27th Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music 2019!!
A well known festival bringing fan favorites to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Syria, Virginia--Madison County!!
Graves Mountain Festival of Music 2019--May 30 & 31, June 1, 2019.
THURSDAY, May 30, 2019
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Welcome to Graves Mountain
1:40 pm – 2:40 pm Josh Grigsby & County Line
2:50 pm – 3:50 pm Kristi Stanley & Running Blind
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Dave Adkins Band
5:40 pm – 7:10 pm Little Roy & Lizzy Show
7:20 pm – 8:50 pm Jeff Parker Band
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Lonesome River Band
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019
12:40 pm – 2:10 pm Hammertowne
2:20 pm – 3:50 pm Donna Ulisse
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Junior Sisk
5:40 pm – 7:10 pm NewTown
7:20 pm – 8:50 pm Sideline
9:00 pm -10:30 pm Mo Pitney
Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:20 am – 11:20 am Dark Hollow
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Mark Templeton Band
12:40 pm – 2:10 pm Breaking Grass
2:20 pm – 3:50 pm Cash Unchained
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Larry Sparks
5:30 pm – 5:40 pm Closing with The Graves Family
5:40 pm – 7:10 pm Ralph Stanley II & Clinch Mountain Boys AND A Tribute to Dr. Ralph Stanley featuring
Larry Sparks, Steve Sparkman, Dewey Brown, Judy Marshall & MarkNewton.
7:20 pm – 8:50 pm Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm J. D. Crowe & New South and Ricky Wasson Band
Emcees: Rusty Cempre, Mark Templeton & Tim Timberlake
To order tickets, please call 540-923-4231.
Camping available on site--Primitive Camping.
27th Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music 2019!!
RELAY RACE ON THE TRAILS OF SAWMILL IN MT. CHARLESTON!! SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT!!
This will be an epic adventure you don't want to miss! Bristlecone Events and Triple Dare Running are hosting a solo or relay race option in gorgeous Lee Canyon, Mt. Charleston.
Relay - 7am
35.7miles - 7:30am
17.85miles - 8am
9PM CUTOFF TIME FOR ALL DISTANCES
There are 3 loops to run; loop one 8.13, loop two 4.15, and loop three 5.57 miler. All loops must be completed by each team member. The team member will finish 1 loop and then tag out to the next runner until all 3 loops by all 3 runners are completed. This totals 17.85 miles per person! 53.55 miles total per team!
The solo option
You can either do the ultra-marathon which is running the course twice, 35.7 miles, OR, running the course once, 17.85 miles!
Reistration fees - The amount shown is for the full team. It comes out to around $100 per person (early entry). Only one person may pay for the full team online.
There is dispersed camping around the staging area. Free of charge and 1st come, 1st serve. This is absolutely gorgeous and the smell of pine is all around!
Fresh hot coffee, pancakes, eggs, and fruit for all campers!
Sign up @tripledareruns.com
Nothing beats the freedom and adventure of placing your own gear as you lead up classic North Carolina trad routes. By enrolling in our two-day Traditional Lead Climbing class, you will gain the confidence and independence to start exploring world class granite out on the sharp end.
This is for climbers should be able to confidently belay and top rope 5.7 outdoor climbs
1-2 people = $300 per person
3 people = $270 per person
4 or more = $230 per person
*Curious on pricing? Contact us to find out how many people are already registered.
Experience the Rappahannock watershed by boat, bike or on foot. Virginia Outdoor Center, Fredericksburg Trails Alliance, and FredEvents, LLC have teamed up to provide three different trips for you to take. Each Odyssey takes about an hour to complete. Bring your boat / board, or running shoes, or mtn bike - or all three! Register at the Rock The River FXBG info booth on the June 1.
2019 is the inaugural year for the Blue Ridge Ultra Series!
For this year, the race consists of three races (ultra distances):
- The 2019 Eastern Divide Ultra and 8-Miler
- The 2019 High Bridge Ultra (50K) and 30K, and
- The 2019 Old Glory Trail Runs
The aim of this series is to highlight the beautiful terrain of Southwest and Central Virginia and to provide a runners with an opportunity to test their versatility.
Each of the races have a unique personality of their own.
For more information, check out http://www.triadventure.com/blueridgeultraseries
Note: Participants must be registered for the series and each race by Friday, June 14th, 2019 - the day before Eastern Divide.
Circle the date on your calendar and come to Ohiopyle for an incredible Saturday of live music, vendors showcasing the best outdoor gear brands, and ever-flowing awesome local microbrews on tap.
This crazy-popular one day festival kicks off summer in style. Enjoy a great summer day with friends, see the latest new outdoor gear from your favorite vendors, and sample the best brews in southwestern Pennsylvania. What could be better? Oh yeah – add awesome live music and kick up your feet dancing on Garrett Street!
