Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events


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Kayak Demo Day
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, April 14 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.


13th Anniversary Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
13th Anniversary Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

13th Anniversary Open House

September 22, 2017 | 8:00AM-4:00PM

This year marks our 13th Anniversary and we want to celebrate with you! Stop by the store on Saturday, September 22nd from 8am to 4pm for the Annual CrawDaddy Outdoors Open House.

•    8-9am | Silent Auction on demo/rental kayaks
•    13 years in business = 13% off store-wide (including Kayaks)
•    Tons of other great deals | 25-75% off
•    Door Prizes from our vendors

Other great deals you’ll find during the Open House:
Select Kayaks & PFD’s – 30-50% OFF


This is by far our LARGEST & FINAL discount of the year on kayaks. Here are just *SOME* of the amazing kayak deals we have in store for you.

List to come later.

Want to wait until next spring or summer, but get anniversary pricing? You can purchase these select kayaks for the sale price with a 50% deposit, and pay the rest when you pick up the item next year.

Green River Paddling Trip in KY
Oct 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Green River Paddling Trip in KY @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Green River, Kentucky

The wilderness calls! Joins us as we float one of Kentucky’s most scenic waterways. This fun filled adventure takes you on a canoe camping expedition through Kentucky cave country. The Green River is home to one of the most unique geological areas on earth. Float down a beautiful winding river surrounded by tall bluffs and bubbling springs. Paddle by waterfalls and limestone pocketed caves as you travel through this scenic wild country. Camping on gravel bars with the sound of the river right beside you and experience nature like you never have before. This is an adventure destined to make memories for a lifetime.

All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

TBD: Early October

Cost:  TBD

$To Be Determined   per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Holiday Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day
Holiday Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Shop Local this Holiday

Beat the mayhem of Black Friday by checking out the deals in Waverly and at CrawDaddy Outdoors November 16-18 during Holiday Open Houses in Waverly.

Friday 10-6
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 10-2

Some of the amazing deals you’ll find:
– Kuhl Jeans – 25% off
– Socks (Fox River, Smartwool, FITS) – Buy 2 get 1 Free
– Kayak Paddles – Any paddle over $150 is 10% off
– Kayak Skirts & Covers – 25% off
– Canoe Paddles – 50% off
– All Backpacks, Tents, Sleeping Bags & Pads – 25% off
– Select PFD Lifejackets – 25% off
– Select Kayaks 15-25% off

Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Whether you are shopping for the holidays or treating yourself to some special gifts this year, now is the time to find the best deals at CrawDaddy Outdoors.

Stop by the store on Friday the 23rd between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm or Saturday the 24th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to check out all the unbelievable prices on a wide range of our best products, and let us help you make this holiday season one to remember.

Some of our amazing Black Friday + Small Business Saturday deals: 


Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Dec 13 all-day
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors

Participate in this fun and family-friendly activity. Stroll down Bremer Ave. in Waverly, Iowa to see all of the merchants’ living window displays and participate in a truly unique Christmas experience. Sip hot chocolate along the way or ride the trolley car.