Gear Up at the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo

Its the surest sign of spring–join over 10,000 outdoor enthusiasts for 120+ free outdoor adventure presentations, 100+ exhibitors, and the world’s biggest canoe auction! If you’re passionate about the outdoors, this is the place to be. And, did we mention, its free!

  • Beer and Gear Social Night and Raffle
  • The World’s Largest Canoe & Kayak Auction
  • Canoe & Kayak Demos
  • Environmental Organizations
  • 100+ Exhibitors and Vendors
  • Great Local Food
  • Meet up with Friends
  • Great Deals on Great Gear (Everything in the store is on Sale!)
  • Kids Area and Passport to Adventure Game with Prizes
  • Outdoor Clubs
  • 120+ Presentations
  • The Radical Reels Tour

Where and When: Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo Dates: April 28 – 30, 2017

What’s Hot This Year:

Canoe and Kayak Demos

Watch the experts show off different canoes, and try before you buy – the first paddle sports demo of the season (weather permitting) is at Thursday April 27 at Lake Nokomis. This is your chance to try out new canoes and kayaks direct from the manufacturer. Factory reps will be on hand with trailers full of canoes, kayaks, paddles, and stand up paddleboards, all for you to try. It’s the best way to experience how a canoe tracks, lifts for weight and comfort, and best of all, you can ask the experts all about the crafts. Important: the demo is for new boats only, and does not include boats from the auction. Find out more about the Paddlesports Demo day HERE >

The World’s Largest Canoe and Kayak Auction

Amongst the local paddlers, this auction is legend. Bid on everything from last-year’s models to been-there-done-that boats. If you’re a new paddler, it’s a great place to find a deal — if you’re an addicted paddle-head, you might find that special treasure for your collection. The world’s largest canoe and kayak auction takes place at 11am on Saturday across the street from the big-top tents at Midwest Mountaineering. Over the years we’ve seen some amazing deals and great buys on used canoes and kayaks – plus, nothing is more fun than watching the bidding over a rare find. Bring your canoe or kayak between 7-9am to register it for sale. Canoe and Kayak inspection begins at 10am. Find out more HERE >

Over 120 FREE Presentations

Featured speakers include:

  • Lonnie Dupre – Cold Hunter One- Mt. Hunter – Denali National Park – SOLO
  • Brian Block – Everest: A New Lesson in Suffering!
  • Amy Freeman – 30,000 Miles of Adventuring by Canoe, Kayak and Dogsled
  • Rod and Sharon Johnson – Glacier National Park: Historic Lodges, Hiking and Lightweight Backpacking
  • Alyce Kuenzli, Lisa Pugh, and Viki Carpenter – 4,000 Miles Down North America’s Longest River
  • Mike Libecki – Climbing in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica

More about Featured speakers and Presentations >

100+ Vendors and Exhibitors

This is the way to get plan for your summer trips! Over 90 outfitters, resorts, manufacturers, magazines, outing clubs, environmental groups, trail associations, and more, showcase themselves to would-be adventurers seeking places to go and folks to go with. (Hint hint: Canoeing.com will be there – and we’ll be giving away prizes and more!)

Everything in the Store is on SALE!

Midwest Mountaineering was awarded 2010 Outdoor Retailer of the Year – and it’s no wonder. They are the local authority on everything from ice climbing to mountain biking. With a great selection of gear for paddling, camping, cycling… if you’re into the outdoors, you’ll feel right at home.

The Radical Reels Expo Film Festival

The Radical Reels Tour will be Saturday, April 29, at the U of M Willey Hall. Check out dynamic, high-adrenaline films from the festival including The focus is on sports such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking.  Now you don’t have to journey to Banff each fall to see these exciting films!

View the official show website at www.outdooradventureexpo.com





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