Need a natural recharge before getting back to the music?
Stop by the FloydFest Outdoor Adventure Tent in its new location for FloydFest 18~Wild — now in the Main Field! 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. Here at Across-the-Way Productions, we are all about Outdoor Adventure, so make plans to get outside with us in 2018!
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 site 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, and available NOW!
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.
The Merry Moonstompers’ Famous Belcher Mountain Beatdown
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 $50 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 and guided by The Merry Moonstompers.
(*Helmets required for the ride)
Back Country Ski & Sport 5K Trail Running Race
Sign up any time at the Outdoor Adventure Tent during the festival to enter. The start time is 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29 — racers meeting at 9:15 a.m. 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.
FloydFest’s Outdoor Experience Tent
Experience all the outdoor fun FloydFest has to offer under one roof! For 2017, FloydFest again offers the 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 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, and pick up pre-ordered gear! See you there!
Outdoor Adventure Headquarters
FloydFest’s Outdoor Adventure Headquarters/Tent is located in the Main Field for FloydFest 18~Wild and is open:
3 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 Moonstomper Trail from sunrise to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to sunset ONLY due to disc golf and mountain bike usage.
Innova Disc Golf Course
Pick up a course map at the Outdoor Adventure Tent and toss for the weekend’s best score on our Innova-sponsored 18-hole course. (The course is only open for play during designated hours.) Sign up for Saturday’s tournament at the OA Tent.