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Celebrate Mizzou’s 106th Homecoming this weekend as the Tigers take on the Idaho Vandals, Saturday at 11 AM.

University of Missouri Homecoming

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}

Wear Gold: Find new game day gear here:

Pizza Tree

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in  opens in a new windowThe 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 The Gin Blossoms 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: Sausage and Cream Cheese Biscuit Bitessausage and cream cheese biscuit cups

Our  opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has more ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

HOMECOMING EVENTS

Decorate the District: Mosey downtown to see how good Tiger Pride looks on Columbia.

Campus Decorations: Enjoy delicious food from local Columbia vendors while checking out fraternities’ and sororities’ 2017 Campus Decs.

Step Show: See the NPHC fraternities and sororities as they host the annual Homecoming Step Show.

Spirit Rally: Rev up for the big game with Truman the Tiger, the Mizzou Spirit Squads, and Marching Mizzou.

Parade: Find a spot on the parade route to see flashy floats, fancy cars, and band music.

Campus decoration locations

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

“Blithe Spirit” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 2 PM
Macklanburg Playhouse
Charles Condomine, a fussy and cantankerous novelist, encounters the ghost of his late first wife through the happy medium of Madame Arcati. Personalities clash, humor ensues and blithe spirits haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

“The Gin Game” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 2 PM
Talking Horse Productions
Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey discover they both dislike their nursing home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Soon their secrets become weapons used against one another.

LIVE MUSIC

tom petty

Celebration of the Life and Music of Tom Petty Friday 9 PM 
Rose Music Hall

The Flood Brothers Saturday 6 PM 
The Station House

SPECIAL EVENTS

rocheport oktoberfest III

Rocheport Oktoberfest III: A Free Music and Beer Fest Saturday 12-9 PM
Rocheport
Rocheport Oktoberfest returns! This year there will be more beer variety, more vendors, and more fun! This FREE event will feature live music from noon until 9pm!

Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 9-1 PM
Wabash Station Parking Lot
Produce, art, jewelry, crafts, music by Austin Jones and the Bootheel Boys, and Ozark Mountain Biscuit Food Truck.

Rocheport Fall Colors Trail Ride Sunday 10 AM
MKT Trail at Scott Blvd
Wrap up your weekend with a scenic 26-mile trail ride along the Missouri River to Rocheport. Plan to bring or purchase lunch on your own at a Rocheport restaurant. Return with the group or at your own pace. Trail side support will be provided for minor maintenance issues.


CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

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

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Thanks to our friends at opens in a new windowVisitLEX and Patti Nickell, travel writer for the Lexington Herald Leader, for the insider tips!


We know the primary reason Show-me-Staters are coming to the Bluegrass October 7th is to watch the Tigers collide with the Wildcats on the gridiron. But there’s no reason they can’t take advantage of what else our beautiful city has to offer.

Lexington skyline at duskJeff Rogers, courtesy VisitLEX

Let’s start with horses as this is the Horse Capital of the World. Book a tour through Horse Country, and you’ll be able to visit a number of the 450 Thoroughbred farms that surround Lexington.

The 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park is the only park in the world dedicated exclusively to the horse. Watch a parade of breeds – from the stately Arabian to the stalwart Appaloosa; visit retired equine superstars in the Hall of Champions, or learn all about these magnificent creatures at the International Museum of the Horse.

horses and riders at Keeneland fall meetKeeneland Fall Meet, courtesy Cornett

You’ll be here during the fall race meet at Keeneland Race Course, often described as America’s most beautiful race track. If you’re lucky enough to score tickets, and you can work it in, dress up in your finest, order a mint julep and learn the difference between an exacta, a trifecta and a superfecta.

exterior of Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate in Lexington, KYPaul Atkinson, courtesy VisitLEX

Okay, a history lesson may not top your “to-do” list for the weekend, but just in case it was your favorite subject in college, take time to visit one (or all) of the four historic homes in the city: Mary Todd Lincoln House (the 16th president’s wife was a Lexington native); Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate (pictured); John Hunt Morgan House and Waveland, a plantation built by a descendent of Daniel Boone who, as you already know, has a Missouri connection.