Tickets are sold at the event only – no advance tickets! $25 gets you into the festival with a wristband and a pint glass so you can enjoy all the beer samples you can handle!
Beer And Gear Fest Details
Festival begins at 3:30– that means we will open the gates at about 3:25.
No advance ticket sales!
$25 Festival admission
Beer sampling is complimentary.
Everyone must have an ID. No ID = no entry. We do not make the rules, just abide by them.
Nobody under 21 will be admitted
Parking in Ohiopyle
Parking can be a bit diffic
ult in Ohiopyle. There is no parking at the festival site on Garrett Street. Please remember that all Ohiopyle State Park parking lots close at dark. Do not plan on leaving a car overnight in a parking lot. Bring a designated driver!
Dogs – we love them as much as anyone. Please leave them at home in good hands.
"When the snow-capped peaks melt away to flowing rivers and lush valleys, Winter Park transforms into a summer playground for outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking, biking, paddling, and more."
Returning for it's 4th year Grand County, the Never Summer Adventure Race will take place on June 22-23, 2019 and will be hosted for the first time by Winter Park Resort. Teams of 2, 3, or 4 (or solos allowed for the 6hr race), will stay together to paddle, mountain bike, and trek their way on an unmarked course all while navigating map and compass. There will be a 24 hour event for experienced races or those looking to be crazy as well as a 6-8 hour event for the beginner to intermediate adventure racer.
Not an adventure racer but like to trail run, mountain bike, kayak, or just spend time outdoors? Read on and then give it a try. What's the worse that can happen? Click here for FAQs.
24hr Race Dates: June 22-23, 2019
6hr Race Date: June 22, 2019
Location: Winter Park, CO
Check in for both 24hr and 6hr racers: Friday, June 21, 2019 at Winter Park Resort
Registration Now Open:
We are so excited to be a part of the Rocky Mountain Adventure Series! Racing in the 2019 Never Summer 6hr and 24hr races will earn your team points towards the series in order to win prizes at the end of the season.
Also, the 2019 Never Summer 24hr race will once again be a regional qualifier for the USARA National Championship. The winners of the 3-4 person coed division will win a $400 scholarship toward entry to the championship race.
The 4th edition of the Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob. Come race or ride the magnificent gravel roads around and up to the highest peak in West Virginia, Spruce Knob.
Come to race, to ride, or just to hang out and enjoy the food, libations, and live music at the GRUSK after-party.
Food, dorm rooms, and camping available all weekend at the venue.
Check out our Bikereg page or website for more info.
See you at Spruce!
Music in the Blue Ridge July 6th hosts some amazing tribute bands playing all those songs we know you love. Come out and enjoy tunes from Badfish a tribute to Sublime, Skydog an Allman Brothers tribute, and The Big Payback a tribute to James Brown. Come early to partake in our Pop-up Beer Tasting and don't forget to reserve your camp site.
All Good Presents the Inaugural 4848 Festival at Snowshoe Mountain July 11 - 13
Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee Headline Summer ‘Festivacation’ Featuring 18 Acts, Offering Mountaintop Village Resort Amenities and Accommodations
As an alternative to the campout festival, the inaugural 4848 Festival is offering festival lovers an evolved summer experience. Taking place July 11 - 13 atop Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, WV (at 4848’ above sea level), patrons get everything a festival has to offer, while experiencing premier accommodations within the resort’s Mountain Village, complete with modern amenities atypical to a three-day summer festival.
4848 Festival performing artists include:
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Marcus King Band
The Nth Power
Cris Jacobs Band
The Hip Abduction
The Ghost of Paul Revere
All Good Presents, curators of the seminal All Good Music Festival, return to West Virginia with the debut 4848 Festival headlined by two nights of Greensky Bluegrass and Umphrey’s McGee. Greensky Bluegrass, fresh off the January release of their latest album, All for Money, have been packing venues coast to coast and recently featured in Rolling Stone, NPR, The Washington Post and more. Umphrey’s McGee continues to amaze audiences nationally with jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight songcraft, communicating their progressive wizardry nightly within their explosive live shows.
Snowshoe covers 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range and includes the second highest point in West Virginia at 4848’. Snowshoe Mountain Resort, touted as the best ski resort in the region, delivers a phenomenal summertime outdoor playground for ‘festivacation’.
4848 Festival features the performances of 18 genre busting acts, offering over 30 hours of stellar live music within the All Good Presents festival experience. Snowshoe Mountain’s ‘Fun Pass’ is included with each ticket, presenting new options for summer music festival experiences: scenic lift rides, Split Rock pools, zipline, climbing wall, along with Shavers Lake activities including swimming, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, as well as hiking trails, beach, and lakeside hammocks.
Numerous GA & VIP packages for 4848 Festival offer various lodging options including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom experiences; with a limited number of rooms furnishing patrons with a festival stage facing balcony. At the base of the mountain, tent camping options are also available with complimentary shuttles and ski lift rides to the Mountain Village and 4848 Festival grounds. All 4848 Festival room packages are available on a limited availability basis.
