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The Onion River Kids storefront is now closed, but we’ve moved our favorite inventory back across the street to The Shoe Horn and Onion River Sports. Here are a few details to know about our transition:

  • Footwear is now at The Shoe Horn – Check out our fabulous and EXPANDED selection of sandals, shoes, and boots for infants, children, and tweens from top kids’ brands: Keen, Saucony, PLAE, Livie & Luca, Merrell, Crocs, Bogs, Robeez, Sanita, and more!
  • Kids’ gear is now at Onion River Sports – Find everything from kids’ skis, snowshoes, bikes, and bike accessories to kids’ packs, rainwear, swimwear, sun hats, winter hats and gloves, and outerwear. Our friendly staff is excited to help you and your little ones find the perfect gear for their adventures!
  • Kids’ store punch cards have been transferred to The Shoe Horn. And good news for Moms and Dads: the punch card is now good on EVERYTHING at The Shoe Horn, not just children’s footwear! Get a punch for every $25 you spend, and when your card is filled we’ll send you a gift card for $25!
  • Onion River Kids gift cards are still valid at both The Shoe Horn and Onion River Sports.
  • Stop in and say hello to Martina! Look for everyone’s favorite full-time Onion River Kids employee now at The Shoe Horn, ready to help kids and grownups with all their footwear and clothing needs.
  • Want to stay updated on all the latest and greatest in kids’ news and products here at our stores? Sign up for our Shoe Horn and Onion River Sports email newsletters on our homepages (follow the links above), and like The Shoe Horn on Facebook and Onion River Sports on Facebook!
  • THANK YOU for 8 wonderful years! We look forwarding to seeing you for many, many more years to come on the other side of Langdon Street!

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Onion River Kids – The Final Days to Save!

by Caroline on March 23, 2016

ORK Closing Last Days

Onion River Kids is closing this Saturday, March 26 at 5pm! While you’ll continue to find top kids’ footwear, apparel, and gear at The Shoe Horn and Onion River Sports, right now you can save BIG on closeouts for grown-ups (and a few remaining items for kids) at our Onion River Kids Store Closing Sale! Hurry in for tons of men’s and women’s closeouts at up to 80% off!


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Hello folks,

If you love winter, you probably agree that this one has been a little tough. And though we’re looking forward to springtime and bicycles, in the meantime we’ve decided to close Onion River Kids. But not to worry, your favorite kids’ store products aren’t gone for good—they’re just moving back in with Mom and Dad! Our most popular kids’ merchandise is moving to The Shoe Horn and Onion River Sports, so you’ll still be able to find footwear, gear, and apparel to outfit the whole family for year-round adventure when you come down to Langdon Street.

In the eight years since we opened Onion River Kids, we’ve tried housing a lot of different kids’ products and brands—some things worked, and some didn’t. We’re taking the things that worked best and folding them into our original stores, and we’re looking forward to seeing you and your little ones at The Shoe Horn and Onion River Sports soon!

Make sure to take advantage of amazing deals on products that won’t be making the trip across the street at our Onion River Kids Store Closing Sale! The sale is going on NOW until the inventory is GONE!! Save up to 80% off kids’ brands you know and love, like Jupa, Columbia, Patagonia, Crocs, Keen, and Bogs. Enjoy huge savings on hats, gloves, jackets, boots, water bottles, kids’ backpacks, and more. But don’t wait – these deals are only good while supplies last and at these prices things are sure to go fast. So hurry in and help us say happy trails to Onion River Kids today!


Andrew Brewer at Onion River Sports

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CLOSED for Inventory Sunday, February 28

by Caroline on February 26, 2016

ORK Closed Inventory Feb 2016

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Snowshoe Romp in Hubbard Park

by Caroline on January 27, 2016

ORS Snowshoe Romp 2016

We all know this winter hasn’t been perfect for every outdoor activity. But Friday night is shaping up to be the perfect night for a festive snowshoe in Hubbard Park: Join us Friday, January 29 for our annual Snowshoe Romp from 6-8pm at the Old Shelter! Snowshoe a lantern-lit trail through the park, then warm up by the fire with cocoa and ice cream.

