Gobblerfest Weather Announcement

Gobblerfest is rain or shine event. In the case of predicted severe weather, a notice will be posted to our social media channels.


Gobblerfest is an annual festival intended to engage students in campus activities and connect with the surrounding community while inspiring curiosity, civility and self-understanding. Gobblerfest was conceived in the fall of 2008 as a festival welcoming people to the Blacksburg community. This free event has become a highlight of the start of the academic year.

Gobblerfest is an excellent way for students to meet each other, explore common interests, and become a part of the Virginia Tech community, all in a healthy, alcohol-free setting. Student organizations, businesses, non-profit organizations, and Virginia Tech departments will offer food, games, free giveaways, and volunteer service information at booths around the Virginia Tech Drillfield. The day's schedule will also include a variety of entertainment.

Welcome Week culminates with Gobblerfest on Friday, August 31, 2018. Join us on the Drillfield to explore all Virginia Tech has to offer!

2018 event details will be added throughout the summer so be sure to check back often!

Want to volunteer?

You are invited to take part in this exciting event by volunteering for the many support roles an event of this size requires. Volunteer duties include everything from setting up tables and production equipment to providing information to participants, directing traffic, helping with load-in, staffing the Gobblerfest headquarters tent, driving shuttle vans, serving as clean-up crew, and breaking down the tables and packing away the memories when the fun is over.

For any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, or booth rentals please contact Gobblerfest at 540-231-5431 or gobblerfest@vt.edu.

Missed the deadline to register for Gobblerfest? No worries!

If you are a registered student organization and would like to be on the waitlist, please click here to submit a form. The waitlist is for student organizations only, and is first come, first serve. More instructions on the waitlist process will be sent to applicants.