Trail Days 2017 Schedule
SATURDAY, MAY 6th
The 2017 Miss Trail Days fundraiser pageant will take place on Saturday, May 6th at Rhea Valley Elementary School in Damascus, Virginia. Proceeds from this year’s pageant will benefit Meals on Wheels of Washington County. Age divisions range from newborn up to eighteen years of age. Categories include Beauty, Five Sides, and Photogenic. The pageant is open to anyone in the area. All entries must be received by April 26th. Hold your spot with a $25 deposit, applied towards your grand total. Winners will receive a crown, embroidered sash, trophy, photo shoot, and participate in the 31st annual Damascus Trail Days Festival taking place May 19-21. For more information visit www.facebook.com/misstraildays , www.misstraildays.webs.com or email Allison Harrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 13th
7am-3pm: TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE… Largest yard sale in Southwest Virginia…bargains on every street! 200+ participants, and growing! Registration Deadline: May 1st
The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Junior members will be serving a Fundraiser Lunch at the Fire Station.
9am-noon: Damascus Farmers Market under the canopy at Damascus Motor Sales.
9am-noon: Dr. John Roberts of VCA Highlands Animal Hospital will be holding a rabies clinic at the gazebo in Town Park. Other routine vaccines will also be available at a discounted price! Bring dogs on leashes and cats in cages please. vcahighlandsva.com
MONDAY, MAY 15th
2:00pm: at the Damascus Library - Movie & refreshments in an air-conditioned community room on a large screen: “The Loneliest Planet.”
TUESDAY, MAY 16th
2:00pm: at the Damascus Library - Movie & refreshments in an air-conditioned community room on a large screen: “Happy People.”
7pm: Trail Days Ministries hosting a prayer walk through town – meet at the gazebo in the park.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th
Manufacturer representatives set up at the Tent City parking lot, and from Thursday (18th) through Saturday (20th) 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 at the Tent City parking area.
2:00pm: at the Damascus Library - Movie & refreshments in an air-conditioned community room on a large screen: “Mile, Mile and a half.”
6pm: Trail Days Ministries host a cookout and service in the Town Park – everyone welcome (if raining, will be held at One Way Ministry)
THURSDAY, MAY 18th
Ride Board at The Place (hard copy), and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/traildaysrideboard. Offer a ride, get a ride!
8am-4pm: Trail Days Ministries Welcome & Information Tents at various locations throughout town.
8am– 4pm: Mobile shower units across from One Way Ministry & at the Town Pool – Trail Days ministry team.
8am-4pm: Laundry service across from One Way Ministry provided by the Trail Days ministry team.
8am- 4pm: Small supplies ministry on the front porch of Way One Ministry.
8am-4pm: at One Way Ministry - haircuts & sewing repairs.
8am-4pm: Coffee, snacks, hats, charging stations and more on the front porch of the Dancing Bear on Laurel Avenue
8am-10pm: at One Way Ministry - Church open with snacks, drinks, and charging stations.
9am: Tent City - opens for weekend parking ($20 per car) & campground entry ($5 per person).
9-5: 'The Place' annual Work Day - Come and be part of this annual Work Day at The Place! Lunch provided for the first 50 volunteers. For more info contact email@example.com.
10am-5pm: FREE gear repair - Manufacturer Representatives will be set up at the Tent City parking lot to assist hikers with equipment repairs, gear advice and specialized services.
10am-5pm: at the Tent City parking lot - Self-service gear wash station provided by BACKPACKER, NIKWAX, and SOLOMON.
10am-?: at the Tent City parking lot - Full-service gear wash station provided by BACKPACKER, NIKWAX, and SOLOMON. This will be first-come-first-served and based on the inventory of "loaner" boots. Hikers will be able to drop off their boots in the AM, walk away with a pair of "loaners" for the day and then return in the afternoon to get their clean/waterproofed boots back.
11am-7pm: Retail, craft, and food vendors set up in the Town Park.
12-4pm: "Pickin’ and a Grinnin’ on the Front Porch with Tuck" at One Way Ministry (come play your favorite instruments).
2:00pm: at the Damascus Library - Movie & refreshments in an air-conditioned community room on a large screen: “Trek.”
5-8pm: Hiker Feast at the Fire Hall - FREE but tickets are required! Pick up tickets at One Way Ministry, or at the various Ministry tents.
6pm: at the Damascus Library - Salamanders of Whitetop Mountain, with Dr. Hamed.
7-10pm: at One Way Ministry - Coffee House with a live band, dancing, and food.