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Three Full Days of Music, Films, Personality, and Story-Telling

Festival Main Stage in Elmwood Park

The Elmwood Park Amphitheater Main Stage, presented by Haley Toyota, sets the scene for an inspiring weekend with Friday’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, presented by Mast General Store. Then, things ramp up Saturday night at the benefit concert featuring headliner Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, brought to you by the Berglund Center (tickets required). Come by the Elmwood amphitheater stage all weekend long for free, live music by local artists during the day.


Five Points Music Stage on Jefferson Street

Experts at creating a vibe and celebrating the power of sound, Five Points Music Sanctuary will have you boogying all day long, Saturday and Sunday on Jefferson St. Bring your dancin’ friends.


The Campfire Stage

The Campfire Stage, presented by Mast General Store, will celebrate the ways conversation and storytelling guide us in our journeys through the great outdoors. Spread out your blanket on the hillside and hear from Black outdoor experts brought to you by The Humble Hustle Co., watch a live podcast recording with the Super Carlin Bros, experience a Hoot & Holler Story-telling event, and more!

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Fri, Oct 14 5:00 PM – 8:00 PMDemo Pool, presented by Freedom FirstDemo Pool (on Franklin near intersection with Williamson)

Demo Pool, presented by Freedom First

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 a chance to win a sweet piece of outdoor gear.

We’ll have boats from Verus Kayaks, Mountain 2 Island, and Roanoke Outfitting and Adventures. Shout out to Roanoke Outfitting and Adventures and Buffalo Mountain Adventures for helping us manage the demo pool!

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Carilion Children’s Go Fest Kids Bike Demo Course, presented by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24

Join Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Carilion Children’s, and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24 at GO Fest for the Kids Bike Demo Course. Bring your own bike, or borrow one of our little kids balance bikes, and practice your riding skills at Go Fest. Don’t forget your helmet!

This year, we’re excited to have a two-time Olympian helping out with the Kids Bike Course. Join Marlies Mejias on Friday from 5-7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 pm to chat about all things biking, or just give her a high five!

If you’re up for a challenge, consider signing up for the Carilion Children’s Kids Bike Race, presented by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24. Organized races will take place Saturday and Sunday at Go Fest (October 15-16) from 1:30-3:00 pm, for ages 2-10. The age groups will be broken into two year waves, with the 2-4 year olds starting first. Registration will take place onsite 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the first race. Sign the waiver, get your bike bib and you’re all set to race. Please bring your own bike and helmet. All participants will be cheered on while they navigate the simple yet exciting kids bike course in a friendly competition with other bikers to be.

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Fri, Oct 14 5:00 PM – 7:00 PMGO Fest Bike Valet ParkingCorner of Jefferson and Elm in Elmwood Park
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GO Fest Bike Valet Parking

RIDE Solutions will partner with GOFest to provide free accessible bike valet parking during the festival vendor hours (5-7 pm on Friday, 10 am – 7 pm on Saturday, and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday). After 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, you can park your bikes, but you will need to bring your own lock.

RIDE Solutions will staff an information booth along with the parking corral set up. Our goal is to encourage patrons to bike to the festival instead of driving.

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Fri, Oct 14 5:30 PM – 6:30 PMXavier Duckett with Humble Hustle Campfire ChatMast General Store Campfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave
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Xavier Duckett with Humble Hustle Campfire Chat

Join Xavier Duckett with The Humble Hustle Company at the Mast General Store Campfire Stage as he discusses his journey with the non-profit program to empower Black youth in Roanoke.

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Fri, Oct 14 5:30 PM – 8:30 PMFerguson Fitness Ruck to GOFESTStart at Ferguson Fitness Studio – 110 Edinburgh St. SW Roanoke, VA 24014.

Ferguson Fitness Ruck to GOFEST

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 strengthen communities through rucking. Everyone can ruck, it’s fun and brings people together. Social Fitness!

We plan to ruck from our studio down to GOFest (1.2 miles) and enjoy all the activities and vendors at the festival before rucking back.  Total mileage will be approximately 3 miles.  All are welcome to join us!

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Fri, Oct 14 6:00 PM – 6:30 PMBMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry LockeRoanoke Go Fest

BMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry Locke

Our top pros are always with us so don’t be surprised if you have seen them on ESPN’s X-Games, AST Dew Tour or some other t.v. or media coverage.  We are teamed up with and support N.G.A, Next Generation Alliance, and F.C.A. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The team always brings top notch tricks and positive messages to any crowds we come in contact with.

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

After each show, stick around for some tips and tricks from the ProTown BMX staff. This will be happening for about 30 minutes after each show. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Special thanks to Gentry Locke Attorneys for bringing ProTown BMX to GO Fest.

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Fri, Oct 14 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Fri, Oct 14 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMGOFest Triple 3Meet at E3Fitness Booth

GOFest Triple 3

Join us October 14 and 15th for the GOFest Triple 3, presented by E3 Fitness!! E3 Fitness is excited to introduce our new challenge designed to test your 2 person team, build community amongst you two and celebrate what you can accomplish when part of community. The GOFest triple 3 by E3 consists of a 1 MILE RUN, 2 MILE ROW, 3 MILE BIKE. The Row will be on a Concept 2 Rower and the bike will be on a Rogue Fitness Echo Bike.  Find your partner now or day of, CHOOSE YOUR DAY, compete to the best of your fitness level and earn the title of GoFest Triple 3 FINISHER!

Sign up COMING SOON on our website, E3Fitness.Life.

Limited Spots Available. Waivers will be required before event start.

Note that this event takes place at the Anthem Go Outside Festival! Address- Elmwood Park – 505 Williamson Rd SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

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Fri, Oct 14 6:00 PM – 6:30 PMLapidary DemoMorgan’s Earth Treasure’s Booth

Lapidary Demo

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

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Fri, Oct 14 6:15 PM – 7:00 PMParkway Beer Mile Team RelayRoanoke Go Fest

Parkway Beer Mile Team Relay

Kick off your GO Fest weekend by being part of the Parkway Beer Relay presented by Fleet Feet! Relay will be held on GO Fest premises at Elmwood Park on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:15pm (mandatory pre-race meeting starting at 6:00pm). 25 Team Limit.

Bonus awards will be given for the best costumes inspired by the characters of Parkway Brewing! The Magestic Mullet, the Get Bent Grandpa (or Grandma), The Factory Girl, The Remedy Gypsy Woman, the Baltic Porter Raven or any other creative tie-in you can come up with. Prizes will be provided by GO Fest, Parkway Brewing, Fleet Feet Sports and Brooks Running to the top three teams and one for the team with the best costumes.

Race briefing will take place at 6:00 PM and is mandatory (with ID) for all runners.

The cost of the race is only $50 PER TEAM (Up to 4 members, or $12.50 each) and closes on 10/12/22 at midnight. 

NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION. REGISTER EARLY 

You were going to have a beer that night with your friends anyway so why not do it with a relay? This race will wind through the festival and will consist of 4 laps. To make this event more fun and a team effort, participants will ALTERNATE on each lap. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall teams, best team name, and best team costume. There will also be raffle prizes.

BEER RELAY GUIDELINES:

  • ALL participants must be 21 or older
  • Participants must have proof of age and obtain an ID band from the ID tent prior to the event
  • 2 to 4 members per relay team (Minimum of 2 per team)
  • Beer must be consumed before starting each lap
  • Empty cups must be deposited in the trash. NO LITTERING!
  • Participants must alternate on each lap 
  • On laps 2,3, and 4 participants must be tagged by the preceding teammate before beginning their lap
  • Unnecessary contact with other participants could result in disqualification (beer mile is not a contact sport)
  • Mandatory pandemic safe high fives to each other after completing the race
  • Most importantly have fun, laugh, and enjoy making memories with your friends

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Fri, Oct 14 6:30 PM – 7:30 PMS’mores with Humble HustleThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

S’mores with Humble Hustle

Join the awesome folks of Humble Hustle at GO Fest for the fall’s best outdoor snack–S’MORES! From 6:30-7:30 PM, they’ll be at the Mast General Store Campfire Stage preparing s’mores fixins for anyone and everyone interested. Stop by for a tasty treat, enjoy the warmth of the campfire, and chat with the wonderful people of Humble Hustle!

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Fri, Oct 14 6:30 PM – 7:00 PMLumberjack Show presented by Member OneRoanoke Go Fest

Lumberjack Show presented by Member One

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation’s heritage. Come watch the axes fly, chainsaws roar, and some super-human Lumberjack feats that’ll have you jumping out of your seats!

Special thanks to Member One FCU for bringing the lumberjack show to GO Fest.

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Fri, Oct 14 6:30 PM – 7:00 PMProTown BMX Tips and TricksProTown BMX area

ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

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. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

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Fri, Oct 14 7:00 PM – 11:00 PMBanff Mountain Film FestivalMain Stage

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Presented locally by Mast General Store – Grab your seat and get ready for an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world through a series of award-winning films.

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Leave No Trace Activity: Bear Poop vs Dog Poop & How to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Enjoying the outdoors with a beloved pet can offer many physical and emotional health benefits. Just as disposing of waste properly is very important for humans, it also applies to the waste from our pets. Join Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team members Elena & Jesse for engaging discussion and activities to learn the impacts of dog poop, why dog waste should be packed out, and tips for being a responsible pet owner to minimize impacts.

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Fri, Oct 14 7:00 PM – 7:30 PMTriple Crown TriviaEasy Wind Outfitters Booth
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Triple Crown Trivia

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 will receive a free pair of socks.

