Zoar Outdoor Events

Join us for one of our many events throughout the year! Check out the listings below for everything from paddling events where you can meet other boaters to festivals for the whole family.

Saturday, 05/25/2019

The Dryway Kick-Off Weekend

Saturday we are kicking off the Dryway releases in style with a little bash in the Dunbar Brook Picnic Area.  Class III/IV paddlers come enjoy the upper reaches of the Deerfield River on the first scheduled release of the summer.  We will have some boat demos and expert paddlers in the Dunbar brook picnic area.  In the evening swing through The Outfitters Shop at Zoar Outdoor for some tasty snacks and take advantage of our spring sale.

Friday, 06/28/2019


Our DemoFest is always one of our biggest events for the summer.  This is a great opportunity for relatively new paddlers and experienced paddlers alike to take advantage of free boat demos and free teasers of our instruction clinics.  Pre-registration is currently closed, but check back soon.

Saturday, 06/29/2019

AW Deerfield Riverfest

American Whitewater holds four large fundraising events per season and we are fortunate to have one of them right here on the Deerfield River.  The Deerfield RiverFest is a celebration of cooperative dam re-licensing legislature that provides recreational whitewater releases that satisfies the needs of all water users.  This is one of the biggest gatherings of whitewater paddlers in the NorthEast!  Come join the fun of live music, games, videos, and all the new toys from paddlesport vendor booths.

Saturday, 07/20/2019

Learn to Kayak Weekend

Welcome to the World of Whitewater!  This event focuses on introducing new people to the sport of whitewater kayaking.  Already a paddler, send your friends to this weekend for excellent instruction.  Our goal is to decrease the barriers to get into the sport by offering discounted instruction clinics, free demo equipment and a chance to meet other fun outdoor people.  Our patient and fun loving instructors will help make learning a blast!  

Saturday, 08/17/2019

Women's Paddling Weekend

Run by women for women, this weekend of women's only clinics and river runs is the perfect getaway for those interested in connecting with other female paddlers. Discounted clinic and river run rates are available for women only and the day is concluded with a relaxing outdoor social that is open to all women paddlers out enjoying the river! Female paddlers receive 20% off for the weekend!