There’s so much to do at the Expo! Bring your kids and join the fun at the Outdoor Dog Fashion Show!

Scroll down to see the dog contest rules and how to enter.


The 2019 Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo has activities for kids of all ages, and our Kids’ Adventure Passport will help them explore games and age-appropriate activities throughout the event and take home a bag of outdoor adventure prizes, swag, and deals for parents and kids at the end. Passport activities include hands-on learning about wildlife, rock climbing, nerf archery, Strider bike demos, arts and crafts, s’more making, disc golf, games, rock splitting to look for real fossils, and more!


How it works: To participate, kids 12 and under need to pick up their Passport at the Out There Outdoors booth at the entrance to the Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Once in hand, follow the instructions and find and try each of the activities highlighted in the passport and collect stamps from each activity station/exhibitor. Once all of the necessary stamps are collected, return to the Out There Outdoors booth to collect your free Adventure Passport Bag while they last!

Adventure Passport
Prize Bags

  • Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym 2-for-1 passes
  • Out There Outdoors stickers and swag
  • 2-for-1 Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival tickets
  • $3 off a Take Me Outside t-shirt
  • KIND snack
  • and more prizes and discount coupons!


Thank you to these
Kids’ Adventure Passport sponsors!


South Hill Pediatric Dentistry provides families in the greater Spokane area with comprehensive, accessible, coordinated oral health care for their children, in a nurturing, child-centered dental office. They treat all children with respect and compassion, creating positive dental experiences, and provide experiences to enable patients to develop and maintain optimum lifetime oral health. As pediatric specialists, Dr. Erin Johnson and Dr. Becky Coombs have received specialized training in child psychology, sedation, and behavior management. Along with their staff, they work with parents and caregivers to identify treatment approaches that most benefit each child.


BY DAY Soulful Soups has been a welcoming downtown Spokane lunch destination for more than 17 years. Each Monday through Saturday we serve at least five different fresh, homemade soups, and bake lots of loaves of our famous beer bread to go along with it! We also offer a tasty selection of croissant sandwiches and made-to-order salads. The Soulful crew creates about 40-50 different soups throughout the week, so check Facebook for our soup schedule and daily specials!




We know the outdoors wouldn’t be complete without your four-legged BFF adventure buddy. To celebrate our canine outdoor friends, we’re hosting a dog show! It’s like the Purina TV dog show, northwest-style and less judge-y, and with a focus on outdoor gear and flair. You won’t have to super groom your dog. But you can win points for style and decking your hound out with outdoors-oriented apparel and gear like leashes, packs, collars, etc.


#1- Print and fill out the contest form. The show is $15 to enter per dog, which includes one ticket to the Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (for the human), good all weekend. CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM!

#2- Return the filled-out form along with your $15 entry fee (check payable to Out There Outdoors or cash only) to one of our show sponsors:

SouthCare Animal Medical Center:
2915 E. Palouse Hwy, Spokane.

Prairie Dog Mercantile:
5608 S Regal St Ste 100. Spokane, WA 99223
1206 Summit Pkwy C106 Spokane, WA 99201.

The Urban Canine:
South Hill/Lincoln Heights, 2915 E 29th Ave Ste C
Northside/Five Mile: 6320 N Ash St, Spokane

The deadline for entering is Wednesday, February 20. Space is limited, get your form in early! We will call to confirm your entry into the show on February 21.

#3 Come to the Expo no later than 2:30 to get lined up and ready to walk the runway!

Unfortunately, only dogs that have been confirmed into the show will be allowed into the Convention Center. We love your furry friends, but cannot accommodate all outdoor dogs at this time. Of course, Service Animals are always welcome.


We will have a specific dog show area inside the Spokane Convention Center Expo area where the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo will be held. The show will start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. Winners will get bragging rights and win outdoor gear for their dog!

Please bring your dog on-leash and manage their you-know-what while at the show! Your dog must be current on their vaccinations to participate. 

During the show, each owner will walk their dog up and down a show strip (this is the Purina-like aspect). You can dance, trot, and show off a few tricks! Score points in the categories below and winners will take home cool outdoor dog prizes.

Award Categories

  1. Best gear—show your pup’s PNW style with outdoor apparel and gear or outdoors-oriented costumes. This is the most crucial category.
  2. Terrific outdoor tricks—give us a Frisbee catch, trail-side high five, or play dead to elude a bear for added points.
  3. Owner spirit—owners can score points for their outdoors-themed outfit, humor, and overall enthusiasm and fun.
  4. Best In Show- we’ll leave this one up to the judges!



Spokane-based Ascent Recreation makes outdoor gear for your nature-loving, four-legged best friend, including the Base Shield, the ultimate canine chest and underbelly protection harness. The Base Shield is designed to protect your dog’s sensitive underbelly from snow, icy conditions, mud, and underbrush. Keep your companion safe and happy on the mountains and trails.