Decorah Gear Exchange Oct 8-9

Save the Dates! Decorah Gear Exchange to be held October 8-9, 2022

Six local businesses and organizations are partnering together this fall to bring a new event to the area, The Decorah Gear Exchange. Held October 8-9 at Carl Selland Wayside Park in Decorah, this event will allow individuals to sell and/or buy new or gently used outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, tents, backpacks, fishing gear, bicycles, skis, lifejackets, car racks, camp stoves, and more! To note: No firearms or weapons will be accepted.  Proceeds will benefit Decorah Parks and Recreation, further expanding recreational opportunities in the Decorah area.

Those who are looking to sell outdoor gear they no longer need will have two opportunities to drop items off at Wayside Park prior to the sale: Thursday, October 6 from 4-6 PM and Friday, October 7 from Noon-6 PM. The seller will set the price or can take the advice of coordinators. If an item sells, the seller will receive 70% of the sale price, 20% will benefit Decorah Parks and Recreation, and 10% will go towards administrative costs. All items must be brought to one of the gear drop-off times. Unsold items must be picked up on Sunday after the event or will be donated.

The Decorah Gear Exchange is the product of a collaboration between The Getup, The Decorah Hatchery, Decorah Parks and Recreation, Driftless Outdoors, Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, and Visit Decorah. Questions? Email

Thursday, October 6 / 4-6 PM
Friday, October 7 / Noon-6 PM

Saturday, October 8 / 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, October 9 / 11 AM-3 PM

Sunday, October 9 / 3-6 PM

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