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Fri, Oct 14 7:30 PM – 8:30 PMTelescope DemonstrationThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

Telescope Demonstration

Join Humble Hustle and learn all about how to view the night sky by telescope!

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Fri, Oct 14 9:00 PM – 11:00 PMSilent DiscoPeter Pan Playground in upper Elmwood Park

Silent Disco

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 town.

We’ll be rocking tunes in Peter Pan playground (upper Elmwood Park) Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-11pm.

Headphones are given out first-come-first-serve. Please be mindful of those waiting to get their groove on and share the love (aka headphones).

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Sat, Oct 15 7:30 AM – 10:30 AMDEKA MILE CompetitionIn front of the Main Stage, Elmwood Park

DEKA MILE Competition

Attention Roanoke!! Spartan DEKA & Ferguson Fitness are excited to introduce our new challenge designed to test, gamify and celebrate your fitness. The Spartan DEKA MILE consists of (10) functional training zones, each preceded by a 160-meter run (1 mile of total running distance). Compete and Earn your DEKA MILE Mark and start training for DEKA FIT 2022!

GO Fest participants are encouraged to sign up or simply attend and cheer on all our competitors.  Ferguson Fitness Coaches & Volunteers will be on hand to explain the DEKA Zones and answer questions.

Interested in competing?  Sign up NOW! Limited Spots Available.  ($49 Entry fee required. Sign up at the link below!)

Got questions? Email cs@deka.fit

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Sat, Oct 15 8:00 AM – 11:00 AMRace Against the ClockWalnut Avenue at Hamilton Terrace

Race Against the Clock

How Fast Can You Climb Mill Mountain?

Test your climbing legs while scaling up the “Old Road” to the top of Mill Mountain during the Race Against the Clock! It’s just you and the mountain in this time trial style hill climb to Roanoke’s most prominent landmark. Pick your poison- Run, Bike or do both in the Double Whammy category. Don’t miss this new addition to Roanoke’s Go Outside Festival!

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Sat, Oct 15 8:00 AM – 9:00 AMMorning Yoga with Hustle/HavenWellness Patio (near entrance to the Main Library)

Morning Yoga with Hustle/Haven

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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Sat, Oct 15 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMOutdoor ZumbaThe location will be at the recessed patio near the entrance of the Main Library
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Outdoor Zumba

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. Most of all it is even better for your mental health even though you are getting fit while dancing and having fun.

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Sat, Oct 15 9:30 AM – 11:30 AMCardinal Bicycle Urban Gravel RideCardinal Bicycle Booth in Bike Town (Next to Patrick Henry Building on Jefferson)

Cardinal Bicycle Urban Gravel Ride

Join Cardinal Bicycle, Roanoke’s local independent bike retailer, at GO Fest for an urban 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 be ~26.9 mile ride on mixed surface, including road and gravel, and will be going to Explore Park and back. Check out the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41113673.

All our GO Fest related rides will have giveaways from partnering brands and swag for those that participate.

You are also welcome to demo a bike from Specialized for all rides. Please come early if you plan to demo

If you have questions prior to the event, please email our event coordinator.

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Sat, Oct 15 9:30 AM – 11:30 AMBike Tour to Grandin Village Farmers MarketDepart from Cardinal’s Bicycle Tent
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Bike Tour to Grandin Village Farmers Market

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 Market, Cardinal Bicycle, then Mountain View Community, and back to GO Fest. This ride will be free, with the opportunity for riders to purchase snacks/breakfast items at Grandin Village Farmers Market, as well as a coffee stop at Cardinal Bicycle. Some examples of vendors at the Grandin Village Farmers Market are Kind Baking Co. offers pastries; Blacksburg Bagels sells bagels, bread, and croissants; Creme Fresh sells amazing overnight oats; Field Day Juice Club offers bottled juice.

Check out the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41048449

 

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMDemo Pool, presented by Freedom FirstDemo Pool (on Franklin near intersection with Williamson)

Demo Pool, presented by Freedom First

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 a chance to win a sweet piece of outdoor gear.

We’ll have boats from Verus Kayaks, Mountain 2 Island, and Roanoke Outfitting and Adventures. Shout out to Roanoke Outfitting and Adventures and Buffalo Mountain Adventures for helping us manage the demo pool!

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMMill Mountain MTB ShuttleBike Village (On Jefferson St near Patrick Henry hotel)
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Mill Mountain MTB Shuttle

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 the Mill Mountain Discovery Center. Please meet with your bike and helmet in the Bike Village on Jefferson Street near the Patrick Henry Hotel. Don’t have a bike, borrow one of the demo bikes in the Bike Village.

*Waiver will be required to ride in the van. Youth 17 & Under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMHike It Baby Campfire ChatMast General Store Campfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave
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Hike It Baby Campfire Chat

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 All Year Long”

Hike It Baby Ambassadors Meredith, Christine, and Lila will host a chat (and fashion show!) about dressing your baby, toddler, or kiddo for outdoor adventures in all types of weather.

They’ll also share info about great hiking spots for families and answer any questions folks have about getting outdoors with kids.

After their campfire chat, join them for a free GO Fest scavenger hunt that’s perfect for families!

This event is free and open to all. The Mast General Store Campfire Stage is located on the hilly slope facing Elm Ave (just outside the Peter Pan Playground entrance).

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Carilion Children’s Go Fest Kids Bike Demo Course, presented by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24

Join Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Carilion Children’s, and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24 at GO Fest for the Kids Bike Demo Course. Bring your own bike, or borrow one of our little kids balance bikes, and practice your riding skills at Go Fest. Don’t forget your helmet!

This year, we’re excited to have a two-time Olympian helping out with the Kids Bike Course. Join Marlies Mejias on Friday from 5-7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 pm to chat about all things biking, or just give her a high five!

If you’re up for a challenge, consider signing up for the Carilion Children’s Kids Bike Race, presented by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24. Organized races will take place Saturday and Sunday at Go Fest (October 15-16) from 1:30-3:00 pm, for ages 2-10. The age groups will be broken into two year waves, with the 2-4 year olds starting first. Registration will take place onsite 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the first race. Sign the waiver, get your bike bib and you’re all set to race. Please bring your own bike and helmet. All participants will be cheered on while they navigate the simple yet exciting kids bike course in a friendly competition with other bikers to be.

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 7:00 PMGO Fest Bike Valet ParkingCorner of Jefferson and Elm in Elmwood Park
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GO Fest Bike Valet Parking

RIDE Solutions will partner with GOFest to provide free accessible bike valet parking during the festival vendor hours (5-7 pm on Friday, 10 am – 7 pm on Saturday, and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday). After 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, you can park your bikes, but you will need to bring your own lock.

RIDE Solutions will staff an information booth along with the parking corral set up. Our goal is to encourage patrons to bike to the festival instead of driving.

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 3:00 PMYoung Women in the OutdoorsMeet at Appalachian Conservation Corps booth

Young Women in the Outdoors

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 the Festival afterward! 

Transportation will be provided for up to eight people. A travel stipend of $75 and protective gear will also be provided!

Email Sarah at sakers@conservationlegacy.org to learn more and register!

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMRV Set Up and Breakdown DemoAt the Black Folks Camp Too RV

RV Set Up and Breakdown Demo

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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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 10:45 AMAll Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga StudioRecessed patio to the left of the main library

All Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga Studio

Join us for an all-level class that emphasizes proper alignment and movement linked with breath. We’ll begin with intelligent, mindful sequencing of poses that build internal heat and focus before settling into relaxation.  All levels of practitioners are welcome; poses will be modified or advanced based on your level of yoga practice. This event will be held on concrete pavers; please bring a mat or towel for comfort.

Classes will be lead by Laura Leonard (Saturday morning); Becca Gill (Saturday afternoon); and Gabrielle Kidd (Sunday morning)

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Sat, Oct 15 10:00 AM – 8:00 PMShare The AirY Street Booth

Share The Air

Come learn more about the Share The Air campaign, which seeks to create 100% tobacco- and e-cigarette-free parklands and public spaces throughout Virginia. Come engage with William Fleming High School students to learn more about the campaign, complete a support card, and earn some fun prizes and swag items!

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Sat, Oct 15 10:30 AM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sat, Oct 15 10:30 AM – 11:30 AMGOFest Triple 3Meet at E3Fitness Booth

GOFest Triple 3

Join us October 14 and 15th for the GOFest Triple 3, presented by E3 Fitness!! E3 Fitness is excited to introduce our new challenge designed to test your 2 person team, build community amongst you two and celebrate what you can accomplish when part of community. The GOFest triple 3 by E3 consists of a 1 MILE RUN, 2 MILE ROW, 3 MILE BIKE. The Row will be on a Concept 2 Rower and the bike will be on a Rogue Fitness Echo Bike.  Find your partner now or day of, CHOOSE YOUR DAY, compete to the best of your fitness level and earn the title of GoFest Triple 3 FINISHER!

Sign up COMING SOON on our website, E3Fitness.Life.

Limited Spots Available. Waivers will be required before event start.

Note that this event takes place at the Anthem Go Outside Festival! Address- Elmwood Park – 505 Williamson Rd SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

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Sat, Oct 15 10:45 AM – 12:00 PMHike it Baby Scavenger Hunt BingoDepart from Campfire Stage

Hike it Baby Scavenger Hunt Bingo

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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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMRoanoke Diversity Center Q&A Panel Campfire ChatMast General Store Campfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave

Roanoke Diversity Center Q&A Panel Campfire Chat

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 and coaches from Blue Ridge Pride Sports and PLAY Pride, all of whom are working to make recreation options more accessible and welcoming to the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. In addition to discussing these new recreation offerings,  they’ll share their personal stories about the importance of creating safe spaces in your community.