Come with your own snowshoes or use some of our demo models to try different styles and brands, and bring your kids, your friends, and your headlamps – we’ll cover the rest. This event is FREE for all ages!

Hubbard Park is easily accessed via Winter and Parkway streets. Park at the bottom of the sledding hill or by the frog pond/skate rink and head on up! Check out the Hubbard Park map here.

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Dress Like An Onion!

by Caroline on January 7, 2016

ORK Dress Like An Onion
We’re rather fond of anything that involves onions. But dressing like an onion isn’t just for fun – it’s the best way to keep your kids warm, dry, and comfortable this winter! Several thin layers are actually warmer than one thick layer, and regulating your child’s temperature is much easier (just add or remove a layer)!
Here at Onion River Kids, we have all the layers you need to stay safe and cozy for serious cold-weather play! Make sure you have every layer covered:
Layer 1: Base layers that wick sweat and dry quickly, like Merino wool tops and bottoms from SmartWool or Icebreaker and Capilene from Patagonia.
Layer 2: Mid-layers that insulate and breathe, like fleece zip-ups and pullovers from Columbia, Patagonia, and The North Face.
Layer 3: Outerwear that offers warmth and wind and water protection, like Patagonia down jackets (certified with RDS: Responsible Down Standard) and Puffball jackets (with Green Tech filling made from 90% recycled materials) – all treated with a water-resistant DWR finish, and 30% off right now!
Layer 4: Wool socks (just one pair!) – many of us grew up with feet shoved into too-tight boots thanks to two or three pairs of thick socks stuffed on our feet. One pair of insulating, breathable wool socks from Smartwool or Darn Tough will do the trick much better!
Layer 5: Hats, gloves, mitts, and scarves – keeping vulnerable skin on hands, necks, and faces protected is essential, and we have a huge selection from Kombi, Jupa, and Marmot. And all mittens and gloves are 30% off, too!
The next time you suit your little ones up for a day outside, think like an onion. Stop by for recommendations for every layer!

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It Snowed! Sled Sale!

by Caroline on December 30, 2015

ORK Sleds Sale Dec 2015

Yay, it finally snowed! We hope you’re as excited as we are! To help you get ready for some serious winter play, all sleds are 30% off right now!

And don’t forget there are just a few more days to save at our End of the Year Sale with discounts on snowshoes, winter boots, hats and gloves, and select kids’ skis, winter jackets, snow pants, and clothing. Read below for more details!

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End of the Year Sale!

by Caroline on December 26, 2015

ORK End of the Year Sale 2015

We hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday filled with good food and great outdoor fun! But now that Christmas is over, are there a few things Santa didn’t slip under the tree that your little one really needs (or really wants!)? Find them at Onion River Kids at our End of the Year Sale! RIGHT NOW, save on select clothing, sleds, snowshoes, skis, accessories, and more! Check out a few of our deals:

  • 20% off Madshus Snow Pup Kids’ Skis & Lucky Bums Ski Kits
  • 20% off hats, gloves, mittens, & neck gaiters
  • 20% off ski goggles & helmets (30% off when you buy two or more!)
  • 20% off winter boots
  • 30% off sleds
  • 30-50% off select clothing
  • 40% off Marmot winter jackets and snow pants
  • 50% off select winter jackets
  • 75% off everything on the sale rack (discount from original price)

But hurry, this sale ends Sunday, January 3rd, and the discounts are only good while supplies last!


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Sale! Marmot Jackets & Pants

by Caroline on December 22, 2015

ORK Marmot Jackets & Pants Sale Dec 2015

Whether you’re still shopping for the little ones on your list or already scouting out after-Christmas deals, here’s a Marmot Sale that’s good all week long: Marmot winter jackets and snow pants are 30% off! Now through Sunday, December 27! Outfit your kids with durable, warm outerwear they’ll love to see under the tree and love to wear out on the sled run!

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Winter Boot Sale!

by Caroline on December 22, 2015

ORK Winter Boots 20 Off

Here’s a Christmas bonus! We’re having a Winter Boot Sale this week! Now through Sunday, December 27, save 20% on ALL winter boots! Keep your kids’ feet warm and dry in all that snow that’s on the way (come on, you know it’s coming)! Stop in today for jackets, boots, pants, and all those last-minute stocking stuffers, too!

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