For the past seven weeks, we’ve shared our favorite tailgate recipes, creeds, and football moments. This week, we bring our Publix giveaway posts to a close, but not without first sounding off on one more tailgate Southernism: We’re talking tents.
If you frequent the tailgates of any number of football schools below the Mason-Dixon, you know we’re not referencing the pop-up variety the size of a pizza box housing a scattering of foldable chairs. We’re talking about tents the size of small apartments with a trio of mounted, flat-screen TVs. Tables clothed in spirited linens and adorned with delectable tailgate treats on game-day-finest pewter. All this beneath the pièce de résistance: a glimmering, shimmering (team color-coordinated) chandelier.
Of course, we always keep in mind that it isn’t the trimmings that make the tailgate, it’s the personality of the many fans who cheer, eat, drink (and sometimes shed a tear or two) under these canvased canopies. Once more, to honor our favorite fans, we’re giving away 5 Publix gift cards worth $200 each!
How To Enter: Post a photo of your tailgate tent on Twitter, tag @Southern_Living, and include #PublixTailgate in the post for your chance to win one of five $200 Publix gift cards. Official Rules.