Vendor Activities

Climbing anchors are the core of safe climbing systems. This clinic will introduce or review modern techniques for anchoring above a climb and...
Climbing anchors are the core of safe climbing systems. For this clinic, we will run through some basic and advanced methods to setup outdoor...
Forest Succession and Regeneration: Learn about the stages of Forest Succession and how forests recover from disturbance. Learn to understand...
Forest Succession and Regeneration: Learn about the stages of Forest Succession and how forests recover from disturbance. Learn to understand...
The miracles of metamorphosis: Water creatures and the stages of their lives - larva, or nymph? How can you tell, and how long do they take to...
Camp Bethel Outdoors Director and seasoned backpacker, Barry LeNoir orients you to the gear and skills you'll need for your trail journey,...
Lean several different ways of treating your water while you are adventuring. Each method has pros and cons come see which fits your needs the...
Pure Barre is a collection of 45-50 minute total body workouts. At the core of our technique we use a thoughtful series of low impact, isometric...
Just like last year, we've got a great raffle with tons of great outdoor gear from our sponsors. Stop by the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine tent to...
Door Prize drawing at 4:00 pm on Sunday. Need not be present to win. 1st prize: Garmin etrex 10 GPS. 2nd prize: Yeti 20 oz tumbler. 3rd and...
The many uses of our local pine trees: Pine trees have so much to offer us and our natural world. Everything from its pollen to its inner bark....
Stop by the Princeton Tec tent (near the Beer!) and check out their products! Everything is 20% off, all...
Come build and race a boat down a rain gutter with the Scouts! This is a great family activity, and the boats are easy to...
The SylvanSport GO was declared the "coolest camper ever" by National Geographic Adventure. On the surface it looks super cool, but the most...
Is your dog a good citizen or are they the life of the party with some fun tricks? Then this is the event for...
Get in on a game of Skee-Ball for a good cause at the Hydro Flask booth in the Vendor Village. A $1.00 donation gives you a chance to win a Hydro...
Join us for a fun, interactive workshop with Salomon Running! We will talk through the basics of all things trail running, provide giveaways, and...
Join precious metals artist Anna Metheny of Patina Creek Silver as she demonstrates how easy and fun it is to turn plants and feathers into...
Disc Golf is the fastest growing sport in America. Play It Again Sports staff will show you the in's and out's of the game. We will have disc's...
Come and discover the hidden world of aquatic bugs and learn how they can tell a story about pollution and the ecosystem. CVC will have live bugs...
Build a mini boat all made out of recycled materials (CVC will provide boat building materials) and race it against your friends on a recycled...
Roanoke Co+op will have free fruit for kids (12 & younger) and we'll be offering a place for kids to make a community art mural using crayons and...
Jason Hallacher - Assistant Fisheries Biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will talk about the basics of...
Orvis Team Member Paul Caldwell will demonstrate techniques for casting oversized musky flies on sinking lines. ...
The Ladies of Trout Unlimited Roanoke will offer beginner casting lessons to ladies interested in learning and experiencing the joy of fly...
Orvis Team Member Chris Michalski will teach basic fly casting as well as demonstrate distance casting techniques. ...
Orvis Ecommerce Supervisor Juliana Booth will teach the basics of fly casting and will be available to discuss Orvis' Ladies-Only fly fishing...
Guests 12 years and older are invited to test cast an Orvis fly rod and receive tips from an Orvis Team Member. ...
Orvis Outfitter and Dealer Specialist Supervisor Jeremy Benn will demonstrate basic fly casting as well as some advanced-level casting...
Downshift is sponsoring a Yuba Insta-Scavenger Hunt during GO Fest! To participate, sign-up at the "ticketing"...
Orvis Roanoke Fishing Manager Will Cohen will demonstrate basic fly casting, and answer any questions about the store's Flyfishing 101/201...
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...
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...
Find your balance with a simple SUP yoga flow in the demo pool on Saturday, October 13. Instructor Janel Borst from Downtown Yoga in Johnson City...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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?...
Run, jump, climb, get dirty and conquer obstacles with our Spartan SGX Free Pop Up Workout at the Roanoke GO Outside Festival....
If you enjoy running and making new friends then come join the C&C Runners on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at 10am for a fun run on...
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...
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...
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...