Weekend Pick: Rivanna Outdoor Gear and Film Festival

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After a long winter, we could all use a little extra motivation to get back outside and enjoy the new season. That’s where the Rivanna Outdoor Gear and Film Festival comes in: during this event chock full of demonstrations, speakers, films, and gear sales, you’re bound to “get inspired to get outdoors”.

On Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 4 p.m., gear retailers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will gather at Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, Va., for an afternoon of films, discussion, and great deals on fancy new equipment. The feature film, beginning at 3 p.m., will be The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy, with other short films shown throughout the event. Besides these presentations, vendors will be conducting demos and exhibitions of their best outdoor items – with an emphasis on biking and paddling sports. If you like what you see, these experienced athletes will make sure you walk away with the gear and advice you need for your personal outdoor lifestyle. Rivanna Outdoor Gear and Film Festival

Before the event, the Festival team encourages you to take advantage of the nearby Rivanna Trail and River. After a morning of hiking, running, biking, or paddling, you can find rest and relaxation watching films, learning skills, and making conversation – all while still staying engaged with the great outdoors. Find a full schedule for the afternoon here.

Best of all? You can come say hi to reps from Blue Ridge Outdoors! Alongside other organizations and vendors like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Ragged Mountain Running Shop, and Great Outdoor Provision Co., BRO is excited to meet local adventurers and to help launch this first annual Rivanna Outdoor Gear and Film Festival.

All proceeds from the Festival will benefit the Fluvanna County High School Choral Music Department. The event is entirely donation-based, with a $7 suggestion.

The Rivanna Outdoor Gear and Film Festival has an important mission in mind: to kickstart your adventures! Come get some good inspiration from these leaders in outdoor sports and retail.

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