Flags are great tailgating accessories. They are light weight and easy to transport, come in a wide variety of colors, and work as both as a decoration and marker of where your tailgate is located. From Washington to Pennsylvania, I have seen tailgaters fly flags of every color on game day. Have you ever thought about adding a flag to your tailgate? In this Tailgating 101 Tip I will show you what you need to fly your colors in any environment.
There are several ways that you can let your school colors fly. The first is using a telescoping flag pole. Poles come in a variety of sizes. You can purchase a 16′ tailgating flag pole pole that expands from 51 inches to 16 feet, a 20 foot pole that expands from 44 inches to 20 feet, or a 28 foot pole that expands from 56 inches to 28 feet in height. All of these poles secure into a 2 piece bracket plate system. Park your car’s tire on top of the plate. A tube screws onto the plate and your flag pole is securely fastened into the tube. With this system, the weight of your car will keep your flag securely in place. There is a plate system designed for 16 and 20 foot flags and a larger system for the 28 foot flag.
If you are tailgating away from your car, you can still fly a 16 or 20 foot flag pole. All you need is this Tailgating Flagpole Ground Mount that will screw into the grass or dirt securing your flag pole in place.
Flying a flag high above your tailgate isn’t a flags only use. They can also be hung from the frame of your tent creating both shade and a way to help identify your tailgates tents. You can simply tie the rivets of the flag to the frame, or if you want a flag that hangs straight, you can run a dowel or flag pole through the flag and then hang it.
The traditional 3′x5′ flag isn’t the only shape you can fly on game day. There are a wide variety of curved designs you can choose from. You can even hang garden flags or Pennant Sets of the opposing team. Here you will find a list of 400+ college team’s flags in a wide variety of styles.
However you decide to fly your flag on game day you can’t go wrong!
as long as you are showing your school’s colors on game day.