Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is pleased to announce, that after 10 years of running a Spring Early Show, we’ll be hosting our first annual Fall Early Show November 10th – 13th, 2010, at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, GA.
The Early Buying Show will share many of the same objectives our Annual June Show has focused on. We will provide an interactive, energizing and intimate venue for our membership and our top 12 outerwear and apparel lines to present their lines and network business opportunities. Participating vendors will include Arc’teryx, Columbia, Ex Officio, Horny Toad, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Nau, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Prana, Salomon and Smartwool. According to Marvin Webb, co-owner of Rock/Creek, “These shows are the very best and most cost effective way to work with a vendor and we look forward to attending the show.”.
The Fall show will be hosted on the East Coast to provide a balance to the June show that has been held at the Snowbird Resort in Utah. The atmosphere at Stone Mountain will provide a professional working environment but also offer a myriad of outdoor activities for attendees to enjoy. Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of things to do including hiking, running, cycling and paddling. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, a golf course, spa and fitness center. To learn more aboout the site, visit www.evergreenresort.com.
There will be a number of activites scheduled to make this an event to remember. Wednesday, November 10th will be an evening for Grassroots members only, to learn more about the history of Arc’teryx with George Curleigh, Director of Sales N.A.
Thursday evening will showcase a collection of some of this year’s best Mountainfilm selections along with an introduction by David Holbrooke, Festival Director of Telluride Mountainfilm. Films to include “Eastern Rises”, “Pickin’ & Trimmin’” and “Alone on the Wall”.
Friday evening will feature a presentation of BagIt!, a film directed by Suzan Beraza. The film is a documentary focused on the powerful impact of plastics on society. Director Suzan Beraza challenges viewers to examine their lives and consider the impact of their choices. The film has won numerous awards at prestigious festivals across the world.
We’d like to thank all of the members and vendor partners that have invested an interest in making this show happen.
Grassroots Outdoor Alliance unites independent outdoor retailers as a strong voice to protect and promote the experience of outdoor enthusiasts across the US. We enable access to best business practices for our retail members, to the best equipment and apparel brands to the public, and to outdoor recreation for all. If you are interested in learning more, visit us at www.grassrootsoutdoors.com .