Events

Asheville Outdoor Show 2018

Stay tuned for BIG changes to this one-of-a-kind community driven event celebrating all things outdoors! There will still be plenty of local gear makers and national innovators showcasing the latest trends in outdoor recreation, but you’ll find far more diverse offerings of interactive demos, educational workshops, and informative speakers.

Check out pictures from last year!

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Kids are welcome at this free public event. There’s even an awesome Family Adventure Zone!

Trekking Nepal’s Epic Places

A trekkers’ paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villages, and jungle wildlife watching to offer one of the world’s great travel destinations for adventurers and relaxation-seekers alike. What do you pack, how do you greet locals, what does “responsible trekking” mean?

Hobnail Trekking Co. offers scheduled treks to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Gokyo Lakes, the three most popular treks in the country. Mark Johnson grew up on a North Carolina Christmas tree farm, but spends his days operating the business from Nashville. He’ll be on hand for an in-depth look at what a trip to Nepal may entail from the country in general to sample itineraries.

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This free event is open to the public. Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome.

Traveling to South Africa

Traveling to Africa may conjure up images of jungles, deserts, and pith helmets, but there’s so much more to the continent. A visit to South Africa is a popular choice for Americans because they speak English and it is home to a modern culture that balances the unsullied wilds. In fact, South Africa has an immense range of opportunities for travelers from rugged adventure to a spiritual experience.

Outdoor Africa offers historical and cultural experiences that include authentic safaris mixed with an immersion in the vast cities, villages, wineries, beaches, and landscapes that South Africa has to offer. Toby Brown heads OA’s United States operations from Brevard. He’ll be on hand for an in-depth look at what a trip to South Africa may entail from the country in general to sample itineraries.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, too.

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Kids and well-behaved pets on leash are welcome at this free presentation.

Deuter Pack Takeover

Looking for a backpack before hitting the trail? Planning your summer travel? Need a child carrier for outdoor concerts? Feel the comfort of a properly fitted pack as Deuter brings a pop-up shop to our flagship location. We’ll have an expanded selection of Deuter’s backpacking and trekking line through the end of April. Score a free Dirtbag with the purchase of any pack under 40L or a free Stream 3.0L hydration reservoir with any pack over 40L.

BONUS: Need more motivation? Just for trying on a Deuter pack, you’ll be entered to win a brand new pack of your own!

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