Activity Schedule

It’s our mission to get as many people outside as possible October 15-17. Use this schedule to plan outings with our region’s businesses, clubs, and outdoor organizations. Be sure to tag @roanokegofest when you share photos of your adventures.

Make sure to check out the ONGOING tab below for activities that will be happening the entire time.

For the most part, festival hours are Friday: 5-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. However, there are exceptions such as morning yoga and bike rides, Banff film festival, concerts, silent disco…etc. Your best bet…check the schedule and mark your favorites.

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Fri, Oct 15 12:00 AM – 11:59 PMGo Quest Team Challenge with Starr Hill BreweryRoanoke Go Fest

Go Quest Team Challenge with Starr Hill Brewery

Our popular 2020 event created as a unique way to challenge and bring friends together, when they might not be able to physically be near one another, is back again for 2021! Teams of up to six individuals will have exactly 102-hours, October 14-17, to complete 100+ missions.

Feel the GO Fest spirit as you venture from one mission to the next. You’ll keep up with competitors on the social feed and track your progress on the GO Quest leader-board, all on the app.

Find up to 5 other people (6 including you!) to form your team. These can be your quaranteam here in town, or you can team up from afar! These missions can be completed together or separately. Pick a team captain who will create the team in the registration portal, but each of you will need to register separately and “join” the appropriate team.

The missions will range in difficulty level and point value. Examples of missions include hiking/running the Roanoke 7 Summits, participating in a GO Fest scheduled activity like a bike clinic, completing your own beer mile, trash tag, or cooking a tasty treat out of something you find in nature.

More information at: https://roanokegofest.com/go-quest/

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Fri, Oct 15 7:30 AM – 8:30 AMFriday Morning YogaElmwood Amphitheater Stage

Friday Morning Yoga

Free Yoga for the People’s Mission: As a public health and better living initiative, to offer the people of the Roanoke Valley a one-hour yoga class, 3x a week, in a convenient public space, or online, at no charge.

We believe yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and mindfulness (meditation and intention-setting) will help Roanoke and its citizens to live, work and play together better. Come join us and start, or end, your day off right!

No experience necessary – just a positive attitude, a willingness to try, and a promise to listen to your body, and not hurt or judge yourself or others. Bring your own mat or towel.

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Fri, Oct 15 4:30 PM – 6:30 PMGO Get VaccinatedRoanoke Go Fest

GO Get Vaccinated

The Virginia Dept of Health is bringing the COVID vaccines to you. Get your jab while enjoying all GO Fest has to offer.

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Fri, Oct 15 5:00 PM – 8:00 PMASK A THRU HIKER304 Market Street

ASK A THRU HIKER

Whether you’ll be a north bounder, a south bounder, section or brand new to hiking, start off on the right foot by asking an Appalachian Trail thru hiker!

Try some gear, ask your questions, and get ready to hit the Trail with confidence!

Have you done your share of hiking?

Come swap some Trail Stories!

 

Also, stop by anytime during GO FEST

and register to win a variety of prizes!

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Fri, Oct 15 5:30 PM – 6:00 PMProTown BMX Show present by LancerlotIn front of City Market Building

ProTown BMX Show present by Lancerlot

The Pro Town BMX stunt show is quite the aerial spectacle featuring professional bikers many of whom have competed in X Games, Gravity Games and more! Watch as they flip, spin and perform amazing acrobatic feats all while riding a bicycle.

Lacerlot: The only place to Learn to Skate!  Make The Lot your holiday skating tradition. lancerlotsportscomplex.com

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Fri, Oct 15 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMHop On, Hop Off Cycle Pub presented by Gentry LockeThroughout Downtown – just hop on

Hop On, Hop Off Cycle Pub presented by Gentry Locke

Star City Cycle Pub will be offering “hop on, hop off” rides between local establishments. If you see the cycle pub riding by, flag it down and hop on…then when you get to a brewery you want to check out just hop off. Star City Cycle Pub will be doing a continuous loop between Golden Cactus, Big Lick Brewing, Three Notch’d Brewing, and Deschutes Brewery. Ride Responsibly, Gentry Locke.com.

The pick up/drop off location in the heart of GO Fest is located on Church Avenue, next to Deschutes Brewery.

The cycle pub will be running Friday (6-9pm), Saturday (4-6pm) and Sunday (1-4pm).

 

 

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Fri, Oct 15 6:00 PM – 6:30 PMMember One Lumberjack ShowFranklin Road Area

Member One Lumberjack Show

The Member One Lumberjack Show–a collection of the most flannel wearin’, ax swingin’, log rollin’, and saw pullin’ lumberjacks (and Jills) out of Hayward, Wisconsin–will be joining us at GO Fest to run the gamut on rough, tough lumberjack skills.

You’ll see a full treatment of timber-crushing action – whole logs of pine sliced in seconds; axes hurled from distances of up to 20 feet; the best tools of the lumberjack trade, from modern tech to old time implements; and more feats of “lumbersexual” strength. Throw in some laughable narration by the frontman, not to mention some pretty entertaining antics from the lumberjacks themselves, and you’ve got a show that never disappoints.

The Lumberjack Show is brought to you by Member One Federal Credit Union. Member One is a proudly local, full-service financial institution serving southwest and central Virginia. Their passion is to provide individuals and businesses in our community with financial tools they can count on, from everyday essentials to major money milestones.

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Fri, Oct 15 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMKayak Types ClassROA Booth

Kayak Types Class

Learn about the different types of kayaks and the intended purposes of each.

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Fri, Oct 15 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMBoat Demo (All Ages)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (All Ages)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Fri, Oct 15 6:15 PM – 6:45 PMParkway Beer Relay presented by Fleet FeetHaley Toyota Main Stage in Elmwood Park

Parkway Beer Relay presented by Fleet Feet

Kick off your GO Fest weekend with a team beer relay sponsored by Parkway Brewing and hosted by Fleet Feet Roanoke! Relay will be held on GO Fest premises at Elmwood Park on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 6:15 pm (mandatory pre-race meeting starting at 6:00 pm).

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 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 in front of the Elmwood Park stage & is mandatory (with ID) for all runners.

The cost of the race is only $40 PER TEAM (Up to 4 members) and closes on 10/14/21 at midnight.

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION. REGISTER EARLY.

This race will start in front of the stage and will take participants on a lap around Elmwood Park with a few surprises thrown in. The race will consist of 4 laps. To make this event more fun and a team effort, participants will ALTERNATE on each lap. You were going to have a beer that night with your friends anyway so why not do it with a relay? 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 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

This race is made possible by our friends at Parkway Brewing Company and Fleet Feet Roanoke!

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Fri, Oct 15 6:30 PM – 9:00 PMBanff Mountain Film Festival presented by Mast General StoreHaley Toyota Main Stage in Elmwood Park

Banff Mountain Film Festival presented by Mast General Store

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has been providing outdoorsy folk from around the world with mountain culture for over 40 years. The films shown as part of the traveling world tour are inspiring, adventurous, and thought-provoking, created for like-minded audiences in cities, mountain towns (like Roanoke), and villages in over 40 countries.

Gates open at 6:30pm and films will begin at 7pmish. There will be food, beer and vendors in Elmwood throughout the weekend, this includes during the films.

This year BANFF will be a part of the annual Anthem Go Outside Festival thanks to Mast General Store, kicking off the entertainment in Elmwood Park on the Haley Toyota Stage. GO Fest will be asking for donations at the door for the Friday showing, but no ticket price is required.

All proceeds from both events will go to benefit Project Outside, a community fund created to support outdoor capital improvement projects, maintain key outdoor assets, and help launch and support businesses in the outdoor sector.

Last year GO Fest, through sponsors and concert ticket sales, was able to award fourteen Project Outside grants totaling $100,000 that supported trail development, greenway maintenance, ProjectPark to improve the Villa Heights Rec Center, provided much-need equipment to trail organizations, support local outdoor businesses impacted by COVID, frisbee golf courses, and support a start-up businesses catering to mountain bike tourism.

To learn more about Project Outside go to- https://www.roanokeoutside.com/project-outside/

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Fri, Oct 15 6:30 PM – 7:00 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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Fri, Oct 15 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom FirstCentury Plaza

ENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom First

The Eno Silent Disco, presented by Freedom First, is back this year!

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DJs spinning tunes to wireless headphones – it’s something you just have to experience to fully understand. So, come grab a pair of headphones, and check out the best dance party around.

We’ll be rocking tunes in Century Plaza Friday and Saturday nights with two sessions each night (7pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-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).

Free thanks to Freedom First Credit Union’s support.

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Fri, Oct 15 7:00 PM – 8:00 PMThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone StageThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Three Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Local favorites play hits and originals for a fun-filled, dancin’ in the streets kinda party. The Three Notch’d LocalZone Stage will be set up near the market square on Wall St. SE outside of Three Notch’d Brewery Roanoke. Buy your beer inside any of our nine participating venues in downtown Roanoke, and you can take your alcoholic beverage in a specially marked cup out into the streets to enjoy live music, vendors, stunt shows, shopping and more.

