Roanoke, Virginia’s annual Go Outside Festival is taking place this weekend, October 17-19. From live music to hiking, biking, and fishing to professional demos and craft beers galore, there will never be a dull moment. The top-notch musical acts this year include the Hackensaw Boys, Humming House, Blue Moonshine and Proverbial!Hackensaw_Boys_-_Promo_Photo_Hi_Res_medium

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and entry to this event is free of charge. That’s right, no tickets needed! Bring some cash for the delicious food and drink vendors, as well as the gear tents and a few competitive events if you so choose to participate.

Camping is first come, first serve. There are a couple of designated areas: quiet, not-so-quiet, and RV. Check their site for a venue map.

Kids are welcome and even have their own space to run free with activities like cardboard cave building, rock climbing, hula hooping, guided hiking, and more.

The Go Outside Festival is pet friendly. To keep everyone happy and safe, be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times! There are even a few activities for your four legged friends.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved, walk around, touch gear, try stuff out, and have fun.


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