MODERATOR

Peter Volosin (he/him/his): president of Roanoke Diversity Center Board

PANELISTS

Katie Stuekle (she/her/hers): Blue Ridge Pride Sports volleyball coach. Queer Adventure Club leader.

Kayla Murphy (she/her/hers): PLAY PRIDE Softball Coach and Blue Ridge Pride Sports softball and kickball athlete.

Jessica Bralley (she/her/hers): Southwest VA Pride Board Member and Blue Ridge Pride Sports softball, kickball, and volleyball athlete.

David Rivera (he/him/his): Blue Ridge Pride Sports softball and kickball athlete and previous Houston Hurricanes.

Jessica Babineau (she/her/hers): Athletic Program Specialist, coach and PLAY PRIDE athlete.

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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 11:30 AMBMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry LockeRoanoke Go Fest

BMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry Locke

Our top pros are always with us so don’t be surprised if you have seen them on ESPN’s X-Games, AST Dew Tour or some other t.v. or media coverage.  We are teamed up with and support N.G.A, Next Generation Alliance, and F.C.A. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The team always brings top notch tricks and positive messages to any crowds we come in contact with.

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

After each show, stick around for some tips and tricks from the ProTown BMX staff. This will be happening for about 30 minutes after each show. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Special thanks to Gentry Locke Attorneys for bringing ProTown BMX to GO Fest.

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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 11:30 AMKids Fitness & FunElmwood Park Playground

Kids Fitness & Fun

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 and obstacles plus take part in fun gameplay!  This session will take place at the playground at Elmwood Park during GO Fest!

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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMDesign your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bagGrateful Gypsy booth

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

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 children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone during the entire event time slot.

One registration per person; if multiple people from a family or group would like to participate, each person must be registered to ensure that we have enough materials.

Please fill out the form on our website and click submit to register for a time slot.

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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMMinute to Win It GamesThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

Minute to Win It Games

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

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Sat, Oct 15 11:00 AM – 11:30 AMLapidary DemoMorgan’s Earth Treasure’s Booth

Lapidary Demo

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

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Sat, Oct 15 11:30 AM – 12:00 PMProTown BMX Tips and TricksProTown BMX area

ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

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. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

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Sat, Oct 15 11:30 AM – 12:00 PMYoga Storytime with the Main LibraryWellness Patio (near entrance to Main Library)

Yoga Storytime with the Main Library

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Sat, Oct 15 12:00 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sat, Oct 15 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMBirding DemonstrationsThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

Birding Demonstrations

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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Sat, Oct 15 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMFishing DemonstrationsOrvis Casting Pond

Fishing Demonstrations

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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Sat, Oct 15 12:30 PM – 1:00 PMLumberjack Show presented by Member OneRoanoke Go Fest

Lumberjack Show presented by Member One

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation’s heritage. Come watch the axes fly, chainsaws roar, and some super-human Lumberjack feats that’ll have you jumping out of your seats!

Special thanks to Member One FCU for bringing the lumberjack show to GO Fest.

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Sat, Oct 15 12:30 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sat, Oct 15 12:30 PM – 1:30 PMRecovery Yoga with Hustle/HavenWellness Patio (near entrance to the Main Library)

Recovery Yoga with Hustle/Haven

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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Sat, Oct 15 1:00 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sat, Oct 15 1:00 PM – 4:00 PMWalkabout Outfitter Wild Gear ChaseBehind Walkabout Outfitter Booth

Walkabout Outfitter Wild Gear Chase

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 a piece of gear in this unique “treasure hunt” presented by every outdoor lover’s friend– Walkabout Outfitter!

Here’s how it works:

1) Using a map, a corresponding “cue sheet”, and your brains, participants have two hours to race to as many checkpoints (both urban and wilderness locations) scattered throughout a two-mile radius of GO Fest.

2) Hit as many checkpoints as you can and head back to the finish within the two-hour time limit.

3) Racers are lined up in front of the gear tent based on the points they’ve earned (points based on how many spots check points you visited and how quickly).

4) Every 15 seconds, a person enters the gear tent; you can stay in the tent as long as you want but you can only leave the tent with one piece of gear, so choose wisely!

Big ol’ thanks to one of the best community partners we have, Walkabout Outfitter, for sponsoring this event and supporting the outdoors! We couldn’t do what we do without them! And shout out to Dick’s Sporting Goods for helping supply some of the sweet items you can win!

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Sat, Oct 15 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sat, Oct 15 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMFirst Aid and Plant IdentificationThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

First Aid and Plant Identification

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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Sat, Oct 15 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMLapidary DemoMorgan’s Earth Treasure’s Booth

Lapidary Demo

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

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Sat, Oct 15 1:30 PM – 2:00 PMBMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry LockeRoanoke Go Fest

BMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry Locke

Our top pros are always with us so don’t be surprised if you have seen them on ESPN’s X-Games, AST Dew Tour or some other t.v. or media coverage.  We are teamed up with and support N.G.A, Next Generation Alliance, and F.C.A. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The team always brings top notch tricks and positive messages to any crowds we come in contact with.

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

After each show, stick around for some tips and tricks from the ProTown BMX staff. This will be happening for about 30 minutes after each show. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Special thanks to Gentry Locke Attorneys for bringing ProTown BMX to GO Fest.

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Carilion Children’s GO Fest Kids Bike Race, presented by Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24

Join Carilion Children’s, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24 for organized bike races for ages 2-10.  Organized races will take place Saturday and Sunday at GO Fest (October 15-16) from 1:30-3:00 pm, for ages 2-10. The age groups will be broken into two year waves, with the 2-4 year olds starting first. Registration will take place onsite 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the first race. Sign the waiver, get your bike bib and you’re all set to race. Please bring your own bike and helmet. All participants will be cheered on while they navigate the simple yet exciting kids bike course in a friendly competition with other bikers to be.

This year, we’re excited to have a two-time Olympian helping out with the Kids Bike Race.  Marlies Mejias will be onsite during the Kids Bike Race both days doling out high fives and lots of encouragement. Come by and say hi!

The KIDS BIKE DEMO COURSE will be open to the public during all open vendor hours at GO Fest, so even if they don’t want to “race” all kids should feel welcome to bring their own bike and check it out!

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Sat, Oct 15 2:00 PM – 2:30 PMProTown BMX Tips and TricksProTown BMX area

ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

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. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

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Sat, Oct 15 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMSuperCarlinBrothers Popcorn Culture Campfire ChatCampfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave

SuperCarlinBrothers Popcorn Culture Campfire Chat

Before we ever said “Hey Brother” on the internet we spent most of our free time running off into the woods on adventures with two of our high school best friends. Whether it was camping on top of Dragon’s Tooth in below freezing temperatures on a whim, spending the night in the New River Cave without watches or time, or simply hanging around a campfire, we have always found our way into fun, memorable and hilarious situations. In preparation for our chat at GO Fest we’ve planned a backpacking adventure with our old friends which is sure to be ripe with fresh memories to be shared.

Popcorn Culture is brought to you by J and Ben Carlin aka the SuperCarlinBrothers on YouTube. The two are most well known on YouTube for the The Pixar Theory, Rampant Predictions of your favorite upcoming movies, Harry Potter Trivia Fiends, and for being a pair of man childs. Man children? Men Children. None of those seem right. You get the point. The two brothers are Roanoke natives who in addition to crafting theories on YouTube also love hiking, mountain biking, camping, and most importantly: GOFEST. 

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Sat, Oct 15 2:00 PM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sat, Oct 15 2:00 PM – 12:00 AMTent Set-Up DemonstrationsThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

Tent Set-Up Demonstrations

Learn all about how to construct a tent for your next trip out to sleep under the stars!

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Sat, Oct 15 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMBroad Security – Women’s Outdoor Safety w/RCPDSports Broads tent

Broad Security – Women’s Outdoor Safety w/RCPD

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 variety of outdoor spaces.

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Sat, Oct 15 2:00 PM – 2:30 PMTriple Crown TriviaEasy Wind Outfitters Booth
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Triple Crown Trivia

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 will receive a free pair of socks.

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Sat, Oct 15 2:30 PM – 3:00 PMLumberjack Show presented by Member OneRoanoke Go Fest

Lumberjack Show presented by Member One

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation’s heritage. Come watch the axes fly, chainsaws roar, and some super-human Lumberjack feats that’ll have you jumping out of your seats!

Special thanks to Member One FCU for bringing the lumberjack show to GO Fest.

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Sat, Oct 15 2:30 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sat, Oct 15 2:30 PM – 3:00 PMYoga Storytime with the Main LibraryWellness Patio (near entrance to Main Library)

Yoga Storytime with the Main Library

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Sat, Oct 15 2:30 PM – 3:00 PMHow to Be a Leave No Trace ChampionLeave No Trace Booth

How to Be a Leave No Trace Champion

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 to burn trash in a campfire, or less impactful ways to travel on and off trails? Learn Leave No Trace practices that protect the outdoors while minimizing our impacts to the land, soil, vegetation, water, wildlife, and others — from the backyard to the backcountry. Whether you are new to Leave No Trace or consider yourself an expert, join us to gain or refresh Leave No Trace skills and knowledge to protect and enjoy the outdoors responsibly!

