Polar Plunge

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance
February 9, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We were proud to sponsor this year’s event! The plunge is the annual fundraiser for the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance and helps raise awareness about their work for the Brandywine Creek Watershed and helps to protect and conserve the natural resources of the Brandywine and Red Clay Valleys. Get the details

Backcountry Brews

Thursday, January 10, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm | Glen Mills 

Community and competency emboldens us to push our limits.

Local skier and climber, Arthur Eng, shared wild stories and sage advice gained from years of exposure in the wilderness of North America. He shared important information about how best to safely enjoy the winter months, whether you are a climber, hiker, skier, or mountaineer. 

The American Alpine Club– Delaware Chapter and Trail Creek Outfitters teamed up for an evening of discovery, exploration, and entertainment.  It was a great night of learning how to advance our winter adventure skills and sipping beer from Victory with our community.

TEQUILA TASTING

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 5:00-8:00 PM/GLEN MILLS A favorite event! Warm it up inside and out with tequila and cozy Smartwool apparel. When these two come together, it’s always a great party. And this year, it was even bigger at our Glen Mills location! Steve Rogerson, our Smartwool rep and tequila expert, helped us host an informative tequila tasting, and answered all your questions about the Smartwool brand.

All Smartwool merchandise 15% off! Get a free pair of socks with any Smartwool apparel. The first 75 people receive a free shot glass. There is a suggested $5 donation to participate in the tequila tasting to benefit Operation Warm, providing brand new winter coats to children in need.

 

FALL CRAZE

This guy just walked out of Trail Creek with, no joke, $800 worth of awesome TCO clothing and gear!

Duck Head Flashback Friday

TCO/Kennett Square

November 2, 2018, 5-8:00 pm

We celebrated the Return of an Icon – Duck Head Khakis!

It was a throw back to the 1980’s Country Classics days with southern punch, beer, snacks. and great deals on your favorite pants!

And our customer’s enjoyed all this:

• Duck Head apparel @ 15% off. • And one who had an old pair of 1980 Duck Head Pants wore them and to get a new pair for $18.65. (*First 10 people got the $18.65 deal when they wore their old Duck Heads.) • Free T-Shirt with Purchase. • Entered to win a pair of USA Gold Glory Chinos when purchased anything from Duck Head.

 

Salomon Demo Hike

October 28, 2018

Thanks to all of you who came out for the Demo hike at First State National Park!

Our Sunday Salomon hike was a success! We tested out the X Ultra Mid GTX and the Outline Mid GTX because the trail was quite muddy. Everyone found the waterproofing and breathability to be amazing. We went on a ~3mi hike and stopped to talk about the shoes. Our seasoned hiker employee, Clare, also stopped to talk about the 10 essentials to have in every pack whether it’s a 2 mi or 2000 mi pack (extra food, water and the ability to treat more, extra layers like a rain jacket, emergency shelter, light source and backup batteries, fire starter, multitool, sun protection, first aid kit, and a map/compass). In that realm, we had a discussion about how the best line of defense is to be prepared before you start your hike and to know how to use everything in your pack. Gear you don’t know how to use is useless gear.

Ladies Night

Friday, October 5, 2018 5-8 PM Glen Mills Location Celebrating Ladies last night never felt so good… Thank you to all who attended for supporting local #ladiesrock #amazoncantdothis @alexdifelice @ambousema @mountainfancy @katedupont1 Brands that participated and gave lots of FREE clothing and gear: @prana @thenorthface @olukai @patagonia @toadandcoclothing @aventuraclothing @cotopaxi @barbour @arcteryx @keen @mountainhardwear @smithoptics • Prizes included FREE outfits, fleeces, jackets, boots, and a free month at Main Line Fitness.

• First 25 purchases win a $25 CURRIE gift card and goodie bag. • Fashion show at 6:30. • Food and drinks. EVERYONE LEFT A WINNER! 

