Best Tailgating Gear for Outdoor & Camping Parties

Camping and tailgate parties go hand-in-hand like a burgers and dogs. When you have the best tailgating gear, you’ll be the envy of the campground. Everyone will want to join in on the fun.  So, we’ve put together the perfect tailgating buyer’s guide that will rock your campsite or outdoor party!

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Best Tailgating Gear for Outdoor and Camping Parties

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With these tailgate camping ideas, you’ll be the talk of the NASCAR and ball game parking lots and campgrounds! So, get out your favorite team jersey, fire up the grill, put out your camp chairs and cheer on your favorite teams with these amazing tailgate gear suggestions! Let’s get ready to rumble!

Tailgate Camping Grill

Camp Grill - Blackstone Griddle Grill - Tailgating Gear

Every tailgating party starts and ends at the grill. This tailgating grill and griddle combo is perfect for any camping weekend or outdoor event. It’s an easy portable setup, almost no assembly required, and is ready to use in seconds.

Take it to the park for an afternoon cookout or take it into the woods for a long-term camping trip. The easily adjustable legs will be stable on uneven ground and make setup a breeze.

Tailgating Table

Tailgating Table - Outdoor Camp Table

A good sturdy table to put all of your vittles on is a must. We highly recommend this portable, lightweight, folding table. It folds and is easy to carry so it’s perfect to store in your RV basement or stow behind the sofa or recliners.

This is a must for any camping gathering because you can also set up your outdoor kitchen with it. Don’t forget to pick up some tailgating plastic disposable table cloths! For easy cleanup, just throw all your party trash in the middle, gather and tie.

Tailgating Gear - Football Beer Pong TableBut if you’re really up for crazy tailgating adventure, you upgrade your party to this tailgating beer pong table! It will be the center of attention at house parties, BBQs, tailgates, campsites, holiday weekends and more!

Cooler

Tailgating Gear - Beer Cooler

Hey, there’s nothing better than beer and brats at your tailgate party. But your brews need to be cold! What’s better than a good food and beverage cooler to keep them iced down that won’t break the bank like those expensive designer coolers?!

So, if you’re having to walk to the tailgating party, get a cool ice box on wheels to keep all of our food, beer, sodas and water ice cold. Since it’s on wheels, it makes transporting to and from the party easy peasy!

But, if you’re only wanting a personal grab-n-go cooler, check out this hands-free backpack cooler. With this one, you can also carry your camp chairs or your beer. 

And, for the wine connoisseurs, a 2 wine bottle cooler is perfect for a bottle of red and white. It also comes with unbreakable wine cups too!

Tailgating Tip: Keep your coolers fresh and clean for your next tailgate party – How to Clean and Deodorize Your Cooler or Ice Chest

Camp Chairs

Camping Chairs - Tailgating Chairs

When the other team is running the down the clock, it’s hard to sit. But during those yellow cautions or half times, you’ll want a comfortable tailgating chair to rest up for the quarter or inning.

When we had our fifth wheel, we loved our awesome StrongBack camp chairs because they have awesome posture support and are great for sitting for long periods of time.

But if your camper or RV doesn’t have room for big camp chairs, go with smaller, collapsible camp chairs that we bought after downsizing to our small Class C motorhome.

Tailgating Tip: If you’re going to be tailgating with your Van, you’ll want to check out our Outdoor Camping Gear for Small RVs and Campers

Outdoor Party Games

Tailgating Gear - Cornhole Boards

Now, if you’re like me who’s not into the game but you still love to either host the tailgate party or go to one, all-American outdoor games are a great distraction. One of the most popular is the good old fashioned cornhole backyard board game.

Oh, and remember your college days of playing beer pong? Well, you can take it to a higher level with Yard Pong! Let’s not forget a giant-size game of Yard Jenga! And last but not least, be the hit of the tailgating party with the Ladder Toss outdoor game.

Oh, and while your family and friends are enjoying the festivities, to keep the bugs away, you’ll want to have portable bug repellent lanterns on the tables and near the game players and sitting areas.

Tailgating Tip: For more fun outdoor tailgating games, Check out our Top 10 Outdoor Games to Take Camping.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Its a no brainer that games need to be loud so you can hear the officials calling the game or race.  So, you’ll want a decent portable bluetooth speaker. However, don’t be put off by their small size. Those little powerhouses pair easily with your iPhone or Android smartphone. And, their lithium battery allow you enjoy many hours of play time. Plus, you can recharge them using a good solar battery charger so you won’t miss a play.

Outdoor Dining Canopy Screen Tent

Tailgating Gear - Dining Canopy

Even on the nicest of days or even nights, keeping your food tables under an outdoor screen room or dining canopy is a must. It will help keep germy flies and mosquitos out. 

Speaking of those nasty blood sucking bugs, its a good idea to have some good insect repellents available for you and your fellow tailgaters and for those outdoor parties that linger on into the night.

Tailgating Tip: Keep ample supplies of bug sprays and insect repellents to keep those biting bugs from bugging you!

Football Outdoor Rug

Tailgating Football Field Outdoor Rug

There’s a plethora of outdoor rugs that are perfect for making your tailgate party clean and tidy. And don’t worry about your tailgating guests spilling their beer or spilling food as they are easy to hose off when the party is over.

But hey, if you’re wanting to really impress your neighbors, get this cool football field outdoor rug. We admit, there’s nothing pretty about it. But it’s the perfect place to tackle who’s taken the last beer or brat. 

Tailgating Partyware

No matter what your favorite game, team or race car you’re cheering for, complete your tailgate party with some great themed party supplies. Just make sure you have enough for everyone attending. You may want to stock some extras for your campsite neighbors.

For football tailgating parties, ice down your drinks for you and all your friends on game day with a football-themed party tub! And, put your snacks on this cool referee jersey tray. Speaking of tailgating food, you may want to check out our recipes from our galley.

Great tailgating party supplies and sports theme party supplies that you may want to stock up on:

Wrapping up Tailgating Gear for all seasons and sports!

As you see, your tailgate party will be the talk of the town when you have the right tailgating gear! The best thing is all of these accessories and supplies are RV friendly and can be used for camping even off season!

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2 Replies to “Best Tailgating Gear for Outdoor & Camping Parties”

    1. Hi Bob, thank you for taking the time to read our blog. Since downsizing to only 25′, its not feasible to pack some of those items, however, most larger motorhomes and fifth wheels will be able to in their basement cargo compartments and travel trailers, in their truck beds. -Dan & Lisa

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