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DemoFest Registration and Clinic Offerings

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DemoFest June 24-26 2022!

Highlights

DemoFest Clinics No payments can be taken on-site
Per clinic
$30
Food
Lunch per day, includes choice of wrap, pasta salad, chips, salsa, and cookies
$13
Saturday Evening Chicken BBQ a hearty home cooked meal served at our base
$16

Try boats and learn paddling skills at DemoFest!

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 1-800-532-7483 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.

Zoar Gap Boater X Race 6/25/22- Registration at 11AM – 1PM @ Zoar Gap Picnic area tent.

Locations

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

 

Prerequisites – The DemoFest mini-clinics are designed for experienced paddlers looking to paddle the newest whitewater kayaks.  If you have never been in a whitewater kayak before, you should try one of our 1-, 2-, 3- or 5-day clinics.

  • Great for experienced kayakers and open to those who have mastered the wet-exit, can self rescue in current and who are comfortable in at least class I-II whitewater with a sprayskirt and a whitewater style kayak.
  • Dryway competent paddlers are welcome to bring demo boats from the Zoar Gap Picnic area to the Dryway section.

Come to Zoar Outdoor and learn to paddle prior to Demofest

At Zoar, our staff makes the difference when it comes to your whitewater kayaking experience. Our friendly, accommodating team is here to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to give us a call!

 

 

2022 Schedule and Clinic Descriptions

Descriptions of clinics are below the calendar.

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