GRAB That Trash! and SORT IT!

GRAB That Trash! and SORT IT!

GRAB That Trash: The Great Trash Race Use trash grabbers to pick up trash as you race your friends and/or family. Who will be the fastest trash grabber in Roanoke? It's up to you to help keep the Valley clean...

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Earl B. Hunter, Jr. (Black Folks Camp, Too) Campfire Chat

Earl B. Hunter, Jr. (Black Folks Camp, Too) Campfire Chat

  • Oct 15th: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Earl B. Hunter, Jr., story is powerful one. After a high-flying career as an executive in global sales, Earl went camping for the first time in Western North Carolina and was suddenly “all in.” While working for Sylvansport RV...

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Outdoor Personal Safety Discussion, Q&A, and Demonstration

Outdoor Personal Safety Discussion, Q&A, and Demonstration

  • Oct 16th: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join martial artist Tiffany Lee as she aims to provide practical, realistic information for everyone who enjoys outdoor activities. She will focus on identifying potentially dangerous situations, evaluating risks, and the practicalities of protecting yourself while under extreme stress. Demonstrations...

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Roanoke Diversity Center Q&A Panel Campfire Chat

Roanoke Diversity Center Q&A Panel Campfire Chat

  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the president of the Roanoke Diversity Center Board, Peter Volosin, as he leads a panel discussion regarding sports and recreation access for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies here in the Roanoke Valley. Volosin will be joined by local athletes...

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Cooking in the Outdoors with John Park

Cooking in the Outdoors with John Park

  • Oct 16th: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local foodie and food influencer John Park will grace the Mast General Store Campfire Stage to show us that even when you're roughin' it, you can make delicious meals in the great outdoors. _______ With passion for food and beverage...

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Hike It Baby Campfire Chat

Hike It Baby Campfire Chat

  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

NEW THIS YEAR--the Campfire Stage presented by Mast General Store! Join Hike It Baby at GO Fest this year for their campfire chat "There is No Bad Weather, Only Bad Clothing: How to Keep Your Child Safe and Comfortable Outside...

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First Aid and Plant Identification

First Aid and Plant Identification

  • Oct 15th: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn important outdoor skills like how to treat injuries and recognize plant life around you with The Humble Hustle's first aid and plant identification demonstrations.

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Birding Demonstrations

Birding Demonstrations

  • Oct 15th: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Get a look into the wonderful world of wildlife with the Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture birding and fishing demonstrations. Birding will be in the Outdoor Culture area, Fishing will take place at the Orvis Casting Pond.

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Leave No Trace Activity: Would you drink it?

Leave No Trace Activity: Would you drink it?

  • Oct 16th: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Bodies of water might seem impervious to human activity, but the choices we make can have profound impacts on water quality and on aquatic life. Join Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team members Elena & Jesse for engaging discussion and activities...

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How to Be a Leave No Trace Champion

How to Be a Leave No Trace Champion

  • Oct 15th: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team members Elena & Jesse for engaging discussion and activities that explore how to enjoy the outdoor spaces you love in an environmentally sustainable way. Ever wondered about ways to avoid disturbing wildlife, why not...

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Crosscut Saw Bucking Stand

Crosscut Saw Bucking Stand

Participants will have an opportunity walk up to the SAWS tent and use a crosscut saw to cut a small slice (cookie) off a log. Take the cookie home, if you like!

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Mountain Shepherd Scavenger Hunt

Get a taste of the Mountain Shepherd experience by completing a scavenger hunt around Go Fest! Find each flag using the clues given, and use the punch attached to each flag to mark your card. Once you have punched all...

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Broad Security – Women’s Outdoor Safety w/RCPD

Broad Security – Women’s Outdoor Safety w/RCPD

  • Oct 15th: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Sports Broads, in collaboration with the Roanoke City Police Department, will host Lt. Jennifer Boswell & other RCPD officers on-site to talk and provide tips, advice, instruction and resources for women to keep moving freely & safely in a...

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Young Women in the Outdoors

Young Women in the Outdoors

  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Love the outdoors? Of course you do - you're at GO Fest! Join ACC staff to learn more about careers in the outdoors and complete a trail work project in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest and return to...

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Fishing Demonstrations

Fishing Demonstrations

  • Oct 15th: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Get a look into the wonderful world of wildlife with the Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture birding and fishing demonstrations. Birding will be in the Outdoor Culture area, Fishing will take place at the Orvis Casting Pond.

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Talk Rocks with A VT Geologist

Talk Rocks with A VT Geologist

  • Oct 16th: 12:00 pm -

Visit the Humble Hustle Co Outdoor Culture Area for an opportunity to learn about the ground under our feet from a geologist from Virginia Tech.

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Renew & Restore Wellness

Renew & Restore Wellness

Come try out our Normatec compression therapy. Joint pain or other aches? Local cryotherapy! Too much fun last night? Try an iv hangover treatment. Notmatec and cryotherapy are free, IV treatment is available for purchase.

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Triple Crown Trivia

  • Oct 14th: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Oct 15th: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Oct 16th: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a fun trivia game related to all things hiking. Topics will include the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. All players will get a sticker for participating. Those who answer 5 questions correctly...

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Leave No Trace Campfire Chat: COVID’s Impact on the Outdoors

Leave No Trace Campfire Chat: COVID’s Impact on the Outdoors

  • Oct 16th: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Many of you have heard of Leave No Trace (LNT), the philosophy used to protect our natural resources and minimize our impact on the environment. However, with the unparalleled increase in outdoor recreation since 2020, our trails, campsites, parks, and...

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Bike Tour to Grandin Village Farmers Market

  • Oct 15th: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP), partnering with Cardinal Bicycle and Ride Solutions, will meet at GO Fest at 9:30 am on Saturday, Oct. 15 for a guided ride from downtown, stopping at Morningside Community Garden, then the Grandin Village Farmers...

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Knot Tying

Knot Tying

Camp Alta Mons staff will be teaching a variety of knots! Stop by and learn to tie knots such as the figure 8, trucker's hitch, bowline, tautline, and more!

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Van Tour

Come check out our camper van and all of its cool amenities! Find out how we sleep & seat up to 8 people with our different set up configurations and hear stories from actual Vandoit owners about their life on...

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Lapidary Demo

Lapidary Demo

  • Oct 14th: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Oct 15th: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Oct 16th: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Oct 16th: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

I will take a rock and explain the process of cutting and polishing natural stones creating beautiful pendants.

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River Rock Painting

River Rock Painting

The Camp Bethel Outdoors booth will offer "River Rock Painting" (using rocks to create paint - not painting on rocks) as an activity for visitors to enjoy. At camp, one of our campers' favorite activities is creek exploration. Campers can...

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Learn the different type of Disc's and Plastics. How each one feels and flies differently. Try your hand at throwing the disc's in the baskets. Learn where in the Roanoke Valley you can play.

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Vermicomposting Demonstration

The demonstration will include showing the box where the worms live. We will show the substrate required for them to live in. We will discuss the types of food scraps you can put in there, as well as the water...

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