Vendor Activities

Come play a rousing round of musical “crazy creek” chairs and win cool outdoor prizes! Fun for the whole family and quick and easy to play....
Stop by the Big Agnes booth near the demo pool and try your hand at speed stuffing. You can come by anytime during the festiva until Sunday at...
Do you have nagging ankle, knee, or hip pain when you walk, jog, or run? Come check us out for a FREE gait analysis! Chances are it's not your...
Wind down for the evening with a simple SUP yoga flow on Saturday from 5-6 p.m. in the demo pool. Instructor Emily Smith will guide yogis through...
Swing by the Franklin County Parks and Recreation tent and play a quick game of trivia to enter your name into a drawing for a sweet single speed...
Use this "adult swim" time to test out the awesome equipment available for sale. ...
B.R.E.A.S.T. Roanoke is excited to offer a comfortable environment for breastfeeding moms to feed their babies, change a diaper, and connect with...
Try out some of the boats we have for sale at Verus Kayaks in the Roanoke River. Just come up to the booth at the expressed times and we will...
Have you ever skid Revelation Bowl or had Lunch at Gorrono Ranch in Telluride? Wondered if Gondola Joes is a good Apres experience after winding...
Enter to win Sprint's prize package that includes a Mongoose Fat Tire Mountain Bike, two (2) Sprint tailgate chairs, and a Pro-Town BMX t-shirt...
Orvis Roanoke Fishing Manager Will Cohen will talk Orvis' new H3 fly rod series, and why it's the best fly rod they've ever...
Orvis School Reservation & Voice of the Customer Specialist Chris Michalski will feature the new H3 rod, discussing what was improved from the H2,...
Orvis Outfitter and Dealer Specialist Supervisor Jeremy Benn will introduce the new H3 rod and demonstrate some advanced level, specialty casts...
Orvis Roanoke Fishing Manager Will Cohen will demonstrate the basics of fly...
Orvis Outlet Fishing Specialist Justin Hamblin will teach some tactics for spin fishing with topwater...
Orvis Outfitter Specialist, former, long time Roanoke Retail Fishing Manager, guide and instructor Tom Brown will teach the basics of fly...
Orvis Senior Fulfillment Manager David Robinson will demonstrate the double haul and talk about the secrets of casting for...
Did you know your eyes can get sunburned even on cloudy days? Come learn why sunglasses are essential gear for protecting your eyes outside and...
Franklin County Parks and Recreation will offer a one of a kind bicycle merry go round. Completely fabricated in Franklin County, this one of a...
Parents can enjoy GO Fest at their leisure while children create and explore in this supervised cardboard play pit. Youth ages 6 - 13 will use...
Every so often climbers are faced with the reality of a frayed rope. But what if they are up on a climb? How can they rappel down? This workshop...
Most climbers (should!) carry a medical kit of some kind. But what do they carry and why? This workshop will outline the bare essentials to...
RAYSAC will have a fun photo booth and giveaways to promote our "What's Your Natural High?" campaign and encourage youth and adults to choose...
Kids LOVE to climb, BUT, kids are NOT little adults. They are shaped differently and typically have less attention, self-awareness and concern...
Anchors are the backbone of safe climbing. This clinic will offer an organized overview of setting up top rope anchors for belayed rock climbing....
Downshift is sponsoring a Yuba Insta-Scavenger Hunt during GO Fest! To participate, sign-up at the event...
Good rope management skills are central to efficient rock climbing as well as ice climbing and mountaineering. This event will demonstrate some...
Join Clinch Life Outfitters at the Friends of Southwest Virginia booth to learn about various fishing techniques and opportunities along the...
How to keep fishing after shoulder or arm injuries that limit...
Join Camp Bethel staff at the Camp Bethel Family Photo Booth to take a silly photo with family or friends. Camp Bethel will provide many props...
Hear a local paddling professional talk about 4 great rivers to paddle in the greater Roanoke region. All these rivers are located with in one...
Come try some tasty trailfoods that are fit to use (and enjoy) on any outdoor adventure. Trailfoody finds new and unique energy bars, jerky,...
Join the leaders of Explore Norton for a tutorial of backpacking techniques. After a quick demonstration participants will have the opportunity to...
Find out more about cycling opportunities along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Virginia with leaders from the Cycle Floyd Initiative...
Learn about Clinch River Valley Initiative and how you can become involved! ...
Pick up your race bib, bag, race shirt, and get all your questions answered about the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon, Virginia's Blue Ridge 8K, and...
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation encourages kids to get outdoors through its Kids in Parks program. Make Go-Fest your park this weekend and win a...
Learn more about the opportunities for fishing, paddling, swimming and camping along the New River Water Trail!...
Wally Smith (Professor from UVA Wise) will discuss and demo the use Citizen Science Initiative App– A student lead initiative from UVA –Wise...
Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI) and Wetlands Estonoa will bring educational tools to demonstrate and teach what a river monitoring of...
Swing by the SWVA booth to discover the natural assets in Southwest Virginia. Winners will be entered to win Southwest Virginia Swag!...
Participants will test their grip strength by seeing how long they can hold on to our hang board. Participant with the longest hangtime over the...
Come learn about Camp Alta Mons and how to tie some basic knots. We'll have knot tying ropes and staff members waiting for you at our booth. We...
Come learn about Camp Alta Mons and sun printing! We will be using natural objects and the sun's UV light to create artwork that booth visitors...
