Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Roanoke-made Wombat Camper makes debut at Go Fest

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – There is a new Roanoke startup manufacturing small camper and Go Fest helped bring the company to the star city.

Four years ago, a couple attended Roanoke’s Go Outside Festival to display a prototype of their camper.

“And at the time we were looking for a place to start our business and where we wanted to land,” said Wombat Camper Co-owner Julie Meilak.

Seeing the love for the outdoors at Go Fest, sealed the deal for Julie and Brad Meilak. They knew the star city was the perfect place to launch their business.

“I mean we love the fact that the city is small enough that it’s really accessible. And we can get outdoor really quickly. And there is so much to do here,” added Julie.

Julie and Brad built a camper to travel around Australia. Before taking on the task of building one for others. Now, they’re back premiering the first Wombat Camper at Go Fest.

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