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The tailgating routine is common in every college and pro football site in the United States, but at Penn State, the tailgate is a tradition like no other.
The campers roll in to town days in advance, and fans travel from all corners of the state early Saturday morning to reach Happy Valley hours before kickoff to relax and enjoy some good food and beverages with their friends and family and share some good stories to pass the time.
Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, sausages and eggs are just the beginning in State College. Take a stroll through the parking lots, and you will find elaborate catering with shrimp, pork and more. Look for themed tailgate parties and be sure to mark your spot in the parking lot with a flag of your choice.
Visiting fans are no stranger to the tailgate scene and add to the scenery as some friendly fire is directed back and forth, but in the end, everyone is here to enjoy the same experience and have a few laughs.
And if you are kind, maybe you can get a free sample or two from different tailgates.