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Triangle Events from Great Outdoor Provision Co:

Jun
21
Thu
Triangle Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing chrisg@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is not in our demo fleet we will not be able to bring it to the event.

Any weather-related cancellation of this event will be announced via @TrustyGOPC on Instagram & Twitter.  Keep an eye on these feeds for updates.

This spring we’ll be offering free, informal kayak & canoe demonstrations conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. This is a great opportunity to try out a boat in an environment that is informational, informal and presented at no charge.

Our Afternoon Boat Demos are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. However, we also welcome folks who are just curious about kayaks & canoes and want to try it out in a low pressure environment.

Folks unable to attend one of our scheduled on-water demo events can inquire with their local shop regarding a fee-based demo.   As for specific boats, in addition to any particular models from an attending manufacturer, we’ll bring some of our most popular boats and boards that are best suited for flatwater, fitness, fishing and all-round use. However, please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat or board in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat or board is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.

Jul
4
Wed
Festival For the Eno (July 4th) @ West Point on the Eno
Jul 4 all-day
Festival For the Eno (July 4th) @ West Point on the Eno | Durham | North Carolina | United States

SAVING THE RIVER ONE SONG AT A TIME

The New York Times describes the Festival for the Eno as: “like a giant backyard barbecue for the creative class: it’s homey and raucous, full of music, dancing, crafts and sweaty kids slurping giant glasses of lemonade.”

Each year since 1980 the Eno River Association has presented the Festival for the Eno to draw thousands of folks to the shaded banks on the Eno River to sing dance and make merry with great food and crafts all while learning about natural resource conservation and raising funds for land protection in the Eno River basin.

The Festival the Eno has it’s beginnings in the NC Folklife Festival held at Durham’s newly created West Point Park in 1976 as the state’s official bicentennial celebration and featured traditional crafts, music, dance and trades demonstrations. The  Festival’s for the Eno is still dedicated to the preservation and presentation of our rich and varied cultures and still offers plenty of hands on learning opportunities.  Attendees can “throw” a pot on a clay wheel, watch a water powered grist mill grinding corn, or participate in urban farming, kayaking, weaving, and clean energy demonstrations, or participate in an old time or ukulele “jam” at the High Strung workshop stage.

That is, when they are not listening or dancing to the 60+ hours of music on 4 stages, browsing the booths of 80 plus crafts artists, drinking cold beers and other drinks, or diving into the delicious offerings of more than 20 food trucks and vendors.

Staff & Store

Robin Hannon, Raleigh Store Manager

Addicted to the Outdoors

Chris Garrett, Raleigh Paddle Dept Manager

Paddling (and talking) a Good Game

Molly Cherry, VP

Maintaining our Circle of Life

Travis Zarins, VP Merchandise

Odds are if Travis likes it, you will too.

Bill Mauney, VP Retail Management

A lifetime of hands-on "research"

Chuck Millsaps

And now, a word from our Minister of Culture

Jaala Freeman, Backpacking Guru

Expert: In-Store and Outdoor

Meet Us on the Trail

#GetHiking! Meetups

Raleigh: The City of Oaks

There are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors in the Raleigh area! Great Outdoor Provision Co. wants to set you up to enjoy your time outside. We know how busy you are, so we’re open until nine at night Monday through Friday, and until six pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Store manager, Robin Hannon, and his staff are just waiting for you to come by so they can answer your questions and share some of their own experiences.

We love Raleigh, and our staff members have trod over, paddled on, and pounded pavement in every part of the city. Whether you’re looking for a good backpacking trail or would like to try your hand at fly fishing, we’ve got all the advice you need – and, more importantly, the gear to get you where you want to go.

Trying a new outdoor hobby? We have plenty of beginner’s equipment to get you on your way. Are you an old hand at what you do? We carry specialized items, including carabiners, climbing harnesses, kayak rod holders, and dehydrated food. Great Outdoor Provision Co. makes sure that you are comfortable and prepared out there in the wilderness. So go ahead, explore! We’ve got your back.

Store Manager:

Robin Hannon
gopc401@greatoutdoorprovision.com

Equipping Life & Adventure

May 1 – Jul 31 all-day Call the Shop for Dates & Location!
We are excited to host customized demos in Charlottesville for some of our most popular kayaks. In addition to our 100% satisfaction guarantee we will try to help get you on the water before purchasing[...]
May 1 – Jul 31 all-day Call the Shop for Dates & Location
We are excited to host customized demos in Wilmington for some of our most popular kayaks. In addition to our 100% satisfaction guarantee we will try to help get you on the water before purchasing[...]
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hanover Center
We are excited to host the Howler Privateers to celebrate summer.  Join this merry band of Howler Brothers as they stop by the Hanover Center shop for games, swag and beer.   https://vimeo.com/274776651