February 12, 2019

Update on our new building!

We would like to introduce our brand new, state-of-the-art, laser engraving and woodworking production facility! This new cutting edge facility should be ready for us to move-in within a month, and is located just a block away from our headquarters in Grimes, IA. It will allow us more production efficiency with all of our tailgating products and custom laser engraving projects.

We are very excited about our growth at Tailgating Specialties and the great opportunities this provides our valued customers!

August 1, 2018

2nd Annual Dragon Cornhole Classic Tournament at Doc's Lounge in Johnston, Iowa. Saturday August 18th, starts at 2pm. Great Prizes, and a Great Time had by all!

May 17, 2018

It was about a week ago, when the owner of Tailgating Specialties saw a lone egg in a nest that was in front of our building.  The mother and father had left the nest with their four newly hatched goslings. This fifth egg, happened to hatch while Robert (owner) was outside. He went over to watch and had an instant friend.  

If you aren't familiar with imprinting, here is a short lesson in it. Imprinting seems to be the strongest within geese and ducks.

It simply means because a human is the first species he saw, this goose:

1. Genuinely thinks it is a human.

2. Believes Robert is it's father. 

3. If this goose sees a human...

November 28, 2017

Inspiring, moving, ‘bring a tear to your eye’ worthy, the Iowa Wave.

The joy this movement has brought seems to be continuing through different avenues as well! Whether it be the sale of Iowave Shirts with proceeds going to the Iowa Steadfast Children’s Hospital, or the University of Iowa Band doing a special formation ‘wave’ to the children within the hospital. It is a meaningful feeling to be involved in such a great tradition’s beginning.

Here is the video (left) of the marching band creating a huge hand, moving back and forth their hand formation waving at the hospital. With the unity this new tradition has created, from f...

November 22, 2017


Another Iowa pride moment! Disney Sports recently announced that the Iowa Hawkeye Football team will be receiving their spirit award for the inspiring new tradition, the Iowa Wave. This tradition started earlier this football season at the end of the first quarter of the Iowa vs. Wyoming home game. The crowd of 70,000+ fans, as well as the Hawkeye Football team, turned and waved to the University of Iowa Steadfast Children's Hospital.


 Iowa Football Program Honored with National Spirit AwardAnother Iowa pride moment! Disney Sports recently announced that the Iowa Hawkeye Football team will be receiving their spirit award for the...

November 10, 2015


The first Annual Dragon Cornhole Classic was held at Doc's Lounge in Johnston, Iowa. We organized 20+ teams for a Bags Tournament. Proceeds of the event went to Johnston Athletics Department. There was an adult division and a student division.
 

To see the all the Cornhole Tournament images Click Here

We made a couple new Johnston High School Cornhole Boards for the occasion as well! 

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