4 Days until the Largest Outdoor Festival in the Region!

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Published on: May 17, 2005

I got this notice in my INBOX today about the about the Outdoor Festival from Venture Outdoors. If the Weather is good on Saterday I will be headed there in the morrning, on my bike.


5 Days until the Largest Outdoor Festival in the Region!

Venture Outdoors Festival Free!
Saturday, May 21, 2005

10:00 AM 5:00 PM (Rain or Shine)

Pittsburghs North Shore Riverfront Park near Heinz Field

Free parking for Venture Outdoors will be available at Gold Lot #1 (you must enter the lot before 3:00 PM)

Everyone (from beginners to experts, kids to seniors) is invited to come out and try a new activity, learn about a wide array of clubs and organizations, buy some of the latest gear and discover all the great outdoor amenities we have in the region.

Quick Facts about all the things going on:

100 Exhibitors Bring your questions and some spending money

Climbing Wall 24 feet of rock climbing fun

Fishing Try your luck with over 20 species of fish in the area

In-line skating Start with the basics or learn some new tricks

Bike Rides Take a guide pedal around town or along the trails (bring your bike and join the fun)

Kayaking See how it easy it is to learn

Canoeing A perfect way to explore the rivers

Dragon Boating 20 paddlers, 1 drum, tons of fun

Frisbee Golf Play a couple of holes

Mountain High Sales – Outdoor technical gear, apparel, and footwear at 30%-80% off Retail pricing. Marmot, Keen Footwear, Vasque Footwear and Atlas snowshoes. Also clothing, boots, tents, sleeping bags, camping, stoves, snowshoes, accessories and much, much, more!

Pittsburgh Voyager – River tours 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Adventure Sports Magazine Pick up a free copy at their booth

Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group- Demo of Search and Rescue dogs 1:00 PM

American Adventure Race Participants will be passing through all day help cheer them on!

Bike Pittsburgh Smoothie samples from their Bike Blender

Brier Hill Farm One word Llamas

DCNR – Rubber stamping activity for the kids plus free Hike for Health Guides

Construction Junction – Salvage art

GASP – Test drive a hybrid car and hear the motor purr

Boy Scouts Greater Pittsburgh Council Visit the Scout Funmobile

Keystone Concessions – Electric-assisted mountain bikes

Mesa Creative Arts Center – Reiki and mini tuning fork healings, plus a small medicine wheel

Massage therapy Experience this technique from 2 different providers

Conscious Healing – Energy psychic readings

The Woodmobile Learn about PAs great forests

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts – Hand made paper and other crafts

Yoga Tent Yoga sessions throughout the day with different instructors

Unicycle and Juggling Come test you hand eye coordination

Drumming Circle 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM along the river (bring your own drums if you like)

Nature Walk 11:00 AM Patterns in Nature

Food- Sree’s, Mung Dynasty, Joes Hot Dogs, Rita’s Ice and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and New Hope Coffee

Girl Scouts 11:00 and 12:00 Songs and Games

ROCS! Award Come find out who is this years winner!

On top of all the activities and events be sure to get your entry in to win more than 30 different cool prizes! With all this cool stuff happening you want to get there early and enjoy the full day. Dont forget to bring the sun block and dress in your adventure clothes!

This festival is the perfect way to kick-start your summer!

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