TrailsFest Welcomes Hilleberg the Tentmaker as a Returning Major Sponsor

TrailsFest, a hands-on outdoor recreation festival for all ages, announced today that Hilleberg the Tentmaker will return as a Major Sponsor for the third consecutive year. Outdoor Research, REI, Clif Bar, Egan & Associates LLC, and Bay Street Publishing are also confirmed sponsors for TrailsFest 2008.
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SEATTLE, WA – TrailsFest, a hands-on outdoor recreation festival for all ages, announced today that Hilleberg the Tentmaker will return as a Major Sponsor for the third consecutive year. Outdoor Research, REI, Clif Bar, Egan & Associates LLC, and Bay Street Publishing are also confirmed sponsors for TrailsFest 2008.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, TrailsFest takes place on July 19 outside Seattle, Washington. More than 2,500 attendees will enjoy outdoor fun up close by hiking a trail, climbing a rock wall or paddling a kayak on a gorgeous lake – all in one day. This outdoor extravaganza features clinics for all levels of outdoor skill and interest, on everything from predicting mountain weather to ultralite hiking.

“TrailsFest gets people outside, exploring and enjoying the great outdoors in a way that is sure to bring them back for more,” said Elizabeth Lunney, executive director of Washington Trails Association, presenters of TrailsFest. “We're excited about our partnership with Hilleberg because they exemplify quality in their products, and share in the avid enthusiasm for the outdoors that TrailsFest is all about.”
In addition to hands-on outdoor fun and informative clinics, over 50 sponsors and exhibitors will be on hand at TrailsFest. These gear companies and outdoor groups will visit directly with the thousands of attendees and share expertise.

“Hilleberg the Tentmaker is honored to again be a major sponsor of TrailsFest in 2008,” said Petra Hilleberg, president of Hilleberg the Tentmaker, Inc. “Washington Trails Association has a long history of trail activism, and through its annual TrailsFest has been at the forefront in celebrating—and making accessible—the joy of the human-powered outdoor experience.”

Past TrailsFest sponsors include Hilleberg the Tentmaker, Timberland, Green Trails Maps, Helly Hansen, Thorlos, Tecnica, Leki, Therm-A-Rest, Backpacker, Gregory, and Chaco.

ABOUT TRAILSFEST
Presented each summer by Washington Trails Association, TrailsFest is a full day of hands-on outdoor adventure, providing a fun and safe environment to explore. Attendees can take a guided hike to a lookout, paddle a kayak, try climbing on a rock wall, or hang out with packgoats. Visit the dozens of exhibitors, including gear companies and outdoor groups. It's all at TrailsFest! Online at www.wta.org/go-hiking/trailsfest.

ABOUT HILLEBERG THE TENTMAKER
Hilleberg the Tentmaker is a family owned company with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing lightweight, four-season tents of the highest quality. Browse our site for information on tents, practical hints, dealer locations and for online ordering. Online at www.hilleberg.com.

ABOUT WASHINGTON TRAILS ASSOCIATION
Washington Trails Association is the voice for hikers in Washington state. We protect hiking trails and wild lands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors. Online at www.wta.org.

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