The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is the region’s leading non-profit advocacy and education organization focusing on the Roanoke Valley’s historic landmarks.  The foundation’s annual fund-raising event, Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl & Trivia Scavenger Hunt, is a fun way to learn more about Roanoke’s historic landscape while helping the organization raise money to support the Foundation’s advocacy and education goals for architectural, cultural, and social heritage throughout the Roanoke Valley.

About the Event:

With a huge THANKS to our event’s sponsors, this annual event is loaded with local history, entertainment, and beverages as participants wind their way through the streets of downtown Roanoke enjoying a variety of food and beverage specials offered by local breweries and pubs.  Participants compete for prizes by completing a fun history-themed scavenger hunt along the way featuring questions about people and places important to Roanoke’s past!  No cell phone surfing for answers was allowed.

Participants proceeded at their own pace and in their own order after checking in at the Hotel Roanoke’s Lobby Bar to pick up their pub crawl swag and sign a liability waiver.

Only participants wearing their event buttons are qualified for beverage and food specials at each establishment on the pub crawl. (However, no purchase is required to receive a stamp or answer trivia questions.)

Teams and individuals participating who choose to dress in historical fashion — “dress your decade” — receive one free scavenger hunt answer to give them a leg up on receiving one of the many awesome prizes awarded!  Previous prizes have included dinner at the Hotel Roanoke, artwork. gift certificates to local restaurants and pubs, a night’s stay at the historic Liberty Trust Boutique Hotel, and more!

Additional information from prior Annual Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl & Trivia Scavenger Hunt held include:

2018 Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl & Scavenger Hunt

2022 Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl & Scavenger Hunt

2023 Pint for Preservation Pun Crawl & Scavenger Hunt

The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation’s Annual Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl & Trivia Scavenger Hunt is one event you do not want to miss!