Big Orange Tailgating

With 23 years of Tailgating, the evolution of Big Orange Tailgating has taken quite a ride. This group of Vol fans started out like most with just a couple of coolers, a bucket of chicken and a tent. Fast forward, Big O has their own set of logos, a converted ambulance and a one-ton tow behind smoker. Certainly BOT is much more than their big boy toys. They are a welcoming group that invites the other team's fans to come hang out and share in food, drinks and stories. It's a relatively large group of family and friends that love to meet new people and show them a good time. Many life long friends have been made by happenstance at their tailgates which is what Tailgate Connect is all about and we are as grateful as they are for that first "bucket of chicken" that started it all. They are known for a chill vibe with music, TV, food and beverages that can occasionally can get a little rowdy... but in a respectful manner of course!


How Many Guests?
Age Range
Hours Before Game
Hours After Game
Number of Tents
Number of TVs

What music source is featured at the tailgate?

Full stereo system with Definitive Technology outdoor speakers.

Unique alcohol contraption?

A gas powered blender

What are your main course food options?

Southern and American food - Pulled Pork Pork Tenderloin, Pulled Chicken, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Wood Shed Taters, Smoked Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens Sausage, Peppers & Onions, and much more.

What drinks are offered at this tailgate?

Available upon request.

What makes this tailgate stand out?

Certainly to begin with the eye catcher is the converted ambulance, but you will soon find out that what stands out most about our tailgate are the people. You won't find a better bunch of folks. But don't take their word for it, come on down and join us. I'm confident you'll have a blast. We will definitely do our best to make that happen.


At Calhoun's on the River off S Gay St

At Calhoun's on the River off S Gay St