Trail Days 2014 Schedule



7am: TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE! Bargains on every street.

* Download the Registration Application for a space in the Town Park

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 1st

9-11am: Dr. Roberts, with VCA Highlands Animal Hospital, will hold a rabies clinic at the shelter in the Town Park. Prices: 1 Year Rabies: $10.00, 3 Year Rabies: $20.00, Distemper for both dogs and cats: $15.00, Kennel Cough: $15.00, Microchipping and Feline Leukemia also available.  For more Information, call 276-628-4115.




7pm: Prayer Walk, assemble at the gazebo in Town Park - a Trail Days Ministries event



Manufacturer Representatives set up in the campground, and from Thursday (15th) through Saturday (17th) will be available to assist hikers with equipment repairs, gear advice and specialized services. These Reps are there to help you, the hiker, with any issue you may be having with any of your gear. The Reps generously donate their time and skills to provide FREE gear repairs, expert fitting and other services to the A.T. community. We hope you’ll take advantage of this service opportunity in the campground parking area. (There is a $5 campground entry fee per person, which covers the entire weekend, regardless of the amount of time spent there.)

9am: Snow Ferreniea and Eleanor Grasselli will lead a Wildflower Walk from Whitetop Mtn. to Elk Garden. This 2.5 mile stroll can take 2.5        hours to fully enjoy. Please bring water, lunch, another layer of clothing and rain gear; options include camera, hiking poles, wild        flower and birding books, field glasses, etc. Carpool at 9am from the Damascus Caboose to Elk Garden on SR#600; regroup        about 10am for the drive to Whitetop on FSR#89. Please call 276-475-3709 before 10pm, on Tuesday, May        13th or to let us know if you want to participate.

Noon: Prayer at the gazebo in Town Park - a Trail Days Ministries event

5-7pm: A special preview book sale for 'Friends of the Library'members, at the Damascus Branch Library on Water St. (memberships will        be available at the door). 

5:30pm:  Free meal to hikers at One Way Ministries

7pm:  Worship service at One Way Ministries



All day: Trail Days Ministry at the campground; info. at the Trail Days Ministry tents (at various locations throughout Town)

8am-4pm: Mobile shower units open in front of the Little League ballfields - provided by Trail Days Ministries

8am-4pm: Front Porch Ministry, at the River Rose Cottage (close to First Baptist Church)

8am-9pm: Highlands Laundromat open 

9am: Campground opens for weekend parking ($20 per car) & campground entry ($5 per person).

9-5: "FREE Gear Repair Area" in the campground parking lot.

9-5: 'The Place' annual Work Day. Come and be part of the first annual Work Day at The Place! Lunch provided for the first 25 volunteers. For more info. contact

11am-7pm: The Damascus Branch Library on Water Street holds its annual Trail Days book sale.

12-7: Retail, craft, and food vendors set up in the Town Park.

4-5:15pm at the Town Hall:  Helen Thayer presents “Polar Dream”, her adventure to the Magnetic North Pole.  

5-8pm: Home cooked meal for hikers at the Bingo Hall. FREE tickets may be picked up at the Ministry tents.

8:30-10pm: Terry Coyle (aka Seven) presents a documentary2013 Thru-Hikers’, at One Way Ministries.