Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
November 17 – 19, 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!

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Meet Exhibitors at the Expo

Please note that this list represents the organizations and manufacturer's representatives that you will be able to meet in person at the Outdoor Adventure Expo in a designated booth space – be sure to pick up an Expo floor map upon entering.  There will be many other product brands present, and there may be other manufacturer's representatives present (but not in a dedicated booth space).

The Expo is a great opportunity for you to get assistance with your next purchase, or creating your next adventure.  Have fun, and enjoy the Outdoor Adventure Expo!

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Outdoor Adventure Expo Exhibitors

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Access 2 Tanzania

Tanzania offers the most extraordinary array and concentration of wildlife in Africa; it also has some of the world’s warmest and friendliest people.  We are proud of Tanzania and we love sharing it with others.

Adopt A Husky, Inc.

The mission of AAHI is to provide a second chance for stray, abandoned, abused, or otherwise homeless purebred Siberian Huskies by finding suitable, permanent, loving adoptive homes.  Consider being a foster home for a Siberian in need!  Over 950 Siberians saved since 1998.

American Alpine Club – Twin Cities Chapter

Despite Minnesota being known for 10,000+ lakes there is an ample amount climbable rock across the state.  The new Twin Cities Chapter is amped to connect with local climbers, gyms, clubs, and businesses, as well as continue building and supporting our climbing community!

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.

Boundary Waters Advisory Committee

Boundary Waters Advisory Committee was founded as an advocacy organization where as the Kekekabic Trail Club focuses on trail maintenance.  We aim to save the historic hiking trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Boundary Waters Journal

A new standard of excellence in outdoor periodicals.  Uniquely designed to inspire greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of America's most popular wilderness area.

Bull Moose Patrol

At Bull Moose Patrol, we believe every outdoor adventure offers excitement and education.  We offer classes and presentations - both in person and online - on wilderness and camping skills, survival skills, as well as custom-guided canoeing and camping trips.

Cache Lake Camping Foods

Camping food so good you'll want to eat it at home!  The ideal food for camping or vacationing at the cabin, resort, RV, or condo.

Camp Manito-wish YMCA

Founded in 1919, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has grown from a wilderness summer camp into one of the most respected youth and leadership programs in the world.  Our goal is for everyone associated with us to have a 'Manito-wish Experience'.

Concordia Language Villages

Deep in the North Woods of Minnesota, we create a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own.  In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent.  Immerse yourself in the world of a native speaker, where you can truly learn to live a language, not just speak it.

Conserve School

Conserve School inspires young people to environmental stewardship through academics and engagement with the forests, lakes, and wildlife of Lowenwood.

Costa Rica Authentic

Your dream vacation to Costa Rica begins here.  We design an itinerary customized to your travel preferences to create an authentic experience.  We create the plan and you will create the memories.

Destination Tanzania Safaris

We offer scheduled, custom and unique African wildlife safaris, mountaineering trips, culture and historical site visits, beach holiday vacations and adventure trekking safaris exclusively in Tanzania.

Friends of the Kinnickinnic River

We are a group of citizens who love the Kinnickinnic River and want to see it flowing freely through the City of River Falls.


GearJunkie.com is a top blog and online publication for product reviews and news in the outdoors world.  The site contains thousands of pages of content — gear reviews, news, travel and adventure stories, a video section, photo galleries, and giveaway contests.  The site's "Daily Dose" blog is a top source for industry news and product reviews.

Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Giants Ridge is the top Minnesota family vacation destination.  Giants Ridge Recreation Area offers 35 downhill ski runs, over 60 km of cross country ski trails and the hottest snowboarding terrain parks in Minnesota!

Howling for Wolves

Howling for Wolves was created to be a voice for wild wolves.  We aim to educate the public about our wolf population and let people know how they can take action to keep wild wolves in a self-sustaining existence.  Our current efforts focus on the Minnesota Gray wolf.

Ice Age Trail Alliance

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer and member based organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Established in 1958, it now has over 5,000 members who support the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Knowmad Adventures

Knowmad Adventures is your specialist in customized private and small group trips to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.  Whether visiting South America’s finest vineyards and charming colonial cities, exploring Machu Picchu, or hiking through stunning Patagonia, Knowmad Adventures works closely with travelers so that their South American vacation exceeds all expectations.

Michigan Ice Fest

Michigan climbing is great and the Michigan Ice Fest is at the center of it all.  The festival makes ice climbing accessible to the first timer, teaches advanced skills to those looking to improve and connects participants with the greater climbing community through slideshows and socials.

