Ultimate Tailgating Guide

Overview

Hey whats up guys.  My name is Ron Wilson and I am an avid college football fan and tailgater.  I have put together this website to be a resource for all the tailgating research that I do.  Whether you are new to tailgating or a pro I think you will find this website to be the best resource around for tailgating.  I will continue to update this site as trends, gadgets and games change so please join my mailing list to stay on top of my updates!

 

What Is Tailgating

According to Wikipedia, tailgating is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle.  I say that it is much more than that.  Tailgating has grown in popularity over the last 10 years that it has become an event before an event.  Folks have started turning their tailgates into contests against other tailgaters to see who can have the most impressive, rock star tailgate the event they are attending.  Tailgating has become almost more important than the event itself.  With the rise of technology, tailgates have become so sophisticated over the last 10 years that you will most likely find some of the biggest tvs, most gourmet of foods and spectacular bars that you will ever see…all mobilized in a small form as to be portable enough to take anywhere an event happens.  Tailgating has and will continue to be a growing ‘sport’ unto itself.

 

Our Ultimate Tailgating Checklist

Getting ready for a tailgate can be a bit of an overwhelming task depending on how complex you tailgate is.  I have spent years and years changing our setup and I feel that I have the best setup now that I possibly could have.  I have taken my  years of trial and error, forgotten items and tailgate successes and complied the ultimate tailgate checklist so that you don’t have to!

Our Ultimate Tailgating Guides

Tents, chairs, coolers and the rest, these guide pick out the best equipment that you need to host the ultimate tailgate. Read More
Options to get TV to your tailgate are overwhelming.  This guide helps you choose what’s right for your tailgate. Read More

Grill or not this guide will make sure that you have the best food at your tailgate. Read More

The best games aren’t always the ones on TV.  This guide helps you pick out the most fun games to have at your tailgate. Read More

After the game is over how about a little music to keep the tailgate going.  This guide gives you all the options to have music at your next tailgate.  Read More

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Our Latest Reviews

TV Stands for your Tailgating Pleasure

Stand and Deliver: TV Stands for your Tailgating Pleasure Portable televisions offer small screen sizes, which makes it difficult for multiple people to share a device at one time. TVs with larger screens are difficult to mount; most only have wall-mounting...

The Best TVs for Your Tailgating Party!

Tailgating Television: The Best TVs for Your Tailgating Party! Maybe your event is at home, and you can’t make it to the game directly, or maybe you want to catch the pregame show. Maybe you’ve got a large gathering, and some people are going to want something else to...

How to Power your Tailgating Party

Fully Charged for the Team: How to Power your Tailgating Party Few things bring everybody together like a good old-fashioned tailgating party. It’s the kind of small gathering where the atmosphere is always charged with energy and fun. In this case, while fun is of...

Best Speakers for Tailgating

Break Out the Sound: Best Speakers for Tailgating Tailgating is about more than good food, good friends, and good beer. That might be all that some people are looking for, but for others, a tailgating party is an all-day event. They want generators, refrigerators, and...

How to Watch TV

How to Watch TV While Tailgating—Because it’s Fun! Tailgating parties involve a lot of fun and games; it’s not just about the main event, or the food (although both are certainly important)! People enjoy a variety of leisurely activities, such as sitting back and...

Outdoor Heaters for Cold Weather Tailgating

Crank It Up: Outdoor Heaters for Cold Weather Tailgating The game doesn’t stop when there’s frost on the ground, when the snow is falling, or when there’s a chill in the air. We’ve covered tents and canopies to help protect you from the elements elsewhere, but it’s...

Crock Pots for Tailgating Events

What a Crock! Crock Pots for Tailgating Events The slow cooker represents a long-standing American tradition. It’s a way to cook a wide variety of foods in slow-simmering fashion, deliciously mingling sweet and savory flavors, while serving up options for every...

Keeping It Cool: How to Pick the Right Tailgating Cooler

The words “social occasion” make a lot of people roll their eyes, particularly when they’re all crammed together like that, but there’s little better than tailgating to enjoy a good time with some great people—or was it the other way around? In any event, for your...

Best Charcoal Tailgate Grills

Best Charcoal Tailgate Grills So you aren’t a gas guy huh?  You like the smell and taste of some meat cooked over an open flame fueled by a bag of Kingsford.  We get it…nothing beats a good charcoal grill.  Tailgating with charcoal isn’t always the...

Best Tailgate Chairs

Best Chairs For Tailgating Just like tailgate tents, tailgate chairs are almost a must for any tailgate.  Could you imagine trying to hang out all day long and just sitting on the hard ground (or worse yet standing up)?  Do you want you guest just standing around...

Best Tailgate Tent

Best Tents For Tailgating If you’re a true tailgater, you know that your worst enemy is the elements around you. Too sunny and you’re going to be too hot, the beer isn’t going to stay cool, and guests are going to leave. Rain can cause an even harsher impact, causing...

Best Portable Tailgate Grills

Best Portable Tailgate Grills Portable gas grills have become very sophisticated over the years.  We used to throw a $40 Weber Smokey Joe and a bag of charcoal in the back of the car and have ourselves a party.  Now we have portable grills that fold, roll, run off of...

Outdoor Heaters for Cold Weather Tailgating

Crank It Up: Outdoor Heaters for Cold Weather Tailgating The game doesn’t stop when there’s frost on the ground, when the snow is falling, or when there’s a chill in the air. We’ve covered tents and canopies to help protect you from the elements elsewhere, but it’s...

Crock Pots for Tailgating Events

What a Crock! Crock Pots for Tailgating Events The slow cooker represents a long-standing American tradition. It’s a way to cook a wide variety of foods in slow-simmering fashion, deliciously mingling sweet and savory flavors, while serving up options for every...

Keeping It Cool: How to Pick the Right Tailgating Cooler

The words “social occasion” make a lot of people roll their eyes, particularly when they’re all crammed together like that, but there’s little better than tailgating to enjoy a good time with some great people—or was it the other way around? In any event, for your...

Best Charcoal Tailgate Grills

Best Charcoal Tailgate Grills So you aren’t a gas guy huh?  You like the smell and taste of some meat cooked over an open flame fueled by a bag of Kingsford.  We get it…nothing beats a good charcoal grill.  Tailgating with charcoal isn’t always the...

Best Tailgate Chairs

Best Chairs For Tailgating Just like tailgate tents, tailgate chairs are almost a must for any tailgate.  Could you imagine trying to hang out all day long and just sitting on the hard ground (or worse yet standing up)?  Do you want you guest just standing around...

Best Tailgate Tent

Best Tents For Tailgating If you’re a true tailgater, you know that your worst enemy is the elements around you. Too sunny and you’re going to be too hot, the beer isn’t going to stay cool, and guests are going to leave. Rain can cause an even harsher impact, causing...

Best Portable Tailgate Grills

Best Portable Tailgate Grills Portable gas grills have become very sophisticated over the years.  We used to throw a $40 Weber Smokey Joe and a bag of charcoal in the back of the car and have ourselves a party.  Now we have portable grills that fold, roll, run off of...