Football season has finally arrived, and with it, tailgating with friends, family, and sometimes even your team's opponents! We're friendly here in Louisiana, and we don't mind sharing when it comes to food, fun, and cold beverages.

Whether you're cheering on The New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers, UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, or McNeese State Cowboys, we've got some great suggestions for how to have the most fun at your tailgate party. Food Network has a ton of options for a tasty game day experience, including their Top 50 Tailgate recipes, and some of our favorites are below. Feel free to let us know what your go-to is for game day, y'all! And FYI, I like to get to Cajun Field early enough to set up shop, get the fire or gumbo pot going, and then just welcome in the hungry fans ready for some south Louisiana football action!