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Sat, Oct 15 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sat, Oct 15 3:00 PM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sat, Oct 15 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMDesign your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bagGrateful Gypsy booth

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

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 children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone during the entire event time slot.

One registration per person; if multiple people from a family or group would like to participate, each person must be registered to ensure that we have enough materials.

Please fill out the form on our website and click submit to register for a time slot.

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Sat, Oct 15 3:00 PM – 3:45 PMSoul Stepping Group ExercisePatio by the main library
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Soul Stepping Group Exercise

Participants will be stepping to the smooth sounds of soul in this Group X class, inspired by Zumba and step.  This class will surely have you grooving, while taking off the calories.  Can’t wait to see you there!

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Sat, Oct 15 3:30 PM – 4:00 PMThe Party Rangers Dance Crew ft Mish Moves Dance CompanyCampfire Stage

The Party Rangers Dance Crew ft Mish Moves Dance Company

Watch as the Star cities own Party Rangers showcase with some of Roanoke’s brightest up and coming dance stars from Mish Moves Dance Company!

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Sat, Oct 15 4:00 PM – 4:30 PMBMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry LockeRoanoke Go Fest

BMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry Locke

Our top pros are always with us so don’t be surprised if you have seen them on ESPN’s X-Games, AST Dew Tour or some other t.v. or media coverage.  We are teamed up with and support N.G.A, Next Generation Alliance, and F.C.A. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The team always brings top notch tricks and positive messages to any crowds we come in contact with.

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

After each show, stick around for some tips and tricks from the ProTown BMX staff. This will be happening for about 30 minutes after each show. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Special thanks to Gentry Locke Attorneys for bringing ProTown BMX to GO Fest.

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Sat, Oct 15 4:00 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

View the Event Details

Sat, Oct 15 4:00 PM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sat, Oct 15 4:00 PM – 5:00 PMGOFest Triple 3Meet at E3Fitness Booth

GOFest Triple 3

Join us October 14 and 15th for the GOFest Triple 3, presented by E3 Fitness!! E3 Fitness is excited to introduce our new challenge designed to test your 2 person team, build community amongst you two and celebrate what you can accomplish when part of community. The GOFest triple 3 by E3 consists of a 1 MILE RUN, 2 MILE ROW, 3 MILE BIKE. The Row will be on a Concept 2 Rower and the bike will be on a Rogue Fitness Echo Bike.  Find your partner now or day of, CHOOSE YOUR DAY, compete to the best of your fitness level and earn the title of GoFest Triple 3 FINISHER!

Sign up COMING SOON on our website, E3Fitness.Life.

Limited Spots Available. Waivers will be required before event start.

Note that this event takes place at the Anthem Go Outside Festival! Address- Elmwood Park – 505 Williamson Rd SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

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Sat, Oct 15 4:00 PM – 4:30 PMLapidary DemoMorgan’s Earth Treasure’s Booth

Lapidary Demo

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

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Sat, Oct 15 4:30 PM – 5:00 PMProTown BMX Tips and TricksProTown BMX area

ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

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. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

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Sat, Oct 15 4:30 PM – 5:15 PMAll Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga StudioRecessed patio to the left of the main library

All Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga Studio

Join us for an all-level class that emphasizes proper alignment and movement linked with breath. We’ll begin with intelligent, mindful sequencing of poses that build internal heat and focus before settling into relaxation.  All levels of practitioners are welcome; poses will be modified or advanced based on your level of yoga practice. This event will be held on concrete pavers; please bring a mat or towel for comfort.

Classes will be lead by Laura Leonard (Saturday morning); Becca Gill (Saturday afternoon); and Gabrielle Kidd (Sunday morning)

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Sat, Oct 15 5:00 PM – 6:00 PMEarl B. Hunter, Jr. (Black Folks Camp, Too) Campfire ChatCampfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave

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

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 & Camping Trailer Company as the Vice President of Sales, and driving sales revenue from $815K per year to $17M in just four years, he took a cross-country camping trip with his son. After 20 states (plus two Canadian provinces) and 49 campgrounds, Earl was shocked (and a little appalled) at having encountered only ONE other black family camping. Black Folks Camp Too was launched October 10th, 2019, on stage at the Outdoor Economy Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, where Mr. Hunter was the event’s Master of Ceremonies. Join Earl and Humble Hustle staff as they discuss their mission of getting more Black and Brown people comfortable in outside and encouraging greater diversity in the outdoor recreation.

Black Folks Camp Too:

The mission of Black Folks Camp Too (“BFCT”) is to remove fear, add knowledge, and invite MORE Black families to the outdoors to build memories and strengthen family bonds. Not only does the initiative promote more unity in outdoor spaces, but also expands a never-before explored marketing niche for outdoor industry and environmental conservancies alike.

MORE folks in the outdoors means more folks accessing greater health, both as consumers and participants of the outdoor lifestyle, AND, a growing community for land and water preservation.

The creation of BFCT was not only to inspire more Black folks to get outside, but to bring awareness to the reasons why more Black folks have not been participating in the outdoors, what the current industry and lifestylers can currently do to help create more unity, and why they should.

At the heart of Black Folks Camp Too, however, is the belief that once MORE Black folks become active camping enthusiasts and begin enjoying the outdoor lifestyle – this will help break down barriers to create more inclusive communities and stronger relationships overall.

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Sat, Oct 15 5:00 PM – 5:30 PMLumberjack Show presented by Member OneRoanoke Go Fest

Lumberjack Show presented by Member One

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation’s heritage. Come watch the axes fly, chainsaws roar, and some super-human Lumberjack feats that’ll have you jumping out of your seats!

Special thanks to Member One FCU for bringing the lumberjack show to GO Fest.

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Sat, Oct 15 5:00 PM – 6:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

View the Event Details

Sat, Oct 15 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMDesign your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bagGrateful Gypsy booth

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

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 children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone during the entire event time slot.

One registration per person; if multiple people from a family or group would like to participate, each person must be registered to ensure that we have enough materials.

Please fill out the form on our website and click submit to register for a time slot.

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Sat, Oct 15 9:00 PM – 11:00 PMSilent DiscoPeter Pan Playground in upper Elmwood Park

Silent Disco

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 town.

We’ll be rocking tunes in Peter Pan playground (upper Elmwood Park) Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-11pm.

Headphones are given out first-come-first-serve. Please be mindful of those waiting to get their groove on and share the love (aka headphones).

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Sun, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMDetox Yoga with Hustle/HavenWellness Patio (near entrance to the Main Library)

Detox Yoga with Hustle/Haven

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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Sun, Oct 16 9:30 AM – 11:30 AMCardinal Bicycle Mountain Bike RideCardinal Bicycle Booth in Bike Town (Next to Patrick Henry Building on Jefferson)

Cardinal Bicycle Mountain Bike Ride

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 will be ~12 mile ride on mixed surface, including trail, road, greenway, and gravel and will head up Mill Mountain. All our GO Fest related rides will have giveaways from partnering brands and swag for those that participate.

You are also welcome to demo a bike from Specialized for free. Please come early if you plan to demo.

If you have questions prior to the event, please email our event coordinator.

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Sun, Oct 16 9:30 AM – 12:00 AMCardinal Bicycle E-Bike Mountain Ride with Specialized & Fox ApparelCardinal Bicycle Booth in Bike Town (Next to Patrick Henry Building on Jefferson)

Cardinal Bicycle E-Bike Mountain Ride with Specialized & Fox Apparel

Wanna smile like Zac? Jump on a Specialized mountain bike (free demos all weekend long), and join us for an electric mountain bike ride. Learn how you could be riding across the countryside for hours on end with one of these beauties.

Cardinal Bicycle, Roanoke’s local independent bike retailer, will be hosting free demos and rides all weekend long. Ride start and end at our festival booth in the bike village near the Patrick Henry Building on Jefferson.

The ride will be ~10 mile ride on mixed surface, including trail, road, greenway, and gravel. Click here to view the route. All our GO Fest related rides will have giveaways from partnering brands and swag for those that participate.

Please come early if you plan to demo. If you have questions prior to the event, please email our event coordinator.

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Sun, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMOutdoor Personal Safety Discussion, Q&A, and DemonstrationMast General Store Campfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave

Outdoor Personal Safety Discussion, Q&A, and Demonstration

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 will focus on simple strategies for responding to active threats that can be used by everyone, regardless of fitness, strength, ability, or background.

Speaker Bio:

Tiffany has been a martial artist for almost 30 years. She has been teaching martial arts and self-defense in the Roanoke area for nine years, offering training for all those interested in improving their personal safety, including businesses, youth groups, religious organizations, and social groups. Tiffany is also an EMT and has pursued training in tactical medicine and operating in high-stress, low-resource environments.

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Sun, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMDemo Pool, presented by Freedom FirstDemo Pool (on Franklin near intersection with Williamson)

Demo Pool, presented by Freedom First

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 a chance to win a sweet piece of outdoor gear.

We’ll have boats from Verus Kayaks, Mountain 2 Island, and Roanoke Outfitting and Adventures. Shout out to Roanoke Outfitting and Adventures and Buffalo Mountain Adventures for helping us manage the demo pool!

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Sun, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMMill Mountain MTB ShuttleBike Village (On Jefferson St near Patrick Henry hotel)
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Mill Mountain MTB Shuttle

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 the Mill Mountain Discovery Center. Please meet with your bike and helmet in the Bike Village on Jefferson Street near the Patrick Henry Hotel. Don’t have a bike, borrow one of the demo bikes in the Bike Village.

