Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 PM EDT

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Downtown Blacksburg 
100 Draper Rd NW
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Laureen Blakemore, Director 
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. 

Community Connections at Steppin' Out 2017 

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. invites your not-for-profit organization to participate in The Community Connection at Steppin’ Out in 2017. The Community Connection is where charitable groups, clubs, school teams, and associations gather to share information, attract new donors, sign up volunteers, and raise awareness for their causes.


  • Please submit your completed application by May 1, 2017 with a $50 non-refundable booth fee.
  • Applications are considered as received, and booth spaces are limited.  Priority will be given to those non-profit groups who are members of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and submitted their application by the deadline.  Information concerning non-profit membership in our organization may be found on our website. You will be notified by June 30 of your acceptance or wait-list status.
  • Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., reserves the right to refuse an application.  Decisions by DBI are final.  A full refund of the booth fee will be made in such instances.
  • Set-up and booth assignment information will be mailed in early July.


  • Each booth is approximately 10’ wide by 10’ deep and will be located in the Market Square Park parking lot and Roanoke Street.  Anything over 12’ high must be approved by DBI.
  • Each organization is limited to one booth space.
  • All activities must be contained within your booth space. This includes give-aways! Stickers/buttons- must remain IN YOUR BOOTH SPACE. If a festival attendee wants to collect one they should get on from your booth.
  • Booths with sound systems for background music are asked to keep the volume low to keep the peace between neighbors and not conflict with on-stage performances.
  • Festival hours are 10 am to 10 pm but the Community Connection closes down at 8 pm.  Please keep your booth open from 10am to 8pm.
  • Sorry – As a safety precaution, you will not be allowed to drive into the festival area until after 10pm on Saturday evening. 
  • All raffle drawings and prizes must be pre-approved by DBI. 
  • You are not allowed to give away or sell t-shirts.
  • No food sales are permitted.
  • No animals are allowed in the festival area, even in “displays.”
  • Contact Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. at 951-0454 or dbi@downtownblacksburg.com with questions.