Activities & Events
Get Out Fest is a mix of camping, organized outdoor activities, and live music. Volunteers are on hand to connect you to information about a multitude of nearby outdoor activities on public land, so you can get out and choose your own adventure in Ferry County.
June 27–30, 2019
Adults (18+): $5 advance, $10 at the gate
Kids (under 18): Free!
Bring your tent or RV and camp with us at the Ferry County Fairgrounds! Family friendly vibe and great location to jump off to outdoor events.
Facilities include porta-potties, handwashing stations, fresh water, and RV hookups. There are plenty of campsites — first come, first choice.
Tent camping: $20 per tent (covers you for the whole festival)
RV camping: $30 per night
Here’s some expert advice from REI to help you prepare for a weekend outside.
See our FAQs to read more about what to expect at the festival.
Register for our Half Marathon or 5k and enjoy a run on the scenic Ferry County Rail Trail and Golden Tiger Pathway.
Both runs start and finish at the fairground. Easily walk to and from the Get Out Fest campgrounds.
Routes include aid station tables with water and snacks.
Official timing for the 5k and Half Marathon is provided by Across The Line Timing.
T-shirt and finisher's medal included.
Half Marathon (13.1 miles) is an up-and-back route that goes North on the Ferry County Rail Trail along the headwaters of the Sanpoil River and Curlew Lake. Beautiful, scenic views! Surface is mixed.
5k (3.1 miles) runs along the Golden Tiger Pathway and the course is on an ADA compliant surface. Great course for first-time runners, kids, and seasoned runners alike. Strollers welcome.
See the full course map.
Start time: 9:00am, Saturday, June 29
Location: Both routes start and finish at the Golden Tiger Pathway parking lot, across the highway from the fairground
Packet pickup: Packets will be available for pickup at the fairground Friday and Saturday. Time windows and exact location of pickup to be announced soon.
Bike activities include mountain bike ride, road ride, and gravel grinder.
Kettle Crest Mountain Bike Ride
Starting from the Jungle Hill Campground, the trail goes up to Sherman Pass and north on the Kettle Crest. After wrapping around Columbia Mountain, riders enjoy a high-speed, rocky descent that benches across the steep hillside.
From there it’s just one more quick pedal to the top of Jungle Hill (make sure to take a right after the campsite). Then drop your seat post for a four mile, 2,100-foot descent right back into camp. A classic, high-speed Forest Service trail, this section sees few tracks, leaving it smooth and rut free—but can strain face muscles from smiling the whole way down.
Total Distance: 14 mi
Total Vertical: 4,000 ft
Location: Jungle Hill Campground (bring your own rig or get a ride with a buddy, there is plenty of parking!)
Ride Starts: 10:00 AM sharp, Saturday, June 29
What to Bring: Capable mountain bike, plenty of water, food for the trail, extra tubes/patch/repair kit, clothes for changing weather conditions
Hosted by People On Wheels (POW)
Road bike ride 25 miles around Curlew Lake.
When: Saturday, 9:30 AM
Where: meet up at the Ferry County Fairgrounds Carousel Building
Sherman Peak Loop
During this free event at Get Out Fest, Pacific Northwest Trail Association will lead a guided hike along the Sherman Peak Loop, a scenic highlight of the Pacific Northwest Trail on the Colville National Forest!
REGISTER for the guided hike at: https://www.pnt.org/event/get-out-fest/
The number of participants is limited. Please register at the link below by Thursday, June 27th. Some spots will be reserved for walk-up registration at the event. Stop by the PNTA booth at Get Out Fest by 9:00 AM on Saturday to learn more.
The Sherman Loop Hike is an intermediate hike: six miles round-trip, including 1,200 feet elevation gain. Plan on a 4-5 hour excursion, depending on pace and breaks, and an additional hour of driving to the trailhead. Be sure to pack the “ten essentials,” snacks and plenty of water and be prepared to practice the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.
Find your own hike
Want to get out on your own adventure? Visit our information booths for recommendations on other hikes in the area to fit your skill and distance needs. Spokane Mountaineers, Pacific Northwest Trail Association, and Washington Trail Association will be on hand with maps and advice.
Skateboarding activities include a push competition and half-pipe. Details coming soon.
Practice your skills on our portable 25-foot climbing wall, staffed with professionals.
The Fishing Derby will be sponsored by the Curlew Lake Association (CLA) and hosted at Black Beach Resort, adjacent to the Ferry County Rail Trail.
Event schedule: Fishing starts as early as you like Saturday and the cutoff time will be 5:00pm.
The people entering this one day tournament will take their fish to Black Beach Resort to have them weighed and enter them in the tournament. There will be two winners, (1) Heaviest Perch, and (2) Heaviest Trout, with each winner to receive a cash prize (prize amount announced soon).
KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD
Interested in kayaking or paddle boarding? Visit REI at beautiful Curlew Lake for a FREE one hour watersport rental! REI will provide you with the necessary information and gear to get out on the water. Choose between stand up paddleboards and single or tandem kayaks. Paddles and PFDs, including kid’s sizes, also available. Rentals are first come first serve.
The water may be cold but the sun is hot. Bring sunscreen, sun hat and glasses. Plan to wear swimwear and clothing that you don’t mind getting a little bit wet. Bring a towel and extra dry clothing to warm up afterward. Don’t forget a water bottle! Refreshments will be available.
Saturday the 29th from 12pm - 5pm
Sunday the 30th from 9am – 12pm
Directions via Rail Trail: bike, run, or walk the Ferry County Rail Trail about 3 miles north of the fairgrounds, midway up the lake to 25 Pete’s Retreat Road, Republic, WA 99166 and look for the REI / Get Out Fest signs. We’ll be down at the dock!
Driving directions: From Republic, take West Curlew Lake Road North to Blacks Beach Road and make a right. Go approximately half a mile and make first right onto Pete’s Retreat Road. Wind down the hill to the first house on the left with a white picket fence. Address: 25 Pete’s Retreat Road, Republic, WA 99166.
Hunt for Fossils
Get out and enjoy time exploring the Earth at the Stonerose Fossil Site. Dig and Split rock to discover fossils dating back to the Eocene. The nearby Stonerose Museum and Fossil Site will be open all weekend for your fossil hunting pleasure.
See the website for more details about visiting the museum: stonerosefossil.org
The annual Stonerose dinner and auction will be held on Saturday evening at the Get Out Fest fairgrounds. Register on the Stonerose Website.
The Cave Singers headline Saturday night.
Friday night at dusk at the fairgrounds, pull up a camp chair and join us for a showing of The Bikes of Wrath, presented by the new activity center opening in Republic, Eureka Gulch Community Clubhouse. Read more details about the film.
Vendors announced soon.
Rainier Beer, Latta Wines, Kind Stranger Wines, and Sleight of Hand Cellars will sponsor the Get Out Fest beer garden on Friday and Saturday nights. Come on down and enjoy Washington's finest! Non-alcoholic beverages will be available too.
REI fun and games
Join REI at the Fairgrounds around 7pm on Saturday the 29th for some evening s’mores and lawn games. REI will have camp chairs, tents, and other camp gear setup for your relaxing pleasure.