Ag Day Tickets on Sale Now and Going Fast; Annual Football Barbecue Supports Student Scholarships for College of Agricultural Sciences

Be sure to order tickets your today for the 26th annual Ag Day barbecue, a pre-game feast featuring Colorado-grown fare from 10-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hughes Stadium. Come and start the Colorado State University Ram’s football season off right while helping to raise scholarship money for students in Colorado State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

It all happens in the parking lot south of Hughes Stadium, before the Colorado State Rams take on the University of California Golden Bears. Tickets for the Ag Day barbeque are $15 or $45 for both a barbecue and game ticket, and are available online only by logging on to, or For more information, call (970) 491-6497, however no ticket orders can be placed over the telephone.

Tickets will be mailed for online orders received before Aug. 29. All orders there after may be picked up at the Ag Day ticket office in the Shepardson Building on the main campus of Colorado State, or on Sept. 8 at the Ag Day will-call office south of Hughes Stadium in the Ag Day area.

The Ag Day barbecue is a tradition that honors the university’s heritage and all proceeds of the barbecue fund scholarships to students of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State. It will feature Colorado commodities such as turkey, lamb, beef, pork, beans, potatoes, apples, dairy products, wheat bread, melons, water, soft drinks and Colorado-brewed beer.

Colorado-grown flowers will be available and a drawing from Ag Day barbecue ticket stubs will take place for two round-trip Frontier Airlines tickets. Agricultural activities and displays will also be on hand.

In addition to the barbecue, which typically draws about 3,500 people, the day includes agricultural displays, live music and a live radio broadcast from K99 radio before concluding with the football game.

The event takes place in the south parking lot at Hughes Stadium on Overland Trail between Drake and Prospect roads.

Ag Day is hosted by Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Colorado agricultural organizations and associations.