OutdoorX Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a cost for the event?

Admission and parking are free, thanks to Five Rivers MetroParks and Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience sponsors.

How can I volunteer to help at this fabulous event?

To volunteer, contact Jenny Hymans, Volunteer Services Coordinator, volunteerservices@metroparks.org, or call 937-275-7275 (PARK). Gifts and thanks abound if you volunteer! Learn more on our Volunteer Page.

Do I have to attend one of the volunteer orientation sessions in order to help out?

Short answer: No. The orientation session is not mandatory for volunteers, but it is highly encouraged since trainings will take place on site and the event layout evolves every year. If you would like to register to attend, please visit the Get Involved section for dates and times. Two orientations are available for your convenience, so please sign up for just one date.

How do I get to Eastwood MetroPark?

By Vehicle: Eastwood MetroPark is a short drive from downtown Dayton, 4 miles north of the center city, just off of State Rt. 4.

From 4 north take the Harshman Road exit; turn right; pass the Lake entrance; cross the Mad River, and immediately turn right when you see the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience banner at the main park entrance.

From 4 south, take the Harshman Road exit; turn left; the park entrances will be on the right.

By Foot: The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience is located on the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Buckeye Trail. Consider backpacking a section of the trail to get to the event. Then celebrate your adventure with FREE camping, music, food and more. Get Out & Hike!

By Bike: The heart of Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience is right on the Mad River Bikeway, providing access to the largest connected bikeway network in the country for those who would like to bike, blade or walk to the event. Get Out & Bike!

By Bus: Those looking for an environmentally friendly way to head to the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience should contact the Greater Dayton RTA.

By Air:

Dayton International Airport (DAY)
3600 Terminal Drive, Suite 300
Vandalia, OH 45377
Phone: (937) 454-8200
Toll Free: 1-877-FLY-DAY-1
Website: www.flydayton.com

By Boat: The Mad River flows through Eastwood MetroPark, allowing access to the event by kayak or canoe.

How long will it take me to get there from where I live?

Cincinnati
Columbus
Lexington
Indianapolis
Louisville
Toledo
Huntington, WV
45 minutes
1 hour
2 hours
2 hours
2.5 hours
2.5 hours
2.5 hours

Is parking available?

Watch for signs near the end of the park road. Thanks to Wagner Subaru a special first come, first served limited VIP parking area is also available to Subaru owners

Is there food at the event?

Food vendors and food trucks will be on site serving up locally crafted tasty food and beverages.

Do I have to come for the whole day?

No! Drop in when it is convenient. Warning: The more time you spend at Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience the more you will be inspired to Get Out & Live!

Do I need to register?

Everything is first come, first served. However, for some competitions, pre-registration is recommended. Save time at the event by filling out our waiver in advance!

What is your pet policy?

Our furry friends are welcome and will have plenty of fun in the Bark Zone. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. Returning this year is the Subaru Pooch Island Dog Park, where your furry friend can play nice with others and stretch its legs off-leash. If any pet puts park visitors at risk, the event staff reserves the right to ask the owner to remove the pet from Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience.

Event Sponsors

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  • Wagner Subaru logo
  • Subaru Logo
  • Osprey logo
  • Dayton.com logo
  • Mad River Mountain logo
  • Whole Foods logo
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company logo
  • Bonbright Distributor logo
  • Vibram Disc Golf logo
  • Dayton Cycling Club logo