Upcoming Events #RoanokeVA

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West Side Story
Oct 3 - Oct 21
 Roanoke, VA
Oct 5 - Oct 6
Berglund Center 
2018 #BeFearless conference tour!
Extraordinary Women’s mission is to host Christian women’s events and provide resources that equip women to handle life’s difficulties while enriching their hearts, encouraging their souls and expanding their ministries.
Featuring Chonda Pierce, Jo Saxton, Sheila Walsh, Shelene Bryant and Extraordinary Women Ministries president Julie Clinton! Music by Michael O'Brien and for KING AND COUNTRY.
This is one event you won't want to miss!

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Enjoy fall food, pumpkin brews, live music and of course, the smashing of the great pumpkin! If you surround yourself with pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie candles and carved pumpkins in October, this event is for you!

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Brew at the Zoo
Sat Oct 6~5 PM
This relaxing event will give our guests an opportunity to see our animals and the view from the mountain while enjoying cold beer from the popular local brewery, Twin Creeks Brewing Company. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local bluegrass band Mason’s Creek. Plus, you’ll want to bring your appetite with you and get some tasty dinner at the Mountain Grille food truck!

Due to limited seating, we do recommend that guests bring a lawn or camping chair or you can simply dance the night away under the stars!
Adults: $10 for members and $15 for non-members (a drink ticket is included)
Children (21 and under) $7
Adults who purchase a Mill Mountain Zoo collectible commemorative cup will receive one free drink ticket.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate during the event or ahead of time through our Square Store.

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Sat Oct 6~6 PM
UB40 with special guests the Lazy Man Dub Band
Tickets on sale-Friday, June 8th
Reserved GA-$85
General Admission-$30
VIP Skybox -$150 (Includes Skybox access with a private cash bar, UB40 11" x 17" autographed poster and 1 tour t-shirt)

Bisset Park Radford, VA 24141
Hosted by Radford Highlanders Festival
Celtic music and family-friendly entertainment for festival-lovers of all ages.
Sheepherding, children's activities and food and crafts are just a few of the events that will be taking place throughout the day.

Downtown Roanoke, VA
The Festival Formerly Known as the Roanoke Harry Potter Festival (and then for a short time as Diagon Valley) is returning this fall as the Generic Magic Festival!

Join us in historic downtown Roanoke, VA for a magical street fair surrounding the Market Building and Franklin Street, just outside of Elmwood Park. In addition to a variety of vendors, we'll have a beer garden and a stage. These areas are free to attend.

Those who purchase a class pass wristband will be able to attend classes, lectures, demonstrations and more in various locations, including (but not limited to): The Taubman Museum of Art, Charter Hall, The Main Roanoke Library, Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, The Patrick Henry Lobby and more! You may purchase your class pass and more here:

For those who want more, we're excited to host a variety of feasts at the Roanoke City Market Building!
On Friday, October 5, we will have a family friendly Magical Halloween Feast (two seatings, 5:00pm and 8:00pm). Later that evening, we'll host a 21+ Marauder's Masquerade
On Saturday, October 6, join us for a family friendly Winter's Yule Feast (two seatings, 5:00pm and 8:00pm).

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Dinner Fundraiser
Wed Oct 10~4 PM
Fundraising dinner. October 10th from 4:00-10:00 a percentage of each meal eating in or take out will go towards the League for Animal Protection.

7PM - 9 PM
Visit Salem's graveyards to meet characters from Salem’s past and learn about our region’s history! All events are family-friendly, fun and informative, and not scary. Proceeds benefit the Salem Museum & Historical Society.

On October 11-13, Sherwood’s ghosts will tell their stories in the cemetery’s outdoor Amphitheater at 7 PM. Guests travel deep into the cemetery to reach the Amphitheatre, but will be seated for this performance under the stars. You will be entertained by ghosts including a Roanoke College president, a faculty member at Salem’s Elizabeth College, a Salem soldier who was part of the invasion on D-Day, owners of Lakeside Amusement Park, and the mayor for whom the Moyer Sports Complex is named.

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Menopause The Musical
Thu Oct 11~7:30 PM

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Brews for Literacy
Fri Oct 12~5:30 PM
Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers
Hosted by Blue Ridge Literacy
Join Blue Ridge Literacy on Friday October 12, for a night of games, drinks, and fun! $1 from every pint sold will go towards helping adults reach their life goals through literacy
The 31st Annual Craftsmen’s Classics Fall Art & Craft Festival features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. Roanoke's favorite Holiday Season event! Hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation bring thousands of unique choices! The event is filled with pottery, jewelry, fine art, glass, photography, sculpture, woodworking, clothing, toys, furniture, home d├ęcor, specialty foods, and so much more! All items are made by the participating artisans – you won’t find these items anywhere else! Many exhibitors also welcome custom work. Celebrate the season and enjoy all three days with your FREE Return Pass! Find amazing gifts for all ages, trends, collections, home accessories, and personal treasures.
Admission is FREE with a food donation to Feeding America Southwest

Roanoke, VA
Oct 12 - Oct 14
This isn’t a “sit in your seat” kind of event — YOU’RE ENCOURAGED TO GET INVOLVED by test driving a bike or stand-up paddleboard, learning to fly cast, joining one of our many races, camping out, sampling craft beer, taking a survival class or engaging in over 125 activities during this three day smorgasbord. It’s no wonder that this festival was voted Best in the Blue Ridge three year’s running!