A wide variety of 4848 Festival ticket packages including everything from Mountain Village condo-like accommodations, VIP suites, to GA rooms as well as primitive tent camping options go on sale Tuesday, February 19 at 10 AM ET via www.4848Festival.com.
Before 4848 Festival packages go on sale next week, the event is giving away a general admission package including full-weekend festival tickets and an entire one-bedroom that sleeps four; to one lucky winner and three of their friends. Details on the contest, with the festival and room package valued at over $1200, are available at bit.ly/4848FestivalContest.
The Steel Wheels present the seventh annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival on July 12, 13 & 14, 2019, brought to you by Blue Mountain Brewery and WNRN.
Three days, four stages and 40 bands at the beautiful Natural Chimneys Park and Campground in Mt Solon, VA, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Tickets for Red Wing VII will be available December 5th and the full line up will be announced early in 2019.
The towering limestone chimneys, reaching more than 120' in the air, provide a spectacular backdrop for you to lounge in the Music Meadow and hear some great music in the great outdoors.
Red Wing focuses on the whole experience: an incredible variety of food, craft vendors, kids activities, camping, swimming, organized bike rides, fun runs and hiking adventures, and much, much more!
Added bonus: Kids 12 and under are FREE and teenagers 13-17 can get a 3-Day pass for only $65!
We are SO excited to announce that Valley Pike Farm Market will be hosting the 2nd Annual Virginia Cider Festival on July 20th, 2019!
We have partnered again with Mercy House, Inc. for this benefit festival. The proceeds raised last year provided direct financial assistance to house and fully support four families from right here in the Shenandoah Valley for an entire year! This year we’re hoping to double the support we’re able to provide for local families in need, so mark your calendars, SAVE THE DATE, and share the news with your friends!
More details, list of Virginia cideries, and tickets coming SOON!
Grandfather Mountain, sitting at 5,945 feet tall is the most iconic mountain in all the Southern Appalachians. It is rich in scenery and bio-diversity and home to some of the most gnarliest trails you can find on the east coast. So what better place to hold a pure mountain race?!?!
The Grand-Further Mountain Run is the premiere mountain race in North Carolina. The 25 kilometer course will climb Grandfather Mountain a total of two times from both sides of the mountain. The terrain is unforgiving, extremely technical, but most of all, astounding! Fixed ropes and ladders are even placed in certain sections of the trails to assist in climbing the tallest mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. This race is not for the faint of heart or the weak of knees. It demands your best and your utmost respect.
MUST HAVE PRIOR TRAIL RACING EXPERIENCE TO PARTICIPATE!!!
Registration opens March 25th at 8am! We expect the race to sell very fast due to are low cap numbers of 170 runners. Don't delay!
Drink- Run- Repeat. Got your attention?
Then this event is for you! You and your friends will take turns running a 5K loop at the Brier Patch Hunting property just north of Poplar Grove Plantation. Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12-ounce beer for a 2 minutes deduction off your lap time. Run solo, with your best friend, or on a team of 3 or 4 to complete the 20K course. Beer option only available for those 21 and older.
You will be required to hold a relay baton during your relay leg.
Age Graded Race
Not only will a beer allow a 2:00 minute time deduction, but we are also implementing age graded results.
(Women): 10% (also on top of % listed below for age)
(15 and under) 5%
(40-49) 1% per year
The 10th annual Pasture Palooza returns to beautiful Berryville, VA on September 13-14, 2019! Get ready for another great weekend in the pasture!
Stay tuned for more info including ticket information, artist announcements, and more!
Pasture Palooza Music & Arts Festival is an annual weekend festival and campout held in beautiful Berryville, Virginia. What started as an outrageous party has turned into Virginia’s premier grassroots festival. Come out for a weekend of live music, camping, eating, and good times. The main focus of our efforts is to make sure each and every visitor has a wonderful and unforgettable experience. We promise you'll have the time of your life!
A selection of food vendors (including vegetarian/vegan options) and craft vendors will be on site.
Spread the word about the one and only Pasture Palooza! The dedicated fans are the backbone of any festival. Invite your friends to this event!
Street Team Application: coming soon!
Volunteer Application: coming soon!
Pasture Palooza is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children under 12 years old will be free of charge.
Gates open Friday, September 13 at 12pm.
No overlapping sets.
Artists are subject to change without notice. All sales are final.
Pasture Palooza will take place rain or shine.
See you in the pasture!
A weekend of camping, community, connection, and celebration with van dwellers, weekend warriors, roadtrippers, overlanding geeks, and all sorts of adventure mobile lovers.
Join us for the weekend, or as a visitor Saturday during our general admission hours (10am-10pm). More information on our ticketing site.
