The Great Downtown Tailgate

the great

Sunday, October 19
Tailgating Begins: 11 a.m.
Game Time: Noon


The Great Downtown Tailgate...
Tailgating and Live Game on the Big Screen


Watch the Bears vs. Dolphins game on the big screen in the Park! Admission is free. Bring your tailgating supplies, coolers, blankets and chairs (no grills or tents) and enjoy a live telecast in the park! Meet friends and cheer on your favorite team!

Also, vote for your favorite at the Chili Cookoff and enjoy the halftime with the VHS Vikettes and VHS Pep Band!

Teams selling tailgate favorites:

  • VHS Quarterback Club
  • VHS Cheerleaders
  • VHS Vikettes


Calling all restaurants!

Do you think you serve the BEST chili in town? Here's a chance to prove it to the 3rd Annual Great Downtown Tailgate attendees. Serve up your best recipe and see if gets awarded the winner at this years Chili Cook Off! Fill out the form below and email/mail it to us to enter.

Mail: 150 W. Lincolnway Ave. Ste. 1006, Valparaiso, IN 46383


Making Strides!

Strides Strides is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.

Registration for the walk is on October 19th at 12:00 pm on the Courthouse Square, with the walk itself beginning at 1:00pm. Valparaiso Events will also be collecting donations for Making Strides at the Great Downtown Tailgate.

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