Everything Outdoor Fest is coming to the Upstate

The three-day festival brings together outdoor enthusiasts showcasing outdoor activities like fishing, cycling, offroading, camping and hiking.


Hit the trail during a hands-on mountain biking clinic. | Photo provided by Everything Outdoor Fest

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It’s o-fish-al, Everything Outdoor Fest is one week away (Fri., Nov. 4-Sun., Nov. 6). Grab the runners, hikers, cyclists, campers, fishers + all-around outdoors-people in your life for a weekend of family fun (for your dog, too) jam-packed with demos, exhibits, clinics + competitions.

What you need to know before you go:

📍 Historic Hopkins Farm, 3717 Fork Shoals Rd., Simpsonville
🗓️ Fri., Nov. 4-Sun., Nov. 6
⏰ Fri. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
🎟️ Available online only, $10 adults, $5 kids, senior and military discounts available

Pro tip: If you’re planning to visit throughout the weekend, grab a $25 weekend pass ($12 for kids) that’s good for all three days.

Your ticket gets you access to 35+ clinics, trail runs, hands-on demos, and the kids zone, plus — live music + food trucks.

A few of the activities scheduled:

Kayaking and stand up paddleboarding | Guides from REI will outfit you with a kayak or stand up paddleboard (and necessary safety equipment) + teach you proper strokes and paddling techniques.

Mountain biking | REI’s guides will lead a skills lesson before taking you on a trail ride, bikes and helmets included.

REI Co-op Clinics | Each day will feature topics including “What to take on every hike,” “Basic camping knots,” “Bear awareness,” and “Camp coffee” — all about how to get your cup ‘o joe in the woods.

UltiMutt Race Obstacles | Bring your pup and take on five obstacles designed to build owner/dog trust and teamwork.

Upstate Archery Range | Certified archery coaches will be on hand to teach you how to shoot.

Trail experience | HOKA will be on-site to give you a chance to demo its newest trail shoes while challenging yourself on a 2 mile or 4-mile course.

Check out the full list of activities, demos + events here.