Feeling a bit dry after all that history? Wanting to celebrate your victory or drown your sorrows after a defeat? That brings us to the “hooch” part. This is not just Horse Country; it’s also Bourbon Country.

There is no shortage of places to sample the commonwealth’s native spirit. Town Branch Tavern in downtown Lexington offers tours and tastings, or take a short drive through rolling horse country to Woodford Reserve Distillery. Situated on the banks of picturesque Glenn’s Creek, this National Historic Landmark is the oldest and smallest distillery in Kentucky.

5 women sitting in visitors center lounge at Woodford ReserveSarah Jane Sanders, courtesy VisitLEX

Savvy a sample, but don’t have time for a tour? Check out one of the bars in Lexington’s Distillery District; head to the rooftop bar at Belle’s Cocktail House, or indulge in a few of the 200 bourbons (bet you didn’t know there were that many) at Bluegrass Tavern, named one of the 10 Best Bourbon Bars in America by Men’s Journal Magazine.

One more tip: If you have time before or after the game, you can wander over to the Arboretum, located just across from the football stadium. Kentucky’s state botanical garden is a 100-acre paradise offering year-round color.

Finally, while we won’t welcome a Tiger victory, we will happily welcome all Tiger fans.

thoroughbred farm with three horses running, autumn treesBrett Hait, courtesy VisitLEX

For help with planning your trip, go to www.visitlex.com.

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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  opens in a new windowThe 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  opens in a new windowTiger 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:

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

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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  opens in a new windowThe 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  opens in a new windowTiger 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 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

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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  opens in a new windowThe 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  opens in a new windowTiger 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:

opens in a new window“Little Shop of Horrors” opens in a new windowdrawing 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

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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  opens in a new windowThe 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  opens in a new windowTiger 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:

opens in a new window“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

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Our friends from Visit Knoxville put some information together for our Tiger fans heading to Tennessee this weekend:


Even the visiting team is treated like a local. Someone suggested we put that in an ad for Knoxville and well, we did. Cause it’s true. The locals may not say, “good luck” but they’ll always say “have a great time” – and we know you will. Knoxville is a favorite town for SEC fans, but it’s gotten even better since you were here in 2014.

Since then, the city has added several new downtown restaurants, including opens in a new windowMaple Hall – a bowling alley/restaurant, a opens in a new windowBrew Tour to give you a true taste of our expanding craft beer scene, and Pretentious Beer Glass Company- a one-of-a-kind spot where you can not only try a local beer, but watch your very own beer glass be crafted by glass artisans. And the best part? It’s all in and around Market Square – within walking distance of campus – so you can work a few things in before and after that 3:30 kick off.

We expect (and hope) you’ll be here for an extra day or two, so plan now for a trip to opens in a new windowZoo Knoxville  (home to more than 800 animals, including 3 adorable baby gorillas) or our popular opens in a new windowUrban Wilderness (a 1000-acre stretch with 50 hiking and biking trails just minutes from downtown). Bike rentals are available if you don’t want to haul your own. Just contact us ahead of time; our Visitors Center will point you in the right direction.

Speaking of our opens in a new windowVisitors Center… Let’s talk about that for just a minute. This is not your typical ‘maps and gifts’ Visitors Center. Yes, we have all of that (including the appropriately sized opens in a new windowclear bags you’re going to need at Neyland Stadium; and no, they aren’t ALL orange), but we also have live music. Yes, The Knoxville Visitors Center, located at 301 Gay Street – across from the Crowne Plaza where some of you are no doubt staying – is home to WDVX, a very popular independent radio station well-known for its mix of Bluegrass, Americana, Classic and Alternative Country, Western Swing, Blues, Old Time and Appalachian Mountain Music, Bluegrass Gospel, Celtic and Folk. Whew! Every Monday – Saturday at noon, the WDVX broadcasts “The Blue Plate Special” – a free, live concert. So make plans to stop by!