*Waiver will be required to ride in the van. Youth 17 & Under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Carilion Children’s Go Fest Kids Bike Demo Course, presented by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24

Join Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Carilion Children’s, and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24 at GO Fest for the Kids Bike Demo Course. Bring your own bike, or borrow one of our little kids balance bikes, and practice your riding skills at Go Fest. Don’t forget your helmet!

This year, we’re excited to have a two-time Olympian helping out with the Kids Bike Course. Join Marlies Mejias on Friday from 5-7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 pm to chat about all things biking, or just give her a high five!

If you’re up for a challenge, consider signing up for the Carilion Children’s Kids Bike Race, presented by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24. Organized races will take place Saturday and Sunday at Go Fest (October 15-16) from 1:30-3:00 pm, for ages 2-10. The age groups will be broken into two year waves, with the 2-4 year olds starting first. Registration will take place onsite 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the first race. Sign the waiver, get your bike bib and you’re all set to race. Please bring your own bike and helmet. All participants will be cheered on while they navigate the simple yet exciting kids bike course in a friendly competition with other bikers to be.

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Sun, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMGO Fest Bike Valet ParkingCorner of Jefferson and Elm in Elmwood Park
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GO Fest Bike Valet Parking

RIDE Solutions will partner with GOFest to provide free accessible bike valet parking during the festival vendor hours (5-7 pm on Friday, 10 am – 7 pm on Saturday, and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday). After 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, you can park your bikes, but you will need to bring your own lock.

RIDE Solutions will staff an information booth along with the parking corral set up. Our goal is to encourage patrons to bike to the festival instead of driving.

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Sun, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sun, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 3:00 PMYoung Women in the OutdoorsMeet at Appalachian Conservation Corps booth

Young Women in the Outdoors

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 the Festival afterward! 

Transportation will be provided for up to eight people. A travel stipend of $75 and protective gear will also be provided!

Email Sarah at sakers@conservationlegacy.org to learn more and register!

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Sun, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMMinute to Win It GamesThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

Minute to Win It Games

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

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Sun, Oct 16 10:30 AM – 11:00 AMBMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry LockeRoanoke Go Fest

BMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry Locke

Our top pros are always with us so don’t be surprised if you have seen them on ESPN’s X-Games, AST Dew Tour or some other t.v. or media coverage.  We are teamed up with and support N.G.A, Next Generation Alliance, and F.C.A. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The team always brings top notch tricks and positive messages to any crowds we come in contact with.

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

After each show, stick around for some tips and tricks from the ProTown BMX staff. This will be happening for about 30 minutes after each show. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Special thanks to Gentry Locke Attorneys for bringing ProTown BMX to GO Fest.

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Sun, Oct 16 10:30 AM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMCooking in the Outdoors with John ParkThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

Cooking in the Outdoors with John Park

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.

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With passion for food and beverage and admiration of those within the industry, “Food Evangelist” John Park has over 10 years of experience in the food world. He co-founded the JPG Agency as a digital and social media marketing resource and content creation hub for restaurants, chefs, food festivals, breweries, wineries, cookbooks and more. John and his team strive to tell the story of these brands through pictures, videos, creative consulting, and audience engagement.

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 11:30 AMProTown BMX Tips and TricksProTown BMX area

ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

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. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMDesign your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bagGrateful Gypsy booth

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

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 children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone during the entire event time slot.

One registration per person; if multiple people from a family or group would like to participate, each person must be registered to ensure that we have enough materials.

Please fill out the form on our website and click submit to register for a time slot.

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 11:30 AMLeave No Trace Activity: Would you drink it?Leave No Trace Booth

Leave No Trace Activity: Would you drink it?

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 to learn about the impacts of common items on water sources. This includes tips for bathing when there’s no bathroom and what to do with dirty dishwater or toothpaste spit, and how to enjoy the outdoors in a way that minimizes impacts to water sources used by humans, fish, and wildlife.

 

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 11:45 AMAll Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga StudioRecessed patio to the left of the main library

All Levels Yoga with Uttara Yoga Studio

Join us for an all-level class that emphasizes proper alignment and movement linked with breath. We’ll begin with intelligent, mindful sequencing of poses that build internal heat and focus before settling into relaxation.  All levels of practitioners are welcome; poses will be modified or advanced based on your level of yoga practice. This event will be held on concrete pavers; please bring a mat or towel for comfort.

Classes will be lead by Laura Leonard (Saturday morning); Becca Gill (Saturday afternoon); and Gabrielle Kidd (Sunday morning)

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Sun, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 11:30 AMLapidary DemoMorgan’s Earth Treasure’s Booth

Lapidary Demo

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

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Sun, Oct 16 11:15 AM – 11:40 AMPRIDE WalkHighland Park to Campfire Stage

PRIDE Walk

Join the Roanoke Diversity Center’s Blue Ridge Pride Sports Program as we lead a Pride Walk from Highland Park back to the Campfire Stage downtown, briefly discussing several historic sites along the way. We will meet at the Highland park Fountain and trek on down to Campfire Stage! Anyone is welcome to join this stroll! This walk will be approximately 20 minutes and 0.7 miles.

This walk will immediately follow our free CPR/AED training. All are welcome at the CPR/AED training. Find out more info at: https://www.compressandshock.org/event-details/roanoke-diversity-center

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Sun, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 12:45 PMYMCA Body Combat Group Exercise ClassPatio by the main library
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YMCA Body Combat Group Exercise Class

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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Sun, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 12:30 PMLumberjack Show presented by Member OneRoanoke Go Fest

Lumberjack Show presented by Member One

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation’s heritage. Come watch the axes fly, chainsaws roar, and some super-human Lumberjack feats that’ll have you jumping out of your seats!

Special thanks to Member One FCU for bringing the lumberjack show to GO Fest.

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Sun, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sun, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 12:00 AMTalk Rocks with A VT GeologistThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

Talk Rocks with A VT Geologist

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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Sun, Oct 16 12:30 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sun, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sun, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sun, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMDesign your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bagGrateful Gypsy booth

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

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 children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone during the entire event time slot.

One registration per person; if multiple people from a family or group would like to participate, each person must be registered to ensure that we have enough materials.

Please fill out the form on our website and click submit to register for a time slot.

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Sun, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMLeave No Trace Campfire Chat: COVID’s Impact on the OutdoorsCampfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave

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

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 rivers are experiencing new levels and types of abuse. This has led LNT educators to shift gears and focus on engaging first-time visitors, everywhere from urban parks to remote backcountry.

Join Elena Miyasato and Jesse Velleu with Leave No Trace and Kathryn Herndon-Powell with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as they discuss the impacts of COVID on the outdoors, the Principles of Leave No Trace, and the work LNT does to educate users around the country about sustainable ways to enjoy the outdoors while protecting these valuable resources.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Subaru/Leave No Trace Team Elena and Jesse met while in graduate school, where Elena was studying ecosystem science & management and Jesse was studying design science. Together, they have traveled across the country in pursuit of their common interest in outdoor sports, recreation, and education. Combining Elena’s background in environmental research and outdoor skills instruction, with Jesse’s communication, media, and problem-solving abilities, they aim to help empower people of all sorts to get outside and Leave No Trace.

Kathryn Herndon-Powell: As the Central Virginia Regional Manager for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Kathryn Herndon-Powell gets to support Trail projects and programs along 270 miles of the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Spanning from Bland County up to Nelson County, her region includes well-known destinations like the New River, Virginia Triple Crown, and the Three Ridges — as well as countless lesser-known hidden gems. But Kathryn’s very favorite part of her region is the vibrant community of partners who work collaboratively to steward the Trail. That community includes the dedicated volunteers in five trail maintaining clubs, the federal agency personnel whose land the Trail traverses, local communities, and the hiking public. 

Kathryn thru-hiked the A.T. in 2006, and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010. Around the same time, she also discovered the rewards of trail stewardship while working seasonally as a Backcountry Caretaker on the Long Trail/A.T. in Vermont and a Crew Leader on ATC’s storied Konnarock Trail Crew. Nowadays, her hikes are shorter and closer to home — but no less magical — as she explores the beauty of the Roanoke Valley with her wife and two small children.

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Sun, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 1:45 PMPOUND Group X ClassPatio by the main library
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POUND Group X Class

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 will leave your body pumped and your spirit high!

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Sun, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 1:30 PMLapidary DemoMorgan’s Earth Treasure’s Booth

Lapidary Demo

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

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Carilion Children’s GO Fest Kids Bike Race, presented by Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24

Join Carilion Children’s, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24 for organized bike races for ages 2-10.  Organized races will take place Saturday and Sunday at GO Fest (October 15-16) from 1:30-3:00 pm, for ages 2-10. The age groups will be broken into two year waves, with the 2-4 year olds starting first. Registration will take place onsite 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the first race. Sign the waiver, get your bike bib and you’re all set to race. Please bring your own bike and helmet. All participants will be cheered on while they navigate the simple yet exciting kids bike course in a friendly competition with other bikers to be.

This year, we’re excited to have a two-time Olympian helping out with the Kids Bike Race.  Marlies Mejias will be onsite during the Kids Bike Race both days doling out high fives and lots of encouragement. Come by and say hi!

The KIDS BIKE DEMO COURSE will be open to the public during all open vendor hours at GO Fest, so even if they don’t want to “race” all kids should feel welcome to bring their own bike and check it out!

