Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Special Events

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There was no better place to experience the newest tailgate, backyard & BBQ products (from patio furniture & decorations, to tents, grills & pizza ovens and more) than at the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ area, located in the Silver Lot, in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

2017 Special Events

Retailer Happy Hour

Everyone kicked back and relaxed at the Retailer Happy Hour in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ area—there were free drinks for all retailers who attended!

Bar Sponsor:

Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Luau Party

Open to all exhibitors and attendees, this year’s party went Hawaiian style with live entertainment from The Morrison Brothers Band, Hawaiian dancers, food, drinks and much more! Learn more >>

Stage sponsored by:
Little Burros

Sponsored by:

50 Campfires

50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards

The team from 50 Campfires - 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:

Tailgater Magazine

Game Ball Awards

The best in class in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ product categories were identified at the Game Ball Awards. Award categories included 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

  • Tailgater Magazine
  • 50 Campfires

Official Tailgate Sponsors

  • 3 Embers
  • Bakerstone
  • Belknap Hill
  • Blackstone
  • Bryson
  • Coronado Casuals
  • DDI Inc
  • DiversiTech Corp
  • Dometic Corp
  • Firebox Brands
  • Generac
  • Goal Zero
  • Impact Canopies
  • Louisiana Grills
  • Nexgrill Industries
  • Patio Comfort Elements
  • Pit Barrel Cooker
  • Real Flame Inc
  • Traeger
  • Westinghouse

Cooking Zone sponsored by:

Fire X Disc

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.

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National Hardware Show

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