Showcasing the outdoor industry hub of the east!
Connect with homegrown products and experiences.
- Outdoor gear demos and gear sales – Demo or purchase E-bikes, Mtn Bikes, Tents, hammocks, footwear, outdoor apparel and climbing gear.
- Food, beer, and live music! Enjoy Asheville’s favorite food trucks, beer from Highland brewery, and live music featuring Clint Roberts, and the after party with Dangermuffin.
- Activities for the whole family – Paddle, bike, hike, and climb!
- Classes and clinics – Learn to climb, take a SUP class, or experience Mtn Biking for the first time.
Save time by pre-registering you and your family
This will allow us to gauge the attendance and also provide you with an opportunity to complete an activity waiver prior to showing up on site which will save you a bunch of time waiting in line. All attendees who RSVP and show up to the event will be entered into a raffle for an awesome prize package of local gear, experiences, and goodies!
Volunteer for Get In Gear Fest
Interested in being a part of the behind-the-scenes action? Consider signing up to Volunteer at Get In Gear Fest.
Get a taste of what camp is like with a Camp Rockmont Adventure Pass!
GIGF attendees have an opportunity to experience some of Rockmont’s signature skills and thrills. General Admission to Get In Gear Fest is free but you can purchase a Camp Rockmont Adventure Pass For $15 per person and you can have access to the following activities;
YOUR ADVENTURE PASS INCLUDES 10 AM – 5 PM ACCESS TO:
The Waterfront – Fun for the whole family and a great way to extend your fun at GIGF.
The Web – Our aquatic ropes challenge course – can you stay dry?
Disc Golf – Check out a frisbee and challenge a friend to nine holes Rockmont’s disc golf course.
3 Ziplines – Get an aerial view of the whole festival while zipping towards splashdown.
Rock Climbing – with routes for beginners to experienced climbers, will you ring the bell at the top?
Canoe & SUP (Stand-up Paddleboards) – Explore beautiful Lake Eden and take in the mountain views.
Archery – The classic camp activity. Take a deep breath, level your bow and let loose your arrow.
Note: There is a short 30 minute shift change from 1:00 – 1:30 PM when skills will not be available.
Thanks to our Sponsors!
We couldn’t have this event without them.
Interested in sponsoring Get In Gear Fest?
Check out the info below and contact [email protected]
Get In Gear Fest, the annual celebration of our amazing outdoor companies, community, and culture here in WNC will be held on Saturday, April 23rd with expo and demo event from 10am-7pm, and Dangermuffin closing out the day from 7pm-10pm.
New for 2022, GIGF will be held at the beautiful Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. The address is 375 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
There is no cost to attend the 2022 GIGF thanks to the support of our sponsors, partners, and companies and vendor demos are free.
If you are interested in experiencing all the fun family activities at Camp Rockmont you can purchase an Adventure Day Pass and maximize your time at the event.
We have a solid lineup of local companies selling gear, food, and beverages so bring cash!
Rockgeist Bikepack USA*, ENO*, Watershed LLC*, Recover Brands*, SylvanSport*, Hellbender Paddleboards*, Kitsbow Cycling Apparel*, Outrider USA*, Mount Inspiration Apparel*, Balabusta Outdoor Gear*, GreenFlash Watersports*, Asheville Wellness Tours*, Tsuga*, Trekroll LLC*, Second Gear Inc*, M2S Bikes*, Appalachian Gear Company*, Alpine Towers Int. Inc*, KidCycle Club*, Industry Nine*, Wilderness Education Association*, Lucky Sheep*, Cane Creek Cycling Components*, LightHeart Gear*, Fifth Element Camping*, Appalachian Riverboard Company*, She Jumps, Ripstop By The Roll, Diamond Brand Gear
*OGB Member company
Bad Kenny Band 1:30pm-3:30pm
Clint Roberts Band 4pm-6:30pm
Both the leadership of the OGB and Camp Rockmont are committed to doing what we can to ensure a safe and comfortable experience to all attendees, volunteers, and vendors. At this outdoor event we encourage everyone to wash their hands regularly and social distancing is always strongly encouraged. When social distancing isn’t possible outside we ask people to MASK UP and be considerate of others in your area.
We are excited to see everyone again as much as you are but let’s be conscious of others’ personal space. Some of our fellow outdoor industry professionals and friends may not be ready for that hug just yet. Consider checking in during your initial greeting to determine someone’s comfort level and personal space desired at this time.
We will continue to monitor the daily changes and adapt as needed to keep our community health a priority.
The event will have multiple parking locations. Follow signs for parking.
Thanks to our friends at Prestige Subaru, anyone arriving to the 2022 event in a Subaru will get Subaru VIP parking, as availability permits. Follow the signs to Subaru Parking.
Accessible parking will be available as well.
General attendees should expect a short walk from the parking lot to the festival site.
Yes, We request that if you plan to attend the event you RSVP. This will allow us to gauge the attendance and also provide you with an opportunity to complete an activity waiver prior to showing up on site which will save you a bunch of time waiting in line. All attendees who RSVP and show up to the event will be entered into a raffle for an awesome prize package of local gear, experiences, and goodies!
Bring your ID and money to support local businesses. Gear, food, beverages and beer will be available for purchase. Be dressed to have fun, whether on the water, or on the trail. Interested in joining the Kitsbow Group Ride(s) then bring your bike gear too.
Do not bring weapons, glass, pets, drones, outside food or beverage, & professional cameras. No fishing or camping on site. Yes, NO dogs allowed.
No! Drop in when it is convenient. Be sure to check the schedule so you don’t miss any of your favorite activities, demos, and more.
Interested in being a part of the behind the scenes action. Consider signing up to Volunteer at Get In Gear Fest.
Food vendors and food trucks will be on site serving up locally crafted tasty food and beverages.Vendors include Highland Brewing, Archetype Brewing, Gingers Revenge, Cecilia’s Kitchen, Appalachian Chic, La Semilla.
Sorry, NO dogs. Pets are NOT permitted at Camp Rockmont
Yes! The event is designed to be enjoyed by all ages. While certain activities may be limited to certain ages, there will be endless fun and adventure for kids. Everyone under the age of 18. Must be accompanied by a guardian at all times.