Outdoor Adventure Expo

April 28 – 30, 2023

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9
Saturday  10 – 6
Sunday  11 – 5

Sponsored By:

FITS Icebreaker Lakes & Legends Marmot Mountain Hardwear Patagonia


Lakes and Legends Brewing Company logo Lakes & Legends
Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo
All Weekend

KCM Eggrolls logo

KCM Eggrolls
Friday 4:00 to 7:30

Finer Meats & Eats logo

Finer Meats & Eats
Saturday 10:00 to 6:00

Eggroll Queen logo

Eggroll Queen
Sunday 11:00 to 5:00

$1 Popcorn
$1 Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!
(Proceeds benefit American Alpine Club scholarship program.)

Kids (12 & under) Spin the Wheel - Get a Prize!
Kids Spin the Wheel and Get a Prize!
Thrifty Outfitters
All Weekend Long !!!
(12 & Under)

Friday 2–9  Saturday 10–6  Sunday 11–5

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We at Midwest Mountaineering are Proud to Announce Our 76th Bi-Annual

Outdoor Adventure Expo
April 28 – 30, 2023

Admission is Absolutely Free !!!

Everything in the Store Is On Sale !!!

Friday 2–9  Saturday 10–6  Sunday 11–5

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Everything in the Store Sale Priced During Expo

Big News!

We return to our large exhibitor tent and live presentations at Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M!

38+ FREE Live Presentations

30+ Exhibitors in our Big-Top Expo Tent

Check Back Frequently as We Add Presentations
(Full details online by November 1st)

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Previous Expos

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, 2023.

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

See What Expo is all About

Spring, 2022 Website
Winter, 2021 Website
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour Tickets
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Saturday, April 29th  7:00p.m. (SOLD OUT)

U of M – Willey Hall Auditorium  (room 175)  map

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Action-packed selection of films from the Banff Centre's Mountain Film Festival.

Details:  Banff Mountain Film Festival page.

Trailer (2022 / 2023):  Banff Mountain Film Festival page.

Tickets are available now.  Buy your tickets early, the show is likely to sell out!

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 11:00a.m..

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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 —
Upcoming Midwest Mountaineering Events 2023

Customer Appreciation Party
Thursday, August 11th, 2022 Save to Google Calendar

Spring, 2023 Outdoor Adventure Expo
April 28th to 30th, 2023 Save to Google Calendar

Winter, 2023 Outdoor Adventure Expo
November 17th to 19th, 2023 Save to Google Calendar


Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
  (Tickets go on sale Friday, October 21st, 2022)

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

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