HornballTailgaters.com is the official website of the Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters, a group of devoted Longhorn fans and friends from all over Texas who come out each and every week to support their Horns and have a blast. At our Tailgate, we offer fully shaded, cooled and lighted seating & standing areas with Hi-Def satellite televisions, multiple activities, giveaways and so much more! We strive to make the tailgating experience unique and unforgettable.
Horn-Ball occupied the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and North Congress Ave., directly across from the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum and UT for 15 years. In 2017, we expanded and moved to our current location. We are a well known, charter member of the Lot 7 tailgating group, and are well known within the national tailgating community. We have been featured in the Daily Texan student newspaper, multiple national magazines & blogs, multiple local newscasts, ESPN, Fox Sports, multiple national tailgating shows and sports talk radio. We've been recognized as one of the biggest and best tailgates in the nation (in all sports!) and the 2015 Tailgate Rivals National Tailgater of the Year Semi-Finalist and 2018 Tailgate Connect National Tailgater of the Year.
It all began in 1998 when three UT students captured their love of Longhorn football by celebrating with friends in an organized tailgate party. Three years later they cultivated this tailgate into Horn-Ball, the beginnings of the ultimate tailgate experience. For nine years, Horn-Ball's original three members combined their efforts with two other tailgating groups, the Texas Pig and Texas Ringers to create the Ultimate Tailgating Experience. With the Texas Pig and Texas Ringers moving on, Horn-Ball expanded their territory and established itself as the premiere tailgate destination in Austin. The rest is history!