Special Events & Festivals


New champs

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"Shake and Bake" teammates Beau Maggart (left) and Gary Hall beat the defending champion team "Coors Lite" in the Roanoke Fall Festival's seventh annual double-elimination Corn Bag Toss tournament. The tournament featured teams of men and women of varying ages.


Fall Festival entertainment

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The J Taylors -- Janelle and Jonathan Taylor -- perform country classics Saturday evening, Sept. 7, at the Roanoke Fall Festival.


Demo derby

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Drivers compete in the Roanoke Fall Festival Demolition Derby on Saturday evening, Sept. 7, at Roanoke Park.


Balloon fun

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mr. Twister (right) with several of his balloon creations has fun with Hailey Young  (left) and Madison Nolen.


A little more ...

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Steve Ness, of Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co., coaxes bidders to be a little more generous as they bid on cakes, Saturday, Sept. 7, at Roanoke Park. The decorated cakes were judged ealier in the afternoon and auctioned off as a fund-raiser for the festival.


Silly Safaris

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Austin Conda, of Silly Safaris, tries to convince his audience that the large creature with big ears is an elephant during the Roanoke Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7.


Watching for the winner

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alan Amick monitors the ducks progress through the chute at the finish line of the Roanoke Kiwanis Ducky Run on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Roanoke Fall Festival.


Candy patrol

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Braylon Kahn (left) and Mason Ellis are on candy patrol at the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 7.


Tractors down the parade route

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Farm equipment rolls down the parade route in the 60th Roanoke Fall Festival Parade, sponsored for the 60th year by the Roanoke American Legion Post 160.


Roanoke Fall Festival Parade

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Riverview Middle School marching band performs for the judges during the Roanoke Fall Fesitval Parade on Saturday, Sept. 7.


Fall Festival softball action

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Stephanie Osbourne of Huntington University scores during the Roanoke Fall Festival Softball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Roanoke Park.


NTPA Tractor Pull

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Brad Overmeyer, of Monterey, takes his turn during the NTPA Tractor Pull on Friday, Sept. 6, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.


Roanoke Fall Festival schedule of events

September 5-7, 2013

CONTINUOUS EVENTS: All located at Roanoke Park
ANDERSON AMUSEMENTS: Adult & Kid Carnival rides & games
ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY: Sponsored by Ageless Iron of Roanoke
FOOD ALLEY: Wonderful festival food from a variety of vendors
COMMERCIAL VENDORS: Businesses displaying goods and services


60th Fall Festival promises more to do this weekend

The Roanoke Fall Festival turns 60 this year, and festival chairman Dave Tucker says festival-goers can expect "more of the same."

By "more," he means "more."

"We've got more entertainment, more things going on," Tucker says. "There's a lot more going on in the entertainment tent."

There's a carnival, two parades, bands and entertainment for the kids, along with 13 food vendors, to name a few attractions.

"We do such a good job every year," Tucker says, that it's difficult to come up with something over the top for the festival's 60th year.