Vendor Activities

Join Jamie King on Sunday morning at 7:30 am for Sunrise Yoga at Go Outside Festival. This class will be fun, challenging, and accessible to all...
Come visit Redbudsuds for taste tests and demos on how to make your next camping trip more eco-friendly. Topics include food, gear selection, gear...
Learn to navigate the great outdoors all within the festival grounds with a compass, a map, and several clues. Gather your first clue at the Camp...
In 2018, we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Trail System Act! What does that mean? What are some National Trails near Roanoke?...
Try your hand at Disc Golf, the fastest growing outdoor sport in the world! Roanoke Disc Golf Club will be onsite with plenty of discs and baskets...
Team up with a friend, family member or spouse to take on GO Fest's most challenging competition. Rowers will race on Concept 2 rowing machines...
Do you have what it takes to take on the Water Rower? Come try out Orangetheory Fitness's water-based resistance rowers and tackle our 500m...
Think you know your birds? Got all those feathered visitors to your backyard down pat? How about the magnificent fliers high in the clouds? ...
We're excited to announce the second annual Best of Bike Shorts Film Festival. After 8 years of great films being submitted to our festival, we...
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DGIF staff will provide information and demonstrate equipment that will help you reduce encounters with bears while hiking, biking, and camping. ...
DGIF staff will provide information and demonstrate equipment that will have you talking like a paddling pirate in no time and be safe on the...
DGIF staff will provide hands-on instruction of how to safely and proficiently shoot modern archery equipment. Participants will learn the basics...
The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council are honored to partner with Go Outside Festival. We are excited to offer hot breakfasts both Saturday...
Petunias not perky? Tomatoes with blossom end rot? Ask a Master Gardener how to cure what ails your garden! Visit the Master Gardener booth...
The American Cancer Society’s 3rd Annual Climb to Conquer Cancer is a 3 mile, non-competitive walk beginning at the River’s Edge to climb up...
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. ...
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 Outlet Fishing Specialist Justin Hamblin will teach some tactics for spin fishing with topwater...
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...
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...
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...
How to keep fishing after shoulder or arm injuries that limit...
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...
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 13 at the Fleet Feet Sports tent at GO Fest for an early morning run and walk....
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...
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...
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...
Do you know what to do with your TP when you're out in the woods?...
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 14 at 10am for a fun run on either the greenway or...
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 13th to test your environmental knowledge. This is a large board game where players are...
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...
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 13th - 1 to 1:30 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...
Join the Girl Scouts for a free s'mores campfire and classic campfire songs at GO Fest 2018! Have a free snack while you warm yourself with 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. With all the wildfires, hurricanes, and...