PaddleFest 2017

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 13th!

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 8 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 23th 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 23th.

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 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival is Rapid Media’s 11th 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 13th at the Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington, VT for an evening of films, raffles & prizes, and complimentary refreshments!