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
- Road bike for group rides
- Endurance and a keen sense of adventure
Outdoor Adventures Headquarters - Tent open 10 am – 5 pm daily
Hiking Trails – 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.
Other hiking opportunities abound! Get trail info at the Outdoor Adventures tent.
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.
Get Out More Tour Geocache -Try to find the geocache full of goodies that we’ve stashed deep in the woods around the site!
FloydFest offers the newly created Backpacker Trail!! For all of those that love to hike there’s a 3.5 mile trek from the offsite GA parking and camping lots to the festival. For those that wish to hike to the site they’ll be able to catch the shuttle for a quick 1/2 mile ride where they will catch the head of the trail at the Rocky Knob Cabins. Hikers will then hike a two lane fire road a mile or so before catching the Rock Castle Gorge Trail. This leads directly to the Festival Site. The actual Rock Castle Loop Trail is an amazing Blue Ridge system that’s an 11 mile loop. They can either tag their gear via a claim ticket at the Delta Lot and retrieve it when they arrive at the site OR simply carry their gear onto the bus and then proceed to the trail with their packs. The trail is deemed an intermediate trail with an approximate 700′ ascent over 1.5 of the 3.5 miles for an approximate 7 mile loop. Hikers may take full advantage of their hike by continuing onto the Rock Castle Gorge Hiking Trail for an 11 mile loop. There will be a Trail Head Kiosk Map along with trail maps available at both ends of the FF Backpacker Trail. There will also be a log book for hikers to log their miles as part of the Backpacker Million Mile Log Hiking campaign. All hikers are encouraged to log their miles for a chance to win a pair of tickets to FloydFest 2014.
Moon Stomper 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.
Announcing the Belcher Mountain Beat Down!
A Guided Floyd Fest Mountain Bike Journey
Through a partnership with Pembroke, Va.-based Tangent Outdoors and the Moonstompers Bike Club, FloydFest is happy to announce an all-new GUIDED mountain bike tour that descends the Blue Ridge and finishes with miles of hand-built single-track trail! The 16-mile route includes 1700’ of elevation gain and 3500’ of descending.
We will ride as a group from FloydFest through gorgeous Virginia countryside to the spine of Belcher Mountain, where we’ll descend via rugged trail to the valley below before reaching a course with miles of creek crossings on the way to the I.C. Deerheart park in Woolwine. At the ride’s end, we’ll enjoy a catered lunch and shuttle service back to FloydFest.
The ride will take 2 to 3 hours. Riders are required to bring their own bicycle. The Belcher Mountain Beat-Down is not recommended for beginner mountain bikers. However, beginners should feel free to participate — the I.C. Deerheart Park includes 15 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.
We will depart FloydFest at 10 am on Saturday and return by 2 pm. Meet at the FloydFest front gate.
Cost per rider is $30 and includes lunch. Proceeds after cost will be donated to the I.C. Deerheart Memorial Park Trail Fund. Participation is limited to 25 riders — RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!
Cool Down on the Little River at FloydFest!
We’re excited to announce that our partnership with On the Water in Floyd has grown — this year we are offering five 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) from the festival to the Little River, 2 to 2.5 hours on the water, and a fully catered BBQ lunch with local produce and all the sides and fixins! Trips meet at the front gate of FloydFest.
This year’s trips are as follows (time leaving FloydFest until return):
Thursday: 11 am – 4 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am – 2 pm, 11:30 am to 4 pm
Each trip is capped at 30 participants. RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!
10 available kayaks
6 available canoe spots (3 canoes)
$50 each including lunch utilizing Floyd-grown produce
15 available tubes
$40 each including lunch
Children 5-12 and under riding as passengers are $25 including lunch.
Photo Scavenger Hunt – Explore FloydFest’s nature! Kid friendly!
Learn to Fly Cast — Stop by the OA tent and learn how to cast a fly rod with Virginia Fishing Adventures (as well as tips to perfect your technique and fly tying). Check the schedule for demonstration times.
Vasque 5K Trail Race – Push yourself at the FloydFest 12~Rise & Shine Vasque 5K Trail Race. Sign up anytime over the weekend and meet at the OA tent at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday. Top 3 Mens and Womens race winners get a pair of Vasque Pendulum shoes! Also special prize for best costume!
FloydFest 12 Ultimate Gear Giveaway Challenge – Stop by the Outdoor Adventures tent for daily giveaways and a score card where you can track your Outdoor adventures, racking up points for a chance at being our outdoor gear grand prize winner. There’s a special geocache stashed somewhere on the premises, so bring your GPS for extra credit points toward winning gear.