GO Fest 2018: The Best Yet

Sunshine above and (despite the rains from Hurricane Michael) plenty of dry ground below; attendees, vendors, volunteers, and staff, all enjoyed an event that has become “the best weekend of the year in Roanoke”, according to several GO Fest attendees.

The goal of the annual Anthem Go Outside Festival is to gather enthusiasts from every background to celebrate outdoor recreation, while inviting new businesses to invest in what we love so much about this region.  Over the course of eight years, this festival continues to draw larger crowds and more vendors, and 2018 was no different.

Some of the more noteworthy accomplishments of GO Fest over the years:

  • Raising $49,938 for Regional Trail Development through beer sales
  • Hosting 38,000 attendees (a 5% increase over 2017)
  • Attracting 175+ vendors to promote outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle.

If you attended GO Fest this year and you have a minute (~6.5 minutes to be exact), please fill out our survey!

Hope to see you in 2019!