2. Ole Miss “The Grove”
The Grove is a ten-acre plot of land outside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium reserved for tailgating each Ole Miss home game. And it may be the one of the most famous tailgate spots in the world. The fans of the Rebels embark upon this sacred land at 9 P.M. the Friday before a Saturday game on a first come first serve basis.
One unique aspect to the Grove is that the fans typically show up in business-casual attire — not with painted chests or in bikinis. Raucous-yet-classy might be the best way to describe the gathering. They pride themselves on having their entire tailgate in one area, rather than spread out between parking lots at different point around campus like some schools.
All of this leads up to the “Walk of Champions.” They claim it is the original pre-game team walk in the country. Ole Miss’ football team strolls down a narrow sidewalk as eager fans show their support on both sides. One thing is clear, when it comes to tailgating, the fans in Oxford get it right.