  • Friday, October 15

    • 6-8 pm – The Jared Stout Band

  • Saturday, October 16

    • 12-2 pm – Dropping Julia
    • 3-5pm – GOTE

  • Sunday, October 17

    • 12-2pm – Charissa Joy

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Fri, Oct 15 9:30 PM – 11:00 PMENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom FirstCentury Plaza

ENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom First

The Eno Silent Disco, presented by Freedom First, is back this year!

freedom first logo

DJs spinning tunes to wireless headphones – it’s something you just have to experience to fully understand. So, come grab a pair of headphones, and check out the best dance party around.

We’ll be rocking tunes in Century Plaza Friday and Saturday nights with two sessions each night (7pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-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).

Free thanks to Freedom First Credit Union’s support.

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 AM – 11:59 PMGo Quest Team Challenge with Starr Hill BreweryRoanoke Go Fest

Go Quest Team Challenge with Starr Hill Brewery

Our popular 2020 event created as a unique way to challenge and bring friends together, when they might not be able to physically be near one another, is back again for 2021! Teams of up to six individuals will have exactly 102-hours, October 14-17, to complete 100+ missions.

Feel the GO Fest spirit as you venture from one mission to the next. You’ll keep up with competitors on the social feed and track your progress on the GO Quest leader-board, all on the app.

Find up to 5 other people (6 including you!) to form your team. These can be your quaranteam here in town, or you can team up from afar! These missions can be completed together or separately. Pick a team captain who will create the team in the registration portal, but each of you will need to register separately and “join” the appropriate team.

The missions will range in difficulty level and point value. Examples of missions include hiking/running the Roanoke 7 Summits, participating in a GO Fest scheduled activity like a bike clinic, completing your own beer mile, trash tag, or cooking a tasty treat out of something you find in nature.

More information at: https://roanokegofest.com/go-quest/

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 AM – 12:00 AMTour de DirtOffsite in Floyd County

Tour de Dirt

The 15th annual Tour De Dirt takes place October 16 on the back roads of Floyd County.

A spectacular bike ride exploring lesser-known roads in Floyd County. This is a ride and not a race, meant for fun and fellowship and appealing to riders of most any age. All proceeds from the entry fee go to support Floyd’s own Plenty! Farm & Fresh Food Pantry.

There are 15, 37, 57, and 76 mile options.

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Sat, Oct 16 8:00 AM – 9:30 AMDowntown Obstacle ChallengeElmwood Park, Near Main Stage

Downtown Obstacle Challenge

This will be a fun challenge designed for everyone. The event takes place in Elmwood Park and will include running or walking plus various obstacles and challenges to complete. This challenge is for athletes ages 18 & up. To register, visit our website – FergusonFitness.com

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Sat, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMJunior Ranger ProgramMeet up spot is at the info tent 5 minutes before the program begins

Junior Ranger Program

Hey, kids!  Want to be a Jr. Ranger?  Join us at GO Fest for a Naturalist-guided Jr. Ranger program through-out Elmwood Park.  We’ll learn about animals, ecology, stewardship and Leave No Trace principles.  By the end of the program participants should be able to complete their Junior Ranger Certification and walk away with a Junior Ranger certificate and badge! Parents are welcome to attend; please be sure participants have water, snacks, and comfortable shoes for this adventure.

This program is limited to six participants at a time, ages 8-12.  Sign up is onsite only at the Go Fest info tent! Fill out a waiver and sign up for one of our program spots below!

Program Details:

Ages 8-12

6 slots per event

9am-11am – Saturday Oct 16th 2021

12pm – 2pm Saturday Oct 16th 2021

9am-11am – Sunday Oct 17th 2021

12pm – 2pm Sunday Oct 17th 2021

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Sat, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMRide With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail BossCarvins Cove and Mill Mountain Trail Systems

Ride With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail Boss

Grab your mountain bike and spend a few hours riding (and learning) from the legendary Jeff Lenosky during a fun interactive group ride experience.

Jeff will lead two rides on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Saturday Rides:

  • 9am at Carvins Cove (meet at Bennett Springs Parking Lot) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

Sunday Rides:

  • 9am ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

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Sat, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMHustle/Haven Match ExpressElmwood Amphitheater Stage

Hustle/Haven Match Express

Imagine feeling energized, endorphins coursing through your veins, only to bliss out with a gentle stretch that sends you into deep relaxation, all in 45 minutes! We aren’t joking when we claim this is a match made only in (Hustle) Haven. Class starts on the bike and ends on the mat – come get your yin and yang on with us.

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Sat, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMBeginner YogaCentury Plaza

Beginner Yoga

Beginning Yoga: Saturday @ 9:00 am (Century Plaza)

Join us for a gentle beginner’s class, suitable for yoga newbies or anyone who wants to start their day with a leisurely paced and gentle class. 45 minutes (with Harrilyn Mills and Uttara Yoga Studio).

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Sat, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMGroup Coffee Ride w/ Downshift & RMAElmwood Park – in front of stage

Group Coffee Ride w/ Downshift & RMA

Downshift Bikes & Roanoke Mountain Adventures are teaming up to present this inclusive and welcoming cycling activity. This ride will focus on the simple joy of pedaling with others and sipping a hot cup of coffee in a pleasant setting. It’s an easy 9-mile loop that is open to all riders and all styles of bike.

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Sat, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 1:00 PMCreature From Carvins Cove EnduroCarvins Cove Nature Reserve

Creature From Carvins Cove Enduro

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Creature from Carvins Cove is a two-day mountain bike experience.

Legend has it, that long before the water of Carvins Cove flooded the farmland once known as Happy Valley, a strange and shadowy gilled creature roamed the bogs and waterways…

Now, for reasons unknown, sightings of an unusual reptilian figure have been widely reported. This fall, a brigade of endurance mountain bike racers will be sent in to investigate, exploring 40+ miles of dark backwoods while simultaneously competing for the ultimate prize: the XXC-VA state championship!

Virginia’s Blue Ridge’s Creature From Carvins Cove invites mountain bike racers from across the state and beyond to witness the wonders of Carvins Cove’s gnarliest singletrack! Shorter option? Yes we have a 14-mile XC route.

Saturday is an enduro and Sunday is a XXC/XC race, both days are at Carvins Cove.

  • Enduro (Saturday at 9am): Chip timed with no start order. Hangout with your buddies and transfer at your own pace. The average rider will finish in about 4 hours. Come race enduro in the USA’s second largest municipal park with over 60 miles of trails.
  • XXC/XC (Sunday at 9am): 16 mile and 44 mile options.

 

 

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Sat, Oct 16 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMThe Bank of Fincastle Fall 5k 10k RunCentral Academy Middle School

The Bank of Fincastle Fall 5k 10k Run

The 35th Annual Bank of Fincastle Fall 5k and 10k Run will take place on Saturday, October 16th in the historic Town of Fincastle. The race begins at Central Academy Middle School and winds through the beautiful and historic town. Feel free to run or walk during the event. Registration fees for ages 18 and under are just $15 and 18 and over $30. Proceeds benefit scholarships to local high school students and charities selected by The Botetourt Rotary Club. Trophies, medals and ribbons will be awarded, plus all participants will receive a custom long-sleeve performance shirt. Registration opens online July 5th.

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Sat, Oct 16 9:30 AM – 10:30 AMKids Fitness ChallengeElmwood Park, By the Main Stage

Kids Fitness Challenge

We have an awesome event for kids to play outside and have fun. Join our awesome kids’ instructors for a fun challenge that will have kids running, jumping, climbing and playing! Designed for kids ages 4-8.

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Sat, Oct 16 9:30 AM – 12:00 PMGO Fest Ace Chase 2021Highland Park Disc Golf Course

GO Fest Ace Chase 2021

Welcome to the GO Fest 2021 Ace Chase! We are excited to bring back a GO Fest event that invites players of all skill levels to have fun, compete for great prizes, and get some great schwag! Space is limited, register here:

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/GO_Fest_Ace_Chase_2021

The event will follow a similar format as in years past. Participants will attempt to make ACES on a shortened course layout ranging from approximately 75-150 feet while all using the same disc provided in the player pack. This year participants will be receiving a custom GO Fest stamped Innova Invader, their newest driving putter/approach disc favored for tight fairway shots.

Your $20 registration includes 1 Custom GO Fest stamped Innova Invader, a classic All Hyzer’s Eve stainless water bottle, and a classic AHE disc golf towel. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.

We will be set up at 9:30 am for folks to pick up their player’s packs and we will be looking to begin the Ace Chase promptly at 10:00 AM.

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Sat, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMBoat Demo (Adult Only)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (Adult Only)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sat, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMRiver Characteristics / Hazards ClassACA Booth (Next to ROA Booth)

River Characteristics / Hazards Class

Learn the basic river hazards and characteristics you will experience and how to spot them.

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Sat, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMASK A THRU HIKER304 Market Street

ASK A THRU HIKER

Whether you’ll be a north bounder, a south bounder, section or brand new to hiking, start off on the right foot by asking an Appalachian Trail thru hiker!

Try some gear, ask your questions, and get ready to hit the Trail with confidence!

Have you done your share of hiking?

Come swap some Trail Stories!

 

Also, stop by anytime during GO FEST

and register to win a variety of prizes!

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Sat, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 8:00 PMTasty Bite SamplingAt Tasty Bite booth
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Tasty Bite Sampling

Weʻll be sharing samples of delicious Tasty Bite Madras Lentils.

