Join us for the 31st Appalachian Trail Days Festival 
May 19, 20 & 21st, 2017!


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...


Official 2016 Trail Days T-shirts are still on sale!

$15 - Sizes Small through 3XL

Online Ordering for Trail Days T-shirts Now Available!






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, Helinox Poles, and Point 6 Socks for the great gear donations given for the 2015 talent show winners!

 *** 2016 Talent Show Winners:

     * 1st place  -  Green Lady & Dr. See

     * 2nd Place (tie) -  Mark Higgens

     * 2nd Place  (tie) - Christopher Hanks

Go to the Hiker Talent Show schedule →


Go to the Auction Benefit page → 

* FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN THE PARK BY: Arnold Davidson, Fritz & Co., Captain Ivory, Woodie and the String Pullers, Jackdaw's 7, and Virginia Ground