OutFound Series, a Hood River Event

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Event Information

Event dates + Hours

Friday June 9th, 2017: 8am to 11pm
Saturday June 10th, 2017: 8am to 11pm
Sunday June 11th, 2017: 8am to 7pm 

EVENT LOCATION

Hood River Event Site
Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031

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EVENT AGENDA

Thursday, June 8th at Night: OUTFOUND Kick-off Party at the Hood River County Fairgrounds starting at 6:30pm (Campers ONLY)

Friday, June 9th: Speakers, Workshops, Creative Games, Sports Activities, Expo, Films 

Saturday, June 10th: Startup Competition, Speakers, Workshops, Creative Games, Sports Activities, Expo, Music Performances 

Sunday, June 11th: Speakers, Workshops, Creative Games, Sports Activities, Expo, Send Off 

Who's Welcome?

OUTFOUND is for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages! Children are welcome. Children 12 years old and under do not need passes and can come for free. No pets allowed except in  the Expo Area. 

Exiting and re-entering the event

Attendees are permitted to enter and exit the event at will but can only re-enter by showing their wristband. We recommend that you do not take your wristband off during the event to facilitate your re-entry (Please keep wristbands tied to your right wrist)

OutFound will have a first parking checkpoint for all attendees coming with their vehicles on Lot 1. Staff will be coordinating parking. There will be a ticketing checkpoint at event entrance for all attendees entering the event. All attendees are subject to search upon entry or re-entry to the event.

Food and Beverage

Will food and beverages be available at the event? 

Food trucks will be selling diverse food types on-site. OUTFOUND will also offer beverages for sale at the festival bar. 

Can I bring food from outside of the event? 

Food from outside of the event is not permitted. 

Sports gear

OutFound attendees are welcome to bring their own sports gear to the event to make the most of the on-site sports options. For all attendees coming with sports gear, please make sure you review the allowed and prohibited items at the event below. Once inside you will be able to store your belongings in the locker tent as needed. OutFound is not liable for any gear damaged or lost on site so may sure you keep possession of your belongings when not using the lockers provided. Do not leave items unattended and store belongings in lockers or vehicles when not using them. We recommend that you avoid coming in and out of the event with gear/ bags in order to facilitate re-entry to the event. For kitesurfers and windsurfers, please launch your kites on the sandbar and launching directly from The Event Site is prohibited.

Allowed and prohibited items

The following items ARE allowed at OutFound:

  • Watersports gear (surfboards, SUP boards, kayaks, canoes, kitesurf gear, windsurf gear, etc.)
  • Landsports gear (mountain bikes, skateboards, paddles, sports balls, etc.)
  • Cameras and video cameras
  • Blankets, sheets, towels
  • Camelbaks and other hydration packs
  • Electronic skateboards and other small transportation
  • Umbrella (hand-held only)
  • Water bottles (water only)
  • Water (must be sealed)

The following items ARE NOT allowed at OutFound:

  • Aerosol containers (includes aerosol based sunscreen and beauty products)
  • Drones of any kind (unless pre-approved)
  • Coolers
  • Hammocks
  • Illegal and illicit substances of any kind
  • Outside food and beverage (including alcohol) except water
  • Pets
  • Motored gear (motorcycles, boats, etc.)
  • Fireworks
  • Tents, canopies, etc.
  • Sharp objects, spiked jewelry,
  • Carts of any kind
  • Chairs, tables, etc.

Lockers and Storage

OUTFOUND offers on-site GEAR VALET for attendees. If you want a safe, secure place to store your personal belonging and your sports gear, make sure to stop by the GEAR VALET tent to check in your gear. GEAR VALET is FREE.  

Cash and credit cards

There will be several ATMs at the event site. Food vendors will be taking a mixture of cash or credit cards.

Security and Medical

OutFound strives to make the event a safe environment for all attendees. The event will host security and medical staff on site.

Getting to OUTFOUND

Parking

OUTFOUND offers two parking options at The Event Site, on Lot 1. Please make sure to get your parking pass in advance as parking will sell out. Vehicles under 21 feet are $5 per day and vehicles over 21 feet are $10 per day.

Parking Passes can be purchased here

Shuttles

Rideshare partner:

Need a ride to OutFound? We’ve partnered with Skedaddle on transportation to Hood River! Skedaddle is a transportation technology that makes it simple to start or join a van or bus route heading to your next adventure anywhere in North America.