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Sat, Oct 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMFree Bike Helmets for Children and Young AdultsNear the Striders Bike Course

Free Bike Helmets for Children and Young Adults

Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia is happy to pass out free bike helmets to children and young adults. Please visit us, learn about the importance of helmets, get fitted, and get a helmet!

Limited supplies.

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Sat, Oct 16 10:30 AM – 11:00 AMMember One Lumberjack ShowFranklin Road Area

Member One Lumberjack Show

The Member One Lumberjack Show–a collection of the most flannel wearin’, ax swingin’, log rollin’, and saw pullin’ lumberjacks (and Jills) out of Hayward, Wisconsin–will be joining us at GO Fest to run the gamut on rough, tough lumberjack skills.

You’ll see a full treatment of timber-crushing action – whole logs of pine sliced in seconds; axes hurled from distances of up to 20 feet; the best tools of the lumberjack trade, from modern tech to old time implements; and more feats of “lumbersexual” strength. Throw in some laughable narration by the frontman, not to mention some pretty entertaining antics from the lumberjacks themselves, and you’ve got a show that never disappoints.

The Lumberjack Show is brought to you by Member One Federal Credit Union. Member One is a proudly local, full-service financial institution serving southwest and central Virginia. Their passion is to provide individuals and businesses in our community with financial tools they can count on, from everyday essentials to major money milestones.

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Sat, Oct 16 10:30 AM – 12:00 PMRangers Crew Exhibition BattleThree Notch’d LocalZone Stage

Rangers Crew Exhibition Battle

The Rangers Dance Crew, featuring elements of, the legendary Club Rockers lead by Off The Hook, Life By Movement, Virginia Tech Breakdance Club, and various independent artist from the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. (Potential crowd participation  if following Covid restriction and CDC guidelines.)

With various performances from the featured artist.

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Sat, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMHustle/Haven Hustle FlowElmwood Stage
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Hustle/Haven Hustle Flow

Hustle/Haven’s signature 60-minute Vinyasa flow.

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Sat, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMAll Levels GO FlowElmwood Amphitheater Stage

All Levels GO Flow

All Levels GO Flow: Saturday @ 11:00 am (Elmwood Park Stage)

Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this all-levels class will focus on alignment, breath, and mind/body balance.  Let’s Go Outside and flow! 45 minutes (with Laura Leonard and Uttara Yoga Studio).

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Sat, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 11:30 AMProTown BMX Show present by LancerlotIn front of City Market Building

ProTown BMX Show present by Lancerlot

The Pro Town BMX stunt show is quite the aerial spectacle featuring professional bikers many of whom have competed in X Games, Gravity Games and more! Watch as they flip, spin and perform amazing acrobatic feats all while riding a bicycle.

Lacerlot: The only place to Learn to Skate!  Make The Lot your holiday skating tradition. lancerlotsportscomplex.com

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Sat, Oct 16 11:00 AM – 11:45 AMRoadside Maintenance and Flat RepairCardinal Bicycle Tent
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Roadside Maintenance and Flat Repair

Learn to fix a flat and perform basic maintenance for road and in-town bikes.

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMJunior Ranger ProgramMeet up spot is at the info tent 5 minutes before the program begins

Junior Ranger Program

Hey, kids!  Want to be a Jr. Ranger?  Join us at GO Fest for a Naturalist-guided Jr. Ranger program through-out Elmwood Park.  We’ll learn about animals, ecology, stewardship and Leave No Trace principles.  By the end of the program participants should be able to complete their Junior Ranger Certification and walk away with a Junior Ranger certificate and badge! Parents are welcome to attend; please be sure participants have water, snacks, and comfortable shoes for this adventure.

This program is limited to six participants at a time, ages 8-12.  Sign up is onsite only at the Go Fest info tent! Fill out a waiver and sign up for one of our program spots below!

Program Details:

Ages 8-12

6 slots per event

9am-11am – Saturday Oct 16th 2021

12pm – 2pm Saturday Oct 16th 2021

9am-11am – Sunday Oct 17th 2021

12pm – 2pm Sunday Oct 17th 2021

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 12:30 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMBoat Demo (All Ages)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (All Ages)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 12:45 PMTrailside Flat Repair and MaintenanceCardinal Bicycle Tent
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Trailside Flat Repair and Maintenance

Learn to fix a flat for your mountain bike, and other basic maintenance skills to keep you riding!

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone StageThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Three Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Local favorites play hits and originals for a fun-filled, dancin’ in the streets kinda party. The Three Notch’d LocalZone Stage will be set up near the market square on Wall St. SE outside of Three Notch’d Brewery Roanoke. Buy your beer inside any of our nine participating venues in downtown Roanoke, and you can take your alcoholic beverage in a specially marked cup out into the streets to enjoy live music, vendors, stunt shows, shopping and more.

  • Friday, October 15

    • 6-8 pm – The Jared Stout Band

  • Saturday, October 16

    • 12-2 pm – Dropping Julia
    • 3-5pm – GOTE

  • Sunday, October 17

    • 12-2pm – Charissa Joy

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Sat, Oct 16 12:00 PM – 4:00 PMYMCA Group ExerciseCentury Plaza
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YMCA Group Exercise

Class will take participants through a typical YMCA Group Exercise class. This class will either be Zumba, Kid’s Fit, or HIIT (beginners high intensity interval training). Please come and join us and get moving during this class

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Sat, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 1:30 PMMember One Lumberjack ShowFranklin Road Area

Member One Lumberjack Show

The Member One Lumberjack Show–a collection of the most flannel wearin’, ax swingin’, log rollin’, and saw pullin’ lumberjacks (and Jills) out of Hayward, Wisconsin–will be joining us at GO Fest to run the gamut on rough, tough lumberjack skills.

You’ll see a full treatment of timber-crushing action – whole logs of pine sliced in seconds; axes hurled from distances of up to 20 feet; the best tools of the lumberjack trade, from modern tech to old time implements; and more feats of “lumbersexual” strength. Throw in some laughable narration by the frontman, not to mention some pretty entertaining antics from the lumberjacks themselves, and you’ve got a show that never disappoints.

The Lumberjack Show is brought to you by Member One Federal Credit Union. Member One is a proudly local, full-service financial institution serving southwest and central Virginia. Their passion is to provide individuals and businesses in our community with financial tools they can count on, from everyday essentials to major money milestones.

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Sat, Oct 16 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMRecovery DemoCentury Plaza

Recovery Demo

Come work on recovery, mobility and flexibility with us at GO Fest! You’ll get to try out the latest Hyperice Recovery tools and products along with instruction on stretching and recovery techniques. The Hyperice suite of products are designed to help to relieve tension, unlock sore muscles, and prime your body and mind to be at their best, so you can always find the simple fun in doing what you love to do, more.

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Sat, Oct 16 1:30 PM – 2:00 PMProTown BMX Show present by LancerlotIn front of City Market Building

ProTown BMX Show present by Lancerlot

The Pro Town BMX stunt show is quite the aerial spectacle featuring professional bikers many of whom have competed in X Games, Gravity Games and more! Watch as they flip, spin and perform amazing acrobatic feats all while riding a bicycle.

Lacerlot: The only place to Learn to Skate!  Make The Lot your holiday skating tradition. lancerlotsportscomplex.com

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Sat, Oct 16 1:30 PM – 2:00 PMAll About Composting!Clean Valley Council booth/tent
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All About Composting!

Come to the Clean Valley Council tent, see our new compost trailer, and learn more about composting with our partner the Harvest Collective.

 

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Sat, Oct 16 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMRide With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail BossCarvins Cove and Mill Mountain Trail Systems

Ride With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail Boss

Grab your mountain bike and spend a few hours riding (and learning) from the legendary Jeff Lenosky during a fun interactive group ride experience.

Jeff will lead two rides on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Saturday Rides:

  • 9am at Carvins Cove (meet at Bennett Springs Parking Lot) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

Sunday Rides:

  • 9am ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

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Sat, Oct 16 2:00 PM – 2:30 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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Sat, Oct 16 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPaddles ClassDemo Pool

Paddles Class

Located at the demo pool. We will go over canoe vs kayak paddles and various strokes.

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Sat, Oct 16 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMBoat Demo (All Ages)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (All Ages)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sat, Oct 16 3:00 PM – 3:45 PMRoadside Maintenance and Flat RepairCardinal Bicycle Tent
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Roadside Maintenance and Flat Repair

Learn to fix a flat and perform basic maintenance for road and in-town bikes.

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Sat, Oct 16 3:00 PM – 5:00 PMThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone StageThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Three Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Local favorites play hits and originals for a fun-filled, dancin’ in the streets kinda party. The Three Notch’d LocalZone Stage will be set up near the market square on Wall St. SE outside of Three Notch’d Brewery Roanoke. Buy your beer inside any of our nine participating venues in downtown Roanoke, and you can take your alcoholic beverage in a specially marked cup out into the streets to enjoy live music, vendors, stunt shows, shopping and more.

  • Friday, October 15

    • 6-8 pm – The Jared Stout Band

  • Saturday, October 16

    • 12-2 pm – Dropping Julia
    • 3-5pm – GOTE

  • Sunday, October 17

    • 12-2pm – Charissa Joy

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Sat, Oct 16 3:30 PM – 4:00 PMAll About Composting!Clean Valley Council booth/tent
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All About Composting!

Come to the Clean Valley Council tent, see our new compost trailer, and learn more about composting with our partner the Harvest Collective.

 

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Sat, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMHop On, Hop Off Cycle Pub presented by Gentry LockeThroughout Downtown – just hop on

Hop On, Hop Off Cycle Pub presented by Gentry Locke

Star City Cycle Pub will be offering “hop on, hop off” rides between local establishments. If you see the cycle pub riding by, flag it down and hop on…then when you get to a brewery you want to check out just hop off. Star City Cycle Pub will be doing a continuous loop between Golden Cactus, Big Lick Brewing, Three Notch’d Brewing, and Deschutes Brewery. Ride Responsibly, Gentry Locke.com.

The pick up/drop off location in the heart of GO Fest is located on Church Avenue, next to Deschutes Brewery.

The cycle pub will be running Friday (6-9pm), Saturday (4-6pm) and Sunday (1-4pm).

 

 

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Sat, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 5:00 PMBoat Demo (Adult Only)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (Adult Only)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sat, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 5:00 PMHustle and SculptCentury Plaza

Hustle and Sculpt

Designed to get things toned, this flow is full of high energy, loud music and sweaty feels. Unlike a traditional flow, this format will sprinkle in cardio bursts between body weight work and emphasizes deep core strengthening…all in 45 minutes! This class hits all the muscles a traditional flow doesn’t- a perfect addition to your yoga practice.

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Sat, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 4:30 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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Sat, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 5:00 PMPaddle Gear ClassROA Booth

Paddle Gear Class

We will go over different types of paddling gear and uses of each.

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Sat, Oct 16 4:00 PM – 4:45 PMTrailside Flat Repair and MaintenanceCardinal Bicycle Tent
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Trailside Flat Repair and Maintenance

Learn to fix a flat for your mountain bike, and other basic maintenance skills to keep you riding!

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Sat, Oct 16 4:30 PM – 5:00 PMProTown BMX Show present by LancerlotIn front of City Market Building

ProTown BMX Show present by Lancerlot

The Pro Town BMX stunt show is quite the aerial spectacle featuring professional bikers many of whom have competed in X Games, Gravity Games and more! Watch as they flip, spin and perform amazing acrobatic feats all while riding a bicycle.

Lacerlot: The only place to Learn to Skate!  Make The Lot your holiday skating tradition. lancerlotsportscomplex.com

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Sat, Oct 16 5:00 PM – 8:00 PMBoat Demo (All Ages)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (All Ages)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sat, Oct 16 5:30 PM – 6:00 PMMember One Lumberjack ShowFranklin Road Area

Member One Lumberjack Show

The Member One Lumberjack Show–a collection of the most flannel wearin’, ax swingin’, log rollin’, and saw pullin’ lumberjacks (and Jills) out of Hayward, Wisconsin–will be joining us at GO Fest to run the gamut on rough, tough lumberjack skills.

You’ll see a full treatment of timber-crushing action – whole logs of pine sliced in seconds; axes hurled from distances of up to 20 feet; the best tools of the lumberjack trade, from modern tech to old time implements; and more feats of “lumbersexual” strength. Throw in some laughable narration by the frontman, not to mention some pretty entertaining antics from the lumberjacks themselves, and you’ve got a show that never disappoints.

The Lumberjack Show is brought to you by Member One Federal Credit Union. Member One is a proudly local, full-service financial institution serving southwest and central Virginia. Their passion is to provide individuals and businesses in our community with financial tools they can count on, from everyday essentials to major money milestones.

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Sat, Oct 16 6:00 PM – 6:30 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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Sat, Oct 16 6:30 PM – 10:00 PMVintage Trouble in ElmwoodHaley Toyota Stage in Elmwood Park

Vintage Trouble in Elmwood

The annual Anthem Go Outside Festival will be rocking out Elmwood Amphitheater at this year’s downtown Roanoke event, featuring headliner Vintage Trouble on the Haley Toyota stage – Saturday, October 16.

Vintage Trouble is a Los Angeles-based band known for its electric stage presence and acrobatic frontman Ty Taylor. Go Fest continues to push the envelope, attracting bands that fall outside the norm for the region’s typically classic rock and country music genres, hoping to appeal to more diverse audiences.

Vintage Trouble, the Saturday night show in Elmwood, will bring swaggering rock, soulful blues, R&B grooves, and pop ambition into a bold and brash brew. The talented quartet has logged 3,000 shows across 30 countries on tour with divinities such as The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, and Bon Jovi, to name a few. They’ve performed on Later… with Jools Holland, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Conan, The View, and The Tonight Show in addition to receiving acclaim from New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, and Rolling Stone.

Saturday night Vintage Trouble concert will be $25/ticket (kids 12 and under free). Tickets will be sold onsite for an additional $5 gate fee. Gates open at 6:30 pm, with the opening act Lazy Man Dub Band starting at 7 pm. The headliner begins at 8 pm. Seats are first-come, first-serve.

All proceeds go to benefit Project Outside, a community fund created to support outdoor capital improvement projects, maintain key outdoor assets, and help launch and support businesses in the outdoor sector.

Last year GO Fest, through sponsors and concert ticket sales, was able to award fourteen Project Outside grants totaling $110,000 that supported trail development, greenway maintenance, ProjectPark to improve the Villa Heights Rec Center, provided much-need equipment to trail organizations, support local outdoor businesses impacted by COVID, frisbee golf courses, and support start-up businesses catering to mountain bike tourism.

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Sat, Oct 16 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMRangers Crew Exhibition BattleThree Notch’d LocalZone Stage

Rangers Crew Exhibition Battle

The Rangers Dance Crew, featuring elements of, the legendary Club Rockers lead by Off The Hook, Life By Movement, Virginia Tech Breakdance Club, and various independent artist from the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. (Potential crowd participation  if following Covid restriction and CDC guidelines.)

With various performances from the featured artist.

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Sat, Oct 16 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom FirstCentury Plaza

ENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom First

The Eno Silent Disco, presented by Freedom First, is back this year!

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DJs spinning tunes to wireless headphones – it’s something you just have to experience to fully understand. So, come grab a pair of headphones, and check out the best dance party around.

We’ll be rocking tunes in Century Plaza Friday and Saturday nights with two sessions each night (7pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-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).

Free thanks to Freedom First Credit Union’s support.

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Sat, Oct 16 9:30 PM – 11:00 PMENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom FirstCentury Plaza

ENO Silent Disco presented by Freedom First

The Eno Silent Disco, presented by Freedom First, is back this year!

freedom first logo

DJs spinning tunes to wireless headphones – it’s something you just have to experience to fully understand. So, come grab a pair of headphones, and check out the best dance party around.

We’ll be rocking tunes in Century Plaza Friday and Saturday nights with two sessions each night (7pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-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).

Free thanks to Freedom First Credit Union’s support.

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Sun, Oct 17 12:00 AM – 11:59 PMGo Quest Team Challenge with Starr Hill BreweryRoanoke Go Fest

Go Quest Team Challenge with Starr Hill Brewery

Our popular 2020 event created as a unique way to challenge and bring friends together, when they might not be able to physically be near one another, is back again for 2021! Teams of up to six individuals will have exactly 102-hours, October 14-17, to complete 100+ missions.

Feel the GO Fest spirit as you venture from one mission to the next. You’ll keep up with competitors on the social feed and track your progress on the GO Quest leader-board, all on the app.

Find up to 5 other people (6 including you!) to form your team. These can be your quaranteam here in town, or you can team up from afar! These missions can be completed together or separately. Pick a team captain who will create the team in the registration portal, but each of you will need to register separately and “join” the appropriate team.

The missions will range in difficulty level and point value. Examples of missions include hiking/running the Roanoke 7 Summits, participating in a GO Fest scheduled activity like a bike clinic, completing your own beer mile, trash tag, or cooking a tasty treat out of something you find in nature.

More information at: https://roanokegofest.com/go-quest/

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Sun, Oct 17 7:00 AM – 8:00 AMSunrise Sound BathElmwood Amphitheater Stage

Sunrise Sound Bath

Sunrise Sound Bath: Sunday @ 7:00 am (Elmwood Park Stage)

Greet the sun and begin your day with a soothing “sound bath” on Elmwood Stage.  Gongs, singing bowls, chimes, and bells will be played to help you find ease and peace.  Experiences can range from a deep meditation and a calming relaxation, to relief from headaches or respite from anxiety. Mats will be provided but please bring anything else you need to help you get cozy.  45 minutes (with Betsy Whitesell and Uttara Yoga Studio)

 

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Sun, Oct 17 8:00 AM – 9:00 AMHustle/Haven CycleElmwood Amphitheater Stage

Hustle/Haven Cycle

Hustle/Haven Cycle w/ Christine.

Our signature 45-minute, rhythm-based indoor cycling class. Low lights, loud music, dance party on the bike that is sure to make you sweat and leave feeling like you just had the time of your life on the (cycle) dance floor!

