the Heritage Festival a family tradition!

Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 9-1 PM
Wabash Station


CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
Tweet us @VisitColumbiaMO

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 6 PM at Memorial Stadium against the South Carolina Gamecocks. This is the second of four home games in a row!

84 degrees, wear 30 spf or higher. shuttles are $1.50 each way, exact change. Columbia has 3,848 hotel rooms and 200+ restaurants. Memorial stadium holds 71,168 people and has 5 ATMs.

Pre-Game Information

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:
– Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
– Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
– Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at GoCOMOTransit.com.

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, exact change is needed}

Throw on your black and gold Find new game day gear here:

photo taken outside of Glenn's Cafe, looking north on 8th Street

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch or dinner before the game.

Be prepared: be sure to follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag

SEC Nation: SEC Nation, a traveling, pregame show, will be here on Saturday! Make sure to be at Francis Quadrangle from 9 AM – 11 AM to show your support for Mizzou!

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr. and will be followed by a free concert from Lauren Jenkins in the free fan fest area on Mick Deaver Drive, east of the stadium

route of tiger walk in 2017

  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Make this: 5-Ingredient White Queso

chip being dipped into white queso dip{From The Baking Fairy}

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has more ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

While you’re here

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

On Stage:

“Little Shop of Horrors”drawing of potted venus fly trap with 'little shop of horrors' 'the musical'  Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM | Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Dr.
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant during a total eclipse, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his coworker for whom he pines. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

“An Ideal Husband” Friday-Sunday 8 PM
Maplewood Barn Theatre, Nifong Park
This classic Oscar Wilde comedy tells of social satires with gaiety and wit. Deception and blackmail weave themselves throughout as Wilde pulls the curtain on the hypocrisy of moralistic Victorian society. Over the course of 24 hours, Lady Chiltern goes to great lengths to save her husband’s political career in the face of an impending scandal.

“Memoirs” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM
Talking Horse Productions, 210 Saint James St.
Two American legends, Mark Twain and Ulysses Grant, sit on the front porch and try to make sense out of their lives as Twain urges Grant to write his memoirs to make up for Grant’s lost fortune through bad investments before he succumbs to cancer.

Pints and Punchlines Friday 9:30 PM | Rose Music Hall
This monthly comedy showcase features host Michael Yetman and some of the area’s finest comedians.

Live Music:

Cody Johnson wearing cowboy hat

The Banastre Tarlton Band | Friday, 6 PM at The Station House

9th Street Summerfest: Cody Johnson | Friday, 7 PM at The Blue Note

9th Street Summerfest: Kip Moore | Saturday, 7 PM at The Blue Note

Don’t Mind Dying, The Many Colored Death, The Flood Brothers | Saturday 9 PM at Rose Music Hall

Other Events:

yellow, orange, and pink flowersBoone County Farmers Market | Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM at the Columbia Mall

Columbia Farmers Market | Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM at The ARC

Outdoor Flea Market | Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM at Midway Antique Mall

12th Annual MoRivCC EcoArt Fest | Saturday-Sunday 2 PM – sunset at Cooper’s Landing
14 music acts over two days, food, crafts, hand made soaps and other goodies, clothing, and boat rides by Missouri River Relief make this a spectacular river community event.

3rd Annual Berlin Bazaar | Saturday 12-6 PM at Cafe Berlin
This year’s event will feature over 40 of Missouri’s most innovative makers, a pop up food event from BirdHouse Fried Chicken, drinks from Cafe Berlin, music from KCOU, an entire area devoted to kids art and activities, art installations and so much more.

Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market | Sunday 9 AM – 1 PM at Wabash Bus Station


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
Tweet us @VisitColumbiaMO

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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It’s officially FOOTBALL SEASON! The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 11 AM at Memorial Stadium against the Missouri State Bears. This is the first of four home games in a row!

Pre-Game Information

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

– Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium

– Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium

– Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at GoCOMOTransit.com.