 

Brands that Give Back

We raised over $12,000 to invest in three local non-profits. They all received a donation, but YOU got to decide how much! Starting August 30th at the kick-off bash and lasting through September 30th, each purchase from a participating Brand that Gives Back earned our customers a token to vote for one of the three, local non-profit organizations: Natural Lands, Brandywine Conservancy, and Stroud Water Research Center. The organizations that received the most tokens by the end of each week was granted $1,200, second organization received $1,000 and third $800. Voting started over every Saturday.  And the totals for the month: Totals include $968, split evenly, from sticker sales and tshirt sales at TCO kick off event Brandywine Conservancy $5,122.67 Natural Lands $4,122.67 Stroud Water Research Center $3,722.67  

Brands that Give Back Bash

August 30, 2018 5:00 – 8:00 PM Glen Mills Store Join us and our favorite Brands that Give Back for an epic party to kick-off our biggest month of giving yet! Come out, eat, drink, win prizes, and support local. • Make custom screen-printed shirts with Patagonia • Play sustainability games with prAna • Meet our The North Face, and TOMS reps • Win some awesome swag or doorprizes from our Brands that Give Back • Learn all about the efforts our three non-profits are making to keep our backyard beautiful! We have raised $12,000 to invest in three local non-profits: Natural Lands, Brandywine Conservancy,and Stroud Water Research Center. They will all receive a donation, but YOU get to decide how much! Starting August 30th at the kick-off bash and lasting through September 30th, each purchase from a participating Brand that Gives Back will earn you a token to vote for one of the three, local non-profit organizations. The organizations that receives the most tokens by the end of each week will be granted $1,200, second will receive $1,000 and third $800. Voting starts over every Saturday so come out and support your cause!

DelaWILD: Celebrating Nature in the First State

August 25, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Calling all outsiders! Trail Creeks Outfitters is proud to be a supporting partner of Winterthur’s DelaWILD: Celebrating Nature in the First State, the day-long event throwing a spotlight on all of the great organizations in Delaware who are committed to the environment. There were informative lectures, walks and demonstrations, plus, National Geographic previewed a new program for kids. Learn more here.

Backpacker Get Out More Tour

July 12, 2018 6:30-8 PM Glen Mills Location

The renowned outdoor adventure road show, the Get Out More Tour, came to Trail Creek Outfitters Glen Mills!

BACKPACKER Magazine, the authority on outdoor adventure, is proud to present the 18th annual Get Out More Tour.

Thanks to all who came out and joined us at this FREE event presented by Randy Propster, BACKPACKER Magazine’s ambassador and expert in the outdoor industry. Plus, everyone got a chance to win top-notch outdoor gear from the Tour’s incredible sponsors:

Randy spends over 200 days out of the year on the road, pursuing his passions—hiking, backpacking, camping, and outdoor adventure of all kinds. Randy’s expertise, knowledge, and tips + tricks inspire experienced and novice outdoor enthusiasts across the country to get out more.

The interactive 90-minute seminar educated and inspired participants and covered a wide range of topics including:

• Backpacking essentials • The latest in gear and apparel • Living a van life • Survival skills • Trail-tested tips

Father’s Day Contest

Do you have a cool dad?

Thanks to all who came in to Trail Creek and told us about their cool dad.  All responses were entered to win an outfit from Kuhl so Dad can be ready for his next epic adventure….

And the winner of an outfit from KUHL is… Steven!

Looks like your daughter Julia thinks you’re pretty KUHL:

WIN 2 Passes to Firefly + Festival Gear!

Firefly 2018: An Epic Music and camping Experience Congratulations to our winners Josh and Jen Vogel! (picture at right with their new gear.)

Because of the generosity of the Brandywine River Reps, we were once again given an amazing Firefly prize package including 2 Firefly Tickets.

WINNER RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL TRAVEL KIT:

Eagle Creek: The ultimate festival traveler starter kit. • 2 Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 60 bags: Carry on size that is just right for your festival needs • 2 Packit Starter kits: To help you organize your stuff • 2 Toiletry kits: For the bathroom needs • 2 bag locks: To secure your bag when not in the tent

ExOfficio: • 2 pr of Sport Mesh Underwear per person: Everyone needs good undies and these are the BEST in the business • 1 Insect shield hoody per person: Keep those pesky bugs off you while you are enjoying the show or hanging at the site • 1 Sol Cool shirt per person: Protecting and cooling you during the hot field shows

Chaco: • 1 pr of Chaco Sandals per person: The ultimate festival footwear. Keep your feet comfortable in rain and sun. Will not come off if you decide to crowd surf.