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Sun, Oct 16 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMLeandra Taylor of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards Campfire ChatMast General Store Campfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave

Leandra Taylor of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards Campfire Chat

Join Leandra Taylor and Humble Hustle at the Mast General Store Campfire Stage as they discuss Leandra’s passion for science and the outdoors, wilderness stewardship, reconnecting people of color with nature, and her experience as the youngest Black female Outdoor Afro leader on the Kilimanjaro expedition.

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Leandra Taylor is an artist, environmental scientist, educator, and mountaineer based in Asheville, NC. She works as the Partnership and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, a conservation non-profit. Leandra is passionate about helping Black people reconnect and experience joy in nature. She served six years as a volunteer Outdoor Afro leader sharing her love for the outdoors and adventure. She was a member of Outdoor Afro’s Kilimanjaro Expedition in 2018, reaching the highest peak in Africa. Leandra has designed collaborative outdoor gear products with Outdoor Afro, Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), Smartwool, and KEEN. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, bird watching, and nature journaling.

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Sun, Oct 16 2:00 PM – 2:30 PMLumberjack Show presented by Member OneRoanoke Go Fest

Lumberjack Show presented by Member One

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation’s heritage. Come watch the axes fly, chainsaws roar, and some super-human Lumberjack feats that’ll have you jumping out of your seats!

Special thanks to Member One FCU for bringing the lumberjack show to GO Fest.

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Sun, Oct 16 2:00 PM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sun, Oct 16 2:00 PM – 2:30 PMTriple Crown TriviaEasy Wind Outfitters Booth
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Triple Crown Trivia

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 will receive a free pair of socks.

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Sun, Oct 16 2:30 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sun, Oct 16 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMFree E-Bike ToursRoanoke Mountain Adventure’s Booth

Free E-Bike Tours

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 reaching our shop in Wasena, we will head back to GO Fest.

We will be offering our GO Fest tours Friday night and multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sun, Oct 16 3:00 PM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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Sun, Oct 16 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMDesign your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bagGrateful Gypsy booth

Design your own eco-friendly re-usable tote bag

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 children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone during the entire event time slot.

One registration per person; if multiple people from a family or group would like to participate, each person must be registered to ensure that we have enough materials.

Please fill out the form on our website and click submit to register for a time slot.

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Sun, Oct 16 3:30 PM – 4:00 PMBMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry LockeRoanoke Go Fest

BMX Stunt Show presented by Gentry Locke

Our top pros are always with us so don’t be surprised if you have seen them on ESPN’s X-Games, AST Dew Tour or some other t.v. or media coverage.  We are teamed up with and support N.G.A, Next Generation Alliance, and F.C.A. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The team always brings top notch tricks and positive messages to any crowds we come in contact with.

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

After each show, stick around for some tips and tricks from the ProTown BMX staff. This will be happening for about 30 minutes after each show. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Special thanks to Gentry Locke Attorneys for bringing ProTown BMX to GO Fest.

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Sun, Oct 16 3:30 PM – 5:30 PMHoot and Holler StorytellingMast General Store Campfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave

Hoot and Holler Storytelling

Join Hoot and Holler for their storytelling soiree on the brand new Campfire Stage presented by Mast General Store. The theme is MOTHER NATURE. 

We will be honoring and celebrating that Wild Woman herself as we share stories told live. 

Storms! Animal encounters! Blizzards! Mountains! Plants! Earth! Wind! Fire! Camping! Treks and Adventures! Mishaps and Shenanigans! Hilarity and Hijinx!

Five rollicking stories from five spectacular storytellers will dazzle with their unique interpretations on the theme.

You will laugh! You will be amazed! You will be surprised! And mostly, you will experience the magic of what it is to come together as a community to share stories. Don’t miss this beloved Roanoke storytelling party.

 

About Hoot and Holler:

Hoot and Holler is Roanoke’s only live storytelling event. Structured in the vein of The Moth, storytellers are given a theme and invited to share stories based on that theme. Hoot and Holler has quickly become a cherished event in The Star City. We build up our community by encouraging all people to step up and share their stories in a supportive, diverse, and empowering format. We believe that all stories matter and that all people have thousands of stories within them to tell.

 

A little Vaudeville, a smidge of irreverent rock and roll, a dash of freak show, a heap of hilarity, and a massive infusion of soul, Hoot and Holler will restore faith in the way we, as humans, share and listen to stories.

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Sun, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 12:00 AMPixie Cross at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Pixie Cross at GO Fest

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 win prizes! Not ready for primetime yet?  Sit back and sip your beer/coffee/PSL. If you are feeling ready…get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids (5-12), Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday): 

  • 10:30am – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 12:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross
  • 12:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 1:00pm – Teen Pixie Cross
  • 2:30pm – Kids Pixie Cross
  • 4:00pm – Adult Pixie Cross

 

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wild time!

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Sun, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 4:30 PMProTown BMX Tips and TricksProTown BMX area

ProTown BMX Tips and Tricks

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. Bring your own bike and helmet to try it out!

Our motto is, “Dream BIG” because we believe everyone can be living their dreams too!!!

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Sun, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 12:00 AMAdult Big Wheel Races at GO FestParking lot on the corner of Bullitt and Jefferson

Adult Big Wheel Races at GO Fest

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 and join your friends in a race that you will never forget. So, get in there and “Try it!” yourself!

We will be offering Kids Teens (13-18), and Adult (18+) races with prizes after each race and one grand prize for the person with the fastest overall time!

Race Times (Saturday and Sunday):

  • 10am – Adult Big Wheel
  • 11am – Teen Big Wheel
  • 2pm – Adult Big Wheel
  • 3pm – Teen Big Wheel
  • 4pm – Big Wheel Spin Out Contest

All you need to do to enter is to stop by the Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing’s booth to register.  As always it will be a wheely good time!

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OngoingGRAB That Trash! and SORT IT!Ongoing activities during Festival Hours at Clean Valley Council tent

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 and green!

SORT IT: The Litter Game

 

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OngoingBeer GardensElmwood Main Stage, Jefferson St, and Holton Plaza

Beer Gardens

Here are the deets on when and where to get beverages at GO Fest. We have three locations where you can acquire beverages and/or tickets.

Bring Your Own Pint:

  • In our continued efforts to be as green as possible, and reduce our dependency on single-use plastic, you are encouraged to bring your own 16oz reusable pint. OR, you can purchase our Signature Sampler Can Package.

Elmwood Main Stage Beer Garden – Located in the plaza just above the amphitheater seating. Starr Hill, Parkway, and Deschutes will all be pouring your favorite beer! Wine and seltzers are also available.

  • Friday: 7:30-10:30 pm (Last call is 10 pm)
  • Saturday: 11 am – 11:30 pm (Last call is 11 pm)
  • Sunday: 2-5 pm

Holton Plaza is home to the Parkway Brewing Beer Garden. Enjoy tunes, chair for lounging, games, and a central location for quick access to the demo pool and climbing wall. The famous Beer Mile Relay also takes place here. Additional beer, seltzers, and wine available too. Holton Plaza is located on Franklin Road.

  • Friday: 5-10:30 pm (Last call is 10 pm)
  • Saturday: 10:30 am – 10:30 pm (Last call is 10 pm)
  • Sunday: 10:30 am – 5 pm

Jefferson St (near top of Elmwood Park) is home to the Deschutes Brewery Beer Garden. Enjoy tasty brews, try out the Deschutes Curling Rink, listen to the Jefferson Street Music Stage…and you’re close to all the bike demos.

  • Friday: 5-8 pm (Last call is 7:30 pm)
  • Saturday: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm (Last call is 8:00 pm)
  • Sunday: 10:30 am – 5 pm

 

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OngoingCardinal Bicycle – Specialized Bike and E-Bike DemosAt the Cardinal Bicycle & Specialized tents in the bike village – At the corner of Jefferson & Bullitt

Cardinal Bicycle – Specialized Bike and E-Bike Demos

Come try them all! Cardinal Bicycle and Specialized are bringing the largest bike demo fleet on the east coast to GO Fest.

That means you can ride mountain bikes, electric bikes, road bikes, greenway and fitness bikes, all weekend long during GO Fest. GO Fest has a shuttle set up right next to our booth so you can take rides to the top of Mill Mountain and then cruise back to the festival.

Cardinal is hosting SIX different rides throughout the weekend so you can try them all out on gravel, trails, road, and greenway. Join us for a fun weekend in the bike village, next to the Patrick Henry Building at the corner of Jefferson & Bullitt.

All demos are first come, first serve. If you plan to use one for a planned ride, please show up 30 minutes in advance. You will need a license or form of ID to take out a demo. If you are under 18, you will need a legal guardian to sign for you.

 We ask the riders to show up with: helmet, ID, and pedals if you run clipless.

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OngoingPhoto of the Day ContestRoanoke Go Fest

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 conducted via Instagram photo feeds every day during GO Fest, Oct 14-16, 2022. (Contest resets at midnight of each festival day. And while IG Stories are super fun, they are excluded as entries.)

Best pic o’ the day winners will receive a prize pack including GO Fest swag, free lunch at Ursula’s Cafe, social media shoutouts, bragging rights, festival fame, eternal glory… and more!

BONUS ROUND:

It’s no secret that Broads LOVE a good adventure. In that spirit, if you’re up for a good dare (and you’d like an extra chance to win a daily prize pack!), come to the Sports Broads tent and receive a randomly chosen GO Fest photo assignment mission – a TRUE test of festival photog mettle! #SeenOnMyDare #DuckAroundFindOUTside

For all of the rules and details, please visit us at www.sportsbroads.net!

