It's time to cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame. Whether the Fighting Irish are at home or away, tailgating at home can make gameday even better.

Stock up on your supplies for a Well Crafted at-home tailgate (and support a local business at the same time): 

Butcher preparing ribs at Old Hoosier Meats in Elkhart County

For the grill 

From brats to smoked and fresh meats, your tailgate will be a mouthwatering delight with the perfect array of items for the grill from Old Hoosier Meats and John’s Butcher Shop. 


Six beers of various styles in front of the tap at Goshen Brewing Company

Quench your thirst 

Be ready for any beer drinker’s tastes with growler or crowler fills from Goshen Brewing Company’s extensive tap list,


Three different flavors of popcorn in a tine from Shirley's Popcorn

Crunch time 

With 15 flavors to choose from, Shirley’s Popcorn can give your tailgate popcorn bar the full range of savory and sweet. Have you had their Chicago-style popcorn? Just wow! Or head over to The Dutch Kernel with locations in Elkhart and Nappanee for delicious popcorn and treats!


Excited children looking at pies in a display case at Das Dutchman Essenhaus

The big finish 

Score a touchdown with any of Das Dutchman Essenhaus’ selection of more than 30 pies, cookies, and rolls, all handcrafted for you locally. 


Orange and Green painted chairs and table from B&L Woodcraft on a decorative concrete patio

Good seats 

Need to up your game for patio furniture? B&L Woodcrafts can set you up with custom-made outdoor chairs and tables. You can even pick the colors to match your favorite team! 

Have friends & family coming to town?

Checkout game weekend hotel availability here.

Where to Watch

Want to enjoy the game at a local venue, check out these popular game day spots:

Chubby Trout
Five Star Dive Bar
Sports Time Family Pub & Grill


The 2023 Notre Dame Football Schedule 

Plan your fall tailgating with Notre Dame’s schedule of home and away games: 

  • Aug 26: vs NAVY at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 2: vs. Tennessee State at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 9: at. NC State, 12p.m. ET 
  • Sept. 16: vs. Central Michigan at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 23: vs. OHIO at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 30: at. DUKE, Time TBA
  • Oct. 7: at Louisville, Time TBA
  • Oct. 14: vs. Southern Cal at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Oct. 28: vs. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Nov. 4: vs. Clemson, Time TBA
  • Nov. 18: vs. Wake Forest at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Nov. 25: at Stanford, Time TBA

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