Paternoville Tailgate Enters Finals of Tailgate of the Year Contest

The Tailgate Of The Year contest has found its two finalists: the WVBeastTailgate of West Virginia and, for the second straight year, the Paternoville Alumni Tailgate of Penn State.

The competition included tailgating parties from Ohio State, Michigan, West Virginia, and Penn State, with the former two schools missing out on the finals. The Paternoville Alumni group won the Penn State portion of the contest and moved to the finals. The group won the contest last year and donated the $1,000 prize money to Kayla Nakonechni, a Penn State senior fighting brain cancer.

The winner of the contest is determined by fan votes. Fans can vote once every 24 hours on Facebook, Twitter, and once on any email account they own. The winner of the contest is awarded $2,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.

From the group’s biography from the contest: “We are amongst the most dedicated Penn State alumni. Most of us have camped out at Paternoville for every single game as students, and have now brought our traditions and dedication to Beaver Stadium each week with our tailgates. Each game, we have family and friends take planes, trains, and automobiles from across the country to be with us.”

Penn State’s tailgating experience was voted No. 5 in the nation by USA Today’s College Football Fan Index earlier this year (West Virginia didn’t make the list, nor was it featured in the honorable mentions).

As expected, the Paternoville tailgate video features Zombie Nation…

…which is about as expected as the WVBeastTailgate featuring Take Me Home, Country Roads:

The voting period lasts until Nov. 18 and you can submit your votes on the contest’s website.

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