2016 Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Special Events

The new & enhanced Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ area moved back to the Silver Lot, in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center. There was no better place to experience the newest tailgate, backyard & BBQ products– from patio furniture & decorations, to tents, grills & pizza ovens – we had it all!

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2016 Special Events

Sponsored by:

Swiftgreen Filters

Retailer Happy Hour

Kick back and relax at the Retailer Happy Hour in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ area—Free drinks for all retailers who attend!

Celebrity Appearance

Sara Bendrick

“Sara Bendrick, from DIY Network’s “I Hate My Yard” signed autographs in the NHS Chill-Out Zone located in the back of tailgate during the Retailer happy Hour! Brought to you by DIY Network. 

Sponsored by:

Swiftgreen Filters

Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Party

Join us in Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ for live entertainment, food & drinks at this annual celebration – open to all exhibitors & attendees!

Musical Guests: The Voodoo Cowboys

Celebrity Appearance

Peyton Lambton

Peyton Lambton, from DIY Network’s “Going Yard & Yard Crashers” signed autographs in the NHS Chill Out Zone during the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Party! Brought to you by DIY Network.

Sponsored by:

50 Campfires

50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards

The Camping Authority announced the National Hardware Show’s Best New Products, Best Tech, Essential Gear and Editors Choice Awards.  The representatives from 50 Campfires spent time reviewing and vetting products based on their subscribers’ needs, trends, and more to make their selections. 

Sponsored by:

Tailgate Monthly

Game Ball Awards

Join us to identify the best in class in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ product categories. 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.

Official Marketing Partners

  • Tailgate Monthly
  • 50 Campfires

Official Tailgate Sponsors

  • BakerStone
  • Barbeques Galore
  • FireXDisc
  • Generac
  • Hessaire
  • Primo
  • Swift Green Filters
  • Traeger

The Bachelor alum Peyton Lambton, along with husband Chris Lambton, transform neglected backyards into amazing outdoor spaces that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. Patios, water features, fire pits, arbors and truckloads of plants will be revealed as the guests arrive to christen the new space with its first outdoor party. Peyton appears on HGTV and DIY Network’s Going Yard and Yard Crashers.

Born and raised in San Diego, Sara enjoys cycling, art and traveling. When she’s not hiking the trails of California’s majestic canyons, Sara is hard at work creating new and innovative designs that showcase her passion for landscaping. Sara earned her Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University and has worked as a professional landscape designer on both large commercial projects and private residences across California. While she’s a designer at heart, Sara is not afraid to get her hands dirty to make sure her projects come to life. Sara’s keen eye for design is a welcome addition to DIY Network, as she creates cutting-edge outdoor living spaces on I Hate My Yard.

Countdown to
National Hardware Show

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