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Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
April 22 – 24, 2016

Exhibitors & Presenters

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Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

Appreciation Night:

Thursday  5 – 9
Pre-Event Sale
All Are Welcome!

Sponsored By:


Famous Daves logo

Official Rib of
Outdoor Adventure Expo

Bent Paddle Brewing logo

Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo

Cache Lake logo
Free Samples
All Weekend Long !!!

Free Swedish Blueberry Soup
(Vasaloppet Booth)

50¢ Popcorn
50¢ Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!


We at Midwest Mountaineering are Proud to Announce
Our 62nd Bi-Annual

Outdoor Adventure Expo
April 22 – 24, 2016

Admission is Absolutely Free !!!
(Except the Radical Reels Tour) (Except the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour)

As Always, Admission is FREE !!!

Everything in the Store Is On Sale !!!

Friday 2–9:30,  Saturday 9–6:30,  Sunday 10–5

Thursday, April 24th is Customer Appreciation Night
Pre-Event Sale … All are Welcome!

Featured Speakers
The Outdoor Adventure Expo in 2 Minutes Flat!
So Much to See and Do !!
  • Beer and Gear Social Night and Raffle
  • Canoe & Kayak Auction
  • Canoe & Kayak Demo
  • Environmental Organizations
  • 100+ Exhibitors
  • Yummy Food!
  • Meetup with Friends
  • Great Deals on Great Gear (Everything is on Sale)
  • Kids Area and Passport to Adventure Game with Prizes
  • Outdoor Clubs
  • 120+ Presentations
  • The Radical Reels Tour
  • Vendors
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 —
Latest Expo News
Expo Details

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 April 1st, 2016.

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

Previous Expos

Read up on what Expo is all about:

Spring, 2015 Website

Winter, 2015 Website

Expo Website is Mobile-Ready
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Please use this website to get all the exciting Outdoor Adventure Expo news!  Your mobile device automatically detected!


Radical Reels Tour

• Saturday, April 23rd 7:30p.m.

Details: Radical Reels Tour

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Buy your tickets early, the show is likely to sell out!

The films have been selected!  Sneak preview!

Radical Reels Program

Read our frequent updates.  Submit your comments.  Join us to get updates automatically.

Super Expo Coupons!

Join our mailing list by Wed., April 6th to receive your valuable coupons!


Upcoming Events

Winter, 2016 Outdoor Adventure Expo
November 18th to 20th, 2016

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  November 18th, 19th, 20th, 2016

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 19th, 2016.

Mark your calendar.  We look forward to seeing you at these events!