Gates Open at 6pm
Opening band plays from 6:15pm-7:30pm
KISS America plays around 7:45pm-9:45pm
Adults tickets-$15 IN ADVANCE and $18 day of show. (Plus fees and taxes)
Purchase them at www.DrPepperPark.com. Kids 12 and under are FREE and do not require a ticket.

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VT Ice Hockey vs. University of Virginia
Fri Oct 12~ 7:30 PM

210 Reserve Ave SW
This family and dog friendly event captures the spirit of what its host GO Fest is all about. You don’t have to be a professional athlete or even a serious runner to have a fun day outside, being active. 5K Runners will having timing chips, but walkers, dogs, strollers, wheelchairs, and kids are all welcome. There’s also a fun run for Little Heroes (ages up to 10) that has them leaping tall buildings and dodging kryptonite! There will be superhero costume prizes for adults, kids, and dogs – just one reason the Superhero Race was voted Best of the Blue Ridge Costumed Event by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine readers.

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Virginia's Blue Ridge 8K
Sat Oct 13~ 8 AM
The race starts on Main Street, takes you through beautiful Roanoke College, quaint neighborhoods and finishes on Main Street with all your family & friends cheering you on. This race will be something that you don't want to miss!

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Aaron Tippin
Sat Oct 13~ 8 PM
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3601132
Ticket prices are as follows.. General Admission- $30, Reserved Seating-$60, and VIP Meet and Greet-$150

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Fall Festival
Tue Oct 16~ 5:30 PM
Virginia Steak Festival
Sat Oct 20~4 PM
Your favorite food trucks, restaurants and caterers dishing out their best steak dishes plus full steak dinners and VIP available with craft brew, incredible live music and more! Entry to the event is only $5 benefiting Roanoke Community Garden Association with Big Lick Entertainment!
Lunch will be served from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, while supper will be served from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance ticket sales for delivery are sold through October 12th. Advance ticket for both dine-in and take-out will be available until October 22nd. Each ticket includes spaghetti with sauce, bread, salad, and a beverage.

This year, we have exciting services to offer! We will provide dine-in table service and a self-serve salad bar. The event will also feature a bake sale with tasty home-baked goodies. Dine-in and take-out provided by local Italian eateries. For large or corporate orders of 10 or more, meals will be prepared with free delivery by our dedicated shelter volunteers. Stay and have the delicious meal served to you or take it to-go. For ever six meals sold, an animal adopted can leave the Roanoke Valley SPCA spayed or neutered to go to their forever homes. Enjoy a delicious spaghetti meal while curbing the overpopulation of unwanted pets.A win-win deal for everyone!
Tickets are available for sale at https://app.donorview.com/oEpV or at the Roanoke Valley SPCA between Noon and 6 pm daily.

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Dr Pepper Day
Wed  Oct 24~11 AM
10-24 is officially Dr Pepper Day in Roanoke!
 FREE event in Market Square, Downtown Roanoke from 11am - 2pm with free product, free t-shirts and other goodies while supplies last! Join us as The City of Roanoke proclaims 10-24 as Dr Pepper Day in Roanoke. See you there and thank you Roanoke for years of Dr Pepper love!
Find your very own pumpkin in our glow-in-the-dark forest, trick or treat with our super heroes, princesses and other characters waiting with goodies throughout the museum. Play with magical boo bubbles, have your face painted and more.
Only 100 kids tickets sold each night.
Children 1-18 years of age: $13.00* members and $18.00* for guests. Adults: $7* for members and $12* for guests. *Price does not include processing fees.

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Cider Barn Fall Fest
Fri Oct 26~ 6:30 PM
Montvale, Virginia 24122
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. We'll host "Trunk or Treat" in the pasture. (If you want to decorate your vehicle, and pass candy out, you need to be set up by 6 pm.)
A prize will be given to the top three decorated vehicles.
We're having a pumpkin carving contest too. Come with your pumpkin already carved.
That's not all, we'll have vendors, live music, a food truck, bobbing for apples, and old fashion country fun!
Our Bedford County apples and fresh raw cider will be available for purchase too.
Admission is $2 for guests that are 6 and older.
This is a cash/check only event.

