Grilling & Gridiron

5th Annual Grilling & Gridiron in Alpharetta

GAME TIME: Saturday, September 9, 2017 / Kickoff @ 7:30PM
Old Roswell St. in Downtown Alpharetta (behind Smokejack’s)

Come out to the 5th Annual Grilling & Gridiron to benefit The Lionheart School! SEC tailgating is a level above every other conference in the country. Right here in Alpharetta, celebrate this longstanding tailgating tradition on Saturday, September 9 when the University of Georgia Bulldogs take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! We’ll be mixing it up with all the SEC fans, so dress to impress in your favorite SEC school colors, reserve a table to decorate for your team, or just bring your stadium chairs and come enjoy the southeastern football scene with some great food and libations, all for a great cause!

Grilling & Gridiron Line Up:

4:30 PM Beer and wine tent opens; cornhole tournament starts 
5:00 PM Tailgate Tasting begins, $20 tickets, kids under 12 are free! 
Buy tickets in advance here or at the event
7:30 PM UGA / Notre Dame game shows on big screen 
8:00 PM Tailgate Tasting ends, awards given 
Beer and wine tent stays open until the end of the game! 



You will not want to miss this event! Attendees will enjoy…

·         SEC matchups on the giant LED screen set up in downtown Alpharetta beginning at 3:30, and highlighted by the Georgia / Notre Dame game at 7:30.

·         Grilling and other tailgating tastes.  Tailgating bracelets allow you to taste all the tailgating favorites provided by area restaurants and community groups to benefit The Lionheart School.

·         Craft Beer!  Because what would a tailgate be without it?

·         Cornhole and children’s activities.

Alpharetta’s Farmer’s Market will be going on in downtown Alpharetta for even more fun!

There are several opportunities to participate in the Grilling and Gridiron event, including:

Grillmaster – Participants provide the grill, the meat of your choice, and a griller(s) who will fix the meat and serve it to the attendees and judges.

Taste of Tailgate – Participants provide single servings of tailgating tidbits and serve them to attendees and judges.

Sponsorship –

National Champion Sponsor $5,000

SEC Champion Sponsor $2,500

Game Day Champion Sponsor $1,000

Touchdown Sponsor $500

Tailgating Table Sponsor $250


For more information about sponsorship opportunities, The Lionheart School or Grilling & Gridiron, call Mary Ulich at 770-772-4555 or email


Downtown Parking Lot on Roswell Street (at 37 Old Roswell Street); Milton Center (on Milton Avenue); or downtown parking at City Hall Parking Deck (2 Park Plaza). For more information about current downtown parking, including temporary parking lot locations, please click HERE.


Take Hwy 9 to West on Old Milton Parkway; at the first light take a right on Roswell Street; and Old Roswell Street will be on your right directly in front of La Casa Italian Grill at 37 Old Roswell Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009.