The Gateway to Your Next Adventure

Do you hear the call of the wild? Whether you go all-in when outdoor adventure calls your name or just want to peek around the curtain, heed the call to Everything Outdoor Fest, a three-day celebration for every level of outdoor enthusiast in the Blue Ridge region. 

Held November 4-6 at Historic Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville, SC just outside of Greenville, Everything Outdoor Fest is a showcase of popular outdoor activities. An action-packed schedule of activities, competitions, hands-on clinics, and demos provides plenty of options for everyone, whether you stake your claim in the camp of the curious, the brave, or full-on explorer.

COMPETITIONS and SPECTATOR SPORTS

Whether you’re there to compete or just watch, DockDogs will have three exciting days of canine competition at Everything Outdoor Fest.

DockDogs® sponsored by Noble Dog Hotel

DockDogs is the world’s premier canine aquatics competition where dogs compete amongst one another in three different competitions: Speed Retrieve, Big Air Wave, and Extreme Vertical. Check the schedule for competition dates and times. If you think your dog has what it takes, go here for details!

HOKA Trail Experience: Sat., Nov. 5 @ 9 a.m.

Sponsored by Run-In and HOKA, choose from a 2- or 4-mile trail run to get your weekend started right! Details here. Registration fee included with festival admission.

UltiMutt Racecourse

Bring your pups for fun bonding time at the UltiMutt Racecourse sponsored by Noble Dog Hotel.

You and your furry friend can run through five obstacles designed to build owner/dog trust and teamwork. Noble Dog Hotel will have signature dog bandanas and information on the Canine Healing Project. 

HANDS-ON CLINICS

Chef Steven Corso is making a stop at Everything Outdoor Fest during his cross-country Outdoor Eats tour. Join Chef Corso as he serves up recipes and tips for making quick, easy, and tasty meals for the trail or campsite.

Outdoor Eats sponsored by Winnebago®

Chef Steve Corso is a classically trained chef turned outdoor cooking expert who will teach how to prepare fast, easy and tasty outdoor meals. 

Introduction to Fly-casting

Try your hand at fly casting! Fly fisherman Mike Libbrecht with Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited will be at Everything Outdoor Fest hosting fly casting clinics for all skill levels. Equipment provided

Learn the basics of fly-casting from the pros at Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited. 

Woods & Water SC

Roger and Taylor Metz, father-daughter co-hosts of the weekly radio show Woods & Water SC, will provide advice for finding your way in the Great Outdoors. 

Bike Clinics sponsored by Rocket Revolution

  • Changing a Flat
  • Washing a bike
  • Choosing a Gravel Bike
  • Prepping for Races

Yoga sponsored by Academy Sports

Find your inner Om. Expert yogis will lead a variety of yoga classes each day of the festival. 

Natural Habitat Pup Walk & Talk

Sometimes there’s more to hiking with your dog than simply strapping on a leash. Learn how to create pawsitive associations and habits with your pups on hikes.

EQUIPMENT DEMOS

Take your best shot at the archery range with professional guidance and supervision from Upstate Archery Academy.

If you’re interested in trying a new sport or upgrading your gear, Everything Outdoor Fest is the place to explore. Demos are free with admission. Click here for details on each. 

Interested in mountain biking? REI will have an assortment of demo bikes available to ride. You may find this is the sport that’s calling you!
  • Archery with Upstate Archery
  • Mountain Biking with REI Co-op Experiences
  • Paddleboarding with REI Co-op Experiences
  • Kayaking with REI Co-op Experiences
  • Bass Fishing Kayaking with Queen City Kayak and Vinny Ferreri
  • Bicycle Wheel Building with Boyd Cycling

KIDS ZONE

Parents with kids will not want to miss a chance to learn about fishing with Captain Don Dingman. His message is as entertaining as it is inspiring.

Kids Fishing Clinic with Captain Don Dingman, host of the TV show “Hook the Future”

Join Captain Don for his daily clinics and watch your kids get hooked on the sport of a lifetime! Each child participant takes home a FREE rod and reel!

Scavenger Hunt and other Outdoor Adventures

The Girl Scouts of SC Mountains to Midlands chapter will have activities for every girl and boy! A cool scavenger hunt, leaf rubbings, compass reading, making trail mix, tying knots, packing a backpack, and lacing up hiking boots.  

MUSIC AND MORE

Music Stage sponsored by Greenville Water

Sit back, enjoy a drink, and soak in the sounds of popular Americana/Indie artist Darby Wilcox and other top performers.

SCDNR Heritage and Wall of Shame Trailers

Take a walk on the wild side through the SC Department of Natural Resources’ self-guided Heritage wildlife museum and Wall of Shame trailer. Along with a separate BB-gun range, SCDNR will provide loads of education and entertainment!

Who knew comfort could come in such a compact camper?! Made in Aiken, SC, Wander Tears will have their teardrop campers on display at Everything Outdoor Fest. Climb inside and experience the versatility and comfort of Wander Tears.

Zen Tent

Need a break from all the activities? Chill out in our Zen Tent from Tented Greenville and discover the newest way to connect with family and friends in the great outdoors!

Playground

Try the latest outdoor games and toys like CrossNet and Waboba in the playground area throughout the duration of the festival. 

TICKETS AND LOCATION

Everything Outdoor Fest

November 4, 5, 6

Historic Hopkins Farm, 3717 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680

Advance Admission RequiredBuy Tickets Now!

To learn more visit our website here.

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