Fjallraven: • 2 Day packs: keep all your essentials at hand when you are at the show!

PLUS: • 2 Headlamps: Making sure you can see where you are going on the way to the late night silent raves and DJ and EDM shows. • 1 All in one Primus Stove and pot combo: for morning coffee and late night hot chocolate. • 1 Lantern for campsite: for good camp site ambiance.

 

Olukai Rum Tasting Night

June 1, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

TCO Glen Mills

Cheers to summer months: Live Aloha!

We had a great Friday night living the aloha spirit with @olukai! Thanks to everyone who came out for the rum tasting & try on some great shoes from Olukai.

​prAna Sustainability Night

May 18, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

TCO Glen Mills 15% off all prAna from 5-8 pm. prAna knows how to do style right. But, did you know your favorite lifestyle brand does sustainability right, too?

prAna uses:

• organic cotton • recycled polyester and wool • renewable hemp • responsible down and fair trade

They are at the forefront of the industry, using sustainable business practices, fair trade, and traceability to help keep the whole industry shifting in the right direction. And we wanted to tell you about it!

Thanks to all of you who joined us for an evening celebrating style with a conscience. We had drinks, treats, games, and giveaways, plus awesome gifts with purchase.

 

Ladies Night Out

Friday, April 20th, 2018 
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Glen Mills Location

Thank you to all of the amazing women that came out on Friday night to celebrate Ladies Night! We had a blast hanging out with you & can’t wait until the next one! We truly have the best customers! You grabbed your BFF and treated yourselves to some awesome giveaways & discounts, bubbly & sweets.  We showcased some of your favorite brands, spun the wheel and gave away awesome prizes and discounts. EVERYONE LEFT A WINNER! It was a great night!

Participating brands: Prana, The North Face, Toad & Co., Olukai, Rainbow, Kuhl, Mountain Hardwear, Keen, Teva, and more!

 

Extreme Living

An epic journey with the nomadic Kazakh eagle hunters in Western Mongolia Friday, April 13, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Glen Mills Location Local photographer Alessandra Manzotti presented her breathtaking photographs and experiences from her expedition to Western Mongolia to a packed house. Thanks to all who attended! In February, Manzotti and seven other photographers accompanied a Kazakh family on their annual Spring Migration. Every year about 200 families of Kazakh eagle hunters make the arduous five day, 150 km trek through the Altai mountains of Western Mongolia to find better pastures for their herds of horses, camels, goats, sheep, yak and cows. Manzotti immersed herself in the lifestyle, following the herd on foot, averaging about eleven hours of walking per day, and sleeping in traditional tents called gers in frigid weather conditions. Though the journey was challenging, the rewards were simply spectacular.  

Salomon How to Trail Run Workshop

March 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. Granogue, DE Another great day at our How To Trail Run Workshop! These workshops are designed to teach the new and seasoned trail runner essential techniques for the sport to encourage athletes to include trails as part of their playground. A typical clinic will:

  • Start at a trail head and get everyone fitted in their choice of Sense Ride or Speedcross
  • Talk about trail running culture, how and where to find trails, and how to choose a trail shoe
  • Light warm up jog on the trails
  • Teach uphill running and power hiking techniques
  • Teach downhill running technique
  • Catered refreshments and Salomon swag back at the trail head

Salomon shoe fitting, test shoes, and opportunity to purchase. $10 registration fee.  All participants received a $10 off coupon  to use at TCO until April 10, 2018.  

Hip Hip Hooray, We’re Gonna Stay Party

March 9, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Kennett Square

Thanks to all who joined us as we dug in our heels to make Kennett Square our second home at our We’re staying in Kennett Party!

We enjoyed wine, champagne, food and prAna giveaways. It was a great evening!

11th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Fest

ANOTHER SOLD OUT YEAR! Thursday and Friday February 22 & 23, 2018 Doors open at 6:00 P.M. Films start at 7:00 P.M. Chester County Historical Society VIEW THE TRAILER

Thanks to all that came out for the 11th Annual Wild & Scenic film festival and supported The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center, the two local organizations who benefited from film festival proceeds.