Click here for routes from Portland.

Click here for routes from Seattle.

Click here for routes from Bend, OR.

Coming from a different city? Follow this link to start a route from your own neighborhood!

Routes require a minimum of 10 passengers, and you won’t be charged until 48 hours prior to departure. Learn more at letskedaddle.com, or email hello@letskedaddle.com with questions.

Can I drive my car from the campground to the venue?

Yes, if you are coming with your vehicle, you will be able to park at The Event Site parking on Lot 1.

Parking is free at the campground but is $5 per day at The Event Site. We offer a complimentary shuttle between the campground and The Event Site. (vehicles over 21 feet are $10 per day to park at The Event Site)  

Travel and Lodging

Which airport to fly into?

Portland International Airport (PDX): it is located 1 hour from the town of Hood River. 

Local hotel partners

OUTFOUND has partnered with local hotels to offer room blocks to our attendees. Housing is limited in Hood River/ neighboring towns and hotels will be on a first come first serve basis, so we recommend you booking your rooms as soon as you purchase your pass to the festival.  

Camping Options (at Hood River County Fairgrounds) 

OUTFOUND provides a selection of camping options at Hood River County Fairgrounds (10 mins drive south of the main venue site). 1-Day or 3-Day camping options available. 3-Day camping is for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Camping options do NOT include festival passes.

The camping options include:

Regular Camping (1 and 3 Night options): If you already have a tent and want to fill out your own camping space, OUTFOUND offers Regular Camping. You will have access to a space for your tent. A maximum of 2 tents and 4 people per camping spot. 

RV Camping (3 Night): For attendees looking to bring their RV, we offer 3-Day RV camping with electricity hookups. You will have access to a 20' x 45' space. The space comes with a full 30 amp power hookup. Maximum of 6 people allowed per RV spot. 

Carefree Camping (3 Night): For attendees looking for basic pre-setup tent camping, this is the best option. Simply arrive, and the 8' x 8 tent and bedding will already be setup. 2 sleeping bags, 2 sleeping mats and 2 pillows are included. Each tent is limited to 2 people. 

Luxury Glamping (3 Night): OUTFOUND offers 2 and 4-person luxury camping options in 12' x 12'  safari style tents. 2-person Glamping Tents come with 1 queen size bed. 4-person Glamping Tents come with 1 queen size bed + 2 twin size beds. Glamping tents include beds with mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows, lighting, electric hookup, night table, chairs and carpet. 

What is the address of the campground? 

3020 Wyeast Rd, Hood River, OR 97031

When can I arrive at the campground? 

All campers are welcome to check-in starting at 3pm on Thursday, June 8th. Our OUTFOUND Kick-off Party will begin at 6:30pm for those staying at the campground. 

When do I have to checkout of the campground? 

All campers must checkout by 12pm (noon) on Sunday, June 11th. No late checkout will be available. 

Will food be available at the campground? 

Campers will have access to food trucks serving breakfast options and late-night snacks. You are welcome to bring your own food to the campground. For lunch and dinner, food trucks will be selling food at The Event Site.  

Will showers be available at the campground? 

Showers and restrooms will be available. 

Before buying passes

When will passes be available?

Passes are required to attend OUTFOUND Series. 

1 or 3-Day Passes: Access to all on-site activities including speaker series, expo, startup competition, film series and music performances. Paid workshops are not included. (Workshops will be announced in May) 

The Expo Area is open to the public and access to that space is FREE. Pets are allowed in the Expo Area but not in the ticketed event space. 

How Many Tickets Can I Buy?

Each individual can purchase a maximum of 10 passes of any kind. 

Workshops: 

How do they work? 

The workshops are individually led by experts in each activity. Workshops can last anywhere from 45 mins to 2 hours depending on the activity.  

How do I sign up?  

OUTFOUND workshops will be available for sign up starting in May for pass holders. We will send out the workshop sign-up page by email through Eventbrite. We offer a mixture of free workshops and paid workshops. You can sign up for as many workshops as you would like, just make sure the times don’t overlap. We recommend signing up for workshops early because space is limited and they will sell prior to the start of the festival. Space permitting, you will be able to sign up for workshops with with open spots directly at the workshop tent on-site.  