This is a family-friendly event where all are welcome—as long as everyone shows respect, maturity, and kindness. For more information about the event and passes for the weekend, check out our Eventbrite site!
Join us for an amazing day of CRAFT BEER, Music, Sports, Food and Fun. The gates open at 11:00 AM so come early and stay late to enjoy all the day has to offer! Last call is 4:30 PM and taps will close at 5:00 PM.
Tickets for UNLIMITED sampling are only $25 in advance, or $35 at the door!
We will have craft brewers from all over the region sampling some of their award winning beers. They will be pouring some of your favorites as well as a sneak peek in to what will be on tap for 2020.
Live Music performance by: TBA
Please remember to drink responsibly…and plan ahead if you need a place to stay or a ride home for the evening.
This 2nd Annual Beer Festival will feature: TBA
The High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and runs through the towns of Burkeville, Farmville, Pamplin City, Prospect, and Rice. It's flat and fast - this former railroad bed it made for running! Along the way runners will pass through forests in full Fall Colors, over streams and creeks and across the famous High Bridge, for which the trail is named!
We also have a 30K option that starts in Farmville.
For more info, go here: http://www.triadventure.com/high-bridge-ultra/
Gran Fondo is an Italian term meaning "big ride." The Virginia's Blue Ridge Gran Fondo will feature three different routes -- 30, 50, and 80 miles. Each route has been carefully created to showcase Botetourt's County's rich scenic beauty and it's warm & welcoming communities. Riders will enjoy the area's natural beauty including the rolling terrain, open farmland, forested mountains, and the James River. Each route will also feature memorable aid stations and charming small towns. The start/finish will be at Ballast Point Brewing Company in Daleville, which will have a post-ride vibe you won't want to miss.
Simply the Best 5K Around...
- Great Waterfront Course along the Potomac!
- Great Craft Beer by Colonial Beach Brewing!
- Great Swag!
- Great Live Music at Festival
- Great Food Trucks!
PLUS Chip Timed, Awards for Top Runners, and Free Photos for All!
We welcome All Ages and Paces!
The WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon presented by Icebreaker is a multi-lap ultramarathon spanning the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s trail system featuring both a 50K and a 50 mile distance. For the first time ultra-competitor or those seeking to expand into something longer than the typical marathon distance, the 50K course offers three 10-ish mile loops providing a mix of challenging singletrack climbs and rolling riverside trails. For those looking for something beyond the 50K distance, the 50 mile route focuses on increased elevation and technicality through three 17-ish mile loops. Both race distances are equipped with multiple and fully stocked aid stations, easy drop-bag locations, access to hot showers, food, and activities for your supporting families at the USNWC’s 1,300 acre facility.
Learn more and register at usnwc.org/play/whitewater-race-series/wc-50-ultra-trail-marathon/
Come out and join us for the third annual Lake Norman State Park 30K & 50K Trail Race on November 9th 2019. This race consists of smooth rolling single track trails with no repeat loops. More information below.
Purple Heart Homes Run, Roll & Stroll for Veterans consists of three races: a 1 Mile Fun Run, a 5K, and a 10K. The course takes you along the parade route of the Veterans Day Parade, which starts right after the race awards. Come on out for a beautiful run, roll or stroll through historic downtown Wilmington, and thencatch a great parade – all proceeds go to Purple Heart Homes. You can help veterans, while helping yourself!
The Veteran’s Day Parade starts at 11:00am. Then come join us at Waterline Brewing for a parade/race after party – more details to come soon!
PACKET PICKUP: Friday, November 8, 2019, 4 PM - 7 PM
3501 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
RACE DAY: Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:00 AM – Registration Opens
8:45 AM – Registration Closes
9:00 AM – 5K & 10K Start
9:05 AM – 1 Mile Start
9:50 AM – 5K Awards
10:15 AM – 10K Awards
11:00 AM – Parade Starts
SAVE THE DATE! The Market at Grelen invites you to participate in its third hiking event to benefit Warrior Expeditions, a non-profit organization helping veterans have a smooth transition from military service back into civilian life. The founder, Sean Gobin, is a Darden grad and was one of the top 10 CNN heroes in 2015!. Check out Warrior Expeditions at Warrior Expeditions.
The Warrior Hike event is a wonderful event! Hike the beautiful Grelen Trails for as many miles as you can handle. Pick up tokens along the way and turn them in at the end for a chance to win prizes. The more you hike, the more raffle tickets you can gather and the better your chances of winning.
Sponsors, prizes and more details to come!
The sixth annual Lake Anna Brewfest will take place on May 18th, 2019 from 12pm - 5pm on the shores of Lake Anna at the Lake Anna State Park. With over 30 different local and regional breweries with over 65 different beers, cider, wine and moonshine to try, more than you can handle! You can enjoy great food from local restaurants, great music, over 30 different local vendors, kids activities, corn hole and much more.
