Join Us At B1GFest August 2, 2014!

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B1G FEST is the premier charity event for fans, friends and alumni of the schools of the Big Ten Athletic Conference. Hosted by the leadership teams from Atlanta-based alumni groups, B1G FEST has served as a day of football camaraderie and giving back since 2006.

Past beneficiaries of this event include the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, Bert’s Big Adventure, Homeless Pets Foundation, YES!Atlanta and Camp SunShine. In 2013, over 1,000 Big Ten alumni, fans and friends participated in the event, and ultimately raised $12,000 for Camp Sunshine.

We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Camp Twin Lakes for the 2014 B1GFest event. Additional information about Camp Twin Lakes can be found on their website at

Put on your best Big Ten attire and join us in Buckhead - for a great cause! - and get excited for the upcoming football season!


Tickets are $15 in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event for $30.

You must be 21 years old to participate in B1GFest

Click Here for B1GFest Tickets!


You must stop by the registration table at East Andrews between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. to scan tickets and receive wristbands.  (If you purchase advance tickets AND you're one of the first 1,000 people to check-in at East Andrews, you will also receive a $20 voucher to be used for a future Atlanta Improv Comedy show!)

School Spirit

Be sure to find reps from your favorite Big Ten school’s alumni club throughout the evening! They will be wearing special lanyards for easy identification. Ask them about their fall football game watches, networking events and philanthropy work! And maybe, just maybe, they’ll have some fun items to give away throughout the evening…

Each school has an assigned "home bar" where they'll meet for the School Spirit Hour from 7-8pm.

School Spirit Hour designations are:

  • Iowa, Northwestern: East Andrews (Stout)
  • Penn State: Churchill's
  • Michigan State, Minnesota: Park Bench
  • Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois: Five Paces
  • Indiana, Nebraska: Lost Dog Tavern
  • Purdue, Rutgers, Maryland: Hangovers
  • Ohio State: Buckhead Saloon


The "end bar" will be Park Bench with dueling pianos for entertainment. The players are all learning the schools songs!


August 2, 2014

Registration is from 4:00 and 6:00 p.m at East Andrews

NOTE: There are no refunds if you cannot make it to East Andrews before 6:00 p.m.

Rain or shine, must be 21 or older, no refunds and no exceptions!


The Kickoff Location

East Andrews | 56 East Andrews Dr. NW. | Atlanta, GA 30305 | Phone: (404) 389-0856 | Map

These great venues are hosting B1GFest!
  • Andrews Entertainment District (check-in location)
  • Stout
  • Churchill's
  • Park Bench
  • Five Paces
  • Lost Dog Tavern
  • Hangovers
  • Buckhead Saloon
Andrews Stout Churchill's Park Bench Five Paces Lost Dog Tavern Hangovers Buckhead Saloon


Consider taking MARTA to and from the event!

Whatever you do, please be smart and get home safely! There are plenty of taxis in and around the event cross streets.


If you've enjoyed B1GFest just a little too much, turn to Uber. Take a ride with Uber and you might win Uber cash credits. Enter B1GFEST in the Uber app or text B1GFEST to 827-222 then take a ride with Uber Saturday to be eligible to win.

Host Hotel

Courtyard Atlanta Buckhead
3332 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326 USA
Phone: 1-404-869-0818


Benefiting Camp Twin Lakes

For the past 20 years, Camp Twin Lakes has provided life-changing camp experiences to thousands of Georgia's children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. Camp Twin Lakes provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats at three fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites, daycamps, and through hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs. Camp Twin Lakes collaborates with nearly 60 different nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, to create customized programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities. Annually, Camp Twin Lakes serves more than 9,100 campers, leverages support from 3,500 volunteers, and subsidizes 80% of the direct camp costs ($800) for every camper served.

Read more about the fantastic work Camp Twin Lakes does on their website.