Need a natural recharge before getting back to the music?
Stop by the FloydFest Outdoor Adventures tent in the Global Village. The OA schedule annually features a host of activities to enrich your weekend experience and help you fully enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge.
What to Bring
- Mountain bike and helmet
- Disc golf discs
- GPS Device
- Endurance and a keen sense of adventure
- Rain gear – most events are rain or shine
Cool Down on the Little River at FloydFest!
We’re excited to partner again with On the Water — this year we are offering opportunities to escape to the water for a few hours of paddling and floating down a gorgeous, undeveloped stretch of the Little River in Floyd County, with small whitewater (not even Class I) suitable for all ages.
Trips include a 45-minute shuttle (via school bus and 15 passenger van) from the festival to the Little River, 2.5 to 3 hours on the water, and a fully catered lunch with local produce and all the sides and fixins! Trips meet at the front gate of FloydFest. Trips are first come, first serve. Patrons can also sign up at the FloydFest Outdoor Adventures tent beginning Wednesday, until the trips are full. This event is rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets available HERE.
On the Water in Floyd Float Trip — Thursday, 10 a.m.
On the Water in Floyd Float Trip — Friday, 10 a.m.
On the Water in Floyd Float Trip — Saturday, 10 a.m.
On the Water in Floyd Float Trip — Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Back Country Ski and Sport Outdoor Experience Tent
Experience all the outdoor fun FloydFest has to offer under one roof! For 2016, FloydFest again offers the Back Country Ski and Sport Outdoor Experience Tent, a one-stop location where you can experience, demo, and purchase the highest-quality gear in the outdoor industry. Situated in a prime location on the Main Field, the Back Country Ski and Sport Outdoor Experience Tent will offer quality information, interactive demos, and knowledgeable retailers who can help you find the perfect outdoor gear for your FloydFest adventures and beyond! Sign up for guided hikes, bike expeditions and other free adventures, get lucky with equipment giveaways, discounts and promos! See you there!
Check out these awesome Outdoor Retailers while you’re at FloydFest:
Build-out provided by Second Chance Recycling
Osprey will be offering professional pack fitting, displays of the latest backpacking technologies, discounted pack sales, and plenty of special edition FloydFest swag from the Outdoor Experience Tent. An Atmos AG Fit Station will be on-site allowing for real world fit testing of the award winning Anti-Gravity suspension backpacks. New, 2016 model demo hydration packs will be available for the guided hikes and mountain bike rides from the Outdoor HQ location. Knowledgeable Osprey staff will also be presenting their Backpacking 101 Series clinics which focus on How to Fit Your Pack, How to Pack Your Pack, and How to Repair Your Pack, in the Outdoor Adventure area of the festival.
BACKPACKER Magazine ‘Get Out More’ Gear Giveaway Challenge
Submit an entry in our raffle for each Outdoor Adventures activity you participate in, for a chance to win boots, backpacks, knives and tools, headlamps, socks, water filters, travel accessories and other awesome gear from Vasque, Osprey, Sea to Summit, Kershaw, NiteIze, Farm to Feet, Sawyer Products, Green Goo and more!
Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway
Join NPCA’s Jeff Hunter and explore the forests & meadows along the Blue Ridge Parkway – on foot. You’ll learn about the parkways many natural wonders, and find out how you can #findyourvoice to help protect America’s national parks for present & future generations.
Outdoor Adventures Headquarters
FloydFest’s Outdoor Adventure Headquarters/Tent is located in The Village and is open:
- 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Moonstomper Hiking Trail
Hiking is encouraged on the Moon Stomper Trail ONLY from sunrise to 10 am and 7 pm to sunset due to disc golf and mountain bike usage.
Innova Disc Golf
Pick up a course map at the Outdoor Adventures tent and toss for the weekend’s best score on our Innova-sponsored 9-hole course. (The course is only open for play during designated hours.) Sign up for Saturday’s tournament at the OA tent.
Moonstomper Mountain Bike Trail
Come check out a free mountain bike rental from Roanoke’s Starlight Bicycles and enjoy our onsite 1 mile intermediate-level trail. Helmets are required for all bike activities! The trail is only open to riders during designated hours. Sign up for the Sunday race at the OA tent.
The Belcher Mountain Beat Down!
A Guided FloydFest Mountain Bike Journey
FloydFest is happy to announce a GUIDED mountain bike tour that descends the Blue Ridge and finishes with miles of hand-built single-track trail!
The 19-mile route includes 1600’ of elevation gain and 3400’ of descending.
This journey will ride as a group from FloydFest through gorgeous Virginia countryside to the spine of Belcher Mountain, where we’ll descend via steep rocky trail to the valley below. An alternate dirt road descent route option is available to those looking for a gentler ride down the mountain. The course finishes with miles of creek crossings on the way to the I.C. DeHart Park in Woolwine, where we will sample some of the 15 miles of hand-built single track this park has to offer. At the ride’s end, we’ll enjoy a catered lunch and shuttle service back to FloydFest.
The ride will take 2.5 to 4+ hours. Riders are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet. The Belcher Mountain Beatdown is not recommended for beginner mountain bikers. However, beginners should feel free to participate — the I.C. Dehart Park includes miles of friendly trails to explore at your leisure. Those wishing to ride only this part of the journey may attend and ride the shuttle each way. Riders are encouraged to check in at the Outdoor Adventure Tent for updates and to arrange shuttle rides down if not doing the full tour.
Cost per rider is $45 and includes lunch and shuttle ride. Proceeds after cost will be donated to the I.C. Dehart Memorial Park Trail Fund. Participation is limited to 20 riders.
Saturday only at 9:30 a.m., meet at the front gate. This event is sponsored by Floyd Outdoors and will be guided by The Merry Moonstompers.
5K Trail Running Race
Sign up any time at the OA tent during the fest to enter. The start time is 9:30 am – racers meeting at 9:15am. This is a free event to enter, and there will be prizes for the top runners in several categories. The course takes in parts of the festival site and (2) laps on the Moonstomper trail.
Slacklines are located in the Performing Arts area of FloydFest and are available for all patrons to use, hours are 9 am to 9 pm each day. Check out the athletes High Line performances on the Hill Holler stage as well!