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Top 5 Tailgating Essentials to Kick Off the Season

Elevate your tailgating game this football season with these five tailgating essentials that fans love and swear by!

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by Jessie Breheim • September 03, 2022

The air is fresh and crisp, leaves are starting to fall… which can only mean that football season is underway! Football is one of America’s favorite sports and it’s a pretty big deal. To get the full football fan experience, tailgating is a must. Tailgating allows fans to connect with one another and share their love of the great American sport over yummy food, great tunes, and good times! 

To get the best tailgating experience, there are a few tailgating essentials that fans swear by. These essentials are all portable, functional, and also look great too! You need food accommodations, gear for cooking, shelter, portable seating, and of course some good music to set the mood and hype up fans before the big game (and sometimes after the game too!).  

Group of friends tailgating

To kick off tailgating season and be the BEST tailgating party host in the parking lot, shop for these five tailgating essentials: 

power station
ROCKSOLAR Weekender 110W Portable Power Station $249.99

Having a portable power station while tailgating can be a real life saver when you need to power up your griddle, lights, or charge your devices. Plus, it's an eco-friendly way to enjoy your watching your favorite team without the noise or fumes of a generator. 

gravity chair
Bliss Zero Gravity Chair - 2 Pack $139.99

Kick back and relax in a zero-gravity chair, perfect for tailgating, letting you feel weightless and super comfortable. It's the ultimate seat for relaxing and enjoying life.

Ford Instant Canopy Tailgate Tent
Ford Instant Canopy Tailgate Tent $199.99

Take this cheerful blue canopy tent to your next tailgating party and enjoy "Host with the Most" status! This canopy not only looks great but is ultra-handy to have on hand to protect fans from outdoor elements such as sun, wind, and rain. Easy to transport, the canopy sets up in just minutes and comes with a Ford wheeled carry bag.

meal prep set
Rubbermaid 50 Piece Meal Prep Set $12.97

Transport food to the big game using containers to prevent food spillage and maximize freshness! They stand upright, stay opened once open and closed once closed, and can also easily contain liquids. Plus, they’re ultra-handy to have on hand for storing any tailgating leftovers you may have!

karaoke machine
Portable CDG/MP3G Pro Karaoke Player with 4.3" Display $129.99

Rock the parking lot at the tailgate party with a booming Bluetooth wireless speaker! This portable karaoke machine (yes, it is a speaker and a karaoke machine) lights up and has a 4.3-inch screen. It also comes with a microphone to rally up the crowd and show support for your favorite football team!

Family tailgating with food

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Kicking Off the Tailgating Season

With the right equipment and gear, tailgating can be enjoyed to the fullest and long-lasting memories can be shared. And at Heartland America, you can score some seriously good savings on tailgating essentials! Heartland America has touch-down worthy deals on outdoor party essentials, grills, speakers, and other tailgating products that are sure to liven up the party. The best tailgating parties include good food, a comfortable set up, and good music that hypes up fans and spreads team spirit. If you have these main essentials covered, you’ll be setting yourself up for success as the number one tailgating host of the season! 

Cheers to a great football season ahead! 

Jessie Breheim



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