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Sun, Oct 17 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMJunior Ranger ProgramMeet up spot is at the info tent 5 minutes before the program begins

Junior Ranger Program

Hey, kids!  Want to be a Jr. Ranger?  Join us at GO Fest for a Naturalist-guided Jr. Ranger program through-out Elmwood Park.  We’ll learn about animals, ecology, stewardship and Leave No Trace principles.  By the end of the program participants should be able to complete their Junior Ranger Certification and walk away with a Junior Ranger certificate and badge! Parents are welcome to attend; please be sure participants have water, snacks, and comfortable shoes for this adventure.

This program is limited to six participants at a time, ages 8-12.  Sign up is onsite only at the Go Fest info tent! Fill out a waiver and sign up for one of our program spots below!

Program Details:

Ages 8-12

6 slots per event

9am-11am – Saturday Oct 16th 2021

12pm – 2pm Saturday Oct 16th 2021

9am-11am – Sunday Oct 17th 2021

12pm – 2pm Sunday Oct 17th 2021

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Sun, Oct 17 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMRide With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail BossCarvins Cove and Mill Mountain Trail Systems

Ride With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail Boss

Grab your mountain bike and spend a few hours riding (and learning) from the legendary Jeff Lenosky during a fun interactive group ride experience.

Jeff will lead two rides on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Saturday Rides:

  • 9am at Carvins Cove (meet at Bennett Springs Parking Lot) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

Sunday Rides:

  • 9am ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

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Sun, Oct 17 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMKids and Family YogaElmwood Amphitheater Stage

Kids and Family Yoga

Kids’ and Family Yoga: Sunday @ 9:00 am (Elmwood Park Stage)

Grab the kids and join us for a family friendly practice!  Focus will be on fun and accessible poses, gentle breathing practices, and cultivating a love for yoga.  45 minutes with (Precious McCullough, young assistants Elijah and Anais, and Uttara Yoga Studio)

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Sun, Oct 17 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMHustle/Haven Hustle FlowCentury Plaza

Hustle/Haven Hustle Flow

60 minutes of Vinyasa flow.

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Sun, Oct 17 9:00 AM – 1:00 PMCreature From Carvins Cove EnduroCarvins Cove Nature Reserve

Creature From Carvins Cove Enduro

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Creature from Carvins Cove is a two-day mountain bike experience.

Legend has it, that long before the water of Carvins Cove flooded the farmland once known as Happy Valley, a strange and shadowy gilled creature roamed the bogs and waterways…

Now, for reasons unknown, sightings of an unusual reptilian figure have been widely reported. This fall, a brigade of endurance mountain bike racers will be sent in to investigate, exploring 40+ miles of dark backwoods while simultaneously competing for the ultimate prize: the XXC-VA state championship!

Virginia’s Blue Ridge’s Creature From Carvins Cove invites mountain bike racers from across the state and beyond to witness the wonders of Carvins Cove’s gnarliest singletrack! Shorter option? Yes we have a 14-mile XC route.

Saturday is an enduro and Sunday is a XXC/XC race, both days are at Carvins Cove.

  • Enduro (Saturday at 9am): Chip timed with no start order. Hangout with your buddies and transfer at your own pace. The average rider will finish in about 4 hours. Come race enduro in the USA’s second largest municipal park with over 60 miles of trails.
  • XXC/XC (Sunday at 9am): 16 mile and 44 mile options.

 

 

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Sun, Oct 17 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMBoat Demo (Adult Only)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (Adult Only)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sun, Oct 17 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMTasty Bite SamplingAt Tasty Bite booth
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Tasty Bite Sampling

Weʻll be sharing samples of delicious Tasty Bite Madras Lentils.

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Sun, Oct 17 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMFree Bike Helmets for Children and Young AdultsNear the Striders Bike Course

Free Bike Helmets for Children and Young Adults

Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia is happy to pass out free bike helmets to children and young adults. Please visit us, learn about the importance of helmets, get fitted, and get a helmet!

Limited supplies.

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Sun, Oct 17 10:30 AM – 11:00 AMMember One Lumberjack ShowFranklin Road Area

Member One Lumberjack Show

The Member One Lumberjack Show–a collection of the most flannel wearin’, ax swingin’, log rollin’, and saw pullin’ lumberjacks (and Jills) out of Hayward, Wisconsin–will be joining us at GO Fest to run the gamut on rough, tough lumberjack skills.

You’ll see a full treatment of timber-crushing action – whole logs of pine sliced in seconds; axes hurled from distances of up to 20 feet; the best tools of the lumberjack trade, from modern tech to old time implements; and more feats of “lumbersexual” strength. Throw in some laughable narration by the frontman, not to mention some pretty entertaining antics from the lumberjacks themselves, and you’ve got a show that never disappoints.

The Lumberjack Show is brought to you by Member One Federal Credit Union. Member One is a proudly local, full-service financial institution serving southwest and central Virginia. Their passion is to provide individuals and businesses in our community with financial tools they can count on, from everyday essentials to major money milestones.

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Sun, Oct 17 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMCycle and SculptElmwood Amphitheater Stage

Cycle and Sculpt

Cycle and Sculpt (combo cycle & yoga).

Want the best of both cardio worlds at H/H? 25 minutes of cycle + 25 minutes of sculpt + 10 minutes of final relaxation will have you feelin’ werked in more ways than one. A complete full body challenge – this class is designed to improve stamina, cardiovascular endurance, and muscle strength.

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Sun, Oct 17 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMPartner YogaCentury Plaza

Partner Yoga

Partner Yoga: Sunday @ 11:00 am (Century Plaza)

Bring a friend, spouse, child—anyone!—and join us for a fun and creative all-levels yoga class that fosters connection and communication! No partner necessary, though- we’ll pair you up if needed.  45 minutes (with Susi Hutchison, Harrilyn Mills, and Uttara Yoga Studio).

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Sun, Oct 17 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMJunior Ranger ProgramMeet up spot is at the info tent 5 minutes before the program begins

Junior Ranger Program

Hey, kids!  Want to be a Jr. Ranger?  Join us at GO Fest for a Naturalist-guided Jr. Ranger program through-out Elmwood Park.  We’ll learn about animals, ecology, stewardship and Leave No Trace principles.  By the end of the program participants should be able to complete their Junior Ranger Certification and walk away with a Junior Ranger certificate and badge! Parents are welcome to attend; please be sure participants have water, snacks, and comfortable shoes for this adventure.

This program is limited to six participants at a time, ages 8-12.  Sign up is onsite only at the Go Fest info tent! Fill out a waiver and sign up for one of our program spots below!

Program Details:

Ages 8-12

6 slots per event

9am-11am – Saturday Oct 16th 2021

12pm – 2pm Saturday Oct 16th 2021

9am-11am – Sunday Oct 17th 2021

12pm – 2pm Sunday Oct 17th 2021

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Sun, Oct 17 12:00 PM – 12:30 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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Sun, Oct 17 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMThrow Ropes ClassACA Booth (Next to ROA Booth)

Throw Ropes Class

Throw rope types and their uses. Learn how to properly utilize them effectively.

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Sun, Oct 17 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMBoat Demo (All Ages)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (All Ages)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sun, Oct 17 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone StageThree Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Three Notch’d Brewing LocalZone Stage

Local favorites play hits and originals for a fun-filled, dancin’ in the streets kinda party. The Three Notch’d LocalZone Stage will be set up near the market square on Wall St. SE outside of Three Notch’d Brewery Roanoke. Buy your beer inside any of our nine participating venues in downtown Roanoke, and you can take your alcoholic beverage in a specially marked cup out into the streets to enjoy live music, vendors, stunt shows, shopping and more.

  • Friday, October 15

    • 6-8 pm – The Jared Stout Band

  • Saturday, October 16

    • 12-2 pm – Dropping Julia
    • 3-5pm – GOTE

  • Sunday, October 17

    • 12-2pm – Charissa Joy

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Sun, Oct 17 12:30 PM – 4:30 PMDeschutes Brewery Oyster Roast with Bloom RestaurantCentury Plaza – 14 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

Deschutes Brewery Oyster Roast with Bloom Restaurant

Celebrate Virginia’s beauty and bounty on Sunday, October 17th, during GO FEST 2021, at Century Plaza in downtown Roanoke.

This year’s Oyster Cook-Out will feature fan-favorite “Rappahannock” oysters from Rappahannock River Oyster Company. Oysters will be prepared by local restaurant bloom | Restaurant & Wine Bar, and served alongside tasty beer pairings from Deschutes Brewery. Buckets and Beers will be served hourly. All tickets and scheduled time slots are limited to TEN BUCKETS each so don’t wait!

FEE INCLUDES:

  • One bucket of FRESH STEAMED (served warm) “Rappahannock” Oysters (~18 oysters/per bucket)
  • Classic accouterment: hot sauce, Saltine crackers, fresh lemon, and bloom cocktail sauce.
  • Two, 4oz. damn tasty beer pairings from Deschutes Brewery (additional beverages available for purchase)
  • Snacks: Lemon-Thyme Cornbread, Whipped Hot-Honey Butter, and 3 Cheese Pimento cups.
  • 30-minute table reservation in Century Plaza

RSVP and GET UPDATES in our Facebook Event

**SELECT YOUR PICK-UP WINDOW WHEN PURCHASING**

Time slots include 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. That’s only 40 total buckets, we will sell out fast.

