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Oct. 27, 2016


With another perfect day for tailgating set for Saturday as the South Carolina Gamecocks host the Tennessee Volunteers at Williams-Brice Stadium, fans are invited to check out a full lineup of new attractions at Gamecock Village. Each of the interactive displays are free to enter and there will be plenty of freebies for fans to take home from the Zaxby’s Tailgate Tour, the Coke Tailgate Tour, the HGTV Tiny House display and CPI Security, among others.

“The Zaxby’s Tailgate Tour is set up with a large virtual reality screen, and there are interactive games you can play,” said Robert Gahagan, general manager of Gamecock IMG Sports Marketing. “There will also be plenty of food sampling, so fans can come out and get some great free food. They’ll also have face painting, and former Gamecock Cory Boyd will be out there as well, signing autographs.”


HGTV is setting up an actual Tiny House, similar to what you see on the television show Tiny House Hunters and will also have t-shirt giveaways.

“It’s not just a tiny house,” Gahagan said. “It will be set up like a man-cave with a sports theme to it. So you can come in and walk through that. That’ll be pretty cool.”

Coca Cola will be giving away some free products and will have a free photo booth set up. They will also have a football toss set up so fans can earn a chance to take home some swag.

CPI Security’s display will give fans the opportunity to take home a personalized koozie.

“They’ll take your picture, and they’ll put it on the side of koozie,” Gahagan said. “That’s all free, too.”

The South Carolina Pork Board will also be on hand to give away free t-shirts.

The South Carolina women’s basketball team will spend time with fans in Gamecock Village beginning at 5:30 p.m., signing autographs on the team cards provided. Gamecock Village is open from 2:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Saturday and is located inside Gamecock Park on Bluff Road, across from the stadium.