Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic - Labor Day Weekend



The Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic is an annual game featuring two HBCU teams playing in Canton, Ohio, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Labor Day Weekend. This weekend is more than the game; it’s a weekend filled with exhilarating fun, tailgating, music and other entertainment. 

Morehouse College vs. Virginia Union University


The annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic returns to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in 2023. The game will feature Morehouse College and Virginia Union University.

"It's more than a game!"

Faith, Family and Football Gospel Concert

Faith, Family & Football Gospel Concert featuring Tamela Mann presented by the Good Feet Store

As a part of the downtown Canton HBCU Family Block Party, Saturday, Sept. 2, the night will be highlighted with a free gospel concert featuring Grammy award-winning superstar Tamela Mann at Centennial Plaza from 5:30 - 8 p.m. The concert is free, but reserved seating and combo packages will be available for purchase. 

Fun Fest

HBCU Family Block Party presented by CSE Federal Credit Union

Join us from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, for a day full of fun in downtown Canton at Centennial Plaza. The Block Party will feature nonstop entertainment including music, line dancing, games, prizes and more. Food trucks and some of the area’s best vendors will be there to show off Canton’s finest. 

Annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic College Fair

College Fair

High school students are invited to join dozens of colleges from across the country, including more than 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, such as Clark Atlanta, Bethune-Cookman and Jackson State, at the 3rd Annual Classic College Fair at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.


Schedule of Events


Experience Canton, Ohio

Learn more about what there is to do in and around Canton, Ohio during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic.