Ladies Night Out + Fashion Show

Friday, October 6th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Glen Mills Store

We were all long past a Girl’s Night out, right? That’s why so many of you grabbed your BFF and treated yourselves to some awesome giveaways & discounts, bubbly & sweets, as we showcase some of your favorite brands.

There were prizes from Patagonia, prAna, The North Face, Olukai, Aventura, Toad & Co. and MORE, plus discounts, models, beverages, live music, food, friends and you.

And the first 25 people get $25 gift certificates to Currie Hair and Nails.


Nature’s Gym with Merrell

Wednesday, June 21
6:30 PM – 8 PM

Thanks for the workout!

We traded in our indoor gym workout – the four walls, the stale air, the static views – for Nature’s Gym. There was room to spread out and lots of fresh air.

We met at Trail Creek and walked down to the open grass near Harvest for an hour outdoor workout with Annie Osborn from CrossFit Kennett Square. There we were able to demo the new Merrell Bare Access Flex during our work out, and later went back at the store for light refreshments.

Enter to Win 2 Firefly Tickets!

Firefly 2017: An Epic Music/Camping Experience.

Firefly Festival is from June 15-18th.

Because of the generosity of the Brandywine River Reps, we got our hands on an amazing Firefly prize package including 2 VIP Firefly Tickets.

Over 140 festival hopefuls visited Trail Creek Outfitters and filled out an entry form. No purchase necessary.


Maddi and Ellie are ready for Firefly.


Maddi (right) and a friend at the Firefly Festival.


2 4-Day Passes to the Firefly Concert June 15-18, 2017

1 VIP camping site for the 4 days. With Air Conditioned Bathrooms and Showers.


Eagle Creek:

The ultimate festival traveler starter kit.

• 2 Eagle Creek Gear Hauler 45 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


• 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


• 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.


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


• 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.

CRAZE: Saturday May 6, 2017

Another great crowd, vendors and brand reps made this spring sale event a huge success. Brand reps included The North Face, Patagonia, prAna, Toad&Co., Olukai, Teva & Chaco, plus Patagonia’s WORN WEAR Truck was on site making light repairs while customer’s waited.

Says Kait from Patagonia’s WORN WEAR: I got to connect with customers on a deep level outside and hear some great stories through Worn Wear. One mother had 3 kids jackets to be repaired of different sizes. Her kids have worn (or are about to wear) each jacket once they reach a certain size and they have a puppy that keeps tearing the jackets when they play, the smallest jacket (meaning lowest to the ground kid), was of course the most torn haha. Puppy got a Frisbee, kids got stickers, mom got more life out of her purchases. Great stuff.


Kait from Worn Wear helps a customer.

Join us! Fly Fishing 101

April 26, 2017

6:30 PM – 8 PM


What a great way to get the family together outside! Fly fishing is a sport everyone can take part in. Families learned what this great sport was all about with Sporting Gentleman, an Orvis Store.

Need some inspiration to get out and give fly fishing a try? Watch this.

Then: March 26th: Fly Fishing 201

When participants completed Fly Fishing 101, they signed up for the next step: A short outing on local water for a chance to catch your first fish! $10 per person: included rods, reels, flies, leader, tippet & drinks.

Meet Jennifer Phar Davis

Monday, April 10th

6-8 p.m.

Thanks to all who came to TCO and met Jennifer!

Jennifer Phar Davis is a hiker, author, adventure speaker, and national geographic adventurer of the year who has covered over 12,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents.

She came to Trail Creek to discuss her adventures and her new book, Families on Foot, a down and dirty know-how and fun for families starting out on the trail. It was an inspirational night for the whole family! 

Says Jennifer: “I found things in the woods that I didn’t know I was looking for… and now I’ll never be the same.”

Learn more about Jen here.

Ladies Night Out

Friday, April 7th

6-8 p.m.

It was a packed house! Thanks to all of you who attended.

We hosted Ladies Night showcasing some of your favorite brands as shoppers treated themselves to some awesome giveaways & discounts, bubbly & sweets,..all with their BFFs. 


