The Roanoke College Dragon Festival will be September 20, 2019, as part of the Friday on the Quad festivities. We are always looking to have the community join us at this free event. It happens on the Back Quad around 4:30pm and usually lasts until 7pm. If you are interested in joining the day’s events as a vendor or participant in some way, please contact our organizers DB Poli (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Stoneman (email@example.com).
Festivities at the large Virginia Museum of Natural History Dragon Festival (in Martinsville VA) will be October 19, 2019 from 9am – 6pm. There is a $10 fee to come in, but we will have food trucks, an all day beer garden, Author’s Row (with some famous folks!!), fire performers, demonstrators, Furries, games, vendors, and a LOT MORE – oh an of course, exhibits about dragons. Save the date and join us!! Interested in becoming a vendor? Email DB Poli (firstname.lastname@example.org) today!
What happens when science meets folklore?
A dragon explosion!
Meet Terra! She is the beautiful creation of artist, J. Leigh, of The Color of Mud studio.
Dr. Poli, Dr. Stoneman, and Terra are happy that Dragon Festival was so well attended!
Dr. Martha Kuchar speaking on Slavic Dragons.
Dr. Tina Hanlon on Dragons in Children’s Literature and Beyond.
Author, Sharyn McCrumb, connecting us to the folkloric content of her ballad novels.
Beautiful Chinese dragons! Thank you, Dr. Stella Xu.
Chasing the Dragon in one of its forms.
From Victorian sideshow fodder to fossil-folklore hypothesis.
J. Leigh Studio wares.
Beautiful dragons! Miss Kitty’s Society for Wayward Cosmonauts performing.
Something here is a bit odd! Dragon sculptures by J. Leigh.
Dragons breathe fire!
The Vikings were held off in the attempt on Terra’s life!
Join us this Friday, September 21, 4:30-6:30 pm, for
Roanoke College DRAGON FEST!
This family friendly event features:
Live music by Erin and the Wildfire
The Vikings of the Valley
The Virginia Museum of Natural History
The Color of Mud Studio
Black Snake Meadery
Chinese Culture Exhibit
Dragon Petting Zoo
Located on the Back Quad, accessible from High Street; use the parking lot near Olin Hall or the lot on Thompson Memorial Drive, behind Fintel Library.
Good news! The Dragon Research Collaborative will be in attendance at the Sedalia Center Celtic Festival. Dragons and Celtic heritage go hand and hand. Be sure to come out and visit us and the festival if you’re in the area.