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed, so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in The District for breakfast before the game or a late lunch/dinner afterward.

Be prepared: be sure to follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr. and will be followed by a free concert from Ocean Park Standoff in the free fan fest area on Mick Deaver Drive, east of the stadium

  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Make this: Breakfast Burritos

Prepare these burritos ahead of time for the perfect tailgate breakfast!

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

While You’re Here

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

On Stage:

“Little Shop of Horrors” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM
Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Dr.
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant during a total eclipse, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his coworker for whom he pines. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

“An Ideal Husband” Friday-Sunday 8 AM
Maplewood Barn Theatre, Nifong Park
This classic Oscar Wilde comedy tells of social satires with gaiety and wit. Deception and blackmail weave themselves throughout as Wilde pulls the curtain on the hypocrisy of moralistic Victorian society. Over the course of 24 hours, Lady Chiltern goes to great lengths to save her husband’s political career in the face of an impending scandal.

Live Music:

Naked Dave Friday 7 PM 
Cooper’s Landing

Tidal Volume Friday 9 PM
Rose Music Hall

Yappy Hour in the Park with Bruce Poe Band Saturday 5 PM
Rose Park

Rage Against the Machine tribute by Decadent Nation Saturday 9:30 PM
The Blue Note

The Blues Jam Sunday 1:30 PM
The Station House

Simon Joyner, The David Nance Group, Nevada Greene Sunday 8 PM
Cafe Berlin

Other Events:

First Friday in the North Village Arts District 6-9 PM
The first Friday of each month, the North Village Arts District will collectively open its doors, encouraging residents, visitors and tourists to explore and appreciate the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify and energize our community.

Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 9AM-1 PM


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
Tweet us @VisitColumbiaMO

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 2:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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PRE-GAME

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold. Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch before the game or dinner afterward.

Weather: As of today (Wednesday), the forecast is calling for a sunny day with a high of 55, so you should grab your sunglasses and a jacket.

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Where to watch: If you didn’t get tickets or would rather watch the game on TV, see our list of sports bars.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • (12 PM) Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • (1 PM) The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

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Lighter Spinach & Artichoke Dip

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream, divided
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 (8 ounce) packages 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. Combine 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, sour cream, 2 Tablespoons Parmesan, pepper, garlic, artichoke hearts, cream cheese and spinach in a large bowl. Stir until well-blended. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella and the remaining 2 Tablespoons Parmesan.

3. Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Serve with vegetables or chips (extra calories for the chips!)

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We have a lot more events than just the game going on this weekend. You can find more information on live music, on-stage performances, farmers markets, sporting events, and more on our calendar of events. We would love for you to spend some extra time here with us!


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 11:00 AM at Memorial Stadium against the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Photo from Mizzou Football Facebook.

PRE-GAME

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your gold! This weekend is Gold Rush so get your gold ready. If you need new gold gear check out these options:

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Grab a bite to eat: look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch before the game or dinner afterward.

Weather: As of today (Wednesday), the forecast is calling for sunshine and a high of 76 – unseasonably warm for this time of year in Missouri. Take advantage of the beautiful day and enjoy the weather.

Where to watch: If you didn’t get tickets or would rather watch the game on TV, see our list of sports bars.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • (8:30 AM) Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • (9:30 AM) The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

breakfast-sliders-1-w-300x300We found an easy tailgate breakfast recipe for you: sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sliders with syrup glaze. All you need is:

2 – 12 roll packages of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
2 – 16 oz Jimmy Dean Sausage, Original flavor
12-14 large eggs
1- 11 count package Great Value colby jack cheese slices
¼ cup butter
¼ cup syrup
 

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We have a lot more events than just the game going on this weekend. You can find more information on live music, on-stage performances, farmers markets, sporting events, and more on our calendar of events. We would love for you to spend some extra time here with us!


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 3:00 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Happy Homecoming, Tigers!

