Whether you’re a lifelong Virginian or a transplant to the Roanoke area, you’ll undoubtedly find an incredible assortment of fall events with which to fall in love. At Berglund Auto Group, we strive to help our customers find more than just great deals on used and new cars in Virginia. Check out our compiled list of this autumn’s must-attend events in the Roanoke area, and mark your calendars!
GO Outside Festival (Oct 14th – 16th)
This annual Roanoke event promotes healthy, active lifestyles via outdoor recreation. Come camp, race, and enjoy live music and entertainment through the weekend and celebrate nature. Dogs are more than welcome at the event, which will also host beer sampling stations, bike and SUP demonstrations, and much more.
Location: River’s Edge Sports Complex (302 Wiley Drive SW, Roanoke, VA)
Beyond the Call of Duty Car, Truck, & Bike Show (Oct 15th)
This 3rd-annual event honors American veterans by giving 100% of its proceeds to the Accessible Independence Program, which helps raise funds for van lifts, controls, and other vehicle-mobility features. Spectators can view a lineup of automobile marvels and donate to the cause. This auto show should give new meaning to the term “used car.”
Details: Facebook Page
Price: Spectators – Free / Registrants with vehicles – $25
Location: Mobility Supercenter (7540 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA)
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Knoxville Ice Bears (Oct 21st)
Come check out opening night at the Berglund Center’s rink, where our very own Rail Yard Dawgs take on the Ice Bears. As the pucks fly and sticks clatter, join in on the applause! Face-off is set for 7:05 PM—just enough time to get the kids off the bus and prepped for a great family evening.
Price: Starting at $11
Location: Berglund Center (710 Williamson Road, Roanoke VA)
Blue Ridge Folklife Festival (Oct 22nd)
This is Virginia’s “real roots” showcase, where everyone from musicians to moonshiners and mule jumpers to motorheads (that’s us!) can celebrate the festival’s 43rd anniversary. As a full-day family event, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival will host four stages of music and storytelling, dozens of local food vendors, an auto show featuring hundreds of vintage and customized cars, and much more!
Price: Adults – $10 / Kids & Seniors – $5
Location: Ferrum College (20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA)
Zoo Boo (Oct 29th)
On the Saturday before Halloween, Mill Mountain Zoo will host their annual Zoo Boo event. Kids and adults can expect some “spooktacular” art activities, trick-or-treating, live performances, and a costume contest throughout the day. With paid admission, all of these activities are free!
Price: Adults – $9 / Kids – $7
Location: Mill Mountain Zoo (Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke, VA)
Smith Mountain Lake Chili & Craft Festival (Nov 5th)
With autumn fully underway, you know what that means—chili! The 14th Smith Mountain Lake Chili & Craft Festival is a full-day event headlined by (you guessed it) a chili cook-off. Winners will be awarded trophies and the honor of being recognized as the best chili makers in all of Virginia. Come one, come all—just come hungry.
Location: Bridgewater Plaza (16410 Booker T Washington Highway, Moneta, VA)
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Nov 12th)
Toward the end of the NCAA Football season, the Hokies will tackle the Yellow Jackets for ACC supremacy, but only can come out on top—Virginia Tech, of course! Looking to improve on its impressive 2015 season, the Hokies should be set for another bowl game come December.
Location: Lane Stadium (285 Spring Road, Blacksburg, VA)
The Fab Four – Ultimate Beatles Tribute (Nov 18th)
If you never got to experience the Beatles phenomenon in the 60s, now’s your chance. The award-winning Fab Four band will send you back in time when Chevy Corvettes and other muscle cars were as popular as today’s SUVs. Don’t miss a second of their throwback performance when they take Salem’s stage this November.
Price: Beginning at $28
Location: Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA)
Thanksgiving Open House (Nov 25th & 26th)
You’ve no doubt got a belly full of leftover turkey and enough stuffing to feed a herd of elephants, but we’re certain you can make room for cider. The weekend following Thanksgiving, Foggy Ridge Cider, one of Virginia’s most respected orchards, will host their annual Thanksgiving Open House. Visitors can enjoy homemade soup and warm apple cider as the winter chill starts to show its wicked face. Bring a jacket and prepare to sip cider till your belt snaps.
Location: Foggy Ridge Cider (1328 Pineview Road, Dugspar, VA)
Gingerbread Festival (Dec 3rd)
Winter is upon us now, and there’s no arguing that the season’s first snowfall will fall soon if it hasn’t already. What better way to get into the seasonal spirit than gingerbread houses? Held at the Salem Public Library this year, the Gingerbread Festival will kick off the holidays with gingerbread house competitions, live entertainment, crafts for kids, a marshmallow roast, and much more. Bring the family out for a special treat before autumn comes to a close.
Location: Salem Public Library (28 East Main St, Salem VA)
New & Used Vehicle Specials (Ongoing)
If you’re about ready to embrace winter, but the only thing missing is an affordable and reliable vehicle, visit your nearest Berglund new and used car dealership in Roanoke, Bedford, Lynchburg, or Salem, VA. We proudly offer our customers incredible automotive specials on a variety of vehicle makes, such as Toyota, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Fiat, Kia, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. Locate and contact your local Berglund dealership to schedule a test drive today!