Tailgating Games

The weather may be getting colder, but it’s never too cold to have a tailgate party before the big game! The U.S. Flag Store has everything you need to keep you entertained at your tailgate party with classic games including washer toss, corn hole, ladder ball, and even tailgating tables!

Washer Toss is one of the best lawn or tailgating games, fun for young people, old people, and everyone in between. The basic washer toss set includes two sets of four washers (one red set and one blue set), two washer toss boards, and instructions. Best of all, the washer toss game packs up into a handle box for easy travel. For sports fans, the U.S. Flag Store sells NFL Washer Toss and NCAA Washer Toss Set. If you’re a football fan, choose from twenty popular NFL teams; and if you’re a college sports fan, you’ll chose from eighteen of the best college teams.

The Tailgate Toss set is a great way to have fun at an outdoor party. Just like traditional beanbag toss, the object of the game is to throw as many beanbags in the hole as you can. The Tailgate Toss set comes with two sets of four bean bags (one red set and one blue set), two plastic boards that lock together for easy storage, instructions, and a durable nylon carrying bag. For the sports fans out there, the U.S. Flag Store offers the Tailgate Toss with the logos of 77 different NCAA teams and all 32 NFL teams. This game is a great way to spice up your tailgate party!

If you haven’t played Ladder Ball, you’re missing out on a lot of backyard and tailgate fun. The object of the game is to throw bolos at a ladder and get the bolos to wrap around the ladder rung. The U.S. Flag Store sells awesome Football, NCAA, and NFL Ladder Ball sets, using a goal post with rungs and a football field base instead of the traditional ladder. Ladder ball is a great game to throw in the car on your way to a party and is sure to bring lots of fun with it!

Tailgating

By Kristi Ries

Tailgating has become a time-honored tradition in the United States. For decades, sports and music fans across the country have gathered around their trucks, minivans, SUVs and RVs in parking lots outside of stadiums and concert venues. College football fans have created cities out of both empty pastures and asphalt, with makeshift barbeques and pick-up Frisbee games the order of the day.

The term ‘tailgating’ arose from the term for a truck bed’s door, or tailgate, which served as a meeting point and surface area for food and beverages. Nowadays these ‘gatherings’ can include hundreds of thousands of people, producing a veritable sea of vehicles that has become increasingly difficult to navigate. (Try to meet up with friends at a Penn State game in Happy Valley and you’ll be grateful for the 20th century invention of the cell phone.) Yet even the most clearly articulated directions yield confusion, as “third RV on the left, 12 aisles down” can become convoluted. Because of this, avid fans have discovered a new way to differentiate themselves from the masses through the use of tailgating flags.

Brightly colored and typically adorned with a team logo, tailgating flags appear in a number of places. They can be placed on car windows, hung as banners from RV awnings—or, for the extremely ardent fan—flown on tailgating flagpole sets. Not only do these serve as a high-flying beacon for family and friends, but they’re also as a symbol of personal pride and commitment to a team. Telescoping pole sets tower over surrounding trucks and SUVs at 16 feet high. Using these poles, dedicated fans can fly two flags at once to showcase a university and professional team, state flag or armed forces flag, for example.

All things considered, no better way exists to show that you’re the biggest fan than to display it proudly with a several tailgating flags!