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Industry brands to take part in North Carolina outdoor gear festival

Published February 4, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — North Carolina-based industry brands Cane Creek, Outrider USA, Grava Bike Co., DeFeet and Industry Nine will exhibit in March at the second annual Get in Gear Fest, a free consumer festival presented by the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina.

"We want the WNC community to see and try the amazing and innovative products that are being made in their own back yard," said Kyle Mundt, director of marketing and new product development for camping trailer maker SylvanSport and one of the founders of the Outdoor Gear Builders. "This is a great chance for all these great companies to get together and show our community what's new for 2016."

Last year's inaugural Get in Gear Fest drew more than 1,000 attendees, according to Mundt. In addition to equipment displays and games, this year's edition will include family-friendly adventure races, a pumptrack, kayak demos, gear raffle, auction, beer garden with a selection of local craft beers on tap, live music and the Squeezebox National Championships, with all proceeds benefitting local nonprofits.

Other outdoor brands from the region exhibiting at the festival include LightHeart Gear, Simple Shot Shooting, Misty Mountain Threadworks, Fifth Element Camping, Native Watercraft, Harmony House Foods and Watershed Drybags.

Get in Gear Fest is set for March 19 at Riverlink Park in Asheville. More information:

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