• First 50 women received a gift card from Currie Hair Skin & Nails

• Participating brands: KUHL, The North Face, OluKai, Sanuk, Toad&Co., prAna, Patagonia and more had other giveaways!

Don’t miss the next Ladies Night Out.

Trail Creek Outfitters 34th Anniversary Party

Thursday, March 23rd

6-8 p.m.

Locals joined the staff and partied at TCO to celebrate 34 great years of being a part of the outdoor industry. The first 34 people in the store after 6 p.m. were entered to win a $100 Trail Creek Outfitters gift card, plus we had a TCO trivia question every half hour with prizes. Everyone earn double rewards points on all purchases from 6-8 p.m., enjoyed beer provided by Starr Hill Brewery and light fare from Whole Foods and Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar.

10th Annual WiId and Scenic Film Fest


Thursday and Friday, February 23 & 24, 2017
Chester County Historical Society

Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 7 p.m.

What started 10 years ago as an evening of hosting inspirational shorts, has become an much-anticipated two-night production featuring some of the favorite films of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the United States, with proceeds equally benefiting The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center.

Highlights included delicious local food and drink and nationally acclaimed short, independent films and documentaries featuring outdoor adventures, nature and environmental issues.

Be sure and join us in 2018.

One Warm Coat

November 25th – December 24th, 2016

Trail Creek Outfitters helped warm communities once again by donating over 100 coats to One Warm Coat who donates the coats to Friendship House of Wilmington Delaware.

Thank you for helping us #warmamillion people with new and gently worn coats.

Read about our about our 2015 coat drive here.

Supporting Operation Warm

From November 25th through December 24th, TCO donated funds to Operation Warm for every child’s coat purchased in the store. 

Woolrich + Dogfish Head Pint Night

December 2, 2016, 6 – 8:00 P.M.


Our annual PA Tuxedo tasting filled with Woolrich giveaways, discounts and more was another great success!

Woolrich + Dogfish Head Craft Brewery brought back their LIMITED EDITION collaboration, Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a sessionable concoction with a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips. Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA. The beer was met with delicious anticipation.


Instant trivia winner

11/26/2016 Small Business Saturday

Thanks to all of you who kept the money in the hood.

In 2015, shoppers supported their neighborhood businesses like never before, continuing to embrace the day as a holiday tradition: An estimated 95 million went out to shop at small, independent businesses. So, thank you for keeping it local, and supporting Trail Creek Outfitters by making a big impact on November 26th and shopping small in 2016.

The North Face 50th Anniversary Party

November 18th, 6 – 8 P.M.

We celebrated The North Face’s 50th winter with a great party!

Folks entered to win a The North Face prize by wearing their favorite or oldest The North Face pieces they owned, 

or, they piled it on by wearing as many of The North Face products they had stashed in their closest to see if they ended up a winner as the one partier wearing the most.

Victory Brewing Company poured Winter Cheers in TNF 50th Anniversary pints, all TNF product was 15% off, plus double points were earned on TNF purchases from 6 – 8 p.m.



Wearing 25+ The North Face pieces!


Patagonia’s Big Thanks for Open Space Event

October 8, 2016

12-4 p.m.

Thanks for a great live screen printing event that benefited The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. We could’ve screen printed into the night, there were so many participants! Blank Patagonia T-shirt were available for purchase, along with 3 custom screen prints, each for $5.

Victory Brewing Company poured complimentary beer for every t-shirt you bought, plus there were food options available for purchase.

All t-shirt proceeds benefited TLC!


Merrell Capra Tailgate Party

October 1, 2016
12:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Fun for the whole family

The Merrell tent featured a demo fleet of the new Capra Venture, their brand new mid-hiker with Gore-Tex Surround for enhanced waterproof/breathability and Megagrip for superior traction.

If you tried on a pair you were entered in for your chance to win a YETI Hopper 20 cooler or an ENO Hammock. Anyone trying on a pair enjoyed a free hot dog from the hot dog cart.

• Purchase a pair of the Capra Venture and receive another raffle ticket to win the YETI Hopper 20 or ENO Hammock.

