Trail Days 2015 Schedule

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH

 

7am-3pm: TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE! Bargains on every street.

Registration Deadline to reserve a space in the park: May 1st

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.   www.vcahighlandsva.com

The Damascus Old Mill Inn will be hosting chainsaw sculptors during the afternoon.  More details to come!


WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH

Manufacturer Representatives set up in the campground, and from Thursday (14th) through Saturday (16th) 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. 

9am: Snow Ferreniea will lead a Wildflower Walk from Whitetop Mtn.to Elk Garden. This 2.5 mile stroll cantake 2.5 hours to fully enjoy. Please bring water, lunch, another layer ofclothing and rain gear; options include camera, hiking poles, wild flower andbirding books, field glasses, etc. Carpool at 10:00 a.m. from the Damascus Caboose to Elk Garden on SR#600; regroup about 11:00 a.m. for the drive to Whitetop on FSR#89. Please callbefore 10:00pm, on Tuesday, May12th 276-254-1935 Snow Ferreniea to let usknow if you want to participate.

12pm: Prayer at the Gazebo, Damascus Town Park–Trail Days Ministry Team

5-7pm - Member Preview Day - Book Sale at the Damascus Branch Library.  Members only, and memberships will be sold at the door.

6pm: Free Meal for the Hikers, Location TBA –Trail Days Ministry Team

7pm: Church Service after meal, Location TBA – Trail Days Ministry Team

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14TH

Ride Board at The Place (hard copy), and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/traildaysrideboard. Offer a ride, get a ride!

All day: Trail Days Ministry Tents at various locations throughout town

All day, at One Way Ministries - AT EXHIBIT produced by the A. T. Museum, and presented by Robert 'Red Wolf o'da Smoky's' Croyle.

8am– 4pm: Mobile Shower Units open in front ofball fields – Trail Days Ministry Team

8am– 4pm: Front Porch Ministry at River RoseCottage (info, free snacks & HATS!) – Trail Days Ministry Team

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 this second annual Work Day at The Place! Lunch provided for the first 50 volunteers. For more info contact roy_hiking@yahoo.com.

11am-7pm - Book Sale at the Damascus Branch Library.

Noon: Christian campground opens - Info @ TD Ministry tents

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

5–8pm: Italian Feast, Location TBA - Free tickets may be picked up at MinistryTents

6-7pm at the Damascus Branch Library - Author Joe Tennis is presenting a slide show on his new book, "Virginia Rail Trails: Crossing the Commonwealth" which profiles railroads that have been converted into trails across Virginia. That includes the Virginia Creeper Trail, Guest River Gorge, New River Trail and portions of the Appalachian Trail, including the James River Foot Bridge. A book signing follows.