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.
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.
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 Astral, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Fifth Element Camping, Fox + Fir Design, Hurricane, LightHeart Gear, LiquidLogic, Mount 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 Services, Carolina Mountain Club, Camp 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 Asheville, Asheville 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 that have been confirmed to attend include Adventure Medical Kits, Bertucci, Big Agnes, Bison Designs, Chaco, Clif Bar, Columbia Sportswear, Costa, Crazy Creek, Deuter, Freefly, Goal Zero, Good To-Go, Grand Trunk, Gregory, Howler Bros., KEEN, Kelty, La Sportiva, Landmark Project, LEKI, LivinLifeMan, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Mystery Ranch, NEMO Equipment, Nikwax, Oboz, Osprey, Outdoor Research, Platypus, prAna, Salomon, Sea to Summit, Sherpa, Smartwool, Therm-a-Rest, Thule, Tilley Endurables, Toad & Co., Trek Bikes, Vasque, Western Mountaineering, Wigwam, and Wind Pouch.