Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest announces Stubb's Fan Zone; Will Feature 16-Team Corn Hole Tournament

Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest announces Stubb's Fan Zone; Will Feature 16-Team Corn Hole Tournament

TAMPA, FL – Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest presented by Coca-Cola Beverages Florida is proud to announce the Stubb's Fan Zone at this year's event. The Stubb's Fan Zone will feature several activations from area organizations including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, Valspar Championship, USF Athletics, Camp Gladiator and Tampa Bay Club Sport.

For the second year in a row, event officials and Tampa Bay Club Sport are proud to announce a 16-team cornhole tournament to be played at the festival on Saturday, September 30 at Curtis Hixon Park.

The second-ever Tailgate Taste Fest cornhole tournament will feature 16 teams total, and will be determined by teams of two registering at the Tampa Bay Club Sport Tent by 4 pm.

The tournament is single-elimination and will begin promptly at 4:30 pm. Winning teams will advance to the next round until a winner is determined. The winning team will be recognized on stage as well as presented a prize pack courtesy of Sprout's Farmers Market. Casual cornhole play will resume at the conclusion of the tournament.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Storm

USF Athletics

Valspar Championship

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Sampling Station

Stubb's BBQ Samples & Charging Station

Polar Pod

Tampa Bay Club Sport Corn Hole Tournament

Camp Gladiator Fitness Competitions

Jam Jar Wines Sampling

Sprouts Farmers Market


A West Texas hero with hands the size of briskets, C.B. Stubblefield, known as simply “Stubb,” didn’t just make barbecue, he made friends. His wide, trademark smile roped anyone into the spirit of the moment, whether it was singing the blues or savoring his slow-smoked brisket with slaw and beans.

Stubb got his first chance to cook for the masses as a mess sergeant in the U.S. Army, transforming his mess hall into the first incarnation of Stubb’s Bar-B-Q restaurant. At the urging of his friends and restaurant patrons, Stubb began hand bottling his sauce in Joe and Sharon Ely’s home using jam jars and whiskey bottles corked with jalapenos. Joe took some of Stubb’s sauce with him to a performance on Late Night with David Letterman, sharing it with the staff and the famous host. The buzz about Stubb’s sauces then caught on like a West Texas brush fire, and Stubb himself was invited to be on the show. When Letterman asked him what made his sauce so good, Stubb famously answered, “Love and happiness.”

Today, Stubb’s heritage lives on in his legendary sauces, marinades and rubs, continuing to make people feel good all over the world. Though he started with only one sauce, Stubb’s full line now contains 7 sauces, 5 marinades, 2 injectable marinades, 5 rubs, 4 cookin’ sauces, a moppin’ sauce and a wing sauce, all of which bring Legendary Texas Flavor to any meal.

For more on Stubb's BBQ, please visit stubbsbbq.com.


Tampa Bay Club Sport (TBCS) was formed created in 1995 as an outlet for young-minded adults to enjoy social sports. From sport leagues to parties and happy hours to special sporting events, over 30,000 active young professionals a year can do it all with TBCS. Since then Club Sport has been Tampa Bay's largest provider of social sports leagues. We are here to make sure you get involved, stay active, and meet new people. It is a great way to get out, get social, meet new people & have fun in a friendly atmosphere. Visit our FAQ page for answers to all your Club Sport questions! We'll see you out on the field.

For more on Tampa Bay Club Sport, please visit TampaBayClubSport.com.

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