UK Happenings

Tailgate with UK Alumni Association at Ole Miss on Oct. 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2022) — University of Kentucky football fans heading to University of Mississippi Saturday, Oct. 1, can tailgate with fellow UK alumni and friends before the Wildcats take on the Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The UK Alumni Association will host a pregame tailgate party at 8:30 a.m. CDT, at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field, located on University Place in Oxford, Mississippi. The UK/Ole Miss game kicks off at 11 a.m. CDT.

The tailgate features a full buffet, giveaways and special appearances by the UK Band and UK cheerleaders. The cost is $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and includes admission to the event and the pregame meal. Admission is free for children ages 10 and under.

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