Camping & Lodging

Tent Camping Options(FREE):

Family Camping (quiet camping)

  • Located at River’s Edge South off Wiley Ave.
  • Water, porta potties, fire pit, charging stations, lounges and more are provided.
  • Gear drop off is on Wiley Ave. Parking on Wiley will be by permit only, reserved  for GS USA Camporee Attendees. So after you drop your equipment please move your vehicle to the event garage on Reserve Ave.

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General Camping (not-so-quiet camping)

  • The General Camping is located in Maher Field (baseball field next to GO Fest site).
  • Water, porta potties, fire pit, charging stations, lounges and more are provided.

Glamping

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 Glamping goes back into the festival adding bigger music acts and helping to keep it free. Below is what is included in the glamping package:

  • Large Eureka! brand tent with 7′ of head room!
  • 2 Comfortable camping cots (twin size only)
  • 2 Camping Chairs
  • 2 Sleeping Bags
  • 2 GO Fest Pint Glasses & 4 Beer Tickets
  • 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)

**RV Camping IS NOT available this year.  We hate to disappoint, but hope to bring it back someday.**

 


Camping Rules & Regulations (ALL AREAS):

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

  • Check-in is required at both camping areas. Check in will run from 5-10pm on Friday, and 10-2pm on Saturday. After that security will come around periodically to help you get checked in.
  • No private fires (One fire marshal managed pit will be lit in both camping zones)
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times.
  • No showers.
  • No urinating in public (this is illegal and cops will be on site).
  • 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.
  • Questions? Contact Susan Herndon-Powell, Camping Coordinator at susan.herndon-powell@roanokeva.gov.

Off-Site Camping, Yurt & Cabin Rentals, new this year!:

Off-site camping is now available from Blue Mountain Adventures. New this year, pitch your tent  at Explore Park, only 15 minutes from River’s Edge.

  • Reserve your spot in a primitive group campsite in a remote and beautiful wooded setting. Take advantage of convenient  parking, group campfire locations and picnic areas each evening before  you head back to the big event.
  • Only $10 per tent for a two night stay.
  • Online registration is available through Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s website. Please login or create an account to sign up.

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…

Spring Hill Suites (formerly Cambria 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.

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.

Sheraton Roanoke Hotel 

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

  • Pet-friendly
  • Located 6.8 miles from festival grounds, 1.7 miles to the airport.
  • Free airport shuttle available upon request and availability.

Courtyard Roanoke Airport 

3301 Ordway Dr.
Roanoke, VA 24017
Phone: (540) 563-5002

  • Located 6.6 miles from festival grounds, 1.5 miles from the airport.
  • Free airport shuttle available upon request and availability.


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