Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation

The Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation area is now located in the Orange Lot between the Central and South Exhibit Halls, making it easier than ever to navigate the Show floor. 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! View the new location here, and watch the video below for more information!

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Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation Events

Retailer Happy Hour

Tuesday, May 5 • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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.

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50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards

Wednesday, May 6 • 4:00 pm
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

70th Anniversary Party

Wednesday, May 6 • 4:30pm – 6:30pm
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. Stay tuned for more details!

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Swift Green Filters

Game Ball Awards

Wednesday, May 6 • 4:00pm – 6:30pm • 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

Meet Defense Hall of Famer “Mean Joe” Greene

Wednesday, May 6, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

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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