The tailgating experience is like no other whether you’re at a football game, festival, or outdoor concert. Some might argue it’s even better than attending the event. If you’re a rookie who is having their first tailgate, or someone who is looking to make theirs better, we have got you covered with these tailgating essentials.
10 Essentials to Improve Your Tailgating Experience
A grill is the top tailgating essential. Cook up burgers, hot dogs, and chicken among other things for the hungry people at your tailgate.
Fill this cooler up with some bags of ice and keep the beer, water, sodas, and all other drinks cold all day. If you happen to be short on chairs, the cooler can also serve as a seat.
A canopy is useful for all types of weather. Not many people will want to bake in the sun or stand out in the rain. Take some time to hang out in the shade under this tailgate essential.
An obvious tailgate essential. Folding chairs. The cup holders are also important. You can’t be holding your drink and be on your feet at all times.
Cornhole. An addicting, competitive, and fun tailgate game. If you’re unfamiliar with it, you simply attempt to toss the bean bags into the hole.
If you don’t have any common tailgating games like cornhole, you cannot go wrong with just throwing around the pigskin. Even if you’re not at a football tailgate, having a football is always acceptable.
Not everyone lives where the weather is warm year-round. When it’s November and December, you need a heater or 3 so the cold weather doesn’t ruin your tailgate.
What’s a tailgate without music? Having a portable speaker you can hear clearly and don’t have to charge every 30 minutes is another tailgate essential.
Everybody is going to want to charge their phone at some point. Maybe you have food you want to keep warm in a crock-pot. A generator is never a bad thing to have.
Chips and dip work for almost any event. Your dips and chips are all in one place, so now you don’t have to reach across the table for the salsa.