Get in Gear Fest 2017

 

GiGFest 2017 LogoGET YOUR HANDS ON SOME LOCAL GEAR

Come see and test out all the amazing outdoor gear made right here in WNC, from bikes to boats to bags to shoes, backpacks, climbing harnesses, tents, camp furniture, even entire campers and portable kitchens! Whatever your sport, there's a company in WNC making extraordinary gear to help you haul your gear, perform your best, and relax in comfort afterwards. See the poster at the end of this page for a full list of the companies who'll have their extraordinary local gear available to try and buy at Get in Gear Fest.

ON-SITE EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

We've got lots of exciting on-site events and activities. These include:

A free 30ft climbing tower sponsored by Camp Cedar Cliff

On-water demos of locally made liquidlogic and Native Watercraft kayaks, sponsored by Diamond Brand Gear

Events and demo activities at nearly every one of our 25+ booths

Ice cream (milk-based and vegan) from The Hop

And thanks to the Salvage Station, there'll be awesome food and drinks as well as a great spot for live music. We're finalizing bands now, and will update info with band names soon.

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY, BUT PLEASE DON'T BRING DOGS...

The event is very family-friendly, but unfortunately, **outside doggie guests are not allowed at the Salvage Station**. This is about safety, both for the dogs as well as kids and others.

However, we will have a handful of doggie guests from Brother Wolf in a special, enclosed adoption area, so if you simply must have canine companionship, we've got you covered (and who knows, you might even take a dog home with you to help you get outside and enjoy your fresh new local gear!)

Brother Wolf will also be talking about their Outward Hounds Hiking Club, which is a perfect way to help a hound in need get out and play in the mountains we all love.

 GiGFest 2017 Companies and Sponsors

 

DEMO LOCAL GEAR
Come see and test out all the amazing outdoor gear made right here in WNC, from bikes to boats to bags to shoes, climbing harnesses, tents, camp furniture, even entire campers and portable kitchens! Whatever your sport, there's a company in WNC making extraordinary gear to help you haul your gear, perform your best, and relax in comfort afterwards.

ON-SITE EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
We've got lots of exciting on-site events and activities including a free 30ft climbing tower as well as on-water demos of locally made kayaks. And thanks to the Salvage Station, there'll be awesome food and drinks as well as a great spot for live music (band announcements coming soon!)

FAMILY FRIENDLY, BUT NO DOGS...
The event is very family-friendly, but unfortunately, **doggie guests are not allowed at the Salvage Station**. This is about safety, both for the dogs as well as kids and others. We're working on a couple of exciting dog-related announcements though, and will update the page if we do!

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