Outdoor Adventure Expo

The 2021 Outdoor Adventure Expo is planned for October 3!

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About the 2021 Outdoor Adventure Expo

The Outdoor Adventure Expo highlights Bellefonte’s beautiful and easily accessible natural assets, while showcasing regional vendors, nonprofits and businesses that specialize in outdoors and recreation-related products. This is a free-admission, regional event to promote nature-based tourism and commerce, with the added benefit of promoting health benefits of getting outside. This event also serves as a fundraiser for Downtown Bellefonte, Inc. to aid in its economic development initiatives.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 12 pm to 5 pm in Talleyrand Park and Bellefonte Waterfront walk.

The Expo will have exhibitor booth space open to adventure-based nonprofits (clubs, conservation orgs), manufacturers and vendors. This event will also offer free workshops that will educate the public on interests like fly fishing, field first aid and camping basics. In 2019, we had an estimated 1,500-2,000 meet over 45 vendors and attend 12 workshops.

*We are also looking for people interested in holding 30 minute to 1-hours workshops/demos focusing on outdoor adventures, like fly-fishing, basic bush first-aid or map reading.


Who should attend?

Outdoor lovers of all ages should celebrate this fantastic event. The expo will include exhibitors representing outdoor activities including but not limited to fishing, camping, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and much more.

Booth pricing:

We welcome a wide variety of artisans, makers, manufacturers, educators and non-profits.

Student Groups & Non-profits = $25
Manufacturers and vendors = $50
Food vendors = $50

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FAQ

What is the cost to attend?

Pricing for exhibitors is as follows: Students and non-profits ($25), Manufacturers and vendors ($50), and Food vendors ($50).

The Expo is free to the public, but donations are accepted. Workshops may have an additional fee.

What is the cancellation policy?

The Expo is a rain or shine event. All exhibitor cancellations are subject to a $35 processing fee for each cancelled registration. No refunds will be given after September 5th, 2021. Exhibitors may transfer booth space with permission from DBI..

Are food and refreshments available?

Yes, food trucks will be in attendance with food and beverages available for purchase. Outside food is discouraged, although we suggest bringing water to stay hydrated on a hot day.

Who should come to this event?

  • People new to the area who know little-to-nothing about adventure opportunities and businesses
  • People with knowledge base, but would either like to learn more or are interested in workshops/demos
  • Business that may be interested in moving / living / starting a new venture in Bellefonte

Are food and refreshments available?

Yes, food trucks will be in attendance with food and beverages available for purchase. Outside food is discouraged, although we suggest bringing water to stay hydrated on a hot day.

Is parking available?

Yes, free parking is available at multiple municipal lots. See map for parking locations

Are pets allowed?

Dogs are allowed in Bellefonte municipal parks, but we ask that all dogs be leashed, well-behaved, and up-to-date on shots.

How do I find an exhibitor at the Expo?

A list of vendors will be available on our Facebook event page, on the website and also at the Expo.

More questions?

Contact Event Chair Troy Weston 814.441.2634 or email here.


2021 OAE Sponsors

The Outdoor Expo has sponsorship levels at different levels. Download this form for more information or fill out the online form here.

Volunteers Wanted!

The Outdoor Adventure Expo is an easy and fun volunteer opportunity.
Sign up here!


Vendor Sign-up