Date: Sunday, September 9th Location: Explore Park, Roanoke (just off the Blue Ridge Parkway) Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Participants will check-in for the event at the blue tents setup in the parking lot of the Explore Park Visitor Center. At check-in participants will receive their event t-shirts, hiking bags, directions and a wrist band. Participants will choose from two different self-guided hiking routes (easy and intermediate) to lead them to the main event area. There will be volunteers posted along the hiking routes to answer questions or offer assistance. MAIN EVENT – $25.00 Registration Fee The main event will include: Live Bluegrass music by the talented Easter Divide Band Lunch off the grill (burgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and chips) and ice cream catered by Hethwood Market Games including jumbo jenga, cornhole, and more Face painting for the young and the young at heart Optional group hike excursions lead by Walkabout Outfitters and the Society of American Foresters See the “Hike Details” page Vendors from Good Samaritan Hospice’s Complementary Therapy Program Massage Therapy with MaryAnn Walker, CMT, of Radiance Wellbeing Massage Therapy with Maureen Meagher, CMT Music Therapy with Sally Walker, Certified Music Therapist A memorial ceremony with dove release at the end of the event Participants will be able to come and go as they please from the main event area. Here are lots of trails throughout Explore Park. So after the initial hike into the main event and after enjoying a filling lunch with all the festivities, feel free to EXPLORE! Food will be served at the main event area throughout the entirety of the event time. Please note, dogs are unfortunately not allowed to attend Roanoke County sponsored events. VIP FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER – $50.00 Registration Fee Participants who have registered for the VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner will be invited to hike further into the park to the Historic Houtz Barn to enjoy a lovely locally-sourced meal catered by Blue Ridge Catering.