Plus, visitors enjoyed 15% off all Merrell foot wear, cornhole and life-size jenga to play, AND enjoy sipping on beer provided by Starr Hill Brewery! That’s TCO tailgate-style.

Ladies Night Out

Friday, September 30th, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

To all of you who grabbed your BFF and treated yourselves to some awesome giveaways and discounts, bubbly and sweets, thanks for joining TCO’s Ladies Night Out!

We showcased some of your favorite brands, plus attendees popped balloons to see if they won an awesome prize or a great was a great night!

Participating brands included: KUHL •  The North Face • prAna •  Patagonia • OluKai • Lucy • Currie Hair & Nails

Jeff Ryan Book Signing

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Writer and adventure hiker Jeff Ryan shared his recent book with a great TCO crowd. His book  Appalachian Odyssey: A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail, details three decades and 2,100 miles. This travelogue is rich in history, visual beauty and storytelling that appeals to the adventurer inside each of us. Get the details here. Learn more about Jeff Ryan here.

Thanks for joining us on this great event! We sold over 10 books. Haven’t read Jeff’s book? Don’t miss out, pick it up here.

Enter to Win The Perfect Day

Enjoy The Best of the Brandywine (with your bestie) – on Us

We had over 400 entrants for our Perfect Day Give-Away! 

And it was Perfect Day WINNER Terri Jones who chose daughter Carly to spend a day in the Brandywine Valley.. on Us.

Here’s how it all went down:

9 a.m. breakfast at Talula’s Table

10 a.m. massage or mani/pedi at Currie Hair skin and Nails

11:30 a.m. lunch and beer tasting at Victory Brewing Co.

1:30 p.m. stroll Longwood Gardens

4 p.m. shopping spree at Trail Creek Outfitters

6 p.m. dinner at Avenue Kitchen

Perfect Day at Talula's


Monthly Yoga Night

We will see you in the Fall for our monthly yoga night!

May 21, 2016

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by prAna

FREE 1 hour Yoga Class (meet at Trail Creek and walk down to the Focus Fitness space together).

Afterwards, come back to TCO and enjoy complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres, and your chance to win a free yoga mat.

*ALL levels welcome*
*Great intro to yoga for beginners*
*No registration required*

SPECIAL: Select yoga clothing will be 10% off. One night only.

Ladies Night

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thanks for joining us for a fun-filled evening of shopping, refreshments, discounts, and giveaways where TCO staff showcased some of your favorite brands and our new Spring pieces. After popping a balloon winners walked away with merchandise from: Patagonia, lucy Activewear, KUHL, Mountain Khakis, Lole Women, OluKai,prAna, Vasque Footwear, Chacos.

9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival (2 Night Event)

Fabulous event sold out once again!

Thursday & Friday, February 25 & 26th, 2016

For the 9th year, we brought the country’s largest environmental film festival to our area with proceeds equally benefiting The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center.

The highlights included delicious local food and drink and nationally acclaimed short, independent films and documentaries featuring outdoor adventures, nature and environmental issues.

The theme this year was “A Change of Course.” This theme was chosen because issues surrounding water and our watercourses are timely and warrant special attention. We see a need for change in the fundamental ways we interact with our environment, and feel we need bold leadership to show us the “course” we might take to begin to live in a more sustainable way.

Our gratitude to all who attended and a huge thank you to the vendors, sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible.

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One Warm Coat: November 28th – December 24th, 2015

Trail Creek Outfitters helped warm communities last winter one coat at a time, and we did it again this year collecting over 200 coats! All coats were donated to Friendship House of Wilmington Delaware.

Read about last year’s coat drive when Grass Roots Outdoor Alliance featured Trail Creek’s coat drive:

How to Spread Warmth in Your Community this Holiday Season

Thanks to everyone who brought in their coats!

Woolrich and Dogfish Head Pint Night

December 3, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Woolrich + Dogfish Head brought back their LIMITED EDITION collaboration, Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a sessionable concoction with a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips. Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA.

