This one-of-a-kind community driven event attracts 35,000 visitors each year to fulfill their love of all things outdoors. This isn’t a “sit in your seat” kind of event — YOU’RE ENCOURAGED TO GET INVOLVED by test driving a bike or stand-up paddleboard, learning to fly cast, joining one of 12 races, camping out, sampling craft beer, taking a survival class or engaging in over 125 activities during this three day smörgåsbord. It’s no wonder that this festival was voted Best in the Blue Ridge in 2015 and 2016 and we’re just getting started.
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ABOUT THE CREATORS OF GO FEST:
Roanoke Parks & Recreation, in conjunction with the Roanoke Regional Partnership, hosted the first GO Fest in 2011 and have been amazed at the annual attendance growth, as well as the enthusiasm for all things outdoors that is shown every year.
Our goal was to create an event that, in time, grows to represent all of the unique outdoor recreation activities that our region has to offer. GO Fest is a collaborative effort of outdoor organizations and brands both regionally and nationally, each offering a distinct event/demo, that combined create an outdoor sports festival with diverse offerings. We wanted to make sure that GO Fest truly had something for everyone.
As we have grown over the years we feel confident we have met these goals, and exceeded all expectations. We can’t wait to continue making GO Fest bigger and better every year, and converting more users into lifetime outdoor enthusiasts and advocates.
If you, or your organization, would like to get involved please contact Roanoke Parks & Recreation at 540.853.1198.