The Lake Anna Brewfest is a family friendly event which uses the proceeds from the event to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Friends of Lake Anna State Park.
General Admission tickets gain you entry to the event, 10, 8 or 6 sample tickets (depending on how early you purchase), a commemorative sampling pint glass, access to great local food and local vendors. General Admission starts at Noon (12pm) and goes until 5pm.
VIP tickets gain you entry to the event, a commemorative sampling pint glass, unlimited beer samples, entry at 11am, access to great local food and local vendors. VIP admission starts at 11am and goes until 5pm.
The state park does have a parking fee per vehicle.
Join the Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee for the second annual EPIC Fest - Beer and Wine Festival on May 18, 2019 from 11am - 7pm
Additional details will be provided in Early 2019! Please send questions to ElktonEPICfest@gmail.com.
The event will be located on the grounds of the Elkton Volunteer Fire Company Activities Building.
From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks – it’s uniquely RVA! Rock the day and night away, watch professional athletes thrill the crowd, and maybe even get a little dirty yourself.
This isn’t your typical festival, but we’re not your typical town.
For hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all interests, Trail Days is a must-do festival. Since 1987, the sleepy Virginia town of Damascus has hosted this wild party, which acts as a big family reunion for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers from different generations. Every year approximately 20,000 people descend on “Trail Town, USA” to trade boot-worn stories by bonfire, dress up in crazy costumes and march in a parade, check out a variety of gear booths, and get rowdy at the campgrounds in the evenings. The fest also features films, talks, and presentations by A.T. legends of yesteryear, live music from regional roots acts, and plenty of displays of Trail Magic—with locals providing food and gear repairs for hikers currently on the A.T.
If you raced at the Shenanduro the past 3 years, then you know what a good time it is! If you haven't, now's the time to join us for this day of endurance mountain biking, camaraderie, chilling with your teammates in the pop-up tent city, cooking out, maybe getting muddy, and definitely having a great time on some of the best trails in Virginia. It's fast and smooth and really, really fun out there at Shenandoah River State Park! Test your endurance by taking on the 6- or 12-hour mountain bike course, solo or with as big a team as you like.
We'll be doing (really good) prizes (warning: this gets pretty competitive!) and music changes per crowd request every hour. We'll have the grill going with burgers and dogs. The river is handy if you need to cool off, and we'll have a firepit going when your legs need a break. It's a good time, y'all.
A great course through Shenandoah River State Park and along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River
Chip timing and real-time lap results
Prizes for top three winners in each division
An awesome time in a beautiful place with family and friends
High-energy bluegrass bands will be picking and nearly three-dozen inventive craft breweries will be pouring at this popular event on Huntersville’s historic Rural Hill. Acts on the bill: The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna the Buffalo, Scythian, and River Whyless.
LEAF celebrates arts and cultures from around the world. Twice a year, in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, traditions from around the world are represented through interactive exhibits, activities, food, and especially music. Well-known headliners like Shovels & Rope, India.Arie, Trevor Hall, and Larkin Poe will play alongside artists covering African roots sounds and experimental dance movements. Beyond the tunes, LEAF is designed to be interactive with more than 50 healing arts workshops on a range of topics from yoga and holistic health to permaculture and ancient earth skills. In addition to the festival’s annual fall return (October 17-20) to Camp Rockmont, organizers will also host LEAF Downtown AVL at Asheville’s Pack Square Park on August 2-3.
UP Adventure and Seneca Rock Mountain Guides Present
Climb the Classics
Nelson Rock Climbing Event
Closed to the public for years, Nelson Rocks West Virginia is a unique place. Long airy routes that have magnificent view and fresh moves for you to conquer. The 007 Wall, Area 51 and Crescendo Wall are classic climbing areas at Nelson Rocks. We will provide top rope climbs on many of the classic during the big Cinco de Mayo celebration at Seneca Rocks this May 4th.
Join UP Adventure and Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides as we hang top ropes on 10 of the classic rock climbs at Nelson Rocks. We will provide gear if needed to new climbers. These are amazing climbs that are not open to the public.
One of the best places in the Panhandle area for all around climbing, Nelson offers climbing in both Sport and Traditional styling, as well as a few boulders if you can get your eyes off the two fins that surround you as you walk the corridor trail. The rock is the same Tuscarora Quartzite as Seneca and Champe Rocks located to the north.
The easiest way for most is by Taking Rt. 33 like you would going to Seneca, then past Judy Gap, take a left onto Rt. 28, drive <1/2 mile and you'll see a Yellow house on the left, along with a sign for the Via Ferrata and the North Fork Canopy Tour. Turn left there onto Nelson Gap Road and follow that road about 150 yards to the Nelson Rock Outdoor Center Welcome center, it is currently under construction but should be completed soon.
What is top rope climbing?