Refund Policy

We have a 48-hour refund policy. After that period, there is a no refund policy for all tickets purchased for the event. The event will continue rain or shine. 

Scalping, Craigslist and StubHub 

Be wary of fake tickets that you purchase through resellers. OUTFOUND claims no responsibility on false tickets purchased. Camping passes may not be resold. Names and passes will be checked at the entrance to the event and campground. 

After buying passes

Can I upgrade to Luxury glamping, RV camping or another camping option?

Yes, you may update to another camping option up to 2.5 weeks before the event. Change requests will only be considered before Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 and as long as there are still available spots for the requested camping option.

Questions About Orders Already Placed

Refunds and/or exchanges are not allowed after a ticket is purchased unless it is within 48 hours of purchase.

For general questions about passes, please contact us at info@outfoundseries.com

Name Changes

If you would like to change the name on your ticket, you can do so until June 7th at 11pm. For name changes and editing information on your order, login to your eventbrite account. For further instructions on how to do this click here

Wristbands

Wristband Policy and Information

OutFound wristbands will be available for pickup at OutFound's ticketing booth on the main venue site. If you are staying at the campgrounds, you may also pick up your ticket there on Thursday June 8th upon your arrival to the campgrounds. Please have your confirmation email ready and your ID present for ticket pickup. All sales are final and there are no refunds and no exchanges. Wristbands can only be purchased through OutFound Series.
We ask attendees to please wear their wristbands on their right hand to facilitate entry to the event.
If your wristband is removed by security staff, you will not be provided with another one.
DO NOT remove your wristband during the event
There are no exceptions to this wristband policy.
If your wristband is lost or stolen, please contact us at info@outfoundseries.com

Be part of the OutFound community

Zero Footprint

OutFound puts a particular emphasis on leaving zero footprint on the venue and the environment.
Zero plastic consumers: Food and beverage containers all made of recyclable natural materials.

Join the festival team

We love welcoming people that are as passionate as us about the outdoors and who are eager to get involved in the event. If you interested in working at the event whether it is as event staff, medical staff, marketing and PR leader, sales leader, customer service, etc. please contact us at info@outfoundseries.com

Speaker Series application

Speakers are pre-approved before the event and the subject of the talk must be connected to the outdoors, entrepreneurship in the outdoor space, sports and adventure stories, conservation, scientific research or education. 

If you are interested in giving a presentation at OutFound Series make sure you reach out to us at info@outfoundseries.com

Startup Competition/Bend Outdoor Worx Competition Application

OUTFOUND is hosting its own startup competition, in partnership with Bend Outdoor Worx, for up and coming outdoor driven businesses specializing in the following categories: adventure sports, outdoor technology, outdoor services, lifestyle, health and conservation. 

Startups will pitch their business to the crowd and to the Bend Outdoor Worx judging panel who have a proven track record in the outdoor industry and investment space. 

If you are interested in applying, please read over the info provided under the Startup Competition section of ACTIVITIES tab in the menu bar. The application deadline is May 1st, 2017.  Please send applications to startup@outfoundseries.com 

Food Fest application

We welcome a wide variety of food trucks and vendors to the event. We are an outdoors festival that pushes attendees to be conscious about what they put in their bodies and to push for healthy, sustainable food sources. A big emphasis at the event is placed on organic, healthy, natural foods that reinforce our zero footprint mindset.
If you are interested in becoming an OutFound Food Vendor, please contact us at info@outfoundseries.com

Artist application

Our venue is a natural outdoor canvas and we invite artists to contribute to bring it even more to life!

We welcome lighting artists, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, painters. Artists are pre-selected to build their installations before the event in order to have them up during the event. We are eager to hear your creative ideas and help you bring them to life on site! Please remember that we practice, "Leave No Trace" and and no permanent damage or marks are allowed on the event site after art installations are removed.

If you interested in exposing your art, please contact us at info@outfoundseries.com

Marketing / Media / Press

Press publications

For press and editorial inquiries, please contact us at press@outfoundseries.com

Marketing/ media applications

For marketing/ media enquiries, please contact us at info@outfoundseries.com

Sponsors

Please stay tuned for our full list of sponsors coming soon!
For sponsorship opportunities please contact us at info@outfoundseries.com