Check off Your Holiday Gift List with Outdoor Products and Experiences Made in Western North Carolina.
With the greatest concentration of outdoor-focused companies East of the Rockies, Western North Carolina is the Outdoor Industry Capital of the East. That’s why we designed this outdoor holiday gift guide, to spotlight our local outdoor businesses, gear makers, guides, products and experiences that have been built here, tested here and lived here. Gift the outdoor lovers in your life the high quality gear they need, or make memories together with a fun outdoor adventure here in these mountains.
The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC are Western North Carolina-based companies collaborating to share talents, encourage new ideas and inspire each other. The OGB believes that outdoor-focused businesses should support one another, for the good of our economy, environment, and sanity! OGB provides the support network and resources to help its members thrive. Learn more at the outdoorgearbuilders.com and @outdoorgearbuilderswnc.
The WNC: MADE X MTNS Partnership celebrates, supports, and builds a stronger sense of pride around our region, our people, and the extraordinary outdoor recreation industry and culture that these mountains have made. For more information, visit madexmtns.com or @madexmtns.
Two important 2023 dates to mark your calendars:
May 6th, 2023: Get in Gear Fest Returns to the River!
September 18-21, 2023: The 5th Annual Outdoor Economy Conference returns to Cherokee, NC