Top roping is a style of climbing where the climber is protected from falling by having a rope attached to their harness that is also connected to an anchor system above them and then “belayed” by someone standing on the ground. As the climber climbs, the person belaying minimizes the slack in the belay system so that a fall by a climber is very minimal. The climber usually climbs to their anchor system, and then gets lowered down to the ground. Top roping is one of the more popular styles in most gyms across the US. It is very beginner friendly, but is also enjoyed by climbers with years of experience.
What can I expect from a day on the rocks?
Our top rope instructors attempt to do two things; teach relevant rock climbing skills, and maximize rock climbing time. If you’re more interested in learning, or more interested in maximizing trips up and down the rock face, just let your instructor know, and they will cater to your needs.
Is top rope climbing safe?
While top rope climbing shares many dangers that are inherent in outdoor activities, when setup correctly the belay system used in top rope climbing minimizes the length of a fall. The belay system ensures that when a climber lets go of the rock face, they are suspended in the air until they can regain contact with the rock face or be lowered to the ground by their belayer. To minimize risk, all instructors at NROCKS Outdoor Adventures are trained with the highest regard to safety, and certified in CPR and first aid.
Climbing Guides provided by Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides. We will spend 8 hours rock climbing so please bring snacks and water for the day.
We are celebrating 25 years of Highland Brewing and we can’t think of a better way to spend our anniversary than with all y'all! Come on out to the brewery on May 3rd for what is sure to be the party of the (quarter) century.
We will premier Slow Crush, our newest year-round beer; a collab with one of the coolest breweries in the country; and a ton of limited small batch releases. Of course, we will also have some of the finest entertainment WNC has to offer!
Slow Crush is a Tart Spritz Ale inspired by our love of summer cocktails. Brewed with gentian root, cinchona bark, hibiscus, and oranges, this refreshing beer is the perfect way to kick-off summer and to celebrate 25 years of quality Highland beers!
Live Music Lineup:
3-4:30pm - DJ Marley Carroll
4:30-6pm - Josh Phillips Feel Good
6:30-8pm - Travers Brothership
8:30-10pm - Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Of course, there's more than just beer and music! Chef Graham House of Sovereign Remedies will be serving up food all day, while silver statue people will be standing tall. And keep an eye out, you just might catch sight of our favorite retired Scotsman.
Check back here soon or keep up with us on social media to find out about even more party details as we get closer to the big day!
Join The Barn in celebrating the annual Harpers Ferry Flip Flop Festival! We'll be hosting events all throughout the day from REI and River & Trail Outfitters. The Barn will have a beer garden featuring Devils Backbone Brewing Company in addition to our full service bar, along with Food Truck catering from C&G Jamaican Jerk Chicken!
As the official after party for the festival, join us at the bar for live music from 5:30pm-10pm as Rock Creek Revival along with The Speakeasy Boys performs!
We are a small part of the total town-wide festival!
Meet us at the Trailhead in Abingdon to celebrate the award-winning Virginia Creeper Trail by checking out the multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities enjoyed along the trail and in Southwest VA by nature lovers of all ages.
Get hands-on! In our third year, we will have lots of NEW activities during the festival, including a pump track for bicycle demos, climbing rock wall, hammock hang out, extra yoga, tons of giveaways and more!
Kids' activities, Yoga in the park, Flora & Fauna walks, Tree identification along the trail, Climbing Wall, Scheduled bike rides, Geocaching, Disc dog exhibitions and clinics, Outfitters, Food Trucks and Live Music with Chatham Rabbits & more throughout the day.
Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing. In six years, Tuck Fest has grown from 14,000 attendees in 2013 to over 55,000 attendees in 2018. The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC.
For guests who are interested in simply experiencing the sights and sounds of Tuck Fest, there is no ticket or registration required (standard parking fees apply). We welcome everyone to enjoy the live music, demos, and view all of the competitions free of charge. If you would like to participate in one race/competition or all 35+, Tuck Fest race registration is a one-time flat fee that grants access to all races and competitions throughout the four day festival. Activity Passes to experience the USNWC’s 30+ available outdoor activities, as well as food and beverage options, can be purchased online or on-site.
Learn more at tuckfest.usnwc.org/
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents Rocktown Beer & Music Festival. Every year, 3,000 people converge on Turner Pavilion & Park to attend the event (which often sells out in advance), celebrating good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Whether rain or shine, it’s always a mighty fine time. Rocktown Fest is a Spring event occurring each April. We can’t wait to see your #rocktownselfie at the next Rocktown Fest!
Every year we celebrate the quality and diversity of America’s craft beer culture. Each brewery is handpicked and will be represented at the festival by a member of that brewery. The breweries bring their flagship brew as well as a seasonal or rare beer, and with 60+ beers to sample even savvy beer fans will find something new to get excited about. Hard ciders are also included for sampling.