Two awesome nights of films, great food and beverage again supplied by local companies from our backyard community. Everyone left inspired to take action, or at least consider how to lessen their impact on the planet. Our favorite films stay with us long after the festival is over.

See you next year!

 

Many thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors that make this event possible!

Presenting Sponsor: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Gold Sponsor: Patagonia Bronze Sponsors: Diver Chevrolet ~ Exelon Generation ~ Laurel Valley Soils ~ PURE Insurance Friends of the Film Festival: Unionville Equine Associates In-Kind Donors: The Country Vintner ~ Gerbron Wholesale ~ Iron Hill Brewery ~ Landhope FarmsSovana Bistro ~ Triple Fresh Market ~ The Whip TavernHood’s BBQTalula’s Garden and The Farm at Doe Run      

One Warm Coat

Thanks to all who donated your gently worn coats and helped us spread warmth again this season! We donated over 80 coats in 2017. Millions of Americans can’t afford coats for their family. To help keep families warm, we held our annual One Warm Coat drive beginning November 24th and went through December 31st. Last year we helped warm communities by donating over 100 coats. As in past years, coats will be donated to the Friendship House in Wilmington, DE.

Patagonia Benefit Your Backyard

In 2017, we teamed up with Patagonia and created the Benefit Your Backyard event to donate $5,000 to three local environmental non-profits. The funds were given to us from Patagonia to invest, but just how much each non-profit received was chosen by YOU, our customers. We had a kick-off party + beer tasting which started the voting process: Anyone who purchased a Patagonia product earned a token to vote for three hard-working groups. On November 30th, we tallied the votes and granted The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County $3,000. Delaware Nature Society and BRC each received $1,000. Thank you to all who participated in the donations and made a difference in our community. Your funds help to preserve and maintain local open spaces, historic sites and natural resources.

Woolrich + Dogfish Head Pint Night

Friday, December 8
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Another great year! Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us for a tasting of Dogfish Head’s limited annual release of Pennsylvania Tuxedo, brewed in collaboration with Woolrich. This tangy, citrusy beer infused with spruce tips gathered from the forests of Pennsylvania and Delaware pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters of PA’s deep backcountry heritage. While some shoppers stocked up on flannel, others impressed our Woolrich rep with The Most Flannel, The Oldest Flannel, and The Most Cringe-worthy Plaid Combo and won prizes. Plus, all Woolrich merchandise was 15% off. Come back next year for this annual event made for all flannel-clad heroes.  

Smartwool Tequila Tasting Night in Kennett Square

Friday at 6 PM – 8 PM Hundreds of you escaped the winter cold on First Friday at our Trail Creek Kennett Square store! We filled the store and you warmed up inside and out with tequila and cozy Smartwool apparel. When these two come together, we knew it would be a great party. And it was! Steve Rogerson, our Smartwool rep and tequila expert, helped us host the tequila tasting, plus he answered questions about the Smartwool brand. All Smartwool merchandise was 10% off! There was also the buy three pairs of socks, get one free! And a free pair of socks with any Smartwool apparel. Suggested $5 donation to particiapte in the tequila tasting to benefit Operation Warm, providing brand new winter coats to children in need.

Patagonia Benefit Your Backyard Pint Night

Kick Off Event + EVENT CONTINUES ALL MONTH Friday, November 17

6-8:00 p.m. Glen Mills Store

Drink Beer. Buy Patagonia. Win Prizes. Cast Your Vote. Benefit Your Backyard.

Trail Creek Outfitters and Patagonia  teamed up to conserve and protect our own backyard.

Starting November 17th at our kick-off event and lasting through November 30th, each purchase of a Patagonia product will earn you a token to vote for one of these three hard-working groups. The group that receives the most tokens by the end of the business day on November 30th will be granted $3,000 and the other two will each get $1,000.

This is how it worked: We have $5,000 to invest in three local environmental non-profits. The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County, Delaware Nature Society, and Brandywine Red Clay Alliancewill all receive a donation, but YOU got to decide how much.

We’re kicked off this event with a Pint Night…but contributions continue all month.

So, come out and support your cause! We’ll announce the which group that received what amount of tokens so we can make the donations.

Thank you for your support!