Bland County, VA's Festival of Trails

Bland County, Virginia, will be anything BUT bland when they celebrate being named an Appalachian Trail Community on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy honored Bland County -- which proudly preserves 56 miles of the Appalachian Trail -- as the 9th community in Virginia to earn this distinction.

"The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is proud to celebrate communities that are helping to protect and promote the Appalachian Trail," stated Community Program Manager Julie Judkins of the ATC. "These new partnerships will increase local stewardship of public lands, support community initiatives for sustainable economic development and conservation planning, as well as support healthy lifestyles for community citizens."

To celebrate the designation, the Festival of Trails will be held on Saturday, May 26. Join the celebration at the Bland County Fairgrounds. Here's part of what you can expect:

  • 10:00 AM: Guided Hikes
  • 1:00 PM: Tour de Bland Bicycle Race
  • 2:00 PM: Allen Ashworth - Music
  • 3:00 PM: Native American Drum Group - Call of the People
  • 4:30 PM: Bland Dance Team
  • 5:00 PM: Race Awards
  • 5:30 PM: Appalachian Trail Designation Ceremony
  • 6:00 PM: Street Dance - Hollybrook Band

We'll see you there!

Click Here for Bland County's Festival of Trails Website

Click Here for Bland County: An Appalachian Trail Community

Tags: Attractions, Events, Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, and Appalachian Trail Community

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