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OngoingSlackliningLocated in the grassy area of Upper Elmwood Park
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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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OngoingClimbing WallCorner of Jefferson and Franklin

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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OngoingFLY CASTING DEMONSTRATIONSIn front of the NW Building, near the ORVIS tent.

FLY CASTING DEMONSTRATIONS

Orvis Associates will periodically demonstrate fly casting techniques at our portable casting pond.

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OngoingFood at Go Fest!Roanoke Go Fest
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Food at Go Fest!

We’ve got several food areas at Go Fest this year.  Read below to find out where to find all of your Go Fest favorites, and a few new options! Most food will be available Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm.

Elmwood Art Walk

Bootleg BBQ – Smoked pork, chicken, brisket, ribs, wings, coleslaw, smoked beans, fries, sweet potato fries, pickle fries,  and fruit pies.

CharLee Tropical Italian Ice & Drinks – Italian ice and lemonade and teas with fruit.

Martin’s Downtown – Burgers, Chicken Philly, Veggie Burgers, Kettle Chips, Cuban Pork Sandwich

Goatocado – Quinoa Bowls and Mac and cheese and specialty drinks! Everything is Gluten free, Vegetarian until you add chicken, and vegan without cheese.

Media Luna – Arepas(vegan and gluten free), empanadas, tequenos and Colombian Hot dogs.

Dogtown Pizza – Wood fired pizzas (meat and vegetarian options available).

Island Noodles – Authentic Hawaiian soba noodles with fresh-cut vegetables and our signature light island sauce. Served vegan style, or with teriyaki chicken.

Salty Lobster – Lobster, Crab, and Shrimp Rolls, Smash Burgers, Loaded Crab and Loaded Shrimp Fries, Gyoza Dumplings, and our Hydraulic Pressed Fresh Lemonade

Grandpa Ike’s Mini Donuts – Fresh mini donuts and deep fried Oreos made on the spot!

Field Day Juice Club – Cold-pressed juice.

Elmwood Main Stage Beer Garden

Two Roosters Kettle Corn – NonGMO Kettle Corn and tasty beverages

Jefferson Street

Queen’s Vegan Cafe – Plant-based cuisine,  vegan soul food made with love. Gluten-free, Halal, vegan, and vegetarian with flavor!

Freedom First Scoop Truck – Free ice cream!

Dockside 2 Curbside BBQ – BBQ sandwiches, grilled mahi-mahi sandwiches, mac & cheese bowls and BBQ nachos

Sunset Slush –  Gluten free and vegan Italian ice.

*Some flavors available dye free

 

 

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OngoingDICK’s Sporting Goods TailgateDICK’S Sporting Good booth
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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 golf ready for some tailgate fun.

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OngoingBouldering WallNear Jefferson Street/in front of Main Library
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Bouldering Wall

Back my popular demand, come try your hand at the Go Fest Bouldering Wall!

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Leave No Trace Activities: Trash Timeline & Yield Triangle

Using the power of science, education and stewardship, Leave No Trace is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for the outdoors and the planet. This includes disposing of waste properly, leaving places better than you found them, and being considerate of others. Stop by the Leave No Trace booth to learn the rotten truth about trash, find out how long it takes for common trash items to break down, and why we should pack it in, pack it out. Also hear simple and easy ways to share trails and help everyone enjoy their outdoor experience!

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OngoingMake Your Own Survival BraceletsMountain Shepherd booth

Make Your Own Survival Bracelets

A Go Fest Tradition – Join us at the Mountain Shepherd booth to learn how to make your own survival/paracord bracelet!

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OngoingLittle Planets Kids AreaJust off the fountain walk in Elmwood Park
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Little Planets Kids Area

Always a crowd pleaser with the littlest festival goers, the Little Planets kids area is back with their nature-inspired play areas with lots of hands-on activities to inspire creativity and imagination. Come check it out!

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OngoingCrosscut Saw Bucking StandAt the SAWS tent. Ongoing! Walk up and try until all the logs are cut!

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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OngoingMountain Shepherd Scavenger HuntPick Up Your Scavenger Hunt Clue Card at the Mountain Shepherd Booth
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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 the boxes on your card, bring back your clue card to the Mountain Shepherd booth for a cool piece of swag!

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OngoingBackyard BassVirginia Outside Booth

Backyard Bass

Practice your casting skills and hook a “Backyard Bass!”  Stop by the Virginia Outside booth and hook a big one!

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OngoingRV ToursThe Black Folks Camp Too RV

RV Tours

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

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OngoingOutdoor CultureThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

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 community members to enjoy (October 14-16, 2022). The event will include fireside chats, cooking demonstrations, fishing demos and so much more.

Learn More. 

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OngoingRenew & Restore WellnessOur booth

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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OngoingOutdoor Youth Fitness Circuit ChallengeThis event will be located and will start at the OLOC Nation Booth
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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 will have two people and there will be a maximum of five teams per challenge. Each team will complete the circuit one person at a time and the fastest time will win a prize and bragging rights to take back to their communities!

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OngoingKnot TyingCamp Alta Mons booth

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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Roanoke Valley SPCA Doggy Obstacle Course and Pooch Smooch booth

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has a fun obstacle course for your dog! Can they weave through the cones and navigate our bridge? They’ll certainly have fun trying! Wrap up their marathon achievement with a WOOF-derful selfie at our Pooch Smooch Booth.

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OngoingVan TourAt the Vandoit booth
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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 the road.

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OngoingYMCA Super Ninja CourseYMCA booth (near Elmwood Park fountain walk)

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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OngoingProduct Sampling & Cooking demosTasty Bite booth

Product Sampling & Cooking demos

We’ll be doing camp cooking demos featuring Tasty Bite and will be sharing samples with guests.

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OngoingGear ExchangeAt the fountain walk in Elmwood Park
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Gear Exchange

Individuals are allowed to show and sell their used items at the booth and attract interest in items that they have for sale. Buyer and seller will connect at booth and make transaction if both parties agree to the sale price.

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OngoingRiver Rock PaintingCamp Bethel Outdoors Booth

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 typically spend several hours splashing in the creek, finding creek critters, and rock painting. Campers love when they find out you can turn river rocks in to paint with just a little bit of water and some friction. After that, campers will emerge from the creeks with their faces, arms, and legs adorned with markings made from the colors of the creek. At Go Fest, we will bring a selection of rocks from Camp Bethel creeks that produce different colors and a shallow bin of water so that visitors can learn to rock paint.

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Girl Scout S’mores, Archery, and Math in Nature scavenger hunt activities

Get ready for fun, friendship, and amazing adventures!  Stop by the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline booth.  We will be making tabletop s’more, having fun with archery, and learning about math in nature with fun scavenger hunt activities.

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OngoingDisc GolfPlay It Again Sports Booth

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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OngoingBear Aware Trivia ActivityRoanoke Valley Master Naturalists Booth, Franklin Road
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Bear Aware Trivia Activity

Join us to test your knowledge of black bears and their habits to learn how we can coexist with them.

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OngoingVermicomposting DemonstrationRoanoke Master Gardener Association Booth
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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 requirements for the box. Patrons are welcome to stick their hands in the box and pull out a worm, or give the worms a mist.

Handouts will be provided so patrons can make their own as well as understand the benefits of having one.

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OngoingAppalachian Trail TriviaRATC booth
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Appalachian Trail Trivia

We have a board with an AT map and we have a pack of cards with questions about the AT. The participant answers and advances up the trail. When the trail is complete they (win or lose) get a sticker.

We used this activity last year and the year before and had a good time with it.

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OngoingGRAB That Trash! and SORT IT!Ongoing activities during Festival Hours at Clean Valley Council tent

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 and green!

SORT IT: The Litter Game

 

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OngoingBeer GardensElmwood Main Stage, Jefferson St, and Holton Plaza

Beer Gardens

Here are the deets on when and where to get beverages at GO Fest. We have three locations where you can acquire beverages and/or tickets.

Bring Your Own Pint:

  • In our continued efforts to be as green as possible, and reduce our dependency on single-use plastic, you are encouraged to bring your own 16oz reusable pint. OR, you can purchase our Signature Sampler Can Package.

Elmwood Main Stage Beer Garden – Located in the plaza just above the amphitheater seating. Starr Hill, Parkway, and Deschutes will all be pouring your favorite beer! Wine and seltzers are also available.

  • Friday: 7:30-10:30 pm (Last call is 10 pm)
  • Saturday: 11 am – 11:30 pm (Last call is 11 pm)
  • Sunday: 2-5 pm

Holton Plaza is home to the Parkway Brewing Beer Garden. Enjoy tunes, chair for lounging, games, and a central location for quick access to the demo pool and climbing wall. The famous Beer Mile Relay also takes place here. Additional beer, seltzers, and wine available too. Holton Plaza is located on Franklin Road.

  • Friday: 5-10:30 pm (Last call is 10 pm)
  • Saturday: 10:30 am – 10:30 pm (Last call is 10 pm)
  • Sunday: 10:30 am – 5 pm

Jefferson St (near top of Elmwood Park) is home to the Deschutes Brewery Beer Garden. Enjoy tasty brews, try out the Deschutes Curling Rink, listen to the Jefferson Street Music Stage…and you’re close to all the bike demos.