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Photo from Mizzou Facebook.

PRE-GAME

Looking for a hotel room? Homecoming means that some of our hotels have been sold out for months. Call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold! If you want/need new black and gold gear, check out:

room-38-5

Grab a bite to eat: look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch before the game or dinner afterward.

Weather: As of today (Tuesday), the forecast is calling for sunshine and a high of 70 – not bad for a mid-October day in Missouri.

Where to watch: If you didn’t get tickets or would rather watch the game on TV, see our list of sports bars.

HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES

Mizzou is said to be the birthplace of Homecoming [read about the history behind it], so this week is kind of a big deal in Columbia. Here is a list of Homecoming activities for you to check out while you’re here:

Talent Show
October 17-19, 6:30 PM at Jesse Auditorium

Campus Decorations
October 21, 6-9 PM in Greektown

Step Show
October 21, 7:30 PM at Jesse Auditorium

Spirit Rally
October 21, 8:30 PM at Traditions Plaza

Parade
October 22, 9 AM

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Extra: Each participating student organization will be partnered with a local establishment in downtown Columbia to decorate their storefront with Mizzou spirit. Take a stroll through The District during the weekend to see the creativity of current students.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • (12:30 PM) Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • (1:30 PM) The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

We’re liking the look of this Jalapeno Popper Dip [get the recipe]:

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WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We have a lot more events than just Homecoming going on this weekend. You can find more information on live music (including Dierks Bentley), on-stage performances, farmers markets, sporting events, and more on our calendar of events. We would love for you to spend some extra time here with us!


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 3:00 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Delaware State Hornets.

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[Photo from Mizzou Football Facebook page]

PRE-GAME

Looking for a hotel room? It’s family weekend so our rooms are selling out fast. Call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold! If you want/need new black and gold gear, check out:

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Grab a bite to eat: look through our list of restaurants located in The District for lunch before the game or dinner afterward.

Weather: As of today (Tuesday), the forecast is calling for a high of 87 – with the game at 3 PM, it’s going to be a hot day tailgating and even hotter in the stadium.

Where to watch: Not planning on watching the game in person? Here’s our list of sports bars.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • (12:30 PM) Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • (1:30 PM) The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

Have some football water bottles on hand at your tailgate with these free printable labels.

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WHILE YOU’RE HERE

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend. Check out our calendar of events to see more.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Best of the Year Student Films 7 PM Friday
Charters Lecture Hall, Stephens College

Family Weekend Comedian: Justin Willman 7 PM Friday
Jesse Auditorium, MU

“An American Daughter” 7:30 PM Friday-Saturday and 2 PM Sunday
Macklanburg Playhouse

Poltergeist (1982) on 35 MM 9:15 PM Friday and 9:30 PM Saturday
Ragtag Cinema

Earthdance: Global Peace Party 3-9 PM Saturday
Cooper’s Landing

Mizzou Soccer vs. Mississippi State 1 PM Sunday
Walton Stadium

Mizzou Volleyball vs. Ole Miss 1:30 PM Sunday
Hearnes Center

CROP Hunger Walk and 5K Run 2 PM Sunday
Stephens Lake Park

LIVE MUSIC

Killing in the Name: A Rage Against the Machine Tribute 9:30 PM Friday
The Blue Note

The Kay Brothers, Dave and Dyno with the Roadkill Orchestra 9:30 PM Friday
Rose Music Hall

Monchichi, The Yotes, Fullbloods 9 PM Friday
The Social Room

The Mowgli’s, Colony House, Dreamers 9 PM Saturday
The Blue Note

Titus Andronicus, A Giant Dog 9 PM Saturday
Rose Music Hall

Adia Victoria, Sleepy Kitty, Sissy Paycheck 8 PM Saturday
Café Berlin


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 6:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Georgia Bulldogs.

