1. Collect your loyalty card at participating locations.

2. Visit 10 different participating Downtown Blacksburg merchants and make a minimum purchase of $5.

3. Have each merchant add their stamp to your loyalty card.

4. When your card is full you are eligible to receive your choice of a $5 Gift Certificate from one of the participating businesses!

Redeem rewards at the DBI Office, (CAIO, 149 College Ave, next to the Lyric) Email to arrange a time.

Participating businesses:

Alexander Black House
Cabo Fish Taco
Cafe de Bangkok
Champs Sportsbar
Clay Corner Inn
Downtown Blacksburg Inc.- website store
Fringe Benefit
Greenhouse Boardshop
High Peak Sportswear
John's Camera's & Records
Lyric Theatre
Mad Dog
Matrix Gallery
Mish Mish
P. Buckley Moss Gallery
polished by claire v
Sycamore Deli
t.r. collection
The Artful Lawyer Gallery Store
Uncommonly Gifted
Y.M.C.A Thrift Store

... Check back regularly for more participating businesses!


Downtown Blacksburg Fundraiser for Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation 6th Annual Blacksburg Event!
Thursday October 22

Pink Cupcakes with Gemstones and chance to win a diamond sponsored by Next Door Bake Shop & Kent Jewelers

BUY & EAT DOWNTOWN- ALL DAY to support VBCF! Participating Downtown Merchants will be donating a % of their proceeds for the day - look for the PINK ribbon!

Pink Happy Hour- at Cabo Fish Taco- 5:30-8:30pm
Featuring pink drinks, food and fun while we continue to raise awareness and funds for the VCBF.

Uncommonly Gifted-10% of sales go to VCBF
Matrix Gallery- 20% of sales to VCBF
Mad Dog- 10% of sales go to VCBF
t.r.collection- 20% of sales go to VCBF
Fringe Benefit- 10% of sales go to VCBF
Polished by Claire v- 10% of sales go to VCBF
Main Street Inn-10% of room sales for that evening will go to VBCF

Social House- 15% of food sales to anyone who wears pink will be donated to VBCF
Mellow Mushroom - 10% of food sales to VBCF to anyone wearing pink
The Black Hen- 10% of food sales go to VCBF
Gillie’s- 20% of sales go to VCBF
Bollo’s- 20% of sales go to VCBF
Wicked Taco- 10% of sales go to VCBF

Dr. Steve Jacobs- Get your eyes examined during the month of October and $1 will be donated to VBCF

Basket Raffle Prizes from:
Uncommonly gifted
Matrix Gallery
DBI- Downtown Blacksburg Gift Certificates
Gourmet Pantry
Fringe Benefit
t.r. collection
Mellow Mushroom
Polished by Claire v
Social House
The Orange Bandana
Noah Magnifico
The Lyric Theatre

More to follow- please check back regularly for updates!


Saturday October 31, 1-4pm

Featuring downtown Trick or Treat, Costume Contest at the Lyric,fun-filled activities on College Avenue with Blacksburg Police Department, Virginia Tech Student Government Association and more!

1:00-3:00pm Trick or Treating at participating downtown businesses
3:00- 3:30pm Costume Contest at the Lyric

Children’s Costume Contest:
4 age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, &10-12.
The contest will take place on the stage in The Lyric Theatre and all participants will receive a Halloween goodie bag from Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.

Other Halloween Events Downtown

Haunted House at Creekmore Law Firm- Oct 31

Baptist Church Trunk Or Treat- 4-6pm

New Life Christian Fellowship is hosting a Fall Festival at 130 Jackson Street, NW. There will be fun for all ages and games for the kids including Bean Bag Tic-tac-toe, Halloween Picture Bingo, and Ghoulie Bowling. We’ll have a cookie decorating station, food, and a Halloween Photo Booth. We’ll also have a Pumpkin Carving Contest – free pumpkins for carving while supplies last! Come on out! 1-4pm

Moss Arts Center Halloween Activities
Tech-or-Treat- Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5-8 PM
Cube and Grand Lobby
This hauntingly memorable event for children features Halloween fun-themed technologies developed by students and faculty at the university from a variety of disciplines. This event shows children the amazingly creative output that happens at the nexus of science, engineering, art, and design.
Co-presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

Bram Stoker’s Dracula- Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Adapted by Charles Morey
L.A. Theatre Works
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Susan Albert Loewenberg, producing director
Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall
$20-$45, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under


Blacksburg High School Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade, "Bruins on Broadway", will be on Wednesday, October 21st starting at 6:00 pm Parade Begins: Eheart Street (the old Middle School location), Parade Ends: at the Virginia Tech Alumni Hall location.

Friends of the Farmers Market

October 11- Vintage & Antique Market
The Blacksburg Vintage Market takes place the second Sunday of the month April through November, 10am to 5pm, in downtown Blacksburg at Market Square Park (rain date is the 4th Sunday of the month). Vendors offer a variety of vintage and antique goods including clothing, jewelry, records, books, housewares and upcycled goods. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Farmer's Market.

Root Cellar-Bration!
October 17, 2015
Celebrating all things rooted! Live music from the Hippy Holller Band!

Holiday Market
November 14, 2015
This year the Blacksburg Farmers Market will be offering even more choices for your holiday shopping needs at our November Holiday Market!
Join us from 9am-2pm!

Comedy Club

Every Wednesday, at 9:30pm
Top of the Stairs


Hokie Bug Fest

The fifth annual Hokie BugFest features glow-in-the-dark arthropods, a flea Circus, a spooky Spiders' Lair, a bug zoo, and dozens of exhibits. David George Gordon, a renowned bug chef from Seattle, will be preparing insect delicacies. Bug enthusiasts can admire a giant bird-eater tarantula, meet the HokieBird, and learn all about bed bugs. This is a fun and educational event for the entire family. Go to or visit our Facebook page for more information.

October 17, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
At the Inn at Virginia Tech (Latham Ballroom)

Contact: Mike Weaver ( || phone: 540-231-6543 || website: || Facebook:

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director 

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 233  |  Blacksburg, Virginia 24063  |  (540) 951-0454  |