Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle from Virginia Tech’s Chicken Hill parking lot. Mountain Valley Transportation will operate the shuttle from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on the day of the festival. In addition, a special bus stop is placed near the festival entrance for Smart Way Bus riders from Roanoke or Christiansburg. Attendee parking not allowed in the CRC.

Shuttle and Bus Information:

Free Shuttle from Chicken Hill: Festival parking will be available in the Upper Chicken Hill lot, located on the corner of Southgate Drive and Research Center Drive on the Virginia Tech campus. Pickup for the shuttle, provided by Mountain Valley Transportation, will be in the center of the parking lot dividing the Upper and Lower Chicken Hill lots. Drop-off and return pickup will take place at a stop at the entrance of the festival. Both stops will be marked with signs.  Shuttles will run continuously from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Frequency will be approximately every 15 minutes, with the last pickup from the festival entrance at 6:00 pm.

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Smart Way Bus from Christiansburg and Roanoke: Smart Way bus will have a special stop at the VT Corporate Research Center. The cost is only $4 per person each way.  The bus will stop at the corner of Innovation Drive and Research Center Drive at 10:50am, 12:20 pm, 1:50 pm, 3:20 pm, 4:50 pm, and 5:20 pm.  Visit for more information.

Directions to Festival Grounds and Chicken Hill Parking Lot: Festival grounds are located at 1600 Innovation Drive, across from the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport. From I-81 North or South, take Exit 118B, Rt. 460 towards Blacksburg. Turn right on Southgate Drive. Chicken Hill will be on the right, just past the 2nd traffic light (Research Center Drive), and you will see signs for the shuttle. If traveling on foot or by bicycle turn right onto Research Center Drive and the festival grounds will be on the right.


Complimentary Bike Valet will be available at the festival site this year. Drop your bike off across from the festival entrance and pick it up on your way out!



At the end of the day, do not drink and drive. Call one of the taxi services below:

  • Blacksburg Hooptie Ride:  540-449-DRIV (3748)
  • Text-A-Cab: 540-239-9724
  • Download the UBER app on your phone.