Loading Events

« All Events

Campapalooza 2017

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

- Free

The Gist
Spring camping season gets an early start with a preview of 2017’s best reviewed gear from international innovators as well as local favorites. Free hourly workshops on topics from festival camping to choosing the right backpack for a thru hike to getting started to hiking are joined by giveaways and the presentation of grants to local environmental nonprofits.

Who’s Going to Be There
We’ve announced Buff HeadwearChacoDeuterEagles Nest OutfittersExOfficioGoal Zero, Good To-GoKeltyLEKIMarmot, Mountain Hardwear, Mountain Khakis, MSRNEMO Equipment, ObozOspreyOutdoor TechSalewaSmartwoolStanley, Therm-a-rest, and Vasque. You can also chat with representatives from awesome organizations like Asheville GreenWorks, Conservation Trust for North Carolina, RiverLink, and The North Carolina Arboretum.

We’ll announce more as we get closer to March 18.

Hikes, Workshops, Trail Runs, and More
We’ll roll the schedule out in early March, but expect to see something happening at the top of each hour.

Giveaways + Raffles
These will also be announced closer to Campapalooza, but they’re very, very, very awesome!

Why We’re Doing It
In 1964, we opened the first outdoor gear shop in Western North Carolina: a 900 sq. ft. garage full of factory seconds. Over the years, Diamond Brand Outdoors has grown to include much more than camping products, but our dedication to quality brands, high service, and community partnership continues to echo through our retail stores. You’ve been great friends and neighbors, voting us Best of the Blue Ridge and Best of WNC multiple times and making us the first stop for adventure for generations.

We’re celebrating with Campapalooza from 10:00-4:00 on March 18 at our store in South Asheville’s Parkway Center (1378 Hendersonville Road). It’s a chance to upgrade or add to your camping collection with one-day-only discounts, prizes, and giveaways. Camping experts will be hosting clinics and workshops throughout the day. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out our favorite tents, sleeping bags, stoves, pads, and more. We’ll also supporting the next generation of explorers with a noon presentation of $8,750 in grants to nonprofits providing hands on outdoor experiences to local kids and teens.

The best part: the fun, discounts, and education are free and open to the public. There’s no membership required! Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome.


March 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Diamond Brand Outdoors
1378 Hendersonville Rd
+ Google Map
(828) 684-6262