1001 E. Harmony Rd, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO

October 6, 2022

Time to Tailgate!

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Happy October! Autumn is in full swing, and for us, that means one thing – tailgating season is here!

There’s nothing we love more than gathering with friends and family for some barbeque, refreshments, and fun before a big game. We think that tailgating is a great way to build anticipation – there’s always a buzz of excitement in a crowd of tailgaters, and we find that it’s an atmosphere that builds camaraderie amongst loyal fans of a team!

Tailgating is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather here in Colorado. You can certainly travel far and wide to attend your favorite team’s games, but here at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, local football teams are our favorite.

Click here for information about Colorado State University’s 2022 Football Schedule.

Click here for information about the Denver Broncos’ 2022 Football Schedule. 

If you’ve found yourself wanting to participate in tailgating this football season – but you aren’t sure what you need to get started – you’ve come to the right place! Ace Hardware of Fort Collins carries everything you need to have the best tailgating season of your life. See below for a list of our tailgating must-haves!

Weber Traveler 1 Burner Liquid Propane Portable Grill Black

The Weber Traveler is for anyone who wants delicious grilled food away from home. Whether you’re camping, tailgating or picnicking, its sturdy, compact design makes for a seamless experience, from setup to storage. Savor the journey with backyard quality food, no matter where the adventure takes you.

Big Green Egg 13 in. MiniMax Charcoal Kamado Grill and Smoker Green

A popular backyard staple and an invaluable culinary tool for home cooks – the MiniMaxEGG was designed with the height of a Mini yet all the volume capabilities of a Small. MiniMax comes with an easy to grip Carrier, so it’s perfect as a table-side cooker at your garden party or a traveling EGG for motorhomes or tailgating.

Blackstone Aluminum Black/Silver Grill Tool Set 6 pc

Essential tools for your griddle. Perfect for cooking and cleaning up. Includes 2 Liquid Bottles, 2 Professional Grade Spatulas, 1 Chopper Scraper and 1 Blackstone cookbook.

Igloo IMX White 70 qt Cooler

Lightweight yet heavy-duty. The 70-quart IMX is the high-performance cooler countless adventurers rely on. Lightweight Durability – its injection-molded design is super durable with amazing ice retention but weighs 40% less than coolers with similar performance. Speaking of ice retention – Ultratherm Insulation in the body and lid provides four days of ice retention. Rubberized lid latches also lock in the cold. Extra Secure Extra Easy To Carry – We included a locking plate, non-slip base and comfortable, sturdy swing handle. Fully Functional – Built-in features – like a bottle opener, cup holders, lockable lid, wire basket, fish ruler – keep you having ice-cold refreshments and worry-free fun.

Igloo Ace Red/White 5 gal Water Cooler

Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best in class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple. As we approach our next century, Igloo is 1200 employees strong. We are proud to call – a 1.8 million square-foot, three-building facility in – Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at hundreds of retailers around the globe, we can confidently call ourselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world. And through it all we haven’t lost sight of our original goal – to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why we’re still working hard every day to innovate, create, and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.

GCI Outdoor Midnight Roadtrip Folding Rocker

Combining the comfort and innovation of the Freestyle Rocker with the portable convenience of a bag chair, the RoadTrip Rocker is a serious game changer. The chair is a full-size rocker that easily folds up to fit inside a carry bag. It features patented Spring Action Rocking Technology for smooth rocking while you enjoy your time in the outdoors. Additional features include a new deeper seat, ergonomic armrests and a mesh backrest.

GCI Outdoor Navy Blue Director’s Folding Chair

Comfort in a compact package! With its patent-pending design, the Slim-Fold Director’s Chair folds 40% smaller

 than same-style director’s chairs. This director’s chair features padded armrests and a side table with a built-in beverage holder. When it’s time to pack up, simply fold the chair up using our patent-pending Eazy-Fold Technology and carry it with its convenient carry handle.


Crown Shades One Touch Polyester Canopy

The instant canopy-pop up tent is perfect for all your outdoor, backyard, tailgate, athletic, camping and recreational activities and provides 100 square feet of shade. This instant canopy is easy to operate with a central hub for easy 1-hand open and close operation. The unique design provides great shade, sun-protection to block UV rays for up to 12 people to enjoy any activity. Designed with a 1-piece powder-coated black steel frame with push pin leg adjustment allows the canopy to be adjusted to 3 different heights.

Brightz Canopy and Patio Umbrella Lighting

Enjoy your nights under the lights! Get your team spirit in high gear or set the mood for your cookout by lighting your tailgate canopy or patio umbrella. With 40 feet of lights that can be cut to size, there’s plenty to fit a variety of canopy and umbrella sizes.

iLive Wireless Bluetooth Weather Resistant Portable Speaker

Bring this speaker with you on all your adventures. With IPX6 waterproof protection and a sleek fabric finish, this speaker is as fashionable as it is functional. You can use this speaker to take your soundtrack with you to your adventure using Aux-in and Bluetooth for wireless playback or answer your calls on-the-go with the speakerphone feature.

Halex Backyard Challenge Bean Bag Toss

Bean Bag Toss is fun for all ages. It promotes exercise and coordination.

Whether you’re a tailgating newbie or a seasoned pro, Ace Hardware of Fort Collins on Harmony is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to have a blast this football season. Stop in today, and our team of experts will help you find the gear you need to tailgate to your heart’s content. 

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