00Tailgating before a Colorado State Football game is a time-honored tradition in Fort Collins.

So Townsquare Media teamed with JAX Outdoor Gear to give a lucky fan and three of their friends a tailgate party to remember.

More than 300 entries came in, with contestants letting us know which three people they would bring to the tailgate festivities and why. Check out their responses below in the gallery and vote for your favorite up to once an hour.

The top vote getter earns four tickets to the Saturday, Nov. 2 Rams game against UNLV at Canvas Stadium. The winner will be well-stocked for future tailgate festivities,taking home more than $800 in prizes including a Traeger Tailgater Pellet GrillOtterBox Venture 25 Cooler and Stanley Adventure Stay Hot Camp Crock.

Some essay answers have been edited for brevity and clarity. Votes will be collected until 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28.

Outdoor Adventure -- Tailgate