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The Boston Outdoor Expo now on! Open Show Guide

Event Preview: Boston’s newest adventure event launches April 27-28, 2024

The new expo will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, slated for Saturday 27th 10-6pm and Sunday 28th 10am -4pm

The Boston Outdoor Expo will bring together thousands of families and outdoor enthusiasts from New England to shop over 120 brands this April. The debut event provides inspiration for the coming season by hosting an incredible line up of speakers, OLY athletes, record holders and more plus a weekend’s worth of interactive fun for families. The organizers are known for The Boston Run Show and Snowbound Expo, previously known as the Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo. Visitors can expect a full weekend of interactive features for all ages, inspirational content, new gear to shop and swag.

Over 120 brands to explore

Are you in the market for a new pair of hiking boots, a tent, backpack, or something else more specific to help you reach new heights with your outdoor pursuits? Look no further, the new expo welcomes over 120 brands and retailers to sell their latest gear, tech, and apparel to over 15,000 visitors across the weekend. This family-friendly expo is a chance for outdoors adventurers of all abilities and ages to meet up, find new inspiration, shop the brands on offer and try something new in the expo. Show sponsors include the likes of Marathon Sports, Eastern Mountain Sports, Colorado Ski Sports, Volo Sports, Boston.com, Public Lands and more

Brands selling the latest in gear, apparel and accessories and technology include; Eastern Mountain Sports retail North Face, Smartwool, Cotopaxi, Big Agnes whilst Colorado Ski Shop will retail Salomon, Head, Wilson and bike brands Giant and Santa Cruz. More brands include Arcteryx, Hoka, Altra, Brooks, Clip, Levelle Nutrition, Boat Day Apparel, DryFoxco, earth+kin, Hiker Trailers, Hiker’s Hummus, Ice Bath Boston, Jack & Friends, LiteAF, Maine Kayak, Maine Outdoor Brands, MARC Network, Nikwax North America, Nivis Gear, Stio, Rugged Road Outdoors plus so many more. Organizations looking to welcome new members and shine a light on their services include Northeast Campground Association, Guineafowl Adventure Company, Elevate Youth, New England Mountain Bike Association, Vermont Mountain Bike Association, Red Bull Wings for Life World Run, Women Who Explore, Hale Education, Youth Enrichment Services, Visit Massachusetts, Vermont State University and more. Resorts include Sugarloaf and InnSeason Resorts. The full list can be found at this link. www.thebostonoutdoorexpo.com/exhibitors

Live action and hands on activities for families and adventurers of ALL ages
The weekend offers a packed hall of live-action and features for families to get interactive and try something new all for free with the entry ticket.

There’s something for everyone at the Boston Outdoor Expo. Visitors can be inspired and motivated by some of the world’s greatest outdoor enthusiasts speaking on the Inspiration Stage. There are over 15 activities to take part in, including a range of skills workshops and hands on classes from all for all the family:

• Trail Running Workshops: Trail Animals Running Club will share skills through expert-led workshops for runners wanting to hit the trails in New England

Bushcraft Skills Workshop: Tim Swanson will offer a place to learn essential survival skills and techniques for outdoor living, including making plants from rope and delivered by Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival

Ice Bath Zone: Experience the invigorating effects of cold immersion therapy with Ice Bath Boston

Public Lands Happy Hour: A social gathering to celebrate and support public lands conservation efforts in the Woodland Café

Hiking Adventure Hub: A central hub for information, gear, and resources related to hiking adventures, see Paige Emerson Founder of Chubby Hiker’s Review, Arwen Turner Founder of Thicket, see content creators and explorers of New Hampshire Philip Carcia, Adam Hoyt, Nichole the Nomad, Mardi Fuller and more! See the full agenda here

Tent showcase: Eastern Mountain Sports will erect a range of tents for visitors to walk around, step inside and order for upcoming outdoor adventures

The Pickleball Experience: Facilitated by Volo Sports, visitors can try their hand at pickleball, the fun trending engaging paddle sport

Adventure Passport & Trail: A guide to explore various activities and experiences at the expo with Come Alive Outside

Nordic Walking Experience: Get expert advice and tips and maybe have your first try at Nordic walking

Chiwalking Walking & Chirunning: Learn and practice the mindful and efficient running technique with the new England team of Certified ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructors

