Trail Days 2017 Schedule

  

 

DATE - TO BE DETERMINED

 

The 2017 Miss Trail Days fundraiser pageant will take place on Saturday, (TBD) at Holston High 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 twenty-one 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 March 17.  A payment plan is available with a $25 deposit to hold your spot.  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/misstraildayswww.misstraildays.webs.com or email Allison Harrell at cobalt.allison@hotmail.com

 

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 Dept. will be serving breakfast at the Fire Station.

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

9am-noon:  Damascus Farmers Market under the canopy at Damascus Motor Sales.

 

MONDAY, MAY 15th

 

2:00pm: at the Damascus Library -  Movie & refreshments in an air-conditioned community room on a large screen.  Possible movies may be “The Loneliest Planet”, “Happy People”, “Mile, Mile and a half”, “Finding Traction”, “Trek”, and “Walking with Freedom” (depending on availability).

 

TUESDAY, MAY 16th

 

2:00pm: at the Damascus Library -  Movie & refreshments in an air-conditioned community room on a large screen.  Possible movies may be “The Loneliest Planet”, “Happy People”, “Mile, Mile and a half”, “Finding Traction”, “Trek”, and “Walking with Freedom” (depending on availability).

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.  Possible movies may be “The Loneliest Planet”, “Happy People”, “Mile, Mile and a half”, “Finding Traction”, “Trek”, and “Walking with Freedom” (depending on availability).

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 - Hair Cuts & 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 roy_hiking@yahoo.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.  Possible movies may be “The Loneliest Planet”, “Happy People”, “Mile, Mile and a half”, “Finding Traction”, “Trek”, and “Walking with Freedom” (depending on availability).

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 White Top Mountain, with Dr. Hamed.

7-10pm: at One Way Ministry - Coffee House with a live band, dancing, and food.