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Zoar Outdoor, DemoFest

June 24 - June 26

For paddlers who want to brush up on their skills and have some fun, Zoar Outdoor’s DemoFest is the place to be! Sign up in advance for clinic teasers 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!

Try before you buy

One of the many advantages of buying your next canoe or kayak at The Outfitters Shop is that you can try your boat on real whitewater before you buy it. There are two ways you can paddle on the river. For a short demo, you can take any boat we have available in our demo fleet across the street to the Deerfield River just behind our barn and paddle it in the class I moving water for no charge. To spend a whole day in your next dreamboat, just come in and fill out the rental paperwork, pay a $45 rental fee (up to two of which, within a year of rental, can be applied to your next boat purchase) and take the boat on the Zoar Gap or the Dryway section of the Deerfield River.

All rentals are subject to availability. Paddling clinic students have priority on any demo boats. Demo boats can be tentatively reserved for a particular day, but may not be picked up until after paddling clinics have taken their boats (usually around 10:00 am.) By reserving, you have priority over other paddlers who want to demo the boat for that particular day, but not over paddling clinic students. We will make every effort to have the boat available but cannot guarantee that it will be.

We reserve the right to deny rentals or demos to paddlers who cannot show competence and experience on the level of water on which they want to rent.

For more information about our boat demos, please feel free to call 800-532-7483.

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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 24
June 26


Zoar Outdoor
7 Main St
Charlemont, MA 01339
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