  • Friday: 5-8 pm (Last call is 7:30 pm)
  • Saturday: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm (Last call is 8:00 pm)
  • Sunday: 10:30 am – 5 pm

 

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OngoingCardinal Bicycle – Specialized Bike and E-Bike DemosAt the Cardinal Bicycle & Specialized tents in the bike village – At the corner of Jefferson & Bullitt

Cardinal Bicycle – Specialized Bike and E-Bike Demos

Come try them all! Cardinal Bicycle and Specialized are bringing the largest bike demo fleet on the east coast to GO Fest.

That means you can ride mountain bikes, electric bikes, road bikes, greenway and fitness bikes, all weekend long during GO Fest. GO Fest has a shuttle set up right next to our booth so you can take rides to the top of Mill Mountain and then cruise back to the festival.

Cardinal is hosting SIX different rides throughout the weekend so you can try them all out on gravel, trails, road, and greenway. Join us for a fun weekend in the bike village, next to the Patrick Henry Building at the corner of Jefferson & Bullitt.

All demos are first come, first serve. If you plan to use one for a planned ride, please show up 30 minutes in advance. You will need a license or form of ID to take out a demo. If you are under 18, you will need a legal guardian to sign for you.

 We ask the riders to show up with: helmet, ID, and pedals if you run clipless.

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OngoingPhoto of the Day ContestRoanoke Go Fest

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 conducted via Instagram photo feeds every day during GO Fest, Oct 14-16, 2022. (Contest resets at midnight of each festival day. And while IG Stories are super fun, they are excluded as entries.)

Best pic o’ the day winners will receive a prize pack including GO Fest swag, free lunch at Ursula’s Cafe, social media shoutouts, bragging rights, festival fame, eternal glory… and more!

BONUS ROUND:

It’s no secret that Broads LOVE a good adventure. In that spirit, if you’re up for a good dare (and you’d like an extra chance to win a daily prize pack!), come to the Sports Broads tent and receive a randomly chosen GO Fest photo assignment mission – a TRUE test of festival photog mettle! #SeenOnMyDare #DuckAroundFindOUTside

For all of the rules and details, please visit us at www.sportsbroads.net!

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OngoingSlackliningLocated in the grassy area of Upper Elmwood Park
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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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OngoingClimbing WallCorner of Jefferson and Franklin

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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OngoingFLY CASTING DEMONSTRATIONSIn front of the NW Building, near the ORVIS tent.

FLY CASTING DEMONSTRATIONS

Orvis Associates will periodically demonstrate fly casting techniques at our portable casting pond.

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OngoingFood at Go Fest!Roanoke Go Fest
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Food at Go Fest!

We’ve got several food areas at Go Fest this year.  Read below to find out where to find all of your Go Fest favorites, and a few new options! Most food will be available Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm.

Elmwood Art Walk

Bootleg BBQ – Smoked pork, chicken, brisket, ribs, wings, coleslaw, smoked beans, fries, sweet potato fries, pickle fries,  and fruit pies.

CharLee Tropical Italian Ice & Drinks – Italian ice and lemonade and teas with fruit.

Martin’s Downtown – Burgers, Chicken Philly, Veggie Burgers, Kettle Chips, Cuban Pork Sandwich

Goatocado – Quinoa Bowls and Mac and cheese and specialty drinks! Everything is Gluten free, Vegetarian until you add chicken, and vegan without cheese.

Media Luna – Arepas(vegan and gluten free), empanadas, tequenos and Colombian Hot dogs.

Dogtown Pizza – Wood fired pizzas (meat and vegetarian options available).

Island Noodles – Authentic Hawaiian soba noodles with fresh-cut vegetables and our signature light island sauce. Served vegan style, or with teriyaki chicken.

Salty Lobster – Lobster, Crab, and Shrimp Rolls, Smash Burgers, Loaded Crab and Loaded Shrimp Fries, Gyoza Dumplings, and our Hydraulic Pressed Fresh Lemonade

Grandpa Ike’s Mini Donuts – Fresh mini donuts and deep fried Oreos made on the spot!

Field Day Juice Club – Cold-pressed juice.

Elmwood Main Stage Beer Garden

Two Roosters Kettle Corn – NonGMO Kettle Corn and tasty beverages

Jefferson Street

Queen’s Vegan Cafe – Plant-based cuisine,  vegan soul food made with love. Gluten-free, Halal, vegan, and vegetarian with flavor!

Freedom First Scoop Truck – Free ice cream!

Dockside 2 Curbside BBQ – BBQ sandwiches, grilled mahi-mahi sandwiches, mac & cheese bowls and BBQ nachos

Sunset Slush –  Gluten free and vegan Italian ice.

*Some flavors available dye free

 

 

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OngoingDICK’s Sporting Goods TailgateDICK’S Sporting Good booth
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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 golf ready for some tailgate fun.

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OngoingBouldering WallNear Jefferson Street/in front of Main Library
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Bouldering Wall

Back my popular demand, come try your hand at the Go Fest Bouldering Wall!

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Leave No Trace Activities: Trash Timeline & Yield Triangle

Using the power of science, education and stewardship, Leave No Trace is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for the outdoors and the planet. This includes disposing of waste properly, leaving places better than you found them, and being considerate of others. Stop by the Leave No Trace booth to learn the rotten truth about trash, find out how long it takes for common trash items to break down, and why we should pack it in, pack it out. Also hear simple and easy ways to share trails and help everyone enjoy their outdoor experience!

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OngoingMake Your Own Survival BraceletsMountain Shepherd booth

Make Your Own Survival Bracelets

A Go Fest Tradition – Join us at the Mountain Shepherd booth to learn how to make your own survival/paracord bracelet!

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OngoingLittle Planets Kids AreaJust off the fountain walk in Elmwood Park
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Little Planets Kids Area

Always a crowd pleaser with the littlest festival goers, the Little Planets kids area is back with their nature-inspired play areas with lots of hands-on activities to inspire creativity and imagination. Come check it out!

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OngoingCrosscut Saw Bucking StandAt the SAWS tent. Ongoing! Walk up and try until all the logs are cut!

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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OngoingMountain Shepherd Scavenger HuntPick Up Your Scavenger Hunt Clue Card at the Mountain Shepherd Booth
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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 the boxes on your card, bring back your clue card to the Mountain Shepherd booth for a cool piece of swag!

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OngoingBackyard BassVirginia Outside Booth

Backyard Bass

Practice your casting skills and hook a “Backyard Bass!”  Stop by the Virginia Outside booth and hook a big one!

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OngoingRV ToursThe Black Folks Camp Too RV

RV Tours

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

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OngoingOutdoor CultureThe Humble Hustle Outdoor Culture Area – By the Elmwood Park Rocks

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 community members to enjoy (October 14-16, 2022). The event will include fireside chats, cooking demonstrations, fishing demos and so much more.

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OngoingRenew & Restore WellnessOur booth

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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OngoingOutdoor Youth Fitness Circuit ChallengeThis event will be located and will start at the OLOC Nation Booth
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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 will have two people and there will be a maximum of five teams per challenge. Each team will complete the circuit one person at a time and the fastest time will win a prize and bragging rights to take back to their communities!

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OngoingKnot TyingCamp Alta Mons booth

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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Roanoke Valley SPCA Doggy Obstacle Course and Pooch Smooch booth

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has a fun obstacle course for your dog! Can they weave through the cones and navigate our bridge? They’ll certainly have fun trying! Wrap up their marathon achievement with a WOOF-derful selfie at our Pooch Smooch Booth.

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OngoingVan TourAt the Vandoit booth
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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 the road.

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OngoingYMCA Super Ninja CourseYMCA booth (near Elmwood Park fountain walk)

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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OngoingProduct Sampling & Cooking demosTasty Bite booth

Product Sampling & Cooking demos

We’ll be doing camp cooking demos featuring Tasty Bite and will be sharing samples with guests.

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OngoingGear ExchangeAt the fountain walk in Elmwood Park
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Gear Exchange

Individuals are allowed to show and sell their used items at the booth and attract interest in items that they have for sale. Buyer and seller will connect at booth and make transaction if both parties agree to the sale price.

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OngoingRiver Rock PaintingCamp Bethel Outdoors Booth

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 typically spend several hours splashing in the creek, finding creek critters, and rock painting. Campers love when they find out you can turn river rocks in to paint with just a little bit of water and some friction. After that, campers will emerge from the creeks with their faces, arms, and legs adorned with markings made from the colors of the creek. At Go Fest, we will bring a selection of rocks from Camp Bethel creeks that produce different colors and a shallow bin of water so that visitors can learn to rock paint.

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Girl Scout S’mores, Archery, and Math in Nature scavenger hunt activities

Get ready for fun, friendship, and amazing adventures!  Stop by the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline booth.  We will be making tabletop s’more, having fun with archery, and learning about math in nature with fun scavenger hunt activities.

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OngoingDisc GolfPlay It Again Sports Booth

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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OngoingBear Aware Trivia ActivityRoanoke Valley Master Naturalists Booth, Franklin Road
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Bear Aware Trivia Activity

Join us to test your knowledge of black bears and their habits to learn how we can coexist with them.

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OngoingVermicomposting DemonstrationRoanoke Master Gardener Association Booth
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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 requirements for the box. Patrons are welcome to stick their hands in the box and pull out a worm, or give the worms a mist.

Handouts will be provided so patrons can make their own as well as understand the benefits of having one.

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OngoingAppalachian Trail TriviaRATC booth
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Appalachian Trail Trivia

We have a board with an AT map and we have a pack of cards with questions about the AT. The participant answers and advances up the trail. When the trail is complete they (win or lose) get a sticker.

We used this activity last year and the year before and had a good time with it.

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