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Sun, Oct 17 1:00 PM – 4:00 PMHop On, Hop Off Cycle Pub presented by Gentry LockeThroughout Downtown – just hop on

Hop On, Hop Off Cycle Pub presented by Gentry Locke

Star City Cycle Pub will be offering “hop on, hop off” rides between local establishments. If you see the cycle pub riding by, flag it down and hop on…then when you get to a brewery you want to check out just hop off. Star City Cycle Pub will be doing a continuous loop between Golden Cactus, Big Lick Brewing, Three Notch’d Brewing, and Deschutes Brewery. Ride Responsibly, Gentry Locke.com.

The pick up/drop off location in the heart of GO Fest is located on Church Avenue, next to Deschutes Brewery.

The cycle pub will be running Friday (6-9pm), Saturday (4-6pm) and Sunday (1-4pm).

 

 

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Sun, Oct 17 1:00 PM – 4:00 PMFree Sunday Concerts in ElmwoodHaley Toyota Music Stage in Elmwood

Free Sunday Concerts in Elmwood

Pack a picnic, grab a beer, kick back, and listen to live music in Elmwood from 1 pm-4 pm, Sunday afternoon . . . and it’s free thanks to our partnership with the Berglund Center.

The afternoon kicks off with JGC Trio followed by The Floorboards.

JGC Trio is Roanoke’s new favorite power trio! Jake, George, & Colby. Jake Dempsey on the bass, George Penn on drums, and Colby Elswick on guitar/vocals.

The Floorboards are an American roots rock ensemble hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The band marries rock & roll and country roots with the sights and sounds of southern mountain towns. Jake and Rob shake the leaves from the trees. Chris coaxes stringed cries from the hills and hollers. Matt writes and sings the story.

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Sun, Oct 17 1:00 PM – 1:30 PMProTown BMX Show present by LancerlotIn front of City Market Building

ProTown BMX Show present by Lancerlot

The Pro Town BMX stunt show is quite the aerial spectacle featuring professional bikers many of whom have competed in X Games, Gravity Games and more! Watch as they flip, spin and perform amazing acrobatic feats all while riding a bicycle.

Lacerlot: The only place to Learn to Skate!  Make The Lot your holiday skating tradition. lancerlotsportscomplex.com

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Sun, Oct 17 1:30 PM – 2:00 PMAll About Composting!Clean Valley Council booth/tent
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All About Composting!

Come to the Clean Valley Council tent, see our new compost trailer, and learn more about composting with our partner the Harvest Collective.

 

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Sun, Oct 17 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMRide With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail BossCarvins Cove and Mill Mountain Trail Systems

Ride With Jeff Lenosky, The Trail Boss

Grab your mountain bike and spend a few hours riding (and learning) from the legendary Jeff Lenosky during a fun interactive group ride experience.

Jeff will lead two rides on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Saturday Rides:

  • 9am at Carvins Cove (meet at Bennett Springs Parking Lot) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

Sunday Rides:

  • 9am ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register
  • 2pm ride Mill Mountain (meet in front of the Elmwood Stage at GO Fest) – Register

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Sun, Oct 17 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMBoat Demo (Adult Only)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (Adult Only)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sun, Oct 17 2:00 PM – 2:30 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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Sun, Oct 17 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMTransporting Boats ClassROA Booth

Transporting Boats Class

Learn how to properly load / unload your boat along with securing to the vehicle.

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Sun, Oct 17 2:30 PM – 3:00 PMMember One Lumberjack ShowFranklin Road Area

Member One Lumberjack Show

The Member One Lumberjack Show–a collection of the most flannel wearin’, ax swingin’, log rollin’, and saw pullin’ lumberjacks (and Jills) out of Hayward, Wisconsin–will be joining us at GO Fest to run the gamut on rough, tough lumberjack skills.

You’ll see a full treatment of timber-crushing action – whole logs of pine sliced in seconds; axes hurled from distances of up to 20 feet; the best tools of the lumberjack trade, from modern tech to old time implements; and more feats of “lumbersexual” strength. Throw in some laughable narration by the frontman, not to mention some pretty entertaining antics from the lumberjacks themselves, and you’ve got a show that never disappoints.

The Lumberjack Show is brought to you by Member One Federal Credit Union. Member One is a proudly local, full-service financial institution serving southwest and central Virginia. Their passion is to provide individuals and businesses in our community with financial tools they can count on, from everyday essentials to major money milestones.

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Sun, Oct 17 3:00 PM – 5:00 PMBoat Demo (All Ages)Demo Pool

Boat Demo (All Ages)

Try out Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks in the pool.

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Sun, Oct 17 3:00 PM – 5:00 PMRangers Crew Exhibition BattleThree Notch’d LocalZone Stage

Rangers Crew Exhibition Battle

The Rangers Dance Crew, featuring elements of, the legendary Club Rockers lead by Off The Hook, Life By Movement, Virginia Tech Breakdance Club, and various independent artist from the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. (Potential crowd participation  if following Covid restriction and CDC guidelines.)

With various performances from the featured artist.

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Sun, Oct 17 3:30 PM – 4:00 PMProTown BMX Show present by LancerlotIn front of City Market Building

ProTown BMX Show present by Lancerlot

The Pro Town BMX stunt show is quite the aerial spectacle featuring professional bikers many of whom have competed in X Games, Gravity Games and more! Watch as they flip, spin and perform amazing acrobatic feats all while riding a bicycle.

Lacerlot: The only place to Learn to Skate!  Make The Lot your holiday skating tradition. lancerlotsportscomplex.com

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Sun, Oct 17 3:30 PM – 4:30 PMAll About Composting!Clean Valley Council booth/tent
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All About Composting!

Come to the Clean Valley Council tent, see our new compost trailer, and learn more about composting with our partner the Harvest Collective.

 

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Sun, Oct 17 4:00 PM – 5:00 PMVinyasa FlowElmwood Amphitheater Stage

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow: Sunday @ 4:00 pm (Elmwood Park)

Unite with your center in this class featuring plenty of sun salutations mixed with unique sequencing to move your body and still your mind. This is an all-levels class, with modifications provided for beginners and more challenging options provided for experienced practitioners. 45 minutes (with Leilani Dibble and Uttara Yoga Studio)

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Sun, Oct 17 4:00 PM – 4:30 PMUltimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General StoreNear Campbell

Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Mast General Store

Just one of the many ways your pooches can enjoy GO Fest. As one of the premiere dock jumping organizations in the country, Ultimate Air Dogs is a crowd pleaser, and is voted best event at GO Fest every year.

Come see true athletes at work which trained dogs in a variety of breeds compete in events such as distance jumping, “catch it” where they have to catch a toy of their choice in mid-air, and “fetch it” where a soft bumper is suspended in mid-air and dogs must knock the bumper off its holder while jumping the furthest distance possible.

There will also be opportunities for you dogs to try it themselves! Receive some basic instruction from professional trainers, and see if your dog has what it take become an air dog. $20/dog.

Ultimate Air Dogs is made possible from support by Mast General Store.

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OngoingLapidary ArtElmwood Fountain Walk at Morgan’s Earth Treasures

Lapidary Art

Lapidary is the art of cutting and polishing stones. Participants will have the opportunity to polish stones using a polishing wheel.

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OngoingLichenorknot Plant Co – Pot Your Plant!LichenorKnot Plan Co booth on Franklin Rd.
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Lichenorknot Plant Co – Pot Your Plant!

Pot your own plant in our potting station or keep your hands clean and we’ll do it for you!

1)Pick a Plant 2) Pick a Pot 3) Pick Up Later

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OngoingSnowball and Ski TossRoanoke Ski & Adventure Club booth

Snowball and Ski Toss

We will have two fun events outside our booth:  (1) participants throw plastic hoops onto the tips of different length skis at different distances.  (2) participants throw styrofoam “snowballs” into bowls at different distances.  We have prizes to give to participants.

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Demo Pool, presented by Freedom First

freedom first logoEver wanted to try out a stand up paddle board, and never got the chance? Been wanting to work on your paddle stroke? Come check out the GO Fest demo pool and try your hand at a new watercraft! Instructional classes and demos will also be offered throughout the weekend.

Stop by the Freedom First tent next to the demo pool and enter to win a kayak and Yeti cooler.

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OngoingKids Bike CourseRoanoke Go Fest
Bikes

Kids Bike Course

Calling all the littlest riders out there! The kids bike area will be open throughout the festival giving kiddos the chance to try out a balance bike and get some laps in. We’ll have several balance bikes available, but feel free to bring your own bike  as well. Have fun out there!

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OngoingDemo an E-BikeCardinal Bicycle Booth on Franklin Road

Demo an E-Bike

Stop by the Cardinal Bicycle tent and check out the latest Specialized e-bikes…then take one for a test ride.

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OngoingOrvis Casting PondCampbell Ave

Orvis Casting Pond

Learn about the newest fly casting gear with the knowledgeable staff at Orvis.

Orvis staff, along with Trout Unlimited and DWR, will be doing casting demonstrations throughout the weekend. Due to current COVID restrictions all demonstrations will be done by Orvis, Trout Unlimited, and DWR staff/volunteers.

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OngoingUsed Gear Exchange tentElmwood Park (near fountain walkway)

Used Gear Exchange tent

You probably have some outdoor gear you no longer use? Why not make room for some new gear! Looking for a new-to-you piece of gear? Stop by and browse the deals.

