The Open Air Demo event that kicks off Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005 will be held at a new and much larger location: Willard Bay State Park. Located fifteen miles north of Ogden, Utah, Willard Bay offers 9,900 acres of fresh water for paddling, swimming and fishing. The beach area at Willard Bay is smooth white sand, which will provide a dramatically improved area for launching boats and watercraft of all types.
The exhibit area at Willard Bay is much larger than Little Dells, which will allow more room in the exhibit area and fires and grills are permitted. Open Air demo veterans will also appreciate the ample and convenient parking layout. Willard Bay also has two campgrounds, one full-service with water, sewer, and electrical hookups and one set up for tents. Both campgrounds have restrooms and showers.