The PA Tuxedo tasting with Woolrich giveaways, discounts was another big hit! 

This was a free event, thanks for bringing your friends!

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Kids Yoga Drop + Shop

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

FREE: Drop your little one off for a fun hour of creative yoga, games and relaxation while you enjoy shopping and nibbles at Trail Creek.

Children ages 3-6 are welcome (suggested age range)

Kids Yoga will be held in Focus Fitness

Shopping and nibbles for parents/caregivers



The North Face Athlete, Kit DesLauriers, at TCO

Friday, October 23, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Kit first realized she wanted to ski the big stuff while standing atop a mountain in Sikkim, India, in 1998. Looking around at the majestic Himalayan peaks where so many others had come in search of life-changing moments, Kit had her own epiphany when she couldn’t shake one thought: Why didn’t she bring her skis?

Those of you who like adventure and love inspirational stories, came to listen to Kit speak about her experiences being an athlete Mom raising an active family. It was another great The North Face event at TCO!

Learn more about Kit here.

Osprey Pack & Raptor Pint Night

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Over 100 of you came to the LIVE raptors at TCO! It was a great night.  Great Valley Nature Center gave a live raptor demonstration from 7 – 8:00 p.m.  and the first 50 guests through the door received a stainless steel Osprey & TCO cup which they used to enjoy as their walk around beer mug for the evening.  There was a pack fitting demo and a “learn how to properly pack an Osprey bag,” demo too. It was great fun for the whole family!!

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TCO Ladies Night

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We had a fun-filled evening of shopping, refreshments and a lots of give-away winners taking home gorgeous Fall apparel including UGG boots, SOREL boots, a Toad&Co. outfit, a KUHL outfit and much more!

We showcased some of our favorite brands along with the great prizes and refreshments/snack. If you missed this Ladies Night worries, we’ll see you at our next one soon.

Brandywine River Clean Up with UBB

Saturday, September 19, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

What a great day we had! Thank you for helping us collect over 1,900 pounds of trash!

United By Blue, Subaru, State and Union and TCO made UBB’s 250K milestone cleanup at the First State National Monument a huge success. And we couldn’t have done it without you.

Why are waterway cleanups important? Every year there are 14 billion pounds of trash that end up in our world’s oceans.  The majority of that trash is land based debris that washes and blows into rivers, streams, and bays before floating out into the ocean. Once the trash is out in the ocean it becomes much harder to remove.

These cleanups are not only important because of the trash they remove, but they also help raise awareness about the problems of ocean pollution. We will supplied the cleanup games and competitions, bags, gloves, water, lunch and prizes, and you  provided the helping hands!

Backpack Drive: Buy a Pack. Give an Adventure.

Friday, July 17th – September 13th

THANK YOU to everyone who donated a backpack at TCO!! We collected 25 bags for The North Face Pack Drive that will go to local veterans and schools The North Face.

Here are details for the drive: Bring any new or gently used backpack or duffel bag to Trail Creek Outfitters, and be entered to win $500 in The North Face gear! One entry per donation.

Plus, receive 10% off any purchase of a new The North Face backpack and a TNF 2GB USB drive while supplies last.

Backpack drive benefits local PA schools and the Valor Clinic which supports PA veterans.

All The North Face backpacks are covered by a Lifetime Warranty. If anything happens to the bag as a result of a manufacturer’s defect, the pack will be repaired or replaced at no cost.

Yoga, Muffins & Mimosas

September 8th, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The kids were off to school and everyone streched into a new season for a free morning yoga session with Kelly from Transcend Wellness and Yoga. Afterwards we all enjoyed complimentary muffins and mimosas. What a great way to start the day!

Show Us Your Vacation Picts Wearing your Mighty Milledge Shirt

Mighty Milledge couldn’t make it to the beach or the pool this summer, so we had you provide some fun for him by posting pictures of yourself on vacation wearing your Mighty Milledge shirt — available at TCO for $20 (all proceeds helped fund medical expenses). At the end of the summer, Milledge picked 2 winners – one for most exotic vacation and one for most fun picture. You can follow Mighty Milledge FB updates here.

