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  • Bring the whole family
    We are proud to offer something for everyone including all ages and ability levels during Midwest Outdoor Experience. Check out our suggestions for the parents, the kids and even the family dog! There is so much to do, you should camp for the weekend. Learn More >>

  • Buy and sell gently used gear
    Visitors have a chance to pick up some lightly used outdoor recreation related equipment and earn some extra cash to spend at one of the many outdoor oriented retailers in the Exhibitor Village.
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  • The Bird is the Word
    Get your groove on at the Osprey Stage then meander along the shores of the Mad River and try on a pack, pick up a hydration bladder, and check out the gear at the Osprey Expo.
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  • Dogs welcome to play in the Zuke's Bark Zone!
    Thanks to Zuke's our furry friends will have plenty to do at Midwest Outdoor Experience. Watch the highflying Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs, play in the Pooch Island Dog Park, enter the Ruffwear Ruff Run 5K and watch the agility dogs perform.  Learn More >>

  • Striving for zero waste
    Midwest Outdoor Experience is on it's way to becoming a waste free event through a progressive step of actions to encourage visitors, vendors and event partners to act in an earth-friendly manner.
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  • Learn a new skill at the REI Outdoor School
    Are you ready to try something new or hone your outdoor skills in an activity you already enjoy? REI Outdoor School professional instructors will offer hands-on clinics in bicycle maintenance, map and compass, camp cooking, and more!  Learn More >>

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Midwest Outdoor Experience (formerly GearFest) has grown beyond just gear and exploded into a two-day event, featuring outdoor activities, exhibitor village, competitions, music, craft beer garden & food, camping, exciting demos and more! Midwest Outdoor Experience offers something for the budding weekend warrior to the hardcore outdoor enthusiast. With over 20,000 visitors during the 2013 event, Midwest Outdoor Experience is one of the largest festivals celebrating the outdoor lifestyle in the Midwest.
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Welcome to the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest: DAYTON, OH

Five Rivers MetroParks strives to bring the outdoor community together by offering programs, activities & events, and building outdoor recreation facilities to make Dayton, OH a stronger, more vibrant place to live!


Stop on by the Beer Garden and try some great brews.
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Subaru VIP Parking Area:
The first 100 Subaru owners will receive a snow tubing pass to Mad River Mountain Ski Resort.  Passes are only available to the owner of the Subaru.
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Fri. Oct. 2, 6-10 PM
Sat. Oct. 3, 11 AM - 7 PM

Eastwood MetroPark
1385 Harshman Rd.
Dayton, OH 45431
2014 Sponsors
Wagner Subaru   Subaru
Zukes   REI
True Heights Outfitters   Great Lakes
Bonbright   Mad River Mountain
  Subway Fresh Fit
IMBA   Vibram
Dayton Cycling Club  
Media Sponsors
WYSO   Dayton Music Fest
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