Tailgating 101

Tailgating 101

As leaves begin to fall and the air becomes cool and crisp, the faint smell of BBQ and campfires fills the heavens while chants of “go team” rumble in the background. Yep, it’s time for football and tailgating. And on any given weekend, thousands of fans flock to stadiums across the U.S. to celebrate their favorite team but first, you must eat.

Football and tailgating go together like peanut butter and jelly, (Can you even have one without the other?) but unless you’re five, who wants peanut butter and jelly at their tailgate? Aside from family and friends, tailgates are about BBQ, chili, hoagies, and an array of side dishes that would make any Food Network chef proud. Hosting a tailgate is no easy task but if you prep ahead of time, things will run smoother on game day. To help you, we developed a check list of what we deemed, “necessary items”, for your next BBQ in the parking lot. It’s up to you on what food and beverage items you bring.

And if we forgot something, send us a Tweet @continentaltire using, #ForWhatYouDo.


Get Your Grill On

  • Grill/BBQ/Smoker
  • Charcoal
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Matches
  • Oven Mitts
  • Apron

Be Cool

  • Coolers
  • Ice
  • Water

Comfort First

  • Rope/Bungee Cord
  • Tent
  • Chairs
  • Table(s)
  • Kerosene Heater
  • Umbrella(s)
  • Raingear
  • Sun Block
  • Blankets
  • First Aid Kit

Serve It Up

  • Pots & Pans
  • Plates/Cups
  • Napkins/Paper Towels
  • Utensils (forks, spoons, knives, tongues and serving utensils)
  • Serving Trays
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, salt, pepper, BBQ sauce)
  • Bottle Opener/Wine Opener
  • Trash Bags
  • Toothpicks

Because We Can

  • Radio (w/batteries)
  • Games (football, Frisbee, cornhole)
  • Decore
  • Game Day Gear (Who’s Your Favorite Team?)

If You Only Remember One Thing

  • Tickets