A guide to Big Gamecock Weekend

Here’s what you can expect and how to participate.


Williams-Brice Stadium | Photo via @jacobreevescreative

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Cola’s going garnet this weekend as Gamecock enthusiasts gather for the annual Big Gamecock Weekend, happening April 14-16. Here’s what you can expect and a list of activities the whole family can participate in.

Friday, April 14

Saturday, April 15

  • 9 a.m.: Cocky Trot 5K and Fun Run — Jog around Gamecock Park through the indoor + outdoor training facilities before finishing at the 50-yard line inside Williams-Brice Stadium.
  • 1 p.m.: Beach volleyball vs. Jacksonville
  • 2 p.m.: Softball vs. Texas A&M, game two
  • 3 p.m.: Gamecock Park and Gamecock Village open — fans can enjoy live music, food trucks, tailgating, inflatables, and more. Bonus: Patrick Davis & His Midnight Choir is headlining a free concert in Gamecock Village.

Pro tip: GC Supply Company, former Gamecock quarterback Connor Shaw’s company, is launching a new beer called the Talk To Me Rooster Sour IPA made in collaboration with Columbia Craft. Before heading to Willy B, join them at Columbia Craft on Saturday from 2:30-5 p.m. to taste the new hazy IPA + sour ale.

Sunday, April 16

  • 1 p.m.: Softball vs. Texas A&M, game three + Men’s Tennis vs. Florida

Click here to find all of this information + more details about parking, traffic, and seating on Gamecocks Online.