presented by
Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker

FREE OUTDOOR EXPO // TOP OUTDOOR RECREATION BRANDS // LIVE MUSIC // FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE // COUPONS & GIVEAWAYS

   

SEPTEMBER 17 .:. NOON-4:00 P.M. .:. SALVAGE STATION

Diamond Brand Outdoors opened the area’s first gear shop in 1964. We love the outdoors and making sure our customers have what they need for the best experience. That’s why we’ve made the Asheville Outdoor Show open to brands by invitation only. We want to showcase innovators known for quality, variety, and uniqueness. The Asheville Outdoor Show brings the finest outdoor brands and latest trends in recreation directly to consumers who live in the outdoor playground of the mountains of North Carolina.

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Those attending the festival will enjoy last year’s perks including coupons, discounts, giveaways, raffles, and the chance to chat with industry leaders and demo the newest gear. This year includes an The Blue Dragons on the Osprey Music Stage, the KEEN Family Adventure Zone (featuring face painting, sidewalk chalk, the LEAF Easel Rider, and a climbing wall from Camp Cedar Cliff), yoga sponsored by prAna, yard games, and a nonprofit village. Fix It Man and Flying Pig FREE Gear Repairs will also be on hand to repair any backpacks, sleeping bags, or other gear that needs a few stitches to be functional again!

The first 1,000 attendees will receive a $10 gear card to Diamond Brand Outdoors and a $10 gear card to Frugal Backpacker. Everyone will be able to enter to win fantastic raffle prizes.

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Local Gear Makers

Western North Carolina is home to many talented entrepreneurs bringing cutting edge innovation to the outdoor industry. Expect to see the folks behind AstralEagles Nest Outfitters, Fifth Element Camping, Fox + Fir Design, Hurricane, LightHeart Gear, LiquidLogicMount Inspiration, MTN Merch, Native Watercraft, Sylvan Sport, and TerraChair.

Local Nonprofits and Community Partners

The community will have an excellent chance to find out about good things happening and volunteer opportunities thanks to Asheville Greenworks, Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, Buncombe County Recreation ServicesCarolina Mountain ClubCamp Cedar Cliff, Friends of the Smokies, Friends of the WNC Nature Center, MountainTrue, Muddy Sneakers, River Link, and The North Carolina Arboretum.

Adventure Center of AshevilleAsheville Trails, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Navitat Canopy Adventures, and Trailful will also be on hand with limitless information on enjoying the mountains that surround Asheville.

National Brands

National brands that have been confirmed to attend include Adventure Medical KitsBertucciBig Agnes, Bison DesignsChaco, Clif Bar,  Columbia Sportswear, Costa, Crazy CreekDeuterFreefly, Goal ZeroGood To-Go, Grand Trunk, GregoryHowler Bros.KEEN, Kelty, La Sportiva, Landmark ProjectLEKI, LivinLifeManMarmotMountain HardwearMSR, Mystery RanchNEMO Equipment, NikwaxOboz, Osprey, Outdoor ResearchPlatypus, prAnaSalomonSea to Summit, SherpaSmartwoolTherm-a-RestThuleTilley Endurables, Toad & Co., Trek BikesVasque, Western Mountaineering, Wigwam, and Wind Pouch.

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