GO Fest, which is put on by PLAY Roanoke in partnership with Roanoke Outside, will not happen in the traditional sense due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers are excited to announce this week that the spirit of GO Fest will continue through a series of smaller, socially distanced events; the proceeds of which will go to Project Outside.
With a fundraising weekend in store for Roanokers on October 16-18, the goal is still to get outside.
HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 16-18:
• Outdoor activities across the region: Clubs and businesses can plan an outdoor, socially distanced gathering, event, clinic, talk, etc. and add it to the GO Fest calendar here.
• Scavenger hunt: Go Quest is a team scavenger hunt that allows participants to post pictures, videos, GPS markers, and more in real time. Teams work together, but don’t necessarily have to be physically together, to accomplish real-life challenges from finishing hikes or bike rides to singing in a public location. Teams that accomplish the most could win cash and outdoor gear. Registration for GO Quest will go live in early September.
• Benefit concert: If CDC and state health guidelines allow, GO Fest will host two socially distanced benefit concerts with proceeds going to Project Outside. Event seating will be VIP-style with boxes where a limited number of friends and family will be allowed to share a 12ʹ x 12ʹ space.
• Gear Raffles: National brands are still supporting GO Fest with gear donations, things like Otterbox coolers and Yakima rooftop racks. Tickets for each packaged can be purchased online soon.