There’s a wide world of music out there and each year our stage showcases some of the best performances from local and nationally touring bands. Over the years we’re proud to have featured The War On Drugs, Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Bronze Radio Return, Chatham County Line, Yarn, The Hackensaw Boys, No BS! Brass Band, Snarky Puppy, Love Canon and more. This year, have your dancing shoes ready for Kat Wright, The Accidentals, and Bryan Elijah Smith!
The Turner Pavilion (Farmer’s Market Pavilion) is the heart of the festival and houses all the beer vendors. The field next to provides a grassy area to relax and listen to music, sit down and get a bite to eat from a local food vendor, or take a quiet moment to wonder how you made it so far in life without you brand new favorite brew. The downtown location and proximity to the local restaurants and shops means that the festival can be a part of a larger day spent downtown, offering guests yet another reason to make it a full day of entertainment to look forward to and enjoy.
Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint H-burg, Jess' Downtown Restaurant, Chanello's Pizza of Harrisonburg, and Hank's fly'n Pig.
RACE DAY: APRIL 13, 2019 – The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Series has earned its title as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” by challenging runners with over 7,430 ft. in elevation change, more than any other road marathon in the U.S. This race runs along the famously scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and proceeds from this non-profit event benefit the parkway and local charities. The full, half and 10k all prove equally challenging yet rewarding on this mountainous course, and all runners are rewarded with a unique finishers’ medals, a tech-tee, live music and local craft beer at the festival-like finish in downtown Roanoke.
This race would not be possible without the support of our title sponsor, Foot Levelers.
This event is owned and operated by the Roanoke Outside Foundation whose mission to make outdoor activity and environmental stewardship a core component of our community’s lifestyle by promoting a “conservation through recreation” philosophy.
Full Marathon is limited to 750 runners
Total Elevation Gain/Loss=7,430 ft
7.5 hour cut-off time AND a 6 hour cut-off time at mile 22
Join us for one of our favorite races...the Shenandoah Strong. If you are ready for an adventure race that will put your skills to the test all in one day, keep reading! This event is good for first-time adventure racers who may not have all the disciplines nailed yet and for those who really want to push themselves hard! It's also perfect for anyone who wants to hone their navigation skills without too much pressure because here's a fun twist--we'll release the maps early (exact time to be announced)!
Racers will have 8 hours to cover up to 45 miles via kayak/canoe, foot, and mountain bike over rugged and beautiful terrain, picking up checkpoints along the way in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in the spring. You'll tackle 10-15 miles of trekking, 12 miles of paddling on the Shenandoah River, and about 15-20 miles of mountain biking on some uh-mazing trails. You'll feel challenged for sure, but you'll have a great time doing it...and that finish-line feeling? Come feel it for yourself!
CALLING ALL TENDERFOOT RACERS: Is there someone on your team age 9-16 years old who is ready to race? We have a category for you! You'll have the same map and Rules of Travel as all other teams, but you'll be in a special category and you will have a fabulous time learning you can push yourself to the next level. The top 10 teams in the Tenderfoot category get a spot on the podium and prizes! Participants age 9-16 (Tenderfoot category) race for $25!
Description: The Top Yough is a Class IV-V whitewater run and the race is meant for advanced boaters only. The race will be timed, with boaters launching at 30-60 second intervals.
Safety: There will be safety set at the three critical points: Swallow Falls, Swallow Tail Falls and Suck Hole Rapids. There will also be roving safety boaters. Multiple individuals with swift water rescue training will be on hand. Racers will be required to stop to help anyone in trouble on the river
The race will be postponed if the flow is at or above 900cfs, and the rain date (4/13) will be utilized.
Required Gear: Only whitewater appropriate craft will be permitted. Racers and Safety Boaters will be required to wear Coast Guard approved life jacket, helmet, proper footwear and weather appropriate dry wear. Racers will also be required to carry a throw rope. A paddler without a throw rope will not be permitted to race.
Parking: Participants are discouraged from parking at the put-in or take-out. Parking and shuttle will be available at the American Whitewater facility on Sang Run Road.
Announcing The Official Mountain Music Fest Pre Party featuring MMFest19 performers The Werks, Black Garlic, and Groundhog Gravy Saturday, April 6th 8PM!
Show up for your chance to win passes to Mountain Music Festival 2019 May 30th - June 2nd at ACE Adventure Resort PLUS tickets to The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival, 123 shows, and an autographed guitar from MMFest19 headliner Tyler Childers!!
Proceeds benefit Elise Olmstead and her battle against cancer.
Moonshiner's Enduro 2019 We will have 6 timed stages, 4 uphill transfers, and 1 shuttle. The event will be completely chip timed! The course for this spring includes two new trails! There will be a party afterwards with a cookout, etc.
Categories and distances:
Adult and Jr Beginner: 2 uphill non-timed transfers and 3 timed downhills.
Everyone else: 4 uphill non-timed transfers, 1 vehicle shuttle, and 6 timed downhills.
