Tailgate Guys take gameday parties to the next level

By Jeff Cavanaugh


There is nothing better than a Saturday tailgate before a big Penn State home game in Happy Valley. Whether it is an early season noon game or a primetime White Out against Michigan, tailgating in the fields around Beaver Stadium is a huge part of the Penn State gameday experience.

It is no secret, however, that the best tailgate parties take a lot of time and energy to pull together. The ribs and burgers don’t just show up cooked; the tables and tents don’t set themselves up; and the cars don’t pack themselves up at the end of the night. Wouldn’t it be great if that were the case?

If you answered yes — like anyone that has ever hosted a tailgate — you’re in luck. Tailgate Guys has provided a premium, turnkey tailgate service across the country since 2009. What started with a pickup truck and two trailers in a backyard in Auburn has now turned into a tailgate community unlike any other.

Tailgate Guys have pre-developed tailgate packages for groups ranging in size from 5 to 5,000 just steps away (627 feet to be exact) from Beaver Stadium on Little Jeffrey Field. Tailgate Guys provide temporary tented structures of all sizes with space to tailgate and move around. The only thing they do not offer is parking since there are no vehicles in the tailgate area. To secure parking near the Tailgate Guys site, call 1-800-Nittany.

What is included in a Tailgate Guys party?

Tailgate Guys’ customized packages include everything you need to throw the biggest and best tailgate party in Happy Valley. The packages include reserved space for your tailgate party; tents as big or as small as needed; tables and chairs for all of your guests; and of course, coolers loaded with ice to keep all of your beverages cold even on the hottest fall days.  And when the Nittany Lions have a primetime kickoff, you will not have to miss a minute of the college football action from around the country with their awesome Dish Network media package. Complete with 43” mounted TV’s featuring DISH’s premium sports programming, Tailgate Guys provide all the college football action happening throughout the day and all season long, live at your tailgate party.

Tailgate Guys take all of the stress off of hosting a tailgate party and even have bellhops on-site to unload guests’ vehicles and take their items to their tent for them. They will even load your car after the game!

What about the food?

Tailgate Guys offer a number of pre-developed catering menus from which guests can choose. They take your catering order, coordinate all of the logistics and payment, and have their local catering partners drop the food off at your tailgate. Here in State College, Tailgate Guys work with My My Chicken, Paul's Provisions, Duck Donuts, Hoag's Catering, State Burger and Jimmy John's to offer a wide variety of food. And since everyone has their own traditions when it comes to tailgating, guests are always welcome to bring their own favorite tailgate food and even their own propane grills to a Tailgate Guys party. 

If you’re interested in booking Tailgate Guys for a Penn State game this season, you must place your orders no later than Tuesday at 4 p.m. the week of the game. All orders can be placed directly through the Penn State section of the Tailgate Guys website: tailgateguys.com/home/pennstate

Tailgate Guys on the road

And don’t forget about Tailgate Guys when planning your yearly trip to a Penn State away game. Instead of finding the closest bar to the stadium when you’re out of town, have Tailgate Guys throw you an official Nittany Lion tailgate in our rivals’ backyards! This season Penn State plays two away games where Tailgate Guys offer their turnkey tailgating services: Friday, Sept. 27 when the Nittany Lions visit the Maryland Terrapins; and Saturday, Oct. 26 when Penn State travels to East Lansing to face off against the Michigan State Spartans.

For more information about Tailgate Guys, visit tailgateguys.com

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