Midwest Outdoor Resorts

We provide affordable, quality and family oriented vacation facilities, consistently delivering fun and memorable vacation experiences!  Through affiliations with some of the top national vacation networks, Midwest Outdoor Resorts has established reciprocal use relationships which allow its members access to hundreds of resorts nationwide.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota.  It originated as the Minneapolis Tribune in 1867 and the competing Minneapolis Daily Star in 1920.

Minnesota Rovers

We are a diverse group of people drawn together by a common appreciation of the outdoors.  We enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, sight-seeing, and we take an active role in the preservation of the wilderness with which Minnesota is so well endowed.

Mora Classic Series

Begun in 1981, the Mora Classic Series consists of four events – Snake River Canoe Race, Mora Bike Tour, Mora Vasaloppet Cross Country Ski Race, and the Mora Half Marathon.

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, NOLS takes students of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions and teaches them technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.  We offer courses from ten days to a full semester in the world's most spectacular wilderness classrooms.

North Country Trail Association

We're the nationwide nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail.

North Star Ski Touring Club

We bike, canoe, kayak, hike, dance, socialize, develop and maintain trails.  But OUR PASSION is CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING!

The Outdoor Kind

The Outdoor Kind, LLC, produces apparel and outdoors-related gear.  A portion of all sales aids first responders and supports educational outreach to prevent forest fires and other emergencies.

Red Lake Outfitters

Red Lake Outfitters is a full service canoe and backcountry outfitter located in the heart of the Boreal Forest in Northwestern Ontario.  The town of Red Lake serves as our gateway community to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, featuring over 1.2 million acres of wilderness for paddlers to explore.

Silent Sports Magazine

Solid, reliable and timely regional information on cross country skiing, bicycling, running, paddle sports, multisports (triathlons, biathlons, duathlons), snowshoeing.  Aerobic outdoor activities.  In other words, getting the heart rate up through non-motorized, healthy outdoor fun!

Superior Hiking Trail Association

Member supported non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the human and financial resources to build, promote, maintain, protect and preserve a hiking trail along the ridgeline of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Thrive Adventures

Do Somethin' Crazy!  The Thrive Adventures motto says it all.  Our vacations are one of a kind, custom, fully-guided adventure vacations.  The world is full of rare beauty and activities that most travelers will never see or experience, and our aim is to check those boxes on your bucket list.

U of M - Center for Outdoor Adventure

The Center for Outdoor Adventure (COA) provides participants with alternative recreation experiences revolving around the great outdoors.  Each semester, COA offers a full schedule of Trips and Clinics to introduce participants to the fundamentals of outdoor adventure skills and environmental ethics.  Activities range from backpacking to ice climbing, both locally and nationally.

Visit Cook County Minnesota

Whatever the season, let Cook County take your MN getaway to the max.  Get back to nature along the Gunflint Trail.  Experience the charm of Grand Marais and casino action in Grand Portage.  Soak up the breathtaking beauty of the 200-mile Superior Hiking Trail, accessible from many points including Lutsen-Tofte trailheads.

Visit Duluth

Duluth is a place like no other.  An endless horizon where the largest freshwater lake in the world meets the sky.  Rocky cliffs and pristine forests where you'll find miles of trails to explore.  A thriving community where you can take in a show, explore nature, enjoy a meal and stay in comfort no matter where your plans take you.

Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts

Wild Wales Tours are created for people who hate tours.  With us, you will not have huge buses, name tags, large groups or hurried stops.  What you will have is a wonderful personalized experience full of the best scenery and culture that Wales has to offer.

Winter Fun 101

Winter Fun 101 is a website designed to spark your interest in fun things to do in winter.  You'll find articles from acclaimed experts who have made outdoor adventures their life's work.  You'll learn of fun events happening all over the north country.  Tell us about your favorite Winter Fun 101 activities.  We'll share them on this site and our social media channels.


Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting global citizenship through authentic immersion experiences.  Xperitas offers programs that embody true language and cultural immersion, inspire personal connections with diverse individuals and communities worldwide.

Yellowstone Expeditions

Our package excursions include ski guides, all meals, lodging (includes bedding and linens) at the yurt camp, and all snow-van transportation within the park.  Yellowstone Expeditions also offers backcountry snowshoe excursions and scenic snowcoach tours in Yellowstone National Park.

YMCA Camps of the Greater Twin Cities

Welcome to the Y.  We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

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