Also, this is part of the inaugural Blue Ridge School Mountain Bike Festival, including camping, Ride the Ridge XC race (on March 30), music, campfires, bike demos and night rides!
The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow at the IX Art Park, Charlottesville
Presented by the Virginia Distillers Association
Calling all lovers of local spirits! Come join us for the Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow at IX Art Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, March 30th from 12-5pm. Tickets will include all samples of artisan spirits as well as craft cocktails from numerous Virginia distilleries, as well as local brews! Purchase any bottles you enjoy to take home (we'll store them at our concierge station while you enjoy the event).
Guests can sip on spirits neat and also enjoy those same spirits as craft cocktails while engaging with Virginia distillers firsthand.
TICKETS: $30 for general admission, or $50 for two general admission tickets. Designated driver tickets are complimentary.
Featured Virginia Distilleries:
Belle Isle Moonshine, Richmond
Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co, Hampton
Catoctin Creek, Purcellville
Chesapeake Bay Distillery, Virginia Beach
Cirrus Vodka, Richmond
Dida's Distillery, Huntly
Five Mile Mountain Distillery, Floyd
Ironclad Distillery Co., Newport News
KO Distilling, Manassas
Reservoir Distillery, Richmond
Virago Spirits, Richmond
Virginia Distillery Company., Lovingston
Vitae Spirits Distillery, Charlottesville
Participating Food Trucks:
Spiked Food Truck
Big D's BBQ & Ribs
Champion Brewing Company, Charlottesville & Richmond
This is a 21 and up event (no children), and rain or shine since the event will be indoors.
Don’t miss Saturday’s 32-mile Tour de Pocahontas and 2.5-mile time trials. Sunday’s races are cross-country and range from 8 to 24 miles depending on category entered. They course through a challenging section of the park's more than 118 miles of trails and fire roads. Bring the family and enjoy a day at the park.
The Fonta Flora 50k and Half Marathon will be held along the trails and banks of Lake James State Park in North Carolina. Come and enjoy the gentle rolling trails along the banks of Lake James and experience mountain scenery without mountainous trails. Each race will start and finish at Fonta Flora Brewery's Whippoorwill Farm in Nebo, NC in the shadow of Shortoff Mountain and the Linville Gorge. After you finish this beautiful half, enjoy a pint at the brewery! Portions of proceeds from the event will go to the further development of trails around Lake James, including the currently under construction Fonta Flora State Trail! 50k is on Saturday and half is on Sunday this year!
Mountainfilm on Tour visits Richmond bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado.
Started in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.
Friday, March 22 at 7pm. Tickets $1, sold only at the door.
Mountainfilm on Tour in Richmond, VA is hosted by Henrico County Recreation & Parks.
Join us on Saturday March 16th at Lake Norman State Park for the Lake Norman State Park Six Hour Endurance Run & Relay. This event will be held rain or shine. We will have two divisions: individual and a three-person relay team. This event will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm. All runners who register before February 1st will receive a free race shirt. There will also be a free pre-race raffle with cool prizes held 15 minutes before the event starts. Individual runners will be $70.00 and the relay division will be $60.00 per runner (team captain will complete the registration).
Date: Saturday, March 9th
Location: Pocahontas State Park, Richmond, VA
Meet in front of the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
Join outdoor guide Shay in reconnecting with yourself and nature while also learning practical skills to empower you in hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of your life as I guide you on a mindful hike while enlivening your creativity. Nature is our best teacher for connecting to our internal knowing and creativity.
You will have the time to set intentions, participate in a guided meditation, and create an art-in-nature activity. You will get a chance to compassionately witness your own experience and the experiences of those alongside you. The end of the hike will involve an informational session from a Wilderness EMT professional (and owner of UOUoutdoors) on first aid, safety, and other practical tips to better empower and prepare you for your own adventures.
In nature we get the opportunity to see things with pure, unfiltered eyes, and making art in nature allows you to access a child-like ease and curiosity. Combining these activities are food for the soul! You will gain the benefits of recharging your soul’s need for play and introspection while you are taught to pause any repetitive thoughts, self judgement, or constant need to work while working on your inner self.
"The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need." -Richard Louv
The Virginia Adventure Education Conference brings together Virginia's outdoor educators, guides, and collegiate programs. The conference provides a chance for industry leaders to network and discuss industry trends, while also creating opportunity for students from Virginia's College adventure programs to present in a professional setting.
Are you aware of the dangers of climate change as well as the possible solutions? Actor Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this free showing of 'Before the Flood' and meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to find out more. This film is part of the 2019 RVA Environmental Film Festival and plays on February 12, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Virginia Commonwealth University's Cabell Library (Lecture Hall, Room 303). Come early for pre-film light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Get your free ticket using the link above.
Proud to have Dr. Ching-Yu Huang, a VCU biology instructor, as the panel moderator and VCU Biology Department as a 2019 RVA EFF sponsor!