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Zoar Outdoor, DemoFest

June 23, 2023 - June 25, 2023

For paddlers who want to brush up on their skills and have some fun, Zoar Outdoor’s DemoFest is the place to be this June!  Sign up in advance for clinic teasers ($30 includes a $10 donation) that most appeal to your skill level and interests or demo a boat on the Deerfield River for free. Then stop by The Outfitters Shop to save on the gear you’ll need to outfit your new boat for future adventures!
Instruction with Zoar Outdoor clinic teasers and from top paddlers, free demos of the hottest whitewater boats/equipment on the market, and a festival atmosphere (Saturday evening).  It’s all at the 18th annual DemoFest at Zoar Outdoor held in June on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts!

Event Details

Preregister by calling Zoar Outdoor at 413-339-4010 or book online.

Boat Demos – All boat demos are first-come-first-served @ the Zoar Gap Picnic Area.  We regret that we are not able to take reservations for specific boats. You can demo a boat for up to 2 hours of personal use or for one mini-clinic per day. We have a limited number of boats available for demo so please be considerate.  All boat demos are due back to the Zoar Gap Picnic area no later than 4:00 PM each day.  Sign-up online and complete the agreement/waivers in advance.

Equipment Rental – If you need to borrow helmets, PFD’s, sprayskirts these will be available at the DemoFest site.  For borrowing wetsuits, paddling jackets, or water shoes, please stop by The Outfitters Shop prior to going to the DemoFest site.

Mini-Clinics – Choose mini-clinics for each day.  Please pre-register as space is limited.  Mini-clinics are booked on a first come-first serve basis.  All mini-clinics are subject to change.  Please check in at the Zoar Gap Picnic Area event site each day to to receive information.

Food – Please pre-pay for food up to 10 days in advance of the trip.  Riverside lunch available each day and a hearty Saturday evening BBQ will be sure to bring the paddlers back together.

a person riding a wave on a surfboard in the water

DemoFest site is located across from the Zoar Gap picnic area.  Once there, complete the check-in paperwork for boat demos and clinics.

The Outfitters Shop is located at Zoar Outdoor
7 Main Street
Charlemont, MA 01339


June 23, 2023
June 25, 2023


Zoar Outdoor
7 Main St
Charlemont, MA 01339
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