COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The longest running historical football classic in the country, the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic, had several events leading up to the big game Saturday afternoon.
The festivities for the big day started early with a parade beginning in Uptown Columbus.
"It's a great thing for the students and kids to show off their different talents," said Andria Horn of Rigdon Road Elementary.
"Just to see the entrepreneurship and everything that's going on in Columbus right now is with the Tuskegee-Morehouse classic parade, it's an awesome experience," said Tamia Jones.
Then on to the tailgating. Rows of vendors, food, music and people lined the parking lot of the Columbus Civic Center. Most people say for them, tailgating is all about meeting new people, having fun, and eating some good food.
"It's always fun to come out to support the game and enjoy the fellowship with all the people that come out to Columbus," said Julia Richardson, of the First Lady Social Club.
"This is my first year tailgating so this is like a big experience for me. I never experienced walking around and people cooking food. It's like a big family," said Tuskegee students.
Now in its 80th year the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic is the longest running historical football classic in the country.
People from all over come to the Fountain City for the festivities and of course to represent their college team in the football game.
All proceeds from the events during the classic will go toward student scholarships.