Gobblerfest

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 welcome festival for students, staff, faculty and members of 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.


Hokie Hi 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 orgobblerfest@vt.edu.


Registration now open for VT Student Organizations

Gobblerfest registration for Virginia Tech Student Organizations now open! To register for Gobblerfest, your student organization MUST attend a 2018 Mandatory Annual Registration Training and be an approved organization for the 2018-2019 academic year. Registration is first come, first serve and will close on August 1, 2018.

For any questions regarding registration, please contact Gobblerfest at gobblerfest@vt.edu.

Registration for VT Departments, Businesses, and Non-Profits

Gobblerfest registration will open on June 1, 2018 for VT Departments, Businesses, and Non-Profits.