Editor's note: This event has been sold out.

For $20, Saturday's Tailgating with The Tide will offer a buffet lunch, seating under a big top tent on the southwest corner of the Quad, Crimson Tide swag such as shakers and buttons, and widescreen TVs to view the game on ESPN.

Though some tickets to the 6 p.m. homecoming game against the University of Arkansas Razorbacks remain available, for $75 plus a $3 fee at www.rolltide.com, the Tailgating with The Tide event does not include Bryant-Denny Stadium tickets. Instead, it's aimed at some of the estimated 100,000 who tailgate outside the venue for each University of Alabama home game.

The homecoming parade will roll on just a short walk away, starting in downtown Tuscaloosa at 1 p.m. Saturday. It will travel north on Greensboro Avenue, then turn east on University Boulevard, traveling to the center of campus.

Tailgating with The Tide lunch will be served under the tent from noon until 5 p.m. It's a project of the UA National Alumni Association. For more, see www.homecoming.sa.ua.edu, or email Amanda Laycock at ua.alumni.events@gmail.com.