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[Photo from Mizzou Football Facebook page]

PRE-GAME

Need help finding a hotel room? Call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold! If you want/need new black and gold gear, check out:

Grab a bite to eat: check out our list of restaurants located in The District for ideas.

Weather: As of today (Monday), the forecast is calling for a high of 77 with a chance of showers. Better pack a rain poncho just in case!

Where to watch: Not planning on watching the game in person? Check out our list of sports bars.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

Make this: Loaded Ranch Dip

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This week’s Pinterest creation is Loaded Ranch Dip – yum.

-1 cup light sour cream
-1 cup light mayonnaise
-1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
-1 lb bacon
-3-4 green onions, sliced
-1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions:
1. Cook bacon, then chop into pea-sized crumbles and set aside.
2. Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing mix together in a bowl.
3. Fold in the bacon, green onions, and shredded cheese.
4. Keep cold and enjoy with sturdy crackers. That’s it!

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend. Check out our calendar of events to see more.

LIVE MUSIC

9th St Summerfest with Corey Smith outside of The Blue Note
Friday 7 PM

Brett Stewart at Nash Vegas
Friday 8 PM

Chrome Sparks at Rose Music Hall
Friday 9 PM

FAMILY

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at Columbia Entertainment Company
Friday 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 2 PM

Flick on Faurot: Little Giants at Memorial Stadium
Friday 8:30 PM

Outdoor Movie Series: Over the Hedge at Open Door Church
Friday 8:30 PM

Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show at Nifong Park
Saturday-Sunday 10-5 PM

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OTHER

Rocheport Wine Stroll in downtown Rocheport
Saturday 4-8 PM

Columbia Track Club Malted Mile on Strawn Rd.
Sunday 10 AM

Mizzou Soccer vs. Weber State at Walton Stadium
Sunday 1 PM

“Spring Awakening” – A TRYPS Edge Production – Windsor Auditorium, Stephens College
Sunday 7 PM


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us at @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo

GO TIGERS

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 6:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. It’s the first home game of the season!

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PRE-GAME

Need help finding a hotel room? Call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

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Throw on your black and gold! If you want/need new black and gold gear, check out:

Grab a bite to eat: check out our list of restaurants located in The District for ideas.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

Make this: Pink Lemonade Sparkling Fruit Punch

sole-hope-28It’s going to be hot on Saturday – make this fruit punch to have on-hand at your tailgate:

-4 cans of frozen lemonade concentrate

-1/2 gallon of cranberry juice

-46 oz red fruit punch (Hawaiian punch recommended)

-1 quart of chilled Ginger Ale

-46 oz can of pineapple juice

-2 lemons

-Ice

 

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend. Check out our calendar of events to see more.

ON-STAGE:

‘The Little Mermaid’ at Columbia Entertainment Company
7:30 PM Friday, 2 PM Saturday, 2 PM Sunday

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at Maplewood Barn Theatre
8 PM Friday-Sunday

‘It Started with a Touch’ at Talking Horse Theatre
7:30 PM Friday, 2 PM Sunday

MUSIC:

Nash Next 2016 Showcase at The Blue Note
Friday 8 PM

Haley Brown at Nash Vegas
Friday 9 PM

Better Than Last, You Me and the American Dream at The Social Room
Friday 9 PM

Mountain Sprout + Molly Gene at Rose Music Hall
Saturday 9:30 PM

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FAMILY: 

Shryocks Corn Maze Season Opening at 2927 County Rd. 253
Friday 4-9 PM

2016 Hallsville Fall Festival at the Hallsville Fairgrounds
Friday 6 PM, Saturday all day

Movies in the Park – Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Cosmo Park
Friday 8 PM

OTHER:

Meet the Author: James Endersby and William Horner at Boone County Historical Society
Saturday 10:30 AM

EcoArtFest at Cooper’s Landing
Saturday-Sunday 2-8 PM

Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market at Wabash Bus Station
Sunday 9 AM-1 PM


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us at @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo

GO TIGERS

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