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Tailgate Kansas City

August 01, 2014

Fire up the grill and get your tailgate on in Kansas City with football, baseball, soccer and more! Kansas City has a lot to offer both as a spectator and a participant. Gear up and get into the action with boating, fishing, bocce ball, bowling and so much more. Let the competition begin in Kansas City! 

Sports are always in season in Kansas City, MO. A visit to the Truman Sports Complex accommodates fans almost all year long. In the spring and summer, baseball fans head to Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals to experience Major League fun. "The K" is heralded as one of the most beautiful ballparks in the world. Just next door is Arrowhead Stadium which comes alive during football season. Home to the Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead broke the record to become one of the nation's loudest NFL stadiums. Depending on the season, each stadium parking lot transforms into the world's largest tailgate party. Learn more on these sports and more in KC. 

Kansas Sampler/Rally House has everything the sports fanatic in your life needs to show their team spirit! It's the shopping destination for apparel, gifts and accessories representing local NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS teams. The store offers exclusive autograph sessions with local sports stars, ticket giveaways and events with local celebrities.

On August 2 from 10-3, Smithville Lake will host its 2nd Annual Family Fun Day at Paradise Point Marina and parking lot. Events will include boat rides provided by Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats, Classic Car Cruise-in, Boater/Water Safety demonstrations, many vendor booths, music, wifi provided by KC Coyote, casting contests and lots of fun art projects for the kids. The event is FREE once you pay the $5 per car fee to enter Smithville Lake.

Start your engine with the Turkey Creek Car & Motorcycle Show on Saturday, September 13 in downtown Merriam. Featuring all classes, makes and models, this show is a favorite in the metro and is ideally located along I-35 and Johnson Drive at the beautiful outdoor Merriam Marketplace pavilion. Free spectator admission, great music, prizes and drawings, food and tons of fun from 10-4 rain or shine.

Located in Prairiefire at Lionsgate, Pinstripes bowling, bocce and bistro is the perfect place for some friendly competition on the bowling lanes or bocce court while enjoying exceptional Italian-American cuisine from the bistro. Enjoy the year-round patio and fire pit as well as outdoor bocce courts.

You sit in your favorite sport's team chair chatting and laughing with close friends in the parking lot. You take a sip of cold Lost Trail Root Beer while reaching for a cider donut from the Louisburg Cider Mill. Your best friend stands at the grill cooking up some home grown burgers purchased from Silver Lining Herefords. Your neighbors stand around a goat cheese platter created by Terabithia Goat Farms with some locally made wines resting easily in their hands from Somerset Ridge Winery, White Wind Farms, and others. Everyone is smiling and laughing, and now that the delicious smelling burgers are done cooking, you fill up your plate with homegrown veggies from the farmer's market and pecans grown at the Prothe Farm. Does this sound too good to be true? In Paola, Kansas, every tailgate is like the one we just described, and we invite you, the next time you go tailgating, to join us by purchasing from our local businesses to create the perfect tailgating experience.

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