Special Events & Festivals

Chaos, madness and fun

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Chaos and madness were enjoyed by hundreds at the Roanoke Fall Festival Demolition Derby on Saturday night, Sept. 7, at the Roanoke Park.

Duck shepherd

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Roanoke Lions Club member Lynn Nicholson stands in the creek at Roanoke Park and shepherds plastic ducks forward during the Roanoke Fall Festival Ducky Run on Saturdy afternoon, Sept. 7.

Pie eating contest

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Competing hard in the Roanoke Fall Festival Pie Eating Contest on Saturday, Sept. 7 are Chloe Horne (left) and Evan Blackburn.

Celebrating a big birthday

A float from Seminary Church celebrates the church's 175th anniversary this year as it makes it way down the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade route on Saturday, afternoon, Sept. 7.

Pizza eating

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Several of the competitiors in the age 13 and older group of the Roanoke Fall Festival Pizza Eating Contest start to work on their pizzas. Thye are (from left) Jamon Hammel, Tyler Palmer, Garrett Tanner, Kyle Seidel and Spencer Blackburn. Tanner was the eventual winner.

2019 Roanoke Fall Festival schedule of events


6:30 P.M.
Main Tent


Throughout the day
Kids Activities at the Pavilion

5:00 P.M.

5:00 P.M.

Three parades, many competitions await at Roanoke Fall Festival this weekend

Roanoke Lions Club members dump plastic ducks into the creek at the Roanoke Park to start the Roanoke Fall Festival Ducky Run last year. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 5 p.m.
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Roanoke always brings its best to its annual Fall Festival, held this year on two days, Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7. With three parades, a large variety of festival food and competitions ranging from pizza eating to a demolition derby, Roanoke’s town park will be buzzing with excitement and lots to do.

Mountain Dewe Boys at ASF

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Mountain Dewe Boys were on the Andrews Summer Festival stage on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10.

Whole new look

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Face painter Sandy Johnson (left) turns Aria Wohlgemuth, 4, of Huntington, into a feline on Saturday morning, Aug. 10, a the Andrews Summer Festial. Aria is the duaghter of Tyler and Victoria Wohlgemuth.

Parade winners

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry wa sa hit at the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, with its bubble bath entry.

ASF children's activities

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jaysa Tingle concentrates as she holds a pail of water on her head and makes her way down a course with swim flippers on her feet during children's activities at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday, Aug. 10.

Second ASF royal

Asher Long (right) was named Andrews Summer Festival Cutie King on Friday, Aug. 10, at the festival. He is being held by his mother, Ember Long.

Andrews Royalty

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Vegas Smith (middle) the daughter of Scott (left) and Jessica Smith, was crowed the Andrews Summer Festival Cutie Queen winner on Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, at the festival.

ASF vendors

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Joy Yeiter (left) and Carla Davis, both of Huntington, look at some of the items for sale in a vendor booth at the Andrews Summer Fesitval on Friday, Aug. 9.

Elvis at the Andrews Summer Festival

Photos by Rebecca Sandlin.

Elvis Presley impersonator Mark Stephan entertains the crowd at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday afternon, Aug. 9.