- Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 AM to 10 PM
- Sunday, Oct. 8, 11 AM to 4 PM
All ages are welcome to try more than 25 experience areas, watch pro demos or join a competition. With delicious food and beer in the Great Lakes Food & Beer Garden, live music on the Dayton.com Music Stage and free camping, you’ll never want to leave! Be sure to check out:
The Mad River Mountain Action Sports Zone will be the destination for excitement. Watch as BMX riders, kayakers, mountain bike trials riders, slackliners and DockDogs electrify the crowd with spins, flips, jumps and other jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring maneuvers. You’ll have a chance to get in on the action with the Mad River Mountain snow tubing hill.
Children will love the Youth Adventure Zone, where they can enjoy nature play, try climbing and a variety of other fun outdoor activities, games and demonstrations led by community organizations. These activities will introduce your young explorer to the excitement of outdoor adventure!
The Osprey Backcountry Zone, brought to you by Great Miami Outfitters, has everything you need to get you out on the trail, including a mock campsite, hammock lounge, campfire and more. As a part of the Backpacker Festival Experience, the Backpacker Magazine Outdoor School will host a variety of classes where professional instructors will offer hands-on clinics to hone your outdoor skills.
Check out the Miami Valley Fly Fishers Fishing Village complete with casting, fly tying and the ORSANCO Aquarium presented by Fisherman’s Headquarters and Miami Group Sierra Club. If you prefer to fish from a boat, you can compete with other kayak anglers in the Buckeye Kayak Fishing Challenge.
Our furry friends will have plenty to do for the weekend! See if your pooch is a big-air jumper in the Subaru Buckeye DockDogs competition or an air frisbee jumper join the UpDog competition with Zoom Disc Dogs, presented by Best Breed, and then let your furry friend have some play time at Subaru Pooch Island Off-Leash Dog Park.