12 Must-Haves For Tailgates And Bonfires This Fall

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NFL pre-season football has started, and that means that fall is officially here… even if hotter than hell outside.

August is a weird month. It’s technically still summer, but the excitement everyone feels for summer back in June has already started to fade. August is the month where anticipation starts to build for things like tailgates and bonfires.

Even the songs that artists like Cody Johnson are dropping right now have more of a fall flavor than they do a summer spirit.

I mean have you heard the song “Let’s Build A Fire” … ? It practically shoves a cold beer in your hand and puts a hoodie on for you.

With the arrival of fall comes the arrival of hunting season. So if you haven’t checked out our articles about picking a shotgun for dove hunting season or a gun or crossbow for deer hunting season, then do that now.

But outside of hunting, no two activities are more quintessentially in line with fall than tailgating for football games or sitting around a bonfire with friends and family, drinking a cold beer, and bumping some good country music.

Our friends over at Bass Pro Shops have a wide array of gear, gadgets, and accessories that can help elevate your fall tailgate or bonfire to the next level. Here are 13 of the best:

Rightline Gear SUV Tailgating Canopy – $99.99

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Patina Collegiate Fire Pit – $249.99

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Yeti Hopper M30 Soft Cooler – $299.99

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Caravan Sports TitanShade Instant Canopy – $229.99

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Cabela’s Big Outdoorsman Rocker Fold-Up Chair – $99.99

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Gibson Double Barrel Shotgun Utility Lighter – $12.99

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Yeti Rambler Lowball – $19.99


Cabela’s Folding Aluminum Picnic Table – $139.99

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Stanley Unbreakable 8-Ounce Flask – $34.99

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Coghlan’s Waterproof Fire Sticks – $4.99


Masterbuilt Digital Charcoal Smoker – $399.99

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Speaqua Barnacle Vibe 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – $89.99

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