Midwest Outdoor Experience - Oct 5-6: Dayton, OH

Midwest Outdoor Experience Highlights Dayton’s Recreational Amenities!

Re-imagined with a new name and a new image, GearFest has transformed into the Midwest Outdoor Experience, presented by Subaru. This recreation celebration is taking place Friday, October 5, through Saturday, October 6, atEastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road, in Dayton.
View ScheduleView the 2012 Schedule to learn about all of the activities, demos, competitions and more!

Dog Friendly Event - Thanks to Subaru
Dog Friendlly
Thanks to our friends at Subaru our furry friends will have plenty to do at Midwest Outdoor Experience. Watch the high flying Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs, play in the Pooch Island Dog Park or snap a souvenir photo with your best buddy at the Subaru booth. Learn More >>

Get Out & Ride at IMBA Bike Village!!
IMBAThe IMBA Bike Village at Midwest Outdoor Experiencewill offer guests an opportunity to try all styles of bikes while learning from leading bike manufacturers, retail shops, race promoters and advocacy organizations in the country. Learn More >>

USA National Slackline Championships
GibbonThe best slackers in the country will converge on Dayton, Ohio to compete in USA National Championships hosted for the second year in a row! The top 16 athletes in the USA will compete for the title of National Champion. Learn More >>

Bring the Whole Family
CampingFrom camping to biking to kayaking, the whole family can get engaged. On-site exhibitors will hook patrons up with gear they need to “Get Out & Live,”and local clubs and other outdoor adventure resources on-site will help patrons connect to local events and activities year-round. Kids will love the Subway Fresh Fit Youth Adventure Zone, and dogs even have a special place to play off-leash on Subaru Pooch Island. Take a break from the action to enjoy live music featuring Dayton Music Fest artists, grab a craft brew from the beer garden, and fill up on delicious fare, including vegetarian options.

Camp for Free!
CampingStay the weekend and “rough it” in the Eddie Bauer campground (sites are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis) or take weekend residence in the Crowne Plaza, located in downtown Dayton near the historical Oregon District, just minutes from Eastwood MetroPark.

Incredible Amount of Outdoor Fun!
  • IMBA Bike Village
  • Slacklining
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Backpacking
  • Climbing
  • Geocaching
  • Bikeway group ride
  • Subway Fresh Fit Youth Adventure Zone
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Disc golf
  • Fishing/fly fishing
  • Mad River Mountain snow tubing
  • Skateboarding
  • Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs
  • Gibbon Slackline Team
  • DK Bike Team
  • Earthjoy Tree Climbing
  • Whitewater Freestyle Kayaking
  • USA Slackline Championships
  • Off-Road 5K Presented by Runners Plus
  • Ruffwear Ruff Run K9 Division
  • MoMBA X Country Classic mountain biking race
  • Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs
  • Charlie Doyle Memorial Regatta
More fun
Get the weekend’s complete schedule, learn about all the various demonstrations, plan a strategy for hitting up desired exhibitors and more at outdoorx.org or call (937) 277-4374.
Thanks to our sponsors: Subaru, Wagner Subaru, Subaru of Dayton, Yakima, Subway Fresh Fit, Mad River Mountain, Eddie Bauer, International Mountain Biking Association, Ruffwear, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bonbright Distributers, Earth Fare and Great Lakes Brewing Company.

Event Details

Midwest Outdoor Experience
October 5-6, 2012
Eastwood MetroPark
1385 Harshman Road,
Dayton Ohio 45431

2012 Main Sponsors

Wagner Subaru
Subaru of Dayton
Great Lakes
Mad River Mountain
Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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$5 Suggested Donation

Admission and parking are free, but the success of this annual event depends on sponsorships and contributions from patrons. The suggested donation for this action-packed weekend is $5. If you feel inclined, pay on your way in, during the event, or on your way out! Your contributions will help us maintain the high quality experience you expect and allow the event to become a regional destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Green Partnership

Green Partnership with Subaru
In efforts to save resources and the environment, Five Rivers MetroParks has developed a partnership with Subaru of America and two local dealers. Subaru’s corporatecommitments to the environmentmake them an ideal partner for Five Rivers MetroParks. Learn More >>

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