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  • Several new features added for 2013!
    On the heels of a successful event in 2012, we are planning an even more exciting weekend of adventure! New features include Zuke's Bark Zone, food truck rally, fishing competitions, REI Outdoor School, adaptive recreation clinics and more! Learn More >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Ultimate Gear Giveaway presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Liberty Mutual Insurance is bringing the “Ultimate Gear Giveaway” to Midwest Outdoor Experience. Visit the Liberty Mutual Insurance tent in the Exhibitor Village and have a chance to win one of five prize packs showcasing the best outdoor retailers and gear in the region.  Learn More >>

  • 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, adventures with your dog, and more!  Learn More >>

  • IMBA Bike Village
    The IMBA Bike Village at Midwest Outdoor Experience will offer guests an opportunity to try all styles of bikes while learning from leading bike manufacturers, retail shops, race promoters and advocacy organizations in the country.  Learn More >>

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Midwest Outdoor Experience (formerly GearFest) has grown beyond just gear and exploded into a multi-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 15,000 visitors during the 2012 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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2013 Midwest Outdoor Experience MapDETAILS/LOCATION
Oct 4-5, 2013
Eastwood MetroPark
1385 Harshman Road,
Dayton Ohio 45431
2013 Main Sponsors
Wagner Subaru   Zukes
Great Lakes   Yakima
REI   True Heights Outfitters
Bonbright   Ruffwear
Subway Fresh Fit   Liberty Mutual Insurance
Mad River Mountain   Eddie Bauer
Vibram   IMBA
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