###Contact: Nancy Lutz, Communications Manager Nancy@DutchessTourism.com 845-463-5446
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Are you a fan of boating, cycling, golf, hiking, camping, and even hunting and fishing? Then mark your calendar now for Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd, to attend the first Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure Expo. Dedicated to outdoor recreation, the Expo brings together exhibit booths, interactive demos, competitions and plenty of celebrity guests. Dutchess County Tourism partners with Adventure Junction, Ulster County Tourism, and the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum to sponsor this exciting weekend for outdoor enthusiasts in Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. Exhibitor booths at the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum pavilion represent all types of outdoor pursuits and fitness hobbies. An outdoor stage hosts demos on Golf, Ziplines, MTB skills, Paddle-sports and even new outdoor gear, plus there's plenty of live music. Hyde Park's Big Bear Ziplines is constructing a zipline on site for attendees to try out! Media sponsor Sunrise Broadcasting presents two live bands each day of the Expo. What better way to celebrate National Trails Day? Sign up with Raceit to be part of the 5K Run/walk on Saturday, June 2; the course includes the Walkway Over the Hudson loop trail. Start on the east side of the Hudson River, and end at the Expo in Waryas Park. There will also be a children's road race! You can also sign up now for two Open Water Swims, with the 5K, held Saturday at 11:30am, and at 12:15pm for the 2.5K. Plans are underway for 5- & 10-mile Kayak Races, plus an Urban Assault MTB race. The short, adventure-packed urban style mountain bike event will have a qualifying round, with a time trail, a semifinal, and final race over both days of the Expo. If these are your products and services, sign up now to be an exhibitor: boating & water sports; camping & RVs; canoe & kayaks; climbing & hiking; cycling & mountain biking; destinations & resorts; fishing retailers; golf; hunting sports; health fitness & nutrition; outdoor clubs; running; tourism; and adventure travel. Contact Gunter Spilhaus at 845-256-8073 or firstname.lastname@example.org We're partnering with Metro-North Railroad to make it easy for visitors to get here from New York City. The Expo' main site is directly across from the Poughkeepsie train station and admission is only $10. Details, links to Raceit to sign up for competitive events, and directions can be found at www.wildcatepicevents.com/outdoor-aventure-expo-hv Started in 1984, Dutchess County Tourism is a division of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation and is funded by the County of Dutchess.