Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
April 28 – 30, 2017

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

Appreciation Night:

Thursday  5 – 9
Pre-Event Sale
All Are Welcome!

Sponsored By:


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Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo

50¢ Popcorn
50¢ Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!

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Follow your own route and go where only you can go. You´re a creator.  You´re a believer.  You´re always ready to challenge and shake up the norm.  You live in the moment.  You live without limits.

Bearskin Lodge and Outfitter

Established in 1925, Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail is one of those destinations where families, couples, lovers and friends return year after year to create memories and relive traditions.  Once you have been to Bearskin, you will fall in love with it.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota.  The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible.


The ultimate online guide to canoeing – where to go and what to buy.  Plan your next trip, shop for canoes and gear, learn new skills, join the paddling community – and much more!  Stop by the Canoeing.com booth and enter to win a Mitchell paddle!

City Pages

Get all of your local news and entertainment news including movie and restaurant reviews.  While you're reading us, take a look at our calendar of local happenings.


Dagger produces the highest quality and performance whitewater, recreational, and touring kayaks in the industry at a great value.  Wherever there's water.


FITS ® is a premium sock brand resulting from the collaboration of third and fourth generation textile manufacturers to create the absolute best fitting sock in the marketplace.  FITS ® delivers a superior product at a fair price that enhances personal experiences in the outdoors, at the office, or simply relaxing with friends and family.

Granite Gear

Since 1986, Granite Gear has helped re-invent the concept of comfortable utility with regards to packs and other outdoor gear.  With an eye on advancements in material and manufacturing technology and an ear for the innovative products to make your adventure more enjoyable.

Hub Bike Coop

We are a worker-owned and democratically-run workplace focused on providing excellent products and services for all your biking needs.

Minnesota Trails Magazine

Published quarterly in cooperation with the Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota – a non-profit organization that acquires, protects and enhances critical lands for public enjoyment.  We guide people to these places by telling the story of the people who use, manage and support these special places.  Membership in the Council gives you a free subscription!

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear has always focused on bringing radical thinking to the gear we make.  We combine that innovation and attention to detail with superior product quality – backed with a lifetime warranty that speaks for itself.  Mountain Hardwear – Radical Thinking – again and again.

Mountain Safety Research (MSR)

MSR, Platypus, and Thermarest.  Pioneering sleeping pads, stoves, tents, snowshoes, water filters and more.

Northstar Canoes

Northstar Canoes was born of obsession.  Founder Ted Bell's love of canoeing spans decades, continents and companies.  A former champion racer and builder extrordinaire, Ted knows precisely what makes an enthusiast's heart pound.  Today, after a 6-year hiatus, he's back to producing the finest composite canoes ever made.


Our mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects our love of adventure and our devotion to the outdoors.  We succeed when we meet the demanding expectation of our most discerning customers and they are proud to use our packs.


"Committed to the Core" is our commitment to the soul of the sport, environmental action, uncommon culture, and innovative design.


Platypus® BPA-free and taste-free hydration products include hydration systems, hydration packs, water bottles, water treatment systems, wine preservation, and all the essential accessories for camping, backpacking, travel, work and sports.  Enjoy taste-free hydration on any adventure.


We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day.  We’re doers – yogis, climbers, and world travelers – and we use our knowledge to make adventurous, free-spirited clothes that look good and play hard.


All of our products are made from the highest-quality New Zealand Merino Wool.  Wool, it's the new miracle fabric!  Extraordinary comfort through the natural temperature regulating process of wool's all natural insulating fibers.


Therm-a-Rest's self-inflating air mattresses and outdoor comfort accessories are the world's finest, offering campers, backpackers and travelers unprecedented outdoor comfort.

Trailtopia Adventure Food

Our meals are created with two things in mind – convenience and taste.  Travelers don’t want to mess with space-stealing packages and dirty dishes.  All our food needs is water, just cook in the bag and eat from the bag.  You’ll wonder if it was cooked in the wild or the comfort of your own home.


Our footwear really kicks it!  Our product lineup includes mountaineering, backpacking, and hiking boots; multi-sport, trail running, and transition shoes.  We are proud to be based in Red Wing, MN.


We make a diverse range of canoe types, each created to suit the needs of particular individuals or of specific paddling situations.  Our guiding philosophy is to match people with their ideal canoe to achieve a comfortable fit and a better paddling experience.

Western Mountaineering

To provide our customers, with the best sleeping bags possible, we take the time to do things right.  With over 30 years of evolution, Western Mountaineering provides the finest and most complete line of sleeping bags for all possible uses.

Wilderness Systems

Wilderness Systems remains committed to the core values established by founders Andy Zimmerman and John Sheppard: build the most innovative product and make this fabulous sport accessible, safe and enjoyable for everyone.

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