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Venture Outdoors Fest

Riley Hays

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

Venture Outdoors Fest

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*Cost: $30 per person* (plus an additional discounted camping fee if you choose)
*You will be contacted after you register for payment information. You can also pay at the event.

Grab your crew, scrounge up a tent, strap on your “get-dirty” shoes and get ready for a weekend of outdoor adventure!

Similar to the last event in May, we will have a variety of activities for you to choose from. The difference is, they will all be in one place, so you don't have to pick just one!

On Saturday, September 13th meet us at Trap Pond State Park for a day of outdoor recreation. We’ll provide you with plenty of fun outdoor activities, give you some grub, and offer campsites for one or two nights, your choice. In the evening grab some dinner, listen to some music, try out a beer sample and keep toasty by a campfire.

Activities available include stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, pontoon boat tours, an inflatable obstacle course, hiking, boat rentals, fishing, a primitive brewing demonstration, birding, and more. A limited number of bikes will be available as well, please bring your own if you can! We are doing our best to have archery also offered at this event.

In addition, games such as disc golf (with tips and tricks provided by Delaware Disc Golf!), volleyball, ladder ball, horseshoes, and corn hole are available. Delmarva Star Gazers will also be coming out to give a presentation and help us spot some cool constellations.

During dinner provided by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Texas Roadhouse, enjoy a Dogfish Head craft brew, along with some wine from Fenwick Wine Cellars, and music from Clifford Keith (facebook/website) and Jeremy Lum (facebook/website)!

Before you head out in the morning be sure to stop by and grab some free breakfast!

We will also be offering campsites at a discounted rate! If you camp for one night, the other night is completely free. When you register, select that you would like to camp both nights and we will contact you with information on how to reserve your campsites. Please do not reserve your campsites before we contact you - if you do, you will not receive the discount. Remember, camping is not required for this year's Venture Outdoors Fest.

The last day to register is August 29, 2014 by 4:00pm.

Please bring a printed copy of your ticket and payment verification with you.

Contact Riley Hays at Riley.Hays@state.de.us (preferred) or 302-739-9249 with any additional questions.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, however you must be 21 years of age to receive a sample from Dogfish Head and Fenwick Wine Cellars - I.D's will be checked.

Is there a refund policy?

We will offer refunds for this event until the final day of registration (August 29, 2014 at 4pm).

What will my $30 include?

The $30 admission fee will include your entrance fee to the park, lunch and dinner on September 13, breakfast on September 14, all activities offered, live music, a beer sample and wine tasting (if 21 years of age), and a t-shirt (first-come first-served).

What is the camping discount?

We are offering a buy-one-get-one camping discount. If you stay the night of September 12, you can stay again on September 13 for free.

Do I have to camp?

No. If you do not want to stay the night, feel free to just come and enjoy the activities on September 13 from 8am to 5pm, and the music and food until 8pm.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please be aware that smoking is prohibited at this event, but there are areas within the Park where smoking is allowed.

One alcoholic beverage will be provided to each participant. Outside alcohol is allowed only in the campground areas of Trap Pond State Park.

Park Staff have the right to remove anyone from the park premises who violate Park or event rules.

Please bring a tent and camping equipment: flashlights, sleeping bags, pillow, lawn chairs, etc.

You may bring any other recreational equipment of your own that you choose, but Delaware State Parks will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to your equipment.

A limited number of tents and sleeping pads are available upon request. You are responsible for set-up and packing of any borrowed equipment.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, with prior notice. If something comes up and you can't make it and a friend can, give us a call and let us know who you're handing the ticket over to.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket with you to the event for registration purposes, as well as verification of payment, which we (Delaware State Parks) will send to you.

Have questions about Venture Outdoors Fest? Contact Riley Hays

When & Where

Trap Pond State Park
33587 Baldcypress
Laurel, DE 19956

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

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Riley Hays

For more information on the event, please contact Riley Hays from Delaware State Parks at (302) 739-9249 or riley.hays@state.de.us.

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