Little Planets

Little Planets

Come check us out! We'll have whimsical,  nature-inspired, eco-friendly, multi-sensory, and open-ended outdoor pop-up young children's play areas and baby care spaces.

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SUP Inflation Races

SUP Inflation Races

The Wild Way will have stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) on display next to the Demo Pool. Come join us for some SUP inflation race! The fastest to inflate a paddleboard will win a prize!

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Demo Pool presented by the Department of Wildlife Resources

Demo Pool presented by the Department of Wildlife Resources

  • Oct 13th: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Oct 14th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Demo Pool presented by the Department of Wildlife Resources 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. We'll have boats...

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All Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga Studio

All Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga Studio

  • Oct 14th: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Oct 15th: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Get up, get going, and get outside! Join Uttara Yoga Studio for an all-levels class that emphasizes proper alignment and movement linked with breath. Experience intelligent, mindful sequencing of poses that build internal heat and focus in preparation for a...

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Beats Per Mile Shuttle to Explore Park

Beats Per Mile Shuttle to Explore Park

Travel back and forth between Explore Park and Elmwood Park! This free shuttle will leave hourly. This a great way to get the full metro-mountain experience. Wander the festival in Elmwood, hop on the shuttle and take a shourt 15-minute...

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Walkabout Outfitter Wild Gear Chase

Walkabout Outfitter Wild Gear Chase

  • Oct 14th: 9:30 am - 1:30 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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Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Thanks to our partnership with The Peaks Retreat and Adventure Center, you can come try out your climbing skills on the GO Fest climbing wall.  Race you to the top!

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Gear Exchange Booth

Since the beginning of this event the Blue Ridge Mountains Council has provided the personnel to operate this booth at the event to help anyone who would like to buy, sell or trade sporting type items to do so at...

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Outdoor Skills: Knot Tying

Outdoor Skills: Knot Tying

  • Oct 15th: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Knot tying is an important skill for anyone enjoying and exploring the outdoors. Learn about many different knots and their uses from the most simple knot to the most complex knot! Then practice your new skills with a relay race...

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Trek Bicycle Demo

Trek Bicycle Demo

  • Oct 14th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Got your eye on a brand-new steed? Try it before you buy it at our GO Fest demo event! Have some fun cruising around on our latest and greatest models and find the perfect one for you.  We will have...

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Cardinal Bicycle M&M Mountain Bike Ride

Cardinal Bicycle M&M Mountain Bike Ride

  • Oct 15th: 10:30 am -

This is a fun and welcoming intermediate mountain bike ride starting from the Cardinal GO Fest Booth.   eBike demos from Cardinal Bicycle and Specialized are available for demo on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to allow time to...

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Cardinal Bicycle Gravel and Grinds Ride

Cardinal Bicycle Gravel and Grinds Ride

  • Oct 14th: 9:30 am -

Explore some gravel from GO Fest! This 40-mile gravel adventure ride will leave from the Cardinal GO Fest Booth, and it will follow the short version of the VBR Road & Gravel Route from the Gravel Adventure Field Guide. This...

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Cardinal Bicycle Road Ride

Cardinal Bicycle Road Ride

  • Oct 14th: 9:30 am -

Join a fun and social 30 to 40 mile road ride starting from the Cardinal GoFest Booth and then riding some of our favorite roads in Roanoke. This ride will include climbing and is appropriate for intermediate and advanced riders. This...

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Cardinal Bicycle & Cane Creek Moutain Bike Ride

Cardinal Bicycle & Cane Creek Moutain Bike Ride

  • Oct 14th: 2:00 pm -

Take a ride with the mountain bike experts from Cane Creek. Cane Creek designs, develops, and hand-builds a unique range of cycling components nearby in Western North Carolina. We will all head out to Mill Mountain to enjoy some trails...

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Hustle/Haven Yoga Flow

Hustle/Haven Yoga Flow

  • Oct 14th: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Oct 15th: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

60 minute vinyasa (breath to movement) flow to stretch and strengthen your body and connect your mind to your breath and movements. Followed by a free potion toast!

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Silent Disco

Silent Disco

  • Oct 13th: 8:30 pm - 10:30 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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Views & Brews E-Bike Tour

Views & Brews E-Bike Tour

  • Oct 13th: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Oct 14th: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

RMA is offering their standard e-bike tour and taking it through GoFest! The Views & Brews electric bike adventure packs in sweeping Blue Ridge mountain views and 3 brewery tasting stops along a fun but safe course that winds from...

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GO Fest Pop-up Traffic Garden

GO Fest Pop-up Traffic Garden

RIDE Solutions and Pedal Safe Roanoke will host a Pop-Up Traffic Garden at GO Fest. A traffic garden is a mini-streetscape for kids (3 to 9 Y.O). Walk, bike, scoot, skate, or rollabout in a wheelchair to learn traffic safety...

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World’s Slowest Bicycle Race

World’s Slowest Bicycle Race

  • Oct 14th: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Oct 15th: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Test your bicycle skills as you balance, bob, and weave your way through an obstacle course where the winner is the SLOWEST! Complete the course, as slowly as you can, without putting your foot down to win a $20 gift...

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Outdoor Skills: First Aid

Outdoor Skills: First Aid

  • Oct 14th: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Practice your basic first aid skills to be prepared for small injuries that can take place while exploring the outdoors. Learn about bandages, medicines and techniques for taking care of yourself and others in nature. Stop by anytime during the...

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Local Bird Watching

Local Bird Watching

  • Oct 14th: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about birds native to the Roanoke area. Develop skills for finding and identifying local birds and build an appreciation for the ways in which birds impact our ecosystem. Stop by at anytime during the session! 

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Bike Demos from Roanoke Mountain Adventures

Bike Demos from Roanoke Mountain Adventures

Our staff will get you fitted and answer any questions about any of our available bikes to demo. Demos will be available on a first come first serve basis and all participants will need to fill out a waiver and...

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Kid’s Nature Journals

Make your own small nature journal. Bring the kids to our booth and they can learn how make their own while out hiking, camping or adventuring. We will have supplies and examples available.

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Appalachian Trail Trivia

Test your knowledge about the Appalachian Trail. Participants will play a trivia game on a large-scale map of the trail where they have to answer AT based questions to move up each section the trail. Complete the full trail to...

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Greenway Bike Celebration & Parade

Greenway Bike Celebration & Parade

  • Oct 15th: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Ride your favorite bike to Vic Thomas Park for an all-ages & all-bicycles celebration of cycling on the Roanoke River Greenway! ***you're welcome to join for SOME OR ALL of the activities*** 9am: We’ll be handing out FREE COFFEE &...

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Backyard Bass

Backyard Bass

Learn to cast or sharpen your skills with Backyard Bass!  Virginia Outside will have rods set up at our booth where kids can target fish to practice casting skills and learn how to catch the big one!

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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 camper's favorite activities is creek exploration. Campers love...

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Girl Scout information booth

Girl Scout information booth

Drop by the Girl Scout booth to learn more about the Girl Scout program (Outdoors, STEM, Entrepreneurship, & Life Skills), try Stick-It Archery and make tabletop s'mores!

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Create your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag with Grateful Gypsy

Create your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag with Grateful Gypsy

  • Oct 14th: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Oct 14th: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Oct 14th: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Oct 14th: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Oct 15th: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Oct 15th: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Oct 15th: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Grateful Gypsy to create and take home your own eco-friendly reusable market tote bag. We'll supply the materials and inspiration, be sure to bring your creativity and imagination! Register now for the event time/date that best meets your Roanoke...

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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. Stop by the Play it Again...

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