The winners (below) each received a $50 gift card to Trail Creek Outfitters!!

The amazing teachers and staff of Jordan Bank Elementary School kicking off summer in their Mighty Milledge shirts! Their picture reminded Milledge of how much fun school AND summer are.

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And, for the most exotic vacation, Milledge chose a picture of Dylan Castle boarding a cruise ship.

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Adventurous Mom Mother’s Day Contest

And the winners are…

Choosing a winner for our “Adventurous Mom” Mother’s Day Contest was no easy task. We read a poem about a mom described as a “lover, dreamer, fighter,” and learned about a 70-year-old mom who still loves slalom waterskiing on the Chesapeake River. We read about helicopter skiing, marathons, Spartan Races, dog training and rock skipping.

In the end, though, the $100 TCO gift certificate went to Stacey Rohrbeck of Devon, PA, our Adventuress Mom winner, thanks to daughter Jackie Ridley’s entry.

In addition, two runner-ups received a $25 TCO gift certificate.

Here are our winners, plus the entries that were just so good we had to publish their stories too. Thank you to all participants.

Here’s to celebrating your mom’s wild side.

Party Time with Toad&Co at TCO

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

What a great celebration we had with our customers and Toad&Co in a rebranding party where for one night, we were all free-spirited Toads.

Everyone enjoyed:

FREE Dogfish Head Craft Brewery beer tasting and tavern style snacks.

LIVE music from Chris Ferron.

GIVEAWAYS including a Women’s top and bottom, a Men’s top & bottom, mugs, hats, t-shirts and a $100 TCO gift card!

10% off all Toad&Co.

The chance to WIN a trip to Chile and Argentina for you and a friend plus your travel wear from Toad&Co.

One Warm Coat: November 7th – December 24th

Trail Creek Outfitters helped warm communities this winter one coat at a time. We collected 9 large bags of coats for One Warm Coat and donated the coats to Friendship House of Wilmington Delaware. Thanks for all who donated their gently used coats!

Talking with Timmy

Friday, October 17th

6:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
7:00 p.m. Presentation

Guest speaker Timmy O’Neill was back with more inspirational stories that included leading the blind in kayaks, a Grand Canyon kayaking expedition proving the power of the human spirit.

Timmy also screened Prevail at the event, a film he produced about his brother Sean and his first paraplegic ascent of Bridal Veil Falls. The film was recently chosen for the Adventure Film Festival and was screened at the Festival’s first showing in Boulder, CO.

In addition to the movie screening, Timmy discussed the joys and perils of being a professional climber and how his passion led him to co-found Paradox Sports, a non-profit organization that improves people’s lives by creating physical adaptive sport communities built to inspire.

Complimentary beer provided by Victory Brewing Co.

Another packed house and great night at TCO!

At 19, Patagonia Ambassador Timmy O’Neill left Philadelphia to pursue a life of climbing, kayaking and music. Soon he was setting world speed climbing records in Yosemite, establishing new routes in Patagonia, Venezuela and Greenland, and co-founding Paradox Sports, an adaptive climbing non-profit dedicated to providing inspiration, opportunities and equipment so that the physically disabled can be active participants in human-powered outdoor sports.

In 1991, Timmy’s older brother Sean became a T-12 paraplegic after jumping from a Memphis Bridge into the Mississippi River. Fifteen years later, the O’Neill brothers successfully climbed El Capitan, a 3,000-foot vertical rock wall in Yosemite National Park. These days, brothers Timmy and Sean are not only a tight climbing team, but they have broken new ground for paraplegic climbers. In addition, Timmy has kayaked, skied, climbed and hiked with numerous paraplegics, amputees and blind athletes. Timmy currently serves as the Executive Director of Paradox Sports.

Learn more about how Paradox Sports helps a T-12 paraplegic climb a sheer granite monolith using only his upper body; a person afflicted with childhood polio ascend a massive alpine wall at 14,000 feet above sea level; and a kayaker missing almost an entire arm descend 225 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Check out where Timmy has been lately. Listen to Timmy featured on NPR.