Join us for the 32nd Appalachian Trail Days Festival 
May 18, 19 & 20th, 2018!


What is the Appalachian Trail? We asked dozens of hikers at the 30th annual Appalachian Trail Days Festival in Damascus and got some awe-inspiring answers that changed our understanding of the legendary path. Watch the video here...

Read the official 2017 Trail Days brochure here...


Official 2017 Trail Days T-shirts are now on sale!






Official 2016 Trail Days T-shirts are still on sale, and now discounted!

$5 - Sizes Youth x-small through Adult 3XL

Go here to find out more!











Curious about Trail Days? Check out our video from last year! 


From the Virginia Tourism Commission - click the link below:


Produced by North American Mission Board, Damascus, 2009- click the link below:





Please note guidelines below for the Hiker Parade:

Water balloons are prohibited due to safety concerns.  Water guns are still ok, but the town asks that participants use caution and common sense.
Please do not spray water on anyone preceding the hikers, including those in uniform such as the Honor Guard and police.  Please do not spray other parade participants such as trail maintenance clubs, beauty queens, and scout troops. 

Thank you for your understanding - the Trail Days Committee.

Go to the Hiker Parade page →

A huge 'THANK YOU' goes out to Allyn 'Fix it Man' Morton, Big Agnes, Granite Gear and Point 6 Socks for gathering the great gear donations given to the 2017 talent show winners!

 *** 2017 Talent Show Winners:

     * 1st place  -  Little Jo

     * 2nd Place  -  The Yard Sale

     * 2nd Place  - Wahoo

Go to the Hiker Talent Show schedule →


Go to the Auction Benefit page →