Mark your calendar: Packers reveal dates for 11th annual "Tailgate Tour"

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers announced plans on Tuesday, March 29th for the 11th annual ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for June 17-21, which will travel throughout Wisconsin to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

The tour will make stops in Ripon (June 17), Fort Atkinson (June 18), Dodgeville (June 19), Black River Falls (June 20) and Shawano (June 21), with tailgate parties held in each city to support a local non-profit organization.

Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jared Abbrederis, Sam Barrington and Jayrone Elliott, and Packers alumni LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks and Sean Jones.

The tour will take place aboard a customized motor coach emblazoned with the “Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour” logo and the phrase “Touching Down in Your Community.” In addition to the designated locations, tour celebrities will make surprise stops as the schedule allows.

The Ripon, Black River Falls and Shawano tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at 6 p.m., and festivities will run until 8:30 p.m. The Fort Atkinson tailgate party will be held from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., and the Dodgeville tailgate party will be held from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party, which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

General admission tickets also will be available for $5 for the Ripon, Fort Atkinson, Black River Falls and Shawano parties, which include access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, April 1.

The tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Fans interested in ‘Tailgate Tour’ details are encouraged to visit often, as tour information will be updated as the dates near.