PaddleFest 2016

What is PaddleFest?

The OGE PaddleFest is our annual kickoff event for the paddling season designed to get people psyched to be out on the water! We’ll have killer deals on boats and paddling equipment plus there will be paddling clinics, a boat swap, and don't forget to attend the Reel Paddling Film Festival kickoff event Thursday April 14th!

What are this year's PaddleFest deals?!

Starting Friday, April 15th and running through Sunday the 17th, there will be savings throughout the paddling department.

  • Take 10% OFF all Old Town and Necky Kayaks
  • Save 30% OFF all P&H and Venture Kayaks
  • Get up to 25% OFF MTI and Astral PFD's
  • Save 40% on all c4 SUP boards
  • Save 30% OFF all Boardworks SUPs
  • Take 20% OFF SIC inflatable stand up paddle boards

You mentioned a Boat Swap. How does that work?

Yes, in addition to great discounts on in-stock paddle equipment PaddleFest is a great opportunity for you to find an awesome deal on a lightly used canoe, kayak, or SUP board. If you are looking unload your old boat to make space a new one, now is the time to bring it into the OGE! Starting Saturday, April 9 you can bring your used (and cleaned!) canoe, kayak, or SUP board into the store for consignment. We will help you price the boat appropriately and make sure it’s all ready to be sold the following PaddleFest weekend. All sales on used boats will be final and the credit from your boat’s sale will be available immediately after the sale is completed.

PADDLEFEST CONSIGNMENT SPECIAL - In addition to the usual 75% store credit you get when you sell a consigned boat, you will receive a gift card for 10% of your boat’s selling price valid on purchases of boats and other paddling gear! The additional value on the gift card will be valid thru Sunday, April 24th both in our store and on

What happens if my boat does not sell during the boat swap?

Unfortunately, we just do not have enough room in the store to have all of the Boat Swap boats on display after the weekend of Paddlefest. If your boat does not sell during the swap you will need to pick your boat up on or before Sunday, April 24th.

Are you accepting other paddling gear for consignment?

Yes we are! Standard consignment policy and payments apply (see our consignment page for details or call (888) 547 4327).

What is the Reel Paddling Film Festival?

The 2016 Reel Paddling Film Festival is Rapid Media’s 10th annual international showcase of the world’s best paddling films. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle, and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle. Join us Thursday April 14th at the Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington, VT for an evening of films, raffles & prizes, and complimentary refreshments! Click Here for tickets and more information.