Special Events & Festivals

Heading to the finish line


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dylan Van Ness (left) and Christian Brothers race each other down Main Street in Roanoke during Cubmobile racing on Saturday morning, Sept. 12, as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival.

Gotcha!


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The car driven by Zac McGraw, of Portland, T-bones the car driven by Adam Dziabis, of Whitley County, during the Roanoke Fall Festival Demolition Derby on Saturday evening, Sept. 12.

 

Cake auction fund-raiser


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Auctioneer Jarron Miller (left), of Sullivan Auctioneers, goes through his paces during the Roanoke Fall Festival cake auction fund-raiser on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12, as Abbey Spice (middle) and Cathy Copper help out.

Petting the gator


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

"Lemur Levi" of Silly Safari holds a small alligator for children to pet during the group's performance at the Roanoke Fall Festival on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12.

Riverview band lights it up


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Riverview Middle School Raider marching band entertains as it heads down the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade route on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12.

Boy Scouts ride float in Roanoke Fall Festival Parade


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of  Boy Scouts Troop 302 ride on their camping theme float in the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12.

Marching Vikes in Roanoke


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes come down the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade route on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12, in downtown Roanoke.

Going for broke


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ralph Hunt, of Oakwood, OH, pushes his vehicle, “Yellow Thunder” during the Two Wheel Class of the NTPA Tractor Pull contest held Friday, Sept. 11, in Roanoke Park as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival. Hunt scored 278.296 to take fifth place.

Ageless Iron in downtown Roanoke


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jack Deibler, of Huntington (right), enjoys being the center of attention as he drives his 1941 Farmall H tractor in the Ageless Iron Tractor Parade that made its way through downtown Roanoke on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival. Ageless Iron President Norm Reichenbach (left) announces.

Festival music


Photo provided.

The Holy Rebels, made up of Jonathan (left) and Jenelle Taylor, are featured on the entertainment stage at the Roanoke Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. The Huntington University graduates, who have been performing together since 2009, will entertain from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Their in interactive performances of favorites from the 1940s to today includes duets, tributes to music legends and upbeat dance tunes. The festival opens tonight, Thursday, Sept. 10, at Roanoke Park and continues through Saturday, Sept. 12.

Three parades, five bands and much more highlight Roanoke’s 62nd annual Fall Festival

Hubie Ashcraft kicks off three nights of free entertainment at the Roanoke Fall Festival. The band brings its country tunes to Roanoke Park on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.
Photo provided.

Three parades, five bands and the always popular cake auction, tractor pull and demolition derby all return as the Roanoke Fall Festival celebrates its 62nd year Sept. 10 through 12.

The trio of parades starts off on a diminutive note as kids and their animal friends wind into Roanoke Park in the Pet parade, to be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.

Roanoke Fall Festival 2015 schedule of events

CONTINUOUS EVENTS
All located at Roanoke Park
TOP NOTCH AMUSEMENTS
Adult & Kid Carnival Rides and Games
ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY
Sponsored by Ageless Iron of Roanoke
FOOD ALLEY
Wonderful Festival Food from a Variety of Vendors

Thursday, September 10

5:00-9:00 p.m.
CARNIVAL DOLLAR NIGHT
(Fee charged per ride)

6:00 p.m.
FOOD ALLEY OPENS - Roanoke Park

Kiningham and Marker win top Ducky Run prizes

Winners have been named for the annual Ducky Run sponsored by the Roanoke Kiwanis Club. The event was run Saturday, Sept. 6, as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival.
Alan Kiningham won the Vera Bradley gift tote as the top prize, while Ron Marker won the $100 cash from the Roanoke Kiwanis Club.

Other winners included: $25 cash from Bippus State Bank - Elsie Wygant; $20 cash from United REMC - Shannon Shockney; wheel alignment Ingle's Service - Terry Dailey; and $25 gift card to Roanoke Village Inn - Kelly Lee.

Veterans win top trophy At RFF Parade Saturday

The winning units in the Sept. 6 Roanoke Fall Festival parade have been announced.

They are:
• Commander's Trophy - Korean War Veterans.

• Overall Trophy-Alles Family Farm Equipment.

• Men's Color Guard - First place, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Huntington; second place, Flag Team 823.

• Floats - First place, Bippus State Bank; second place, Seminary United Methodist Church.

• Antique Vehicle - First place, Denis Dearduff; second place, Hunterman 1953 Super H Tractor.

Demolition derby


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Roanoke Fall Festival Demolition Derby, organized by the the Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association, was held Saturday evening, Sept. 6, at Roanoke Park.

Cake auction


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kurt Ness, of Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co,, auctions off a cake during the Roanoke Fall Festival Cake auction on Saturday, Sept. 6.

A great day


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Isabella Wilson rides the merry-go-round at Roanoke Park on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.

No problem


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt balances a ladder on his chin during his act on the Roanoke Park stage Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.

'Circus Boy


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt greets fans as he rides his unicycle along the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade route on Saturday, Sept. 6. Hunt performed on the Roanoke Park stage later in the day.

Marching down the route


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Riverview Middle School marching band marches down the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade route on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Tractor pull


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Clayton Darlage takes his turn at the NTPA Tractor Pull at Roanoke Park on Friday night, Sept. 5, as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival. The pull was organized by the Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association.

Watching the helicopter


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sam Zumbrun,(top) sits on his father Ryan's shoulders as they both wtch a helicopter take off from Roanoke Park as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 5. Festival-goers could buy a ride over downtown Roanoke.

Tribute to country greats


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The J Taylors -- Janelle (left) and Johnathon Taylor -- paid tribute to country greats during their concert on Friday, Sept. 5, at Roanoke Park as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival.

Ageless Iron Tractor Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jim Hoy drives his 1941 John Deere Tractor down Main Street in Roanoke on Friday evening, Sept. 5, during gthe Ageless Iron Tractor Parade at the Roanoke Fall Festival.

Seminary United Methodist Church to serve free ice cream after Roanoke festival parade

Seminary United Methodist Church, in Roanoke, will serve free ice cream after the Roanoke Fall Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The parade begins at 3 p.m. Ice cream sundaes will be available immediately after the parade at the church, located at 285 N. Seminary St., in Roanoke.

Members of the Huntington University women's basketball team led by Head Coach Lori Culler will join several church members in serving the customers.

Community members are invited to enjoy the ice cream and mingle with the team members.

 

 

Roanoke Fall Festival adds several attractions

The front wheels of Travis Wisel’s tractor lift off the ground as he pulls a weighted sled during the NTPA Tractor Pull at the 2013 Roanoke Fall Festival.
TAB file photo.

Helicopter rides and an expanded slate of activities on Thursday highlight the new additions to this year's Roanoke Fall Festival, set for Thursday, Sept. 4, to Saturday, Sept. 6.

A helicopter will be located in the outfield of the front ball diamond at Roanoke Park on Friday and Saturday and will be giving five to eight-minute rides for a fee.

New champs


Photo provided.

"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.

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