Bring your outdoor gear to the Used Gear Tent (located in Elmwood Park along the water fountain walkway) and the Boy Scouts will help you sell it.

Here’s how it works if you have gear to sell:

  1. You put your name, price of item, and phone number on a tag that is attached to the piece of gear.
  2. You leave your gear there and the Boy Scouts will keep an eye on it.
  3. If a person stops by and is interested in purchasing your gear they will give you a call to arrange a time to meet and finalize the sale.
  4. At the end of GO Fest it is the sellers responsibility to stop back by the tent to pick up their gear in the event it did not sell. Any gear not picked up will be donated to the Boy Scouts.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Tailgate Experience

Stop by the Dick’s Tailgate Experience Tent in Elmwood Park for classic tailgate games, grilling, and live sports on TVs.

 

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Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Membership Drive and Information Event

Using a large map of the AT the participant(s) try to complete the entire trail by answering trivia type questions about the AT. The whole process is done with tongue in cheek and all participants get a “reward” for playing.

Rewards are items such as AT stickers, Adventure magazines and other trinkets.

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OngoingThe Alpinist Movieoffsite at the Grandin Theatre

The Alpinist Movie

Take a break from GO Fest and head over to the Grandin Theatre and watch The Alpinist.

Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure.

Movie times: Four times a day 10/15-17 and 10/22-24.

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“GO Fest Letterboxing” with Camp Bethel Outdoors

Learn to navigate the great outdoors all within the festival grounds with a compass (on your phone), a GO Fest map, and several clues. Gather your first clue at the Camp Bethel Outdoors booth and use your Go Fest Map and a compass to find your first letterbox hidden at other partnering booths. Each box contains a stamp, a stamp pad, and a clue to guide you to your next box. Your route includes 3 stops before arriving back at the Camp Bethel Outdoors booth to receive your final “Mysterious Prize.” Along the way, you meet other fun people and gain map and compass skills.

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OngoingSee Yourself in Blue at RPDRoanoke Go Fest
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See Yourself in Blue at RPD

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GO Fest Virtual Run presented by Fleet Feet

Introducing the GO Fest Virtual Run presented by Fleet Feet!

This is a 100% virtual run – but it’s not your average virtual run. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Project Outside AND you have the chance to win up to $600 in prizes from Fleet Feet!

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up for GO Fest Virtual Run for only $5 (that’s a $5 donation to Project Outside)
  • You can donate more to Project Outside when you register if you wish (pretty please, our outdoors need your help!)
  • RUN or WALK any distance – it just has to be done during GO Fest Weekend AND outside – October 15-17, 2021
  • Get a sweet GO Fest Virtual Run decal – perfect for your car or your Hydroflask. Pick up at the Fleet Feet tent at GO Fest! We’ll mail it to you if you’re out of state. (Please send an email to casey@fleetfeetroanoke.com to confirm if you’re out of state)
  • ENTER TO WIN UP TO $600 IN INSANELY AWESOME PRIZES FROM FLEET FEET! Sorry, this is for locals only. Prizes include a head-to-toe outfit from Brooks (including shoes) + more. Only registered participants are eligible to win prize pack.

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OngoingFun Dog Obstacle CourseNear SPCA booth
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Fun Dog Obstacle Course

Interested in having your dog doing agility courses? This is a fun small scale introduction to a few of the obstacles found in many agility courses. Agility courses are fun for both human and dog, and it is a great bonding exercise with your pet too!

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OngoingAir-Dry Clay CraftsRoanoke Go Fest

Air-Dry Clay Crafts

Use air-dry clay to create or paint a plate, bowl, or coaster imprinted with leaves and flowers.

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OngoingThe Great Trash RaceClean Valley Council booth/tent
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The Great Trash Race

Participants will race other people in their group to sort through trash to select recyclables from the trash. Using trash grabbers, individuals will have to correctly place all recyclables into the recycling bin. Winners will earn a sticker to show off their amazing knowledge!

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OngoingSidewalk Sale304 Market Street

Sidewalk Sale

Join us at Walkabout Outfitter in downtown Roanoke for our Sidewalk Sale during Go Fest 2021. Browse the highest quality brands in outdoor sports and fashion, snap some free samples*, and save up to 70% on select merchandise!

*while supply lasts

Don’t miss out on the best gear sale of the year!

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OngoingSelf-Guided Bicycle ToursRIDE Solutions Booth

Self-Guided Bicycle Tours

Take one of RIDE Solutions 40+ self-guided tours to explore all that Roanoke has to offer while on two wheels instead of behind the wheel of a car.

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OngoingGuess the Pack Weight304 Market Street

Guess the Pack Weight

Did you know most backpacks have five adjustable straps to help alleviate a heavy load and adjust to the terrain at hand? Come stop by Walkabout Outfitter for all of your outdoor needs, and get fitted for a backpack while you’re here! Both day hikers and longer distance hikers need to be aware of pack weight to avoid damage to the item’s seams and injury to self.

All weekend long, we will have a sample backpack filled to the brim. Take a guess at how much our pack weighs and you can win fun prizes! The closest guess to the pack’s actual weight will win. :)

 

One entry per person. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 18th.

 

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OngoingSelf Guided HikesChoose from dozens of nearby hikes. These are all self-guided trips, so you are on your own.

Self Guided Hikes

Find a new hike GO Fest weekend!

Leave the asphalt, cars, and noise behind and lose yourself while taking a walk in the woods. From the well-known Appalachian Trail and its most photographed point, McAfee Knob, to some hidden gems such as Harkening Hill or Hoop Hole Trail, there’s a hike that suits every type of adventurer.

Each of the hikes listed include trail information, tips for parking, what you should look for along the way, and how tough (or easy) the hike will be.

So lace up your boots, grab a bag and hit the trail. You won’t be disappointed.

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OngoingNinja Course“In front of our event table”
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Ninja Course

Kids will be able to climb, crawl and jump through our Ninja Course as they practice their balance, speed and agility!

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OngoingMake-Your-Own Soccer KitGirl Scouts booth
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Make-Your-Own Soccer Kit

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OngoingBackyard BassVirginia Outside Booth
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Backyard Bass

Come test your casting skills with Backyard Bass! Kids will cast to fish shaped targets and reel in their catch!

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OngoingPlant THIS not ThatRVMN Booth

Plant THIS not That

Working with the public to identify invasive species plants and learn which native plants to grow in their place.

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OngoingStraw Bale GardeningRoanoke Master Gardener booth, ongoing

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw bale gardening demo with growing vegetables in small, portable space

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OngoingKnot Tying with Camp Alta MonsAlta Mons Booth
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Knot Tying with Camp Alta Mons

Learn to tie various knots (square knot, figure 8, figure 8 on a bight, figure 8 follow through, tautline, clove hitch, and others!) at the Camp Alta Mons booth!

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OngoingSelf-Guides Mountain Bike RidesThese are self-guided adventures…you’re on your own!

Self-Guides Mountain Bike Rides

Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the only East Coast community with a Silver-Level Ride Center designation by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA); come see why we’re the Mountain Bike Capital of the East.

The Blue Ridge Mountains have produced the best mountain biking trails in the East Coast. Whether you are into single speed, downhill, or cross country you will be spent after a day on these trails.

The region is home to multiple trail systems — Mill Mountain Park, Explore Park, Douthat State Park, and Carvins Cove to name a few — that include multiple ride options that can give you a short half-hour ride or occupy you all day long. Add each of these areas to your bucket list, check them off one at a time, and be prepared to come back again and again.

And we’re not ashamed to say the region is home to a few stand-alone epic trails as well. These are classic Roanoke mountain bike rides and not for the faint at heart. Some are one-way rides, so consider a shuttle and plan in advance. These adventures include the Patterson Creek Trail System, Arcadia Up and Over, Dragon’s Back and Dody Ridge.

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Try It
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OngoingLapidary ArtElmwood Fountain Walk at Morgan’s Earth Treasures

Lapidary Art

Lapidary is the art of cutting and polishing stones. Participants will have the opportunity to polish stones using a polishing wheel.

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OngoingLichenorknot Plant Co – Pot Your Plant!LichenorKnot Plan Co booth on Franklin Rd.
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Lichenorknot Plant Co – Pot Your Plant!

Pot your own plant in our potting station or keep your hands clean and we’ll do it for you!

1)Pick a Plant 2) Pick a Pot 3) Pick Up Later

View the Event Details

OngoingSnowball and Ski TossRoanoke Ski & Adventure Club booth

Snowball and Ski Toss

We will have two fun events outside our booth:  (1) participants throw plastic hoops onto the tips of different length skis at different distances.  (2) participants throw styrofoam “snowballs” into bowls at different distances.  We have prizes to give to participants.

View the Event Details

Demo Pool, presented by Freedom First

freedom first logoEver wanted to try out a stand up paddle board, and never got the chance? Been wanting to work on your paddle stroke? Come check out the GO Fest demo pool and try your hand at a new watercraft! Instructional classes and demos will also be offered throughout the weekend.

Stop by the Freedom First tent next to the demo pool and enter to win a kayak and Yeti cooler.

