Camping & Lodging


L.L. Bean Camping Zone presented by Gregory Backpacks

There are three different components to our L.L. Bean Camping Zone:

  1. Free Tent Camping
  2. Glamping Packages
  3. RV Camping

Keep scrolling down for information on each.

1). Tent Camping

Free tent camping available on a first come first serve basis in Maher Field (baseball field next to Go Outside Festival) thanks to our sponsors L.L. Bean and Gregory Backpacks.

  • Camping does not open until 6pm on Friday. Do not show up early, you will not be allowed in.
  • Water, porta potties, fire pit, charging stations, lounges and more are provided.
  • See Camping Map for equipment drop off zone. Please drop your equipment and move your car as quickly as possible to free up parking space for others.
  • See Camping Rules below.

2). 2017 Glamping Packages

This year’s glamping package is provided by Show Sherpa and will make your GO Fest experience fun and care-free. All you have to do is show up and everything will be move-in ready on Friday at 6pm. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF GLAMPING SPACES AVAILABLE, and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  All proceeds for the VIP Glamping goes back into the festival adding bigger music acts and helping to keep it free. Below is what is included in the $250 glamping package:

  • Large Eureka! brand tent with 7′ of head room!
  • 2 Comfortable camping cots (twin size only)
  • 2 Camping Chairs
  • 2 Sleeping Bags
  • 1 Lantern
  • 2 GO Fest Pint Glasses & 4 Beer Tickets
  • Fresh homemade donuts from Really Good Donuts delivered each morning
  • Sherpa Village Amenities (community tent w/ chairs, lights, porta potties, phone chargers, complementary bag of ice, water coolers for refilling cups/bottles)

Additional Perks:

  • Swag Bag (exact contents TBD)
  • All glampers get a 50% off Keen Footwear to be used on any one pair of shoes online!
  • First 10 Registered Glampers get a Princeton Tec flashlight/bottle opener
  • First 15 Registered Glampers get a Mountain Khakis Gift Card

3). RV Camping:-SOLD OUT!

RV Camping in the lot is sold out for 2017. We may have some availability for smaller campers on Wiley Drive. If you are interested in learning more or want to be added to our wait list contact

  • Your site assignment will be emailed week of the event.  Assignments are based off of arrival & departure times, as well as size of your camper.  Please be as accurate as possible.  If you choose to camp on the festival grounds themselves you MUST remain onsite until Sunday at 5pm.
  • A $50 weekend fee (no nightly rate) is required to park your RV onsite at GO Fest.  We have limited space onsite at the festival, and this token fee for the weekend will ensure that all campers respect our capacity issues.


Camping Rules & Regulations:

(Please take them seriously so we can continue offering camping in a city park):

  • Roanoke College will be overseeing the camping zone this year at GO Fest.  Please make sure to check in with there student liaison at the “Camping Check-In” Table located inside Maher Field (baseball field to the right of GO Fest entrance).
  • Fires – unfortunately the fire marshal will not permit private campfires. However there will be two community fire pits to enjoy.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times
  • No showers – sorry.
  • Please-No urinating in public (you’ll be ticketed and asked to leave).
  • Pack out what you pack in
    • There will be Dumpsters & Recycling Onsite– please follow the BLUE RECYCLING signs to the drop off zone on the festival site perimeter.  Please do not put your trash & recycling into the bins on the festival grounds as it causes our volunteers a lot more work!
  • Questions? Contact Matt Allenbaugh, Camping Coordinator at

Hotels–Special GO Fest Rates:

Right in the heart of downtown Roanoke, GO Fest is unique because we merge all things outdoors with the accessibility of city life (that’s the beauty of Roanoke).  For a full list of every hotel in the valley go to Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge’s Website.  Below are all the hotels that have offered special codes/discounts for GO Fest attendees…

Cambria Hotel & Suites

301 Reserve Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: (540) 400-6226

  • Located ACROSS THE STREET from festival grounds, and 6.5 miles from the airport.
  • Free airport shuttle available upon request and availability.
  • $159/night –10% OFF standard room rate (offer expires Sept 13th or until room block is sold-out).
  • Call 540-400-6226 and reference “GO Fest 2017” for special rate.

Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke

4500 South Peak Blvd.
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 776-3401

  • Located 3 miles from festival grounds, and 9 miles from the airport.
  • Free airport shuttle available upon request and availability.
  • $139/night –30% OFF standard room rate (normally $220/night; offer expires Sept 13th or until room block is sold-out).
  • Call 855-530-1049 and reference “Anthem Go Outside Festival” for special rate.

Sheraton Roanoke Hotel 

2801 Hershberger Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24017
Phone: (540) 563-9300

  • Pet-friendly
  • Located 3 miles from festival grounds next to the airport.
  • Free airport shuttle available upon request and availability.
  • $109/night –5% OFF standard room rate (offer expires Sept 16th or until room block is sold-out).
  • CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE , discounted rate will automatically be shown.