Guide to Game Day Parking

Autumn and Appalachian State University football go together like the Blue Ridge Parkway and scenic views. It's easy to come to Boone for a big game. The 2021 season schedule includes home games on September 18 and 25, October 20 and 30, November 13 and 27.

There's no better autumn ritual, and it's a breeze to find good places to park and tailgate. And don't miss the downtown Boone strolling experience. Check out the diverse shopping and great dining that surround game day parking areas.  

Consider these game day tips and parking options:

HEADS UP:

Please be aware that the Town of Boone has an open container law that prohibits open alcoholic beverages on public property including streets and sidewalks in downtown Boone. Appalachian State University also has similar policies on campus property. However, many parking areas permit tailgating and some permit alcoholic beverages.

PARKING TIPS:

When you enter a parking lot, before you pay, make sure you ask if they allow tailgating. Some lots allow tailgating and some don't. If tailgating is allowed, make sure you ask if they allow grill and alcoholic beverages on the property. Again, some parking lots do and some don't.

FOOTBALL PARKING AREAS:

(Prices and Policies are subject to change, please ask before parking). Prices are per parking spot.

RANSOM PUB VIP TAILGATING EXPERIENCE - 747 WEST KING STREET

10 Parking Spaces available behind the restaurant
$150 for four people - includes 4 drinks and 4 meals before the game
Games and activities at the pub - reserve a spot online at this link
Call Amber at Ransom with any questions (828) 865-5117

GOODNIGHT LOT - 274 HOWARD STREET

Parking Fee $$
Tailgating allowed
Open - all day Saturday starting at 9am until the following morning at 7am
Alcohol allowed
Contact: Frederick Coffey (828) 406-8411

APPALACHIAN ENTERPRISE CENTER / WATAUGA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. LOT - 130 POPLAR GROVE CONNECTOR

About 250 spaces
$25 Parking & Free Appalcart shuttle to the western edge of campus
Tailgating Allowed
No alcohol

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - 375 W. KING STREET

$20 Donation; receive a trash bag with donation.   
Tailgating allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 8am (no overnight parking); 4pm for evening games
No Alcohol & No Charcoal Grills
Contact: First Baptist Church 828-264-2441

HARDIN STREET PARKING - MAIN UPPER LOT @ 135 HARDIN STREET

$15 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 9am (No overnight parking)  
Alcohol policy not specified - please ask 

CORNER OF CHERRY STREET & KING STREET (LOT 3)

$15 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 9am (No overnight Parking)  
Alcohol policy not specified - please ask 

AUSTIN & BARNES FUNERAL HOME LOT - 194 QUEEN STREET

$20 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open - Saturday mornings about 9am; Subject to Change depending on funeral schedule  

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH - 115 E. KING STREET (DIAGONALLY ACROSS FROM DAN'L BOONE INN RESTAURANT)

Donation-based 
Tailgating allowed - No alcohol & no large grills
Open - Saturday mornings at 9am (no overnight parking)   

TOWN OF BOONE - QUEEN STREET PAY LOT (ALONG THE STREET)

Normal enforcement 8am-5pm. $1.00 per hour.
Parking only; no tailgating allowed
No Alcohol
Contact: McLaurin Parking 828-264-2645

TOWN OF BOONE - KING STREET PAY LOT @ 567 W. KING STREET

Normal enforcement hours 8am - 5pm; $1 per hour, up to nine hours of parking
Tailgating allowed
No Alcohol
Contact: McLaurin Parking 828-264-2645

TOWN OF BOONE - DEPOT STREET PAY LOT (IMMEDIATELY BEHIND MELANIE'S FOOD FANTASY)

Normal enforcement hours 8am - 5pm; $1 per hour, free after 5pm.  
Tailgating allowed
No Alcohol
Contact: McLaurin Parking 828-264-2645

TOWN OF BOONE - CORNER OF KING AND BURRELL STREET PAY LOT (BY MELLOW MUSHROOM)

Normal enforcement hours 8am - 5pm; $1 per hour, free after 5pm.  
Tailgating allowed
No Alcohol
Contact: McLaurin Parking 828-264-2645

PARKING SPACES AROUND THE COURTHOUSE & WATAUGA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

There are about 80 parking spaces around the Courthouse and County offices. Access to most of these parking lots is off of Queen street or Water Street. The spaces are currently free. Tailgating is allowed, but no alcohol is allowed in these lots. No overnight parking.