Special Events & Festivals

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.

Roanoke Fall Festival Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 4

5:00-9:00 p.m.
CARNIVAL DOLLAR NIGHT (fee charged per ride)
6:00 p.m.
FOOD ALLEY OPENS - Roanoke Park
6:00 p.m.
PET PARADE - Park Entrance (free but registration required)
6:30 p.m.
PIE-EATING CONTEST - Main Tent (free but registration limited)
Celebrity, Adult, and Youth Competitions
7:00 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC - Main Tent (free)
Summerland - Classic and Alternative Rock from the Sweetwater Academy
Union - Classic Rock and Blues from the Sweetwater Academy

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.

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


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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

NTPA Tractor Pull


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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

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.

Marching Vikes take top spot in Fall Festival Parade

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes won the overall trophy in the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The commander's trophy went to a 1944 World War II Willy's Jeep owned by Rex Larkey.

Other awards went to:
• Floats - MarkleBank, first place.

• Antique vehicles - 1925 Model T Ford owned by James Williams, first place.

• Motorized vehicles - Seminary United Meth- odist Church, first place.

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