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Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar Sunday, October 2, 2022
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Eastwood MetroPark
1385 Harshman Road, (Main Entrance) Dayton, OH 45431 [map it]
Free Event

With over 15,000 visitors every year, the Outdoor Experience is one of the largest festivals celebrating the outdoor lifestyle in the Midwest!

Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience

Free Outdoor Adventure Festival at Eastwood MetroPark, Dayton OH

What started as an event to highlight outdoor gear has grown to a two-day festival featuring almost every outdoor adventure sport in which that gear is used.

The Midwest’s premier outdoor adventure festival returns Oct. 1 & 2, 2022

Explore the active side of Dayton with the whole family at Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2022 Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience. Again this year, the event will feature two days of outdoor adventure from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road in Dayton. Admission and parking are free.

Try an Outdoor Adventure

Try your hand at more than 25 outdoor activities, open to all ages and skill levels, in various experience areas throughout Eastwood MetroPark. Add to your knowledge at the Bike Village and get rolling on the pumptrack. Build outdoor living skills at the Outdoor School and discover backcountry camping at the Osprey Backcountry Zone. Children can try a variety of outdoor activities at the Youth Adventure Zone, including animal encounters, climbing and nature play. Other activities include:

  • Climbing
  • Vibram Disc Golf
  • Fitness Programs
  • Fishing Village
  • Geocaching
  • Dayton Cycling Club Group Bike Rides
  • Inline Skating
  • Skateboarding
  • Slacklining
  • Mad River Mountain Snow Tubing
  • Paddling

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Watch Outdoor Adventure Demos
Festival-goers can view freestyle kayakers on the Mad River Run, thanks to support from Whitewater Warehouse, and over-the-top Slackline Stunt Duels. The Inspired Stunt Shows team will take BMX tricks to new heights, while the Craig Wright BikeStuntShow features unbelievable mountain bike skills. Watch the Team Zoom disc dogs, presented by Best Breed, and bring your own pet to get in on the fun at the Bark Zone.

Compete in the Great Outdoors
Attendees also can enter several competitions, including the ORRRC State Champion 12-hour endurance run or Vibram Disc Golf Challenge on a special course created just for the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience. Other competitions include:

  • NAPRA Wade Fishing Challenge
  • Ruff Run 5K
  • Dayton Kayak Fishing Challenge
  • Miles for Freedom
  • Riverside Firefighter 911 Mud Run/5K
  • Cache In, Trash Out Geocaching
  • Buckeye DockDogs
  • Charlie Doyle Memorial Regatta

Entertainment, Vendors, Contests, Music, Food Trucks and More

Shop for new and used gear, enjoy live music and a variety of options from local food trucks. New this year - The GearUp Giveaway is a new, live raffle on Saturday night.?  See our website below for more details!

Camp for the weekend! - Bring a tent and camp for the weekend on the banks of the Eastwood lagoon. 

“This event has grown to become the region’s premier outdoor adventure festival thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, staff, exhibitors and sponsors,” Brent Anslinger, Five Rivers MetroParks outdoor recreation program manager, said of the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, previously the Midwest Outdoor Experience. “Not only is this event a celebration that brings the outdoor community together, it is the perfect occasion for families to experience their natural surroundings in new, inspiring ways.”

Get the weekend's complete schedule. Admission and parking for this event are free.


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  • Directory Profile:

    Five Rivers MetroParks
    Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region's natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Bike rentals are available.
  • Event Venue:

    Eastwood MetroPark
    1385 Harshman Road
    Dayton, OH 45431
    [Get Map]
    Call: 937-275-7275
    Five Rivers MetroParks - Highlights of Eastwood MetroPark include a 185-acre lake, Mad River, picnic shelters and a playground. The 3-mile loop trail offers hiking on mostly level terrain.

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