Cardinal Bicycle Fix a Flat Tire Changing Competition

Cardinal Bicycle Fix a Flat Tire Changing Competition

  • Oct 15th: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Show off your tire changing skills at the Cardinal Bicycle booth, and you could win a brand new set of Specialized tires. Drop by the booth between 2-4pm on Saturday, log your challenge time, and that's it! Our staff will...

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Trek Bike Demos

Trek Bike Demos

Trek Bicycle Roanoke is the newest bike shop to call Roanoke home. Stop by the Trek tents to meet the staff and test ride the newest Trek models. Be one of the first to ride the new Trek Fuel ExE...

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Walkabout Outfitter Wild Gear Chase

Walkabout Outfitter Wild Gear Chase

  • Oct 15th: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This may be a Wild Gear Chase but don't worry--even if you're slow, you'll catch some sweet stuff. From water bottles and hats to bigger prizes like kayaks, fly rods and coolers, and everything in between, everyone walks away with...

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Demo Pool, presented by Freedom First

Demo Pool, presented by Freedom First

  • Oct 14th: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Freedom First Demo Pool is your opportunity to try out kayaks, canoes, and Stand Up Paddleboards from several different vendors. Always a Go Fest favorite! Be sure to bring a towel and stop by the Freedom First tent for...

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Free E-Bike Tours

Free E-Bike Tours

  • Oct 14th: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Roanoke Mountain Adventures will be guiding free tours on our Rad Power E-bikes.  We will meet at our booth at GO Fest and go along the Mill Mt and Roanoke River Greenways to cruise through Roanoke's great biking infrastructure.   After...

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Silent Disco

Silent Disco

  • Oct 14th: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Silent Disco is back this year! DJs spinning tunes to wireless headphones - it’s something you just have to experience to fully understand. Bring your friends and grab a pair of headphones to join the best dance party in...

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Pixie Cross at GO Fest

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

  • Oct 15th: 10:30 am -
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  • Oct 16th: 12:00 pm -
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Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is bringing Pixie Cross back to GO Fest! Stop by the parking lot on the corner of Jefferson and Bullitt and join your best friend/sibling/significant other while they try to pedal teeny weeny bikes to...

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ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

  • Oct 14th: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Oct 15th: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Oct 16th: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Thanks to our sponsor Gentry Locke, you can try out some tricks. After each ProTown BMX show, stick around for some tips and tricks from the ProTown BMX staff. This will be happening for about 30 minutes after each show....

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Photo of the Day Contest

Photo of the Day Contest

The Sports Broads want to see what GO Fest looks like to YOU! This is your chance to share your BEST festival pics and take your 'shot' at winning our #GoPhotoFest photo of the day contest! This contest will be...

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Cardinal Bicycle Mountain Bike Ride with Fox Racing

Cardinal Bicycle Mountain Bike Ride with Fox Racing

  • Oct 16th: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Cardinal Bicycle, Roanoke's local independent bike retailer, at GO Fest for a fun mountain bike ride. The ride will start and end at our festival booth in the bike village near the Patrick Henry Building on Jefferson. The ride...

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Slacklining

Slacklining

Open the entire festival, this is your chance to test your balance as you try to walk from one end to the other of a "slackline" - a piece of webbing stretched tightly between two anchor points.

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Mill Mountain MTB Shuttle

Mill Mountain MTB Shuttle

  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Catch a ride to the top of Mill Mountain so you can enjoy Roanoke's favorite in-town mountain trails. Shuttles will run on the half hour on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and will drop off near...

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Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Thanks to our partnership with Roanoke County Parks and Recreation, you can come try out your climbing skills on the GO Fest climbing wall.  Race you to the top!

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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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Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Oct 15th: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Oct 15th: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Oct 15th: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Oct 16th: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Oct 16th: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Oct 16th: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Oct 16th: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Oct 16th: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Did someone say Adult Big Wheels? Yes, we did! Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is bringing you back to the days of childhood with Adult Big Wheel Races! Stop by the parking lot on the corner of Jefferson and Bullitt...

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DICK’s Sporting Goods Tailgate

Come stop by the Dick's Sporting Goods tent for a try your luck at the Spin to Win Wheel for Dick's Sporting Goods swag, as well as enjoy our favorite tailgate games. We'll have corn hole, can jam, and ladder...

