Spring camping season gets an early start with a preview of 2018’s best reviewed gear from international innovators as well as local favorites. Free hourly workshops are joined by giveaways and the presentation of grants to local environmental nonprofits.
Hikes, Workshops, Trail Runs, and More
- 9:30 — Picking Your Pack: Size + Fit
- 10:30 — Fit for Adventure: Your Chacos
- 11:30 — Why You Should Use Trekking Poles
- 12:30 — Sun Protection Clothing for Adventure
- 1:00 — KEEN: Shoes Built for Adventure
- 1:30 — Keep Your Gear Like New
- 2:30 — Hammock Camping Tips + Tricks
- 3:30 — Kayak Camping
- 4:30 — Hiking with a Map + Compass
- 5:30 — Learn to Tie Knots
Discounts + Special Buys — EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, April 8!
Who’s Going to Be There
- Adventure Medical
- CLIF Bar
- Free Fly
- Good To-Go Gourmet
- Howler Brothers
- Know Allergies
- La Sportiva
- Mountain Khakis
- Mystery Ranch
- Nemo Equipment
- Sherpa Adventure Gear
- Snow Peak
- The Landmark Project
- Travel Chair
- Unsinkable Polarized
- Western Mountaineering
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.
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.