Ready for football? Rocket City Tailgate Challenge offers free, family fun

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The Rocket City Tailgate Challenge returns to the VBC Saturday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Rocket City Tailgate Challenge returns to the Von Braun Center in Downtown Huntsville Saturday, August 22.

The free, family event at the South Hall includes a BBQ competition, game day fashion show, face painting, balloon animals, a youth athletic challenge and an attempt to break the world burpee record.

There will also be plenty of vendors on site.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Here’s the full schedule:

10:00 a.m. – Registration for Guinness World Record Burpee Attempt

10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Video games at the Rolling Video Games Truck

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp (admission is any school supply donation to Free 2 Teach)

Noon – HealthSource Guinness World Record Burpee Attempt

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Entertainment by “Driven Under”

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – SportsMED Youth Athletic Challenge (ages 8-11)

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. – Dance Rocket City

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. – SportsMED Youth Athletic Challenge (ages 12-14)

3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. – Dance Rocket City

3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. – SportsMED Youth Athletic Challenge (ages 15-18)

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Dance Rocket City

4:00 p.m. – Silhouette Boutique Game Day Fashion Show

6:00 p.m. – BBQ Competition Awards Ceremony begins