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The Nor'easter Festival

"The Nor'easter is the perfect way to bring people who support mountain life, people who love music, and people who are concerned about the environment together for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience," said Will Manzer, President and CEO of Eastern Mountain Sports. "Our goal is to combine the fun of a music festival with the excitement of an elite climbing competition in a single outdoor venue with a minimal environmental impact, so that it is left in even better condition at the end of the event than it was at the beginning. It's going to open a lot of eyes." 

2010 Highlights
More than 2400 people enjoyed to this weekend-long celebration of music, climbing, camping, and conservation in September 2010.

Highlights included:

* A festival village featuring top outdoor brands and conservation groups
* The season finale of the Unified Bouldering Championships
* UCI certified Cyclocross race
* A diverse main stage line‐up of indie stars and emerging regional talent
* Costume Fun Run
* Free clinics with Pro Athletes and the EMS Climbing School
* The Nor’easter conservation project
* Onsite recycling and composting: 86% waste free!
* Riverside camping

2008 Highlights
More than 1500 people from as far west as Minnesota and as far south as Delaware flocked to this weekend-long celebration of music, climbing, camping, and conservation in September 2008.

This first-of-its-kind event featured:
* Live performances from State Radio, Tapes 'n Tapes, Rustic Overtones, The Dig, Oneside, The Guts, Bomb Squad, Adam Ezra, and Three Tall Pines.
* Live clinics and chat sessions with pro climbers Chris Sharma, Dave Joe Kinder, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Cedar Wright, Daniel Woods, Ethan Woods, Lizzy Asher, Emily Harrington, and Heidi Wirtz.
* A 90% waste-free weekend, compliments of the incredible composting and recycling services Zero Hero.
* A cooperative trail cleanup project with representatives from The National Forest Service.


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