Join Fleet Feet Sports Fall Training Programs on Saturday, October 14 at the Fleet Feet Sports tent at GO Fest for an early morning run and walk....
Each individual or group tries their best to figure out the sequence of the Foster Maze. Each challenge is set age specific for greater or less...
Kids will have the opportunity to learn from our expert guides about identifying tracks and signs. Participants will be provided with materials to...
Join SAWS to learn how to use our favorite tradition tool, the crosscut saw. Participants will learn how to safely use a crosscut saw and then cut...
The Roanoke Valley SPCA has teamed up with Zuke's Natural Dog Treats to provide an Adoption Gift Bag (including Treats, Poo Bags, travel water...
Depending on the season, over 200 species of birds can be found in the Blue Ridge Mountains. How many of them do YOU know? Stop by the Roanoke...
Birding - observing, monitoring, feeding, filming, and photographing wild birds - is one of Americas fastest growing and most popular outdoor...
Join us as we introduce children to some of the fascinating feathered friends they’ll meet outdoors. Led by members of the Roanoke Valley Bird...
Calling all kids! Make your own pair of play binoculars and learn how to spot real birds with this creative arts and craft activity. They are...
Everyone's coloring these days. Kids and adults too. We've got beautiful, informative coloring pages of wild birds and have a rainbow of colored...
Come and take a walk inside of our brand new mobile clinic! View the holding crates and explore the surgical suite in the back. This walk in spay...
The Star City Brewers Guild, Roanoke's own homebrew club, will demonstrate how to make your own beer. Demonstrations will include all the basics...
Learn how to load, function check, belay, and lower with a Petzl Grigri. An assisted breaking device(ABD) can be one of the most versatile tools...
Learn how to build self-equalizing and pre-equalized anchors on bolt anchors. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of evaluating climbing...
Stop by anytime during the hour and meet some of our guide staff. We are happy to answer questions from beginner to expert topics of rock and ice...
Learn the basics of belaying or update your technique to modern practices. This clinic will cover loading a belay device, verbal commands, and...
Learn how to progress as a climber indoors or out while avoiding beginner mistakes. Know how to evaluate anchors, your climbing partner's...
Go for a hike on our short Discovery Trail! Find the trailhead and a puzzle sheet at the tent for the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club & Appalachian...
We all make an impact when we go into the outdoors - how can we best minimize that impact when we're outside enjoying the activities we love? Join...
Brooms Up! Please, join us for a Quidditch...
Join us for a free Spartan training workout on Saturday at 11 am. We will train you in four domains: Athleticism, Endurance, Strength, and Mind....
If you enjoy running and making new friends then come join the C&C Runners on Sunday, October 16 at 10am for a fun run on either the greenway or...
This is your chance to give orienteering a try while you explore GoFest! Come to the Muddy Squirrel booth to pick up your map, follow the map and...
Join Clean Valley Council for a fun study of the Roanoke River! Learn what types of critters live under the rocks at the bottom of our waterways...
Stop by Clean Valley Council's booth on Saturday, October 14th to test your environmental knowledge. This is a large board game where players are...
Grab your kids and compete against other families to see just how good you are at setting up a camping tent. Have fun and win some family outdoor...
Hala Gear will be at Go Outside Festival with boards to try out in the demo pool. Please stop by and check out why Hala Gear has the BEST...
Come check us out at the Roanoke Disc Golf Club booth where you can challenge your friends and see how fast you can really hurl a disc. We will...
Sweeping the outdoor social scene across the country, find your partner and join us for game of giant pong at the Wingman Outfitter booth. In...
Enter your name in a drawing for a 2 person raft trip down the New River gorge in wild wonderful West Virginia. Come and put your name in the hat...
Bugs Rock! is an interactive educational activity for all ages. The activity utilizes rock props that are painted with bugs on the bottom to show...
You've seen dog agility and you've seen American Ninja - well this obstacle course combines the best of both worlds! In this activity, you and...
Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. In just 55 minutes you will achieve a full-body workout...
Saturday, October 14th - 2 to 2:30 pm walk along the Roanoke River Greenway to learn how to identify...
The art of Lapidary will include talks about different stones and location where found. All can participate in the process of polishing stones on...
We've loaded the kid zone area with tons of over-sized games that kids and families will love. Join in the fun of jenga, tic-tac-toe, checkers and...
Learn to make your own survival bracelet! Paracord can save your life in a survival situation from making shelters to building fires. Come by and...
Fire is life in a survival situation! Reggie Bennett, former US Air Force Survival Instructor and owner of Mountain Shepherd Survival School will...
Have a free snack while you warm yourself with the flames. We're roasting marshmallows and mixing them with chocolate and graham crackers for the...
Come along with the Creek Freaks of Franklin County Paddling Club, for a paddle on the Roanoke Gorge section of the Roanoke River Blueway!...
Compete with others in a on land scenario based swift water skills contest against the clock for prizes. No special equipment or training is...
Freeze dried food samples at the Outdoor Trails booth. Sample gourmet backpacking meals by Backpacker's Pantry....
Come by the Roanoke Valley Virginia Master Naturalists booth to make a fall-themed craft and to learn about tree identification....
Strap on those snowshoes and get ready for the upcoming snowy season! You will be racing against an opponent in a pair of rugged snowshoes while...
One thing all experts agree on is that everyone needs to be prepared for any kind of sudden emergency. EDC refers to items that are carried on a...