Outdoor Adventure Expo

November 19 – 21, 2021

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November 19 – 21, 2021

Thank You to Our Customers,
Exhibitors, Presenters, and Vendors !!!

Thanks for an excellent 2021 Spring
Outdoor Adventure Expo!!!

We worked hard and had a lot of fun!
Hope you did too!

We look forward to seeing you at
Midwest Mountaineering's 72nd Bi-Annual

Outdoor Adventure Expo
November 19 – 21, 2021

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Everything in the Store Sale Priced During the Entire Expo

Store Hours During Expo
Fri 2-9 (Thrifty 10-9)  •  Sat 10-6  •  Sun 11-5

40+ FREE Virtual Presentations

More Info Soon – Full Details by November 1st

Social distancing is a priority for this Expo.  We are using safe procedures in compliance with the CDC's recommendations:  increased number of expo days to offer a less crowded Outdoor Adventure Expo experience • no giant expo tents • limited number of in-store customers to keep people at least 6' apart • changing rooms and clothing cleaned after every use • virtual presentations • boat demos by pre-scheduled appointment only.

The outdoors have become very popular during the pandemic.  Outdoor activities have social distancing built in!  We’ve had a hard time keeping boats, skis, snowshoes and butane in stock.  When boats arrive, they’re often sold even before they’re displayed.  If you special order a boat, you probably won’t get it until September.  Best to buy canoes and kayaks while they’re still available.

We’re hoping to have our Exhibitor Tent back for the November Expo.

Paddlesports Demo April 22nd 3:00 to 7:00 at Lake Nokomis

Call 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!
Details on the Paddlesports Demo page:  paddlesports-demo

Sorry, but due to Covid-19 and high demand there is no boat auction this year.  If you are looking to buy or sell, please contact the paddlesports department coordinator Steve Schreader ([email protected]).  Steve will be keeping a list of customer boats that are for sale.

Rusty Taco Food Truck
Saturday, April 24th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Open-air Exhibitors Saturday, May 1st 9:00am to 3:00pm
(In the parking lot near back door of store.)
Backup Date:  Sunday, May 2nd 9 to 3 (if rain-out on Sat.)

Check Back Frequently as We Add Presentations

Previous Presentations Archived to YouTube Within 72 Hours

Winter, 2020 Playlist:  YouTube Playlist

Spring, 2021 Playlist:  YouTube Playlist

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual World Tour

Runs to October 24th, 2021

Purchase Tickets:  midwestmtn.com/tickets.  Details on the festival films page.

Live Virtual Presentation Questions

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Previous Expos

We are busy building a great show for you!  Check back frequently for updates as we add exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, and vendors.  Full details will be available right here by November 1st, 2021.

Stay tuned as Adan assembles another fantastic schedule of programs!  Interested in presenting?  Have a presentation suggestion?  Contact Adan Torres with your idea.

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Easy to Get To!  Easy to Park, Too!
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Park within 2 blocks of the Expo.  Over 2,000 parking spaces available.  Being adjacent to the University of Minnesota definitely has its advantages!

Expo parking, directions and alternate travel mode assistance is available on the Find Us page.

Here's what others have had to say
about Outdoor Adventure Expo:
  • "We try to make every Expo!
    We come for the whole weekend.
    — Marilyn Koch, Ames, Iowa —
  • "A jewel in the Midwest! 
    I've been coming since 1978.
    — Steve Ehlscheid —
  • "Getting first timers like me here is good. 
    Best kept secret in town.
    — Anonymous —
  • "It's a bad season if I miss an Expo! 
    I've been coming twice a year for 10 years.
    — Barry Knapp, Rochester, MN —
  • "Midwest Mountaineering is the best, better than all the stores in Seattle.  In fact, it is the best outdoor store I've ever been in, and I've been in plenty.  I come all the way from Seattle to the Outdoor Adventure Expo."
    — Pete Daniels, Seattle, WA —
  • "No business in the Twin Cities, or anyplace I have been is so devoted to the personal growth and outdoor skill development of those who cross your path.  And it is due to your leadership and tremendous teams you have assembled over the years."
    — Richard McGovern, Duluth, MN —
  • "Thank you Midwest Mountaineering for the Expos hosted at your location twice each year, and specifically for the recommendation made by Rod & Sharon Johnson about hiring KB Tambo for their 8 day trek in Peru.  We just returned and have similarly favorable reports.  I am not sure we would have chosen to do this trip without attending Rod & Sharon's presentation."
    — Mark & Becky Benson, Lino Lakes, MN —
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