One of the region’s most experienced consumer show producers, Greenville-based JBM & Associates, has announced plans for Everything Outdoor Fest, a one-of-a-kind festival showcasing and celebrating the Southeast’s most popular outdoor activities.
Held Nov. 4-6 at Historic Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville, Everything Outdoor Fest is expected to draw thousands of outdoor enthusiasts seeking connections with others who share their passion. The three-day festival will feature an action-packed schedule of activities for people of all ages and skill levels presented by experts across a wide spectrum of interests. Dozens of local, regional and national brands will also be on site to showcase and demonstrate the latest gear and equipment designed for outdoor adventures.
“Everything Outdoor Fest is the ideal experience for the curious, the brave, and the explorer,” says JBM & Associates CEO Jacqui McGuinness. “There are so many amazing opportunities for outdoor adventure in this region and its popularity is exploding. Everything Outdoor Fest will be a one-stop-shop for beginners and experts alike to gain new knowledge, demo the latest products, and connect with others who have similar interests. There’s nothing else like it in the Southeast!”
A variety of experiences and clinics on the 340-acre family-owned farm will be divided among four outdoor themes: Dirt, Water, Road, and Power. A separate Kids Zone will feature activities specially designed for children. A preliminary list of activities follows with more events being added to the event website as they are finalized.
DIRT: Archery and Hunting, Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Natural habitat pup walk & talk
Archery competition and clinics by Upstate Archery
Mountain bike pump track
WATER: Fishing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding
Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Instruction
Kids Fishing Clinics with Capt. Don Dingman, host of the popular TV show “Hook the Future”
Casting Lessons -- spin, cast and fly
Fly Fishing Techniques with the Mountain Bridge chapter of Trout Unlimited
ROAD: Cycling, Running, Walking
Wheel building clinic with Boyd Cycling
Organized gravel ride – Details to be announced
Road race and Fun Run – Details to be announced
POWER: ATVs, Boats, Golf Carts, RVs, Trucks
Boat Safety 101
Scavenger Hunt - first 500 to complete receive custom patch!
Leaf rubbings & compasses
Make your own trail mix
Knot tying lessons
Packing a backpack
One of the signature events spanning all three days is DockDogs, the world’s premier canine aquatics competition where dogs compete in three competitions: Speed Retrieve, Big Air Wave, and Extreme Vertical.
Group yoga classes are planned each morning of the festival and a complete lineup of live music and food trucks will be available. Visit the website often as details are confirmed for the schedule.
Sponsorships and Exhibiting
Current sponsors include SouthState Bank, Boyd Cycling and Rocket Revolution. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling (864) 250-9713 or emailing Laura.at.EOF@gmail.com. Interested exhibitors, including businesses and organizations, may apply online at https://www.everythingoutdoorfest.com/exhibitors-application/ or contact Chelsea@JBMshows.com.
Tickets, Event Location and Website
Tickets will be pre-sold online only. Single day tickets are $10 for adults and weekend passes are $25 with discounted rates for seniors, military and children. Historic Hopkins Farms is located at 3717 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville, SC. Visit the festival website often at everythingoutdoorfest.com for the latest updates.
Everything Outdoor Fest is a production of JBM & Associates, producers of many of the Southeast region’s largest and most popular consumer boat shows, including The Charleston Boat Show, Savannah Boat Show, Charleston In-Water Boat Show and Wilmington Boat Show. For information, visit JBMshows.com.
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