5th Annual Get In Gear Festival is Saturday, March 23

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The Outdoor Gear Builders are kicking off the start of spring with the 5th Annual Get In Gear Fest, taking place on Saturday, March 23 at the Salvage Station.

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 on March 23, 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 debut 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! 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 12:00 pm to 5:00 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.

Visit www.outdoorgearbuilders.com for additional information.