Boca’s Biggest Tailgate Party Came | Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl 2018

Boca’s biggest tailgate party is on its way! And, there are some exciting new changes at the 4th annual Built Ford Tough Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night! Coming Wednesday, November 14th (2018) to the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, this Boca Raton Bowl tailgate party invites attendees to don their alma mater or favorite college team’s colors/jerseys and join in on festivities to celebrate the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl. The event also raises funds to support Spirit of Giving’s annual year-end holiday gift drive.

Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party 2017

Did I mention there’s a beer garden at the Boca Raton Bowl tailgate party this year?

Yes! New this year to the roster of top restaurant, country club, hotel, cooking school and celebrity chefs and mixologists is a “crew of brews” supporting the event’s first-ever “Boca Bowl Beer Garden”. The new Bowl Beer Garden room will be filled with samplings from some of my and #modernbocadad’s favorites:

Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party 2017

And don’t forget the foodie competition…

The event’s featured culinary, cocktail and beer masters aim to please the palates of event-goers with their signature twists on tailgate classics. These will range from from sides and entrees to beverages and desserts. Each chef will present their culinary creation to a panel of expert foodie media, personalities and bloggers while guests will also get to cast their own votes for the “People’s Choice” designation.

The roster of chefs* are hailing from our area’s fan-loving venues, including:
  • Boca Raton Resort & Club
  • Bolay
  • Blue Fire Grille at Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
  • Ceasar’s Famous Ribs
  • Chartwells at Florida Atlantic University
  • Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
  • Hijinks Sports Grill
  • Hooters
  • Los Bocados
  • M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room
  • Oceans 234
  • Publix Aprons Cooking School
  • Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
  • Seasons 52​
  • The Locale
  • The Loch Bar
  • The Melting Pot
  • Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
  • True Food Kitchen
  • Tucker Duke’s
  • Spirits: Citrus Distillers, LLC
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*subject to change

Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party 2017

ESPN on-air personalities will be onsite and broadcasting live at the Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party. There will also be an extensive silent auction and several ‘chance to win’ opportunities as well. I had a blast last year and can’t wait to attend this November!

Tickets to the 2018 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Showcase are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door; price includes all chef and restaurant tastings, entertainment, and beer, wine and soft drinks. To purchase tickets, visit Spirit of Giving at or call 561-385-0144.

Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party 2017

About the Boca Raton Bowl:

The Boca Raton Bowl is one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. Featuring all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events, the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. This year, the fifth annual bowl game will have primary tie-ins for teams from Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference with the Mid-American Athletic Conference having a secondary tie-in. The team from Conference USA will make its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the American Athletic Conference team will be at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

This bowl game first ‘touched down’ in 2014 and has since aired live annually on ESPN throughout the U.S. This year’s bowl game is once again held on the Tuesday before Christmas. The event has become a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County as it lives up to its other name, ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’.” Bowl week activities will begin with the arrival of the participating teams on Friday, Dec. 14. Days, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other bowl week activities will be released at a later date. For more info, visit

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