Massages with Red Bull Wings for Life: Enjoy complimentary massages provided by Redbull for relaxation and rejuvenation when you sign up for their virtual run

Laura Mahoney Fitness: Fitness sessions led by Laura Mahoney focusing on outdoor exercises and wellness

Adventure Walking & Snowshoeing: Guided demos for exploring the outdoors on foot or using snowshoes

Adventure Van Zone: Explore and experience different adventure vehicles and their features with Vandoit

Bike Try-outs: Test ride various bicycles with Colorado Ski Shop and find the perfect fit for your outdoor adventures

E-bike Station: Try out electric bicycles and learn about their benefits for outdoor exploration with CLIP

The Zen Zone – Yoga & Balance: Yoga Instructor Deanietheyogini will deliver sessions focused on balance and mindfulness throughout the weekend

Hanging out and connecting with others is not forgotten, as the Woodland Café offers a chance for visitors to meet friends for a drink and lunch before their Spring Summer trips begin.

Stephen Morgan, Managing Director of The Boston Outdoor Expo commented “The team and all the brands are so stoked to launch this new and exciting community led expo in Boston, MA! Discounted tickets are on offer for visitors in New England to ensure they can afford the day trip to this huge celebration of the outdoors. The speaker line-up includes some of the most prolific and inspirational adventurers in the USA and we have one from Britain too! The aim is to welcome beginners into a safe space to try new hobbies, find inspiration and enjoy being surrounded by like-minded individuals. Don’t wait until the entrance of the show to get your ticket, there will be a queue, but even the queue will be awesome as we have swag for all those that get there before the expo opens!“  

An All-Star Line-Up of Speakers

Included in the standard ticket, visitors will be able to attend the full program of content on The Inspiration Stage where they can listen to motivational expert speakers and grab selfies and autographs after each session.

The all-star line-up of speakers and schedule has been announced. Visitor will hear stories from event winners (e.g. OLY), adventurers, and world record holders throughout the weekend. The World’s Greatest Living Explorer, Ranulph Fiennes will join the Inspiration Stage on Saturday April 27th to share his life’s achievements with the crowds. He is especially hailed for being the first man to cross the Antarctica from one side to the other [via the pole] on foot and holds several Guinness World Records. The following day, ex-recon marine and conservationist, Rudy Reyes will headline the Inspiration Stage on Sunday at 10.15am. Rudy is a highly decorated Special Forces operator with experience of leading over 50 patrols behind enemy lines, resulting in several TV series being based on his experiences. Both are joined by a stellar line-up of famous faces including adaptive ice climber Kimber Cross, OLY Cross Country Mountain biker Lea Davison, ultra running legend and 7-time Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run winner, Scott Jurek.

The topics and panel discussions cover a wide breadth and will offer thought provoking and inspirational moments for visitors. The Appalachian Club’s Chief Growth Officer, Scarlet Batchelor will be on stage Saturday 2.15pm and will discuss connecting people to the outdoors through joyous and meaningful outdoor experiences. A female panel ‘Women in the outdoors – sharing perspectives’ will be presented at 3.45pm on the Saturday and sustainability in the outdoors will be discussed ‘Leave no trace in principle and practice’ earlier in the day Saturday at 12.15pm.

The event has significant demand from both brands and consumers keen to attend the latest outdoor expo and meet up in the East. Event Highlights include huge product promotions with up to 50% off bikes with Colorado Ski Shop. There will be competitions to win products and swag with Northeast Apparel Company, win a therapeutic ruck with Evolving Mind & Body, win a one-night stay offered by TUNE and giveaways can be found at simstechnology. Knot Tying & a kid’s scavenger hunt from Bushcraft Skills Workshop will be a popular feature, and the chance to try out new products turn bikes into E-bikes can be found at the CLIP booth. There are product launches from Hiker’s Hummus who will bring two new flavors to market and Boat Day will launch their first ever Boat Day Cooler available to buy at the expo! Family fun can be had by getting involved in raffles, happy hours, photobooths, spin the wheel competitions and all for free with prizes and swag.

Tickets are priced $25 for a weekend pass (including Saturday & Sunday) and day passes are available for $15 but visitors can find ticket discounts throughout the newsletter and social media channels. Children under the age of 16 and carers go free – www.thebostonoutdoorexpo.com

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the show, please contact Stuart Dacre – [email protected]

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