Visit KnoxvilleWhile you’re at the Visitors Center, you can find out more about all of the other music, entertainment, history and culture this city has to offer. If you haven’t been here, you’re going to be surprised at how much you’ll find. If you HAVE been here, you’ll be surprised by how much more you’ll find. Head to opens in a new windowVisitKnoxville.com to learn more.

So travel safely and good… er, rather… have a great time.

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The Mizzou opens in a new windowTigers kick off this Saturday, 2:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Vanderbilt opens in a new windowCommodores.

Missouri vs Vanderbilt Military appreciation game. Tickets $15 for military.

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:

{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 opens in a new windowThe 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  opens in a new windowsports 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 opens in a new windowfollow the rules and have fun!

Our opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

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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 opens in a new windowcalendar 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

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There’s plenty of time before and after Saturday’s game to get out and explore some of Columbia’s offerings! Here are some suggestions from the opens in a new windowColumbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau to give you a jump-start on making your weekend plans:

(Photo courtesy of Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Soda City Market

Get a feel for Columbia culture at opens in a new windowSoda City Market! Locals and visitors alike flock to Main Street every Saturday for the downtown farmer’s market. Fuel up for the big game with delicious food items from local and regional vendors and shop the stalls for some art or handmade products to take back home with you.

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(Photo courtesy of The Southern Belly BBQ)

Barbecue

For a hearty sandwich with an array of toppings and sauces, stop in to opens in a new windowThe Southern Belly BBQ located right by the stadium on Rosewood Drive. For a lunch with no limits, check out the buffets at Doc’s Barbecue or Palmetto Pig. For traditional barbecue passed down from generations before, settle in to one of The War Mouth’s picnic tables and dig in to their Heritage Pork Barbecue Plate. Although our barbecue can stand on its own, round out the meal with some collard greens, mac-and-cheese, hash and fried okra.

Models kayak on the Congaree River, under the Gervais Street Bridge, near the West Columbia Riverwalk on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (© 2012 Brett Flashnick/flashnick visuals, llc.)

(Photo courtesy of Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Outdoor Adventure

Enjoy the fall weather and spend some time outside! Go hiking in opens in a new windowCongaree National Park, mountain biking at Harbison State Forest or kayaking on the Congaree, Saluda or Broad Rivers. Or simply take a walk at Riverfront Park and admire the fall foliage!

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(Photo courtesy of River Rat Brewery)

Craft Beer and Cocktails

Win or lose, an after-game celebration will definitely be in order! Sip on something from one of our local breweries – opens in a new windowRiver Rat, Conquest, Swamp Cabbage and Twisted Spur – or hop on the Columbia Brew Bus and try them all. Not a fan of beer? Not to worry, Bourbon, The Oak Table, Motor Supply Co. Bistro and The War Mouth serve up expertly crafted cocktails.

Dining at the Gourmet Shop in Columbia's Five Points, Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. (© 2009, Brett Flashnick/ flashnick | visuals)

(Photo courtesy of Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Brunch

You can’t leave town without indulging in the best meal of the week! Dine on Hangover Hashbrowns and Cinnamon Pancakes at Café Strudel, Three Potato Hashbrowns at 116 State, a Breakfast Panini at opens in a new windowThe Gourmet Shop, the Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Waffle at Henry’s or the Biscuit of Champions at Bourbon. You’ll be stuffed and satisfied for your journey back home.


Thanks to our friends at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau for the tips! 

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The Mizzou opens in a new windowTigers kick off this Saturday, 11:00 AM at Memorial Stadium against the Kentucky opens in a new windowWildcats.

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Photo from opens in a new windowMizzou 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:

{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 opens in a new windowThe District for lunch before the game or dinner afterward.

Weather: As of today (Wednesday), the opens in a new windowforecast 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  opens in a new windowsports 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 opens in a new windowfollow the rules and have fun!

Our opens in a new windowTiger 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 opens in a new windowrecipe 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 opens in a new windowcalendar 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 opens in a new window#ShowMeCoMo!

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