Camping & Lodging

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Camping Just Got a Serious Upgrade

We are so pumped for this year’s GO Fest, and a large part of that is because of the sweet new camping zone we are putting together thanks to GO RVing.  These guys really know how to camp in style and will be helping us set up lounge tents fully loaded with couches, fire pits, hammocks, charging stations, tree pods and games.

Tent Camping & Barebones Glamping

campingmapFree tent camping available on a first come first serve basis in Maher Field (baseball field next to Go Outside Festival) thanks to GO RVing.  Those who purchased Barebones Glamping packages will also be set up in the same area. All Barebones Glamping packages are sold out.

  • Camping does not open until 6pm on Friday.
  • 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.

RV Camping:

RV Camping requires a reservation. To inquire about reserving a RV spot contact renee.powers@roanokeva.gov

  • 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.
  • 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.

Camping Rules & Regulations:

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

  • Ferrum 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 Renee Powers, Camping Coordinator at renee.powers@roanokeva.gov.

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 16th or until room block is sold-out).
  • Call 540-400-6226 and reference “GO Fest 2016″ for special rate.

Quality Inn Roanoke Airport

6626 Thirlane Road NW
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: (540) 366-8861

  • Located 3 miles from festival grounds next to the airport.
  • Free airport shuttle available upon request and availability.
  • Free hot breakfast and wifi.
  • $64.99/night, 15% off walk-in rate.
  • Call 540-366-8861 and reference “GO Fest 2016″ 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.
  • $149/night –30% OFF standard room rate (normally $220/night; offer expires Sept 16th or until room block is sold-out).
  • CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE , discounted rate will automatically be shown.
  • Late checkouts are limited and must be arranged directly with the hotel.

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.


New VIP Glamping Options from Barebones Living

New VIP Glamping Options from Barebones Living

SOLD OUT FOR 2016!!!!- VIP Glamping Options from Barebones Living

This is the real deal…full-fledged comfort camping with beds, sheets, pillows, lights, charging stations and more.  All you have to do is show up and everything will be move-in ready on Friday at 6pm.  There are four different options for you to choose from based on the number of people in your group and the level of luxury you desire.  THERE ARE ONLY 28 TOTAL GLAMPING PACKAGES AVAILABLE, and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  All proceeds for the VIP Glamping goes back to make the Roanoke GO Fest better, and to the Barebones Living charity Tifie Humanitarian which provides shelter for post-disaster areas around the globe.