View the Event Details

OngoingKids Bike CourseRoanoke Go Fest
Bikes

Kids Bike Course

Calling all the littlest riders out there! The kids bike area will be open throughout the festival giving kiddos the chance to try out a balance bike and get some laps in. We’ll have several balance bikes available, but feel free to bring your own bike  as well. Have fun out there!

View the Event Details

OngoingDemo an E-BikeCardinal Bicycle Booth on Franklin Road

Demo an E-Bike

Stop by the Cardinal Bicycle tent and check out the latest Specialized e-bikes…then take one for a test ride.

View the Event Details

OngoingOrvis Casting PondCampbell Ave

Orvis Casting Pond

Learn about the newest fly casting gear with the knowledgeable staff at Orvis.

Orvis staff, along with Trout Unlimited and DWR, will be doing casting demonstrations throughout the weekend. Due to current COVID restrictions all demonstrations will be done by Orvis, Trout Unlimited, and DWR staff/volunteers.

View the Event Details

OngoingUsed Gear Exchange tentElmwood Park (near fountain walkway)

Used Gear Exchange tent

You probably have some outdoor gear you no longer use? Why not make room for some new gear! Looking for a new-to-you piece of gear? Stop by and browse the deals.

Bring your outdoor gear to the Used Gear Tent (located in Elmwood Park along the water fountain walkway) and the Boy Scouts will help you sell it.

Here’s how it works if you have gear to sell:

  1. You put your name, price of item, and phone number on a tag that is attached to the piece of gear.
  2. You leave your gear there and the Boy Scouts will keep an eye on it.
  3. If a person stops by and is interested in purchasing your gear they will give you a call to arrange a time to meet and finalize the sale.
  4. At the end of GO Fest it is the sellers responsibility to stop back by the tent to pick up their gear in the event it did not sell. Any gear not picked up will be donated to the Boy Scouts.

View the Event Details

Dick’s Sporting Goods Tailgate Experience

Stop by the Dick’s Tailgate Experience Tent in Elmwood Park for classic tailgate games, grilling, and live sports on TVs.

 

View the Event Details

Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Membership Drive and Information Event

Using a large map of the AT the participant(s) try to complete the entire trail by answering trivia type questions about the AT. The whole process is done with tongue in cheek and all participants get a “reward” for playing.

Rewards are items such as AT stickers, Adventure magazines and other trinkets.

View the Event Details

OngoingThe Alpinist Movieoffsite at the Grandin Theatre

The Alpinist Movie

Take a break from GO Fest and head over to the Grandin Theatre and watch The Alpinist.

Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure.

Movie times: Four times a day 10/15-17 and 10/22-24.

View the Event Details

“GO Fest Letterboxing” with Camp Bethel Outdoors

Learn to navigate the great outdoors all within the festival grounds with a compass (on your phone), a GO Fest map, and several clues. Gather your first clue at the Camp Bethel Outdoors booth and use your Go Fest Map and a compass to find your first letterbox hidden at other partnering booths. Each box contains a stamp, a stamp pad, and a clue to guide you to your next box. Your route includes 3 stops before arriving back at the Camp Bethel Outdoors booth to receive your final “Mysterious Prize.” Along the way, you meet other fun people and gain map and compass skills.

View the Event Details

OngoingSee Yourself in Blue at RPDRoanoke Go Fest
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See Yourself in Blue at RPD

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GO Fest Virtual Run presented by Fleet Feet

Introducing the GO Fest Virtual Run presented by Fleet Feet!

This is a 100% virtual run – but it’s not your average virtual run. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Project Outside AND you have the chance to win up to $600 in prizes from Fleet Feet!

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up for GO Fest Virtual Run for only $5 (that’s a $5 donation to Project Outside)
  • You can donate more to Project Outside when you register if you wish (pretty please, our outdoors need your help!)
  • RUN or WALK any distance – it just has to be done during GO Fest Weekend AND outside – October 15-17, 2021
  • Get a sweet GO Fest Virtual Run decal – perfect for your car or your Hydroflask. Pick up at the Fleet Feet tent at GO Fest! We’ll mail it to you if you’re out of state. (Please send an email to casey@fleetfeetroanoke.com to confirm if you’re out of state)
  • ENTER TO WIN UP TO $600 IN INSANELY AWESOME PRIZES FROM FLEET FEET! Sorry, this is for locals only. Prizes include a head-to-toe outfit from Brooks (including shoes) + more. Only registered participants are eligible to win prize pack.

View the Event Details

OngoingFun Dog Obstacle CourseNear SPCA booth
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Fun Dog Obstacle Course

Interested in having your dog doing agility courses? This is a fun small scale introduction to a few of the obstacles found in many agility courses. Agility courses are fun for both human and dog, and it is a great bonding exercise with your pet too!

View the Event Details

OngoingAir-Dry Clay CraftsRoanoke Go Fest

Air-Dry Clay Crafts

Use air-dry clay to create or paint a plate, bowl, or coaster imprinted with leaves and flowers.

View the Event Details

OngoingThe Great Trash RaceClean Valley Council booth/tent
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The Great Trash Race

Participants will race other people in their group to sort through trash to select recyclables from the trash. Using trash grabbers, individuals will have to correctly place all recyclables into the recycling bin. Winners will earn a sticker to show off their amazing knowledge!

View the Event Details

OngoingSidewalk Sale304 Market Street

Sidewalk Sale

Join us at Walkabout Outfitter in downtown Roanoke for our Sidewalk Sale during Go Fest 2021. Browse the highest quality brands in outdoor sports and fashion, snap some free samples*, and save up to 70% on select merchandise!

*while supply lasts

Don’t miss out on the best gear sale of the year!

View the Event Details

OngoingSelf-Guided Bicycle ToursRIDE Solutions Booth

Self-Guided Bicycle Tours

Take one of RIDE Solutions 40+ self-guided tours to explore all that Roanoke has to offer while on two wheels instead of behind the wheel of a car.

View the Event Details

OngoingGuess the Pack Weight304 Market Street

Guess the Pack Weight

Did you know most backpacks have five adjustable straps to help alleviate a heavy load and adjust to the terrain at hand? Come stop by Walkabout Outfitter for all of your outdoor needs, and get fitted for a backpack while you’re here! Both day hikers and longer distance hikers need to be aware of pack weight to avoid damage to the item’s seams and injury to self.

All weekend long, we will have a sample backpack filled to the brim. Take a guess at how much our pack weighs and you can win fun prizes! The closest guess to the pack’s actual weight will win. :)

 

One entry per person. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 18th.

 

View the Event Details

OngoingSelf Guided HikesChoose from dozens of nearby hikes. These are all self-guided trips, so you are on your own.

Self Guided Hikes

Find a new hike GO Fest weekend!

Leave the asphalt, cars, and noise behind and lose yourself while taking a walk in the woods. From the well-known Appalachian Trail and its most photographed point, McAfee Knob, to some hidden gems such as Harkening Hill or Hoop Hole Trail, there’s a hike that suits every type of adventurer.

Each of the hikes listed include trail information, tips for parking, what you should look for along the way, and how tough (or easy) the hike will be.

So lace up your boots, grab a bag and hit the trail. You won’t be disappointed.

View the Event Details

OngoingNinja Course“In front of our event table”
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Ninja Course

Kids will be able to climb, crawl and jump through our Ninja Course as they practice their balance, speed and agility!

View the Event Details

OngoingMake-Your-Own Soccer KitGirl Scouts booth
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Make-Your-Own Soccer Kit

View the Event Details

OngoingBackyard BassVirginia Outside Booth
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Backyard Bass

Come test your casting skills with Backyard Bass! Kids will cast to fish shaped targets and reel in their catch!

View the Event Details

OngoingPlant THIS not ThatRVMN Booth

Plant THIS not That

Working with the public to identify invasive species plants and learn which native plants to grow in their place.

View the Event Details

OngoingStraw Bale GardeningRoanoke Master Gardener booth, ongoing

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw bale gardening demo with growing vegetables in small, portable space

View the Event Details

OngoingKnot Tying with Camp Alta MonsAlta Mons Booth
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Knot Tying with Camp Alta Mons

Learn to tie various knots (square knot, figure 8, figure 8 on a bight, figure 8 follow through, tautline, clove hitch, and others!) at the Camp Alta Mons booth!

View the Event Details

OngoingSelf-Guides Mountain Bike RidesThese are self-guided adventures…you’re on your own!

Self-Guides Mountain Bike Rides

Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the only East Coast community with a Silver-Level Ride Center designation by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA); come see why we’re the Mountain Bike Capital of the East.

The Blue Ridge Mountains have produced the best mountain biking trails in the East Coast. Whether you are into single speed, downhill, or cross country you will be spent after a day on these trails.

The region is home to multiple trail systems — Mill Mountain Park, Explore Park, Douthat State Park, and Carvins Cove to name a few — that include multiple ride options that can give you a short half-hour ride or occupy you all day long. Add each of these areas to your bucket list, check them off one at a time, and be prepared to come back again and again.

And we’re not ashamed to say the region is home to a few stand-alone epic trails as well. These are classic Roanoke mountain bike rides and not for the faint at heart. Some are one-way rides, so consider a shuttle and plan in advance. These adventures include the Patterson Creek Trail System, Arcadia Up and Over, Dragon’s Back and Dody Ridge.

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