Tell us your story!

Each year we invite people to share their family-friendly educational and/or entertaining hiking related experiences with a presentation, video, speech, film screening, workshop, etc... We are currently working on our 2018 festival schedule, and would like to invite YOU to participate. You must send these in for review by February 15th, 2018! If you would like to share your story in one of our venues, please send your ideas and topics to:


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. These individuals found more than friends and scenic views along the way, they discovered family and a deep appreciation for how thousands of miles can heal and change people irrevocably.
Watch the video here...



My AT Story - Damascus - Small Town, Big Heart
Since the A.T. was completed in 1937, the Trail and Damascus have been inseparable. 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!



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, 3rd Place- Wahoo


Go to the Trail Days Music page →