Demo Day and Outdoor Jamboree

AORE's Demo Day and Outdoor Jamboree is an event to encourage healthy, active outdoor recreation to complement the Annual Conference. By combining the things outdoor enthusiasts love – food, paddling, music, gear, biking, and demos all in a beautiful outdoor setting – Demo Day is a celebration of everything outdoors.


Demo a mountain bike, test your balance on a slackline, try out some climbing shoes, learn some wilderness first aid, test your yoga skills on a SUP, crawl into a tent, enjoy a craft beer or two, listen to killer music, ride a big wheel, learn how to fix your outdoor gear and paddle down the river.

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Designated an Outdoor Tourism Hot Spot, Explore Park is one of the area’s most diverse destinations for outdoor recreation. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115, it features hundreds of acres of rolling hills, pristine woodlands, hiking trails, river frontage, historical buildings, and a visitor information center (where our Demo Day and Jamboree will take place).

Transportation & Parking

Free parking is available at Explore Park. For those in need of transportation, a free shuttle service will be provided from Hotel Roanoke in 30 minute intervals beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Food & Drink

El Budare Food Truck will be serving up amazing Venezuelan food (mmmmm Arepas)! We will be confirming more food and drink vendors soon so check back often.

What to Bring

Bring a Halloween costume! Special themed activities will include a women’s-only trail ride and a family-friendly costume ride.