We’re thrilled to announce the Appalachian Trail Festival’s return. It’s back, and it’s better!
Why Celebrate the A.T.?
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,190-mile footpath, spanning over 14 states. We in Western Loudoun are fortunate. We have this breathtaking beauty right in our backyard.
In 2019, we celebrated a special event. It was Round Hill’s official recognition as an A.T. Community. Today, we have more exciting news. We’re bringing the festival back in 2023. But this time, we’re growing and collaborating with Hillsboro.
We’re teaming up with Hillsboro, another A.T. Community. Together, we will host the festival at a new venue. The Gap Stage and Old Stone School in Hillsboro, VA, will be our location.
So, clear your schedules on June 10th. Join us in celebrating the Great Outdoors and the A.T. in its entirety.
Activities for the Entire Family
The festival this year is bigger and better. It’s packed with activities, performances, exhibitions, and enlightening talks. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect on Saturday, June 10th:
The festival kicks off at 10:45 a.m. on The Gap Stage. Here, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will recognize Hillsboro as an A.T. Community.
Festival Grounds Activities
From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., there will be plenty to do and see. Enjoy a variety of food, music, and trail talks. You can also engage with local hiking and environmental groups.
There will be a ‘Wild Beauty’ exhibition at the Old Stone School auditorium. The art show will feature seven artists inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Drop by our raffle tent for a chance to win exciting prizes. Buy a T-shirt or raffle tickets to support the festival.
Kids can enjoy fun-filled activities from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They can indulge in nature crafts, pony rides, and more.
Live Performances and Hiking Talks
Enjoy live music performances by popular bands. Listen to tales from seasoned hikers. Learn about yoga for hikers and explore nature printing. Get gourmet camp stove cooking tips too.
Don’t forget the after-party from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy more music, food, drinks, and fun times.
So, whether you’re an avid hiker, a nature lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or someone looking for a fun, community event, the festival is the place to be. Come and join us in celebrating the Appalachian Trail and the Great Outdoors!
For more information, check out the festival website.
See you there!