Go hog for MOG in downtown Grand Junction!
WHAT: MOG Outdoor Fest
WHEN: Main event is Saturday, all day
WHERE: Downtown Grand Junction — Main and Fourth streets
COST: Admission is free; donations are encouraged for local nonprofits
The 11th annual MOG Outdoor Fest returns to downtown Grand Junction with more gear and even more fun! It will kick off Friday evening with a Telluride Mountain Film showing. Then the main event on Saturday will include the MOG Sale (closeouts, samples and more) and the long-awaited COPMOBA Bike & Gear Swap.
According to MOG founder/organizer Jen Taylor, Saturday’s main event will “take over Main Street and wrap onto Fourth Street up to Rood Avenue.”
There, nearly 30 gear and apparel booths will be open to the public. Admission to Saturday’s MOG is free, with donations accepted throughout the event to benefit local nonprofits. Local indie band Jack+Jill will perform original music downtown from 7-9 p.m.
“It’s a big, spring kick-off weekend,” Taylor said, “and it’s absolutely family friendly,” complete with two obstacle courses outside Saturday (one for kids and one for tykes).
Experience Telluride Mountain Film on tour, with a 7:30 p.m. show at Mesa Theater (538 Main St., Grand Junction). Doors open 30 minutes prior the event.
Adult admission is $8, students get in for $5, and kids 12 and under may attend for free.
SATURDAY MOG SALE
This year’s big MOG sale will feature gear and apparel (closeouts, samples and blemished goods), plus “free doughnuts while they last,” a news release said. Donations will benefit the local outdoor community, and booths will operate from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the 400 block of Main Street.
And new this year, Singletrack & Skinny Tire Sisters will host a booth — selling water bottles and handing out educational information about the all-girl bike group.
“Our mission is to connect the community of female cyclists in western Colorado,” Singletrack & Skinny Tire Sisters spokeswoman Kristina Kittelson said. “Being at MOG Fest will help promote the group and let women who attend the event know we are here to support them.
“I have gone almost every year (to MOG Fest) individually because there are such great deals to be found,” Kittelson added.
COPMOBA BIKE & GEAR SWAP
Also on Saturday, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association will host its annual Bike & Gear Swap from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. along the area between Fourth Street and Rood Avenue.
Locals may sell their own equipment in a jovial atmosphere.
Same-day registration is OK, there’s a $15 flat sellers fee, and shoppers receive free admission, a MOG news release said. Sellers are encouraged to bring a tarp.
Past COPMOBA swap events have raised up to $1,500 for local trail-building efforts, COPMOBA spokeswoman Amy Agapito said.
For more information about MOG Outdoor Fest, visit http://www.mogoutdoorfest.com.
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