The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC present the 5th annual Get in Gear Festival

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The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC, a collaboration of Western North Carolina outdoor brands, will hold their fifth annual Get in Gear Fest on March 23rd from noon to 5pm at Salvage Station in Asheville, NC. The festival will feature regional outdoor brands showcasing their newest gear for the upcoming season. The Get in Gear Fest is a family-friendly, free event that has something for everyone. It will have a climbing wall, field games, a silent auction featuring prize packages from local gear makers, and opportunities to demo, explore, and buy outdoor gear. The first 100 attendees to sign up as “Friends of the OGB” will claim a goodie bag filled with coupon codes from member companies.

Asheville, NC (February 18, 2019) – The Outdoor Gear Builders are kicking off the start of Spring with the 5th Annual Get In Gear Fest. The Annual Get in Gear Fest is the go-to Spring event for gathering the outdoor community that is the heart of Asheville and the surrounding region. Held at the Salvage Station in Asheville, NC on March 23rd, the festival will feature regional outdoor brands showcasing their newest gear for the upcoming season!

“The outdoor gear manufactures based here in Western North Carolina continue to make industry leading gear for outdoor adventurers,” said Kyle Mundt, vice-chairman of OGB. “The Get in Gear Fest is always a great place to celebrate with the local community and showcase the amazing gear being designed and created right in our backyard.”

At this year’s festival, Brevard-based SylvanSport will be debuting a new line of outdoor gear, and Hendersonville-based Liquidlogic will have its new Ventura Kayak on display. You can check out Astral’s new line of hemp footwear and Recover Brands new performance fleece made entirely in North Carolina with 100% recycled materials. And, you can stop by the Bellyak booth to check out the world’s first lay-on-top kayak, designed and made right here in Asheville NC! With so many great gear makers to meet and gear to demo you will want to take a break at the ENO Hammock Relaxation Station and enjoy a local brew from the Salvage Station taps.

The Get in Gear Fest is a family-friendly, free event that has something for everyone, from distance hiker to outdoor glamper, and every adventurer in between. It will also boast a climbing wall courtesy of Camp Cedar Cliff, field games, a silent auction featuring prize packages from local favorites like Watershed Drybags, Diamond Brand Gear, Tsuga, Rightline Gear and much more. Plus, the first 100 attendees to sign up as “Friends of the OGB” will claim a goodie bag filled with coupon codes from member companies.

The festival runs from 12 noon to 5 pm at the Salvage Station on Riverside Drive, with opportunities to demo, explore, and buy outdoor gear. Come meet the makers of your favorite gear and start making plans for a summer full of adventures!

The full list of participating brands includes Astral, Blue Ridge Chair Works, boatgirl, ENO, SylvanSport,

Rightline Gear, Watershed Drybags, Fifth Element Camping, Bellyak, Rockgeist, Diamond Brand Gear, Tsuga, Recover Brands, Mount Inspiration, Lucky Sheep, Native Watercraft, Liquidlogic, LightHeart Gear, and Alpine Towers.

ABOUT THE OGB

The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC are Western North Carolina-based companies collaborating to share talents, encourage new ideas and inspire each other. Our member brands are dedicated to creating exceptional outdoor gear with a focus on responsible manufacturing, cutting edge innovation and economic growth in our region. Our motto is: “Extraordinary Gear Made Here.” Learn more at outdoorgearbuilders.com or join the conversation on facebook.com/OutdoorGearBuildersOfWnc/


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