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Spooky Sprint
Sat Oct 27~ 8 AM
The most festive 5k of the year in Roanoke! The price of registration includes a t-shirt as well as beer and food at our after-party! We are super excited to have live music and a costume contest as well, so feel free to dress up! Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome as well!

Virginia Museum of TransportationAnnual Not-So-Scary Great Pumpkin Party!
Crafts. Games. Face painting.
Friendly-ghost model train layout by the Roanoke Valley O-Gauge Club.
Prizes for best-carved pumpkins and best costumes.
Food trucks.
Train rides on the Candy Corn Express operated by the Roanoke National Railway Historical Society.

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Sat Oct 27~10 AM
The 1st Annual Barktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 27th at the Vinton War Memorial. Project Support and Angels of Assisi strongly believe that animals can be so beneficial to a person's overall mental health so what better way to combine two amazing causes than hosting a super fun event that the entire community can enjoy! At Barktoberfest, guests will enjoy outdoor vendors, music, food trucks, dog/owner costume contests, demonstrations, speakers, and numerous chances to adopt their next best friend. The festival will start at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm. Barktoberfest is an event that offers something for everyone! We hope you, your family, and your pets will join us for a fun filled event!
We are currently still looking for event vendors and sponsors! For more information regarding either of these, please email projectsuppinc.kg@gmail.com

Virginia Tech
Hosted by Virginia Tech Science Festival
The Virginia Tech Science Festival returns to campus Oct. 27 with free events and activities available to showcase unique ways science is the center of dozens of topics, from history and economics to geology, stars, medicine, chemistry, big data, and more.

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Fun for the whole family and a great opportunity to support a GREAT cause - SVH Services' Programs!
We will utilize the paths within Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem.
All participants will get to pick out a yummy donut to munch on at the finish line - and those running the 5K will have munchkins to munch on at different spots along the course route. Eating donuts is not required, however, it will be A LOT of fun if you do!
Have fun with the run & wear your sprinkle colors or anything donut themed & be entered into our NEW Costume Contest for 2018!

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Saturday, November 3 at 12 PM – 3 PM
Paws for Cause
Sat Sept 15~12 PM
2840 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
Hosted by Keller Williams Roanoke
Your favorite local REALTORS love to have fun and help the community!
Bring your pooch (on a leash!) and kids (not on a leash!) and join us for our First Annual PAWS FOR CAUSE community event! We will have Local Vendors, Food Trucks, a Bounce House for the kids, and much more!
Bring cash for your lunch, and a dog food donation if you'd like to benefit the Angels of Assisi. There will be drawings for prizes and gift cards.

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NRV Holiday Expo
Sat Nov 3~ 8 AM

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 pm!
The Salem Civic Center
Pricing is $38, $48, and $58.

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Jingle Bell Run - Roanoke
Sat Dec 1~7:30 AM
Patrick Henry Hotel 611 S. Jefferson Street
Hosted by Arthritis Foundation Virginia

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Santa Brunch At The Maridor
Sun Dec 2 and 9~~~11 AM
Brunch with Santa! Cookie Decorating Station and Hot Chocolate Bar! Santa Minis available by Heather Turner Photography, LLC.
Call now for your reservations 540.982.1940
Or email jenniferkiddermaridor@gmail.com
Brunch: Adults $20 children 6-12 $10 5 & under FREE
Santa Minis: 5 edited digital images $25

Eight dramatic scenes carry you to first century Judea to experience the sights, sounds, and songs of the greatest birthday story ever told!
Your wait for the tour is part of the experience as you enjoy festive live music, refreshments, crafts, and games in our Celebration Station.
Nativity is a walking tour of roughly 350 yards over uneven ground not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Dress warm and come rain or shine!
This is an absolutely FREE event!

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The Salem Civic Center
Artisans, Crafters, Local Businesses
baked goods, raffles, kids activities, food concessions for sale

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New Years at Noon
Mon Dec 31~10 AM


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Fierce Films Festival
Thu March 14~6 PM
Calling all budding filmmakers! Mill Mountain Zoo is looking for 3-15 minute short film entries about animals, nature or conservation. Film submissions from all ages are welcome! Mill Mountain Zoo Staff will select 7-15 films, depending on length, to show at The Spot on Kirk from 6-8pm on March 14. One winner will be selected at the end of the screening and will win a Mill Mountain Zoo Gift Basket and Family Membership.
All submissions must be on DVD, preferably in MP4 or AVI formats and mailed to or dropped off at the Zoo by February 8.
For the screening, all ages are welcome!
$15/non-member adult
$12/non-member child
Members get in for free!
Tickets can be purchased through our online store.

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