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WDBJ7 WeatherFest FAQs

October 18, 2012

We hope you can join us this Saturday, October 20th 10AM to 4PM, for the first ever WDBJ7 Hometown WeatherFest. Join WDBJ7 meteorologists for a day of all things weather. Exhibits include everything from storm chasers and gliders, to VIP studio tours and hot air balloon displays. We will also have games and crafts for the younger crowd. It's an event for all ages, and it's FREE.

WHEN IS WEATHERFEST?

WeatherFest will be held Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at WDBJ7 Studios on Hershberger Road in Roanoke.

WHERE IS WDBJ7 LOCATED?

WDBJ7 is located on Hershberger Road, just off I-581 north of downtown Roanoke.  Take Exit 3-West onto Hershberger, then look to your right for the station's "antenna farm."  You can take any of the next two or three exits to the right to park in the Burlington Coat Facory/Big Lots parking lot.  Then just follow the crowd!  (To use Mapquest or your GPS, the street address is:  2807 Hershberger Road, 24017)

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WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Parking will be located across from WDBJ7 in the large Burlington Coat Factory and Big Lots parking lot. It is a short walk from the parking lot to WDBJ7. We will have crossing guards to assist patrons across the street.

WILL HANDICAPPED PARKING BE AVAILABLE?

Yes, a number of spaces in the front row (closest to WDBJ7) will be designated handicapped parking for those with disabilities.

DO I NEED TICKETS?

No. WeatherFest is totally FREE and is a community outreach educational event. Consider it a festival of everything weather.

IS IT RAIN OR SHINE?

Funny you should ask. Our meteorologists are on their best behavior, but even they can't control the weather. We plan to have WeatherFest rain or shine. In the event of rain, a few of the vendors may need to alter their displays to stay dry.

WILL I GET TO MEET THE METEOROLOGISTS?

All four of our meteorologists will be at WeatherFest, either giving presentations at the meteorologist tent, or taking photos with WDBJ7 on-air staff.

CAN I SEE THE STUDIO?

Yes, a studio tour is included in the FREE admission to WeatherFest. Due to the large volume of guests, it will be a guided tour. Once inside, you will see the cameras, teleprompter, news desk, weather center, green screen and see how meteorologists do the weather.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?

Yes. You are welcome to take photos of exhibitors, on-air staff and inside the studio. Be sure to "tag" WDBJ7 and WDBJ7Weather if you upload them to Facebook.

WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE?

Yes, we will have several local vendors selling food on-site, including Zaxby's, Moran's, and Italian Ice.

Email us any other questions you may have and we will be happy to get back with you.

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