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Morning Yoga with Hustle/Haven

Morning Yoga with Hustle/Haven

  • Oct 15th: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Take a morning flow with Hustle/Haven's Alexa True and enjoy a sample of our Sunrise Latte potion after class. This class is a 60 min Vinyasa Flow.

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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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Cardinal Bicycle Go Fest Gravel Ride with Wahoo

Cardinal Bicycle Go Fest Gravel Ride with Wahoo

  • Oct 15th: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Cardinal Bicycle, Roanoke's local independent bike retailer, at GO Fest for a gravel ride. The ride will start and end at our festival booth in the bike village near the Patrick Henry Building on Jefferson. The gravel ride will...

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Kids Fitness & Fun

Kids Fitness & Fun

  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Bring the kids and join us for a Kids Fitness & Fun workout!  This 30-minute session will include high-energy training that can build strength and athleticism in no time. Your child will learn proper exercise form, take on fun challenges...

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Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag with Grateful Gypsy. We'll supply the eco-friendly re-useable tote bags, fabric markers, and outdoor themed stencils. You'll need to bring your creativity and imagination. Registrants must be 8+ years of age and all...

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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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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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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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YMCA Body Combat Group Exercise Class

  • Oct 16th: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

This energetic class, available throughout our Fitness & Wellbeing estate, is strongly influenced by martial arts such as Karate, Boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai.

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Recovery Yoga with Hustle/Haven

Recovery Yoga with Hustle/Haven

  • Oct 15th: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Recover after the race or just to wind-down and get a deep stretch with Hustle/Haven's Jim Haines. Enjoy a sample of our Blue Dream potion with recover CBD afterward.

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Detox Yoga with Hustle/Haven

Detox Yoga with Hustle/Haven

  • Oct 16th: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Detox from the weekend with Hustle/Haven's Neda and sample the Charcoal Lemonade after class for a the ultimate detox.

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RV Tours

RV Tours

Wander through the Black Folks Camp Too RV and learn about recreational vehicle camping. Self-guided.

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RV Set Up and Breakdown Demo

RV Set Up and Breakdown Demo

  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Earl B Hunter Jr. from Black Folks Camp Too to learn all about setting up a recreational vehicle. RV camping is a great way to experience the outdoors.

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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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Outdoor Zumba

  • Oct 15th: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This event is Zumba in an Outdoor setting. Being outside with an fitness, health and wellness activity really intensifies the enjoyment, but outdoor Zumba helps you connect with the environment plus get a rhythm, flow and workout like never before....

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Outdoor Culture

Outdoor Culture

We are launching our Outdoor Culture Experience at GO Fest downtown this year. This is a popular neighborhood event that the organization does with our Humble Hikes Outdoor Recreation program. We will be curating a 3 day experience for all...

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Minute to Win It Games

Minute to Win It Games

  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct 16th: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Test your speed and enjoy the competition at the Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Minute to Win It Games!

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Outdoor Youth Fitness Circuit Challenge

This Youth Circuit Challenge will consist of a outdoor style exercise circuit. The Circuit will have several stations such as a medicine ball pass station, battle rope station, jump rope station, burpee station, and park bench pushup station. One team...

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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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POUND Group X Class

  • Oct 16th: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Get ready to show your rhythm as you POUND your way to better health.  Participants will be given a drum and drum sticks as they are lead through  call and response drum rhythms.  This low impact, but high energy workout...

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YMCA Super Ninja Course

YMCA Super Ninja Course

Kids can test their balance, jumping and climbing skills on the YMCA Super Ninja Course.  Waiver is required to participate.

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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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Hike it Baby Scavenger Hunt Bingo

Hike it Baby Scavenger Hunt Bingo

  • Oct 15th: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Hike it Baby will lead families through the Elmwood Garden for a Scavenger Hung Bingo hike as we look nature items to cross off our card. Kids can turn in completed Bingo cards for a small prize.

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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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Ferguson Fitness Ruck to GOFEST

Ferguson Fitness Ruck to GOFEST

  • Oct 14th: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Ferguson Fitness Ruck Club as we ruck from Ferguson Fitness Studio downtown to GOFest on Friday night. Just in case you don't know, rucking is walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack).  The mission of GORUCK Clubs is to...

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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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