FAQ’s: Rocket City Tailgate Challenge

Got a question about the Rocket City Tailgate Challenge? We’ve got an answer! See something we missed? Contact us here.

Where do I purchase my tickets?

The Rocket City Tailgate Expo is FREE for all to attend!

To compete in the Rocket City Tailgate Challenge BBQ Challenge, presented by Alabama Fireplace, please fill out the Rocket City Tailgate Challenge form and email it to cmaples@vonbrauncenter.com or fax it to 256-551-2221.

Where should I park?

The best parking is at the South Hall Parking Garage (Enter from Clinton Avenue at Pollard Street) and VBC Parking Garage (Enter from Monroe Street)

What items are prohibited?

Patrons may not bring coolers or food products into the Rocket City Tailgate Challenge. Skateboards, bicycles and roller skates / blades are prohibited. Pets are prohibited with the exception of guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs. No sound recording or video recording devices will be permitted.

Will I be able to leave and re-enter the Rocket City Tailgate Expo?

Admission is FREE to the Rocket City Tailgate Expo– We would love for you to stay but you can come and go as you please.

How can I become a Vendor/ Sponsor?

Thanks for your interest in the Rocket City Tailgate Challenge.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Lacy Fitzpatrick

To become a vendor, please complete the Vendor Application Form and email or fax it to:

Craig Maples, Group Sales Manager
256-551-2241 phone
256-551-2221 fax