Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation

The Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation area has moved back to the Silver Lot in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center. There’s no better place for retailers and distributors to buy the latest outdoors, tailgate & recreation products than here – from beach chairs and patio furniture to tents and grills – we have it all!

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2015 Tailgate Special Events Schedule

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time Title
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Retailer Happy Hour

Event Details

Retailer Happy Hour

Kick back and relax after the first day of the Show at our Tailgate Happy Hour on Tuesday, May 5th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation Area. Free drinks for all retailers who attend.

Sponsored By:

Swift Green Filters

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time Title
4:00 pm 50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards
4:00pm – 6:30pm Game Ball Awards
4:30pm – 6:30pm 70th Anniversary Party
4:30pm – 6:30pm Meet Defense Hall of Famer “Mean Joe” Greene

Event Details

50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards

Outdoors, Recreation & Tailgate

Join the team from 50 Campfires - The Camping Authority as they announce the National Hardware Shows’ Best New Products, Best Tech, Essential Gear and Editors Choice awards.

The awards will be selected and presented by Nick Grzechowiak, Director, 50 Campfires and Clint Carlson, Editor, 50 Campfires. The representatives from 50 Campfires will spend time reviewing and vetting products based on their subscribers needs, trends, and more to make their selections.

Presented by:

50 Campfires

View the 50 Campfires Award video here >>

Game Ball Awards

Recreation Stage

Join us out in the Outdoor, Tailgate & Recreation Area as we identify the category’s best in class. Award categories include Best New Product Overall, Best New Product Outdoor Grilling or Concept, Best Tailgate Themed Booth Set Up & Enthusiasm, Best Outdoor Furniture Product and Most Unique Product. View the 2014 Game Ball Award Winners

70th Anniversary Party

Take a break from the show floor and get out into the sun! Help us celebrate the National Hardware Show’s 70th anniversary. Network with your colleagues as you enjoy some music, giveaways, and refreshments, on Wednesday, May 6 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.

Pig Roast – Hosted by:


Special Musical Guest:
THE MORRISON BROTHER’S BAND on the Little Burros Stage

Listen to their hit “Little Miss Whiskey” here!

The Little BurrowsThe Morrison Brothers Band

Sponsored By:

Swift Green Filters

Meet Defense Hall of Famer “Mean Joe” Greene

Meet Mean Joe Green

Meet Joe Greene at the Dometic RV, Booth #TG244, in the Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation Area on Wednesday, May 6 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. You can also register to win an official autographed football by Hall of Famer “Mean Joe” Greene!

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