Trail Days in Damascus, VA: May 18-20th

To a thru-hiker, Trails Days in Damascus is like walking across a mountainous, wooded planet and finding real, live people who want to feed you, help you fix your gear, feed you some more, give you free medical screenings -- and make you their king and/or queen for a couple of days.

Trail Days isn't just for hikers -- although they are treated like heroes for living out the dreams of everyone at Trail Days -- it's for everyone who loves the outdoors, food, music, hiking, camping, dancing and being with a bunch of cool people.

There's free music, a talent show for thru-hikers, and a contra dance on Saturday.

There's nothing quite like Trails Days festival in Damascus on the entire Appalachian Trail.

Trail Days takes place the weekend after Mother's Day. This year it begins on Friday, May 18, 2012.


Click Here for the Trail Days Website

Click Here for the Trail Days Schedule

Click Here for First Baptist Church -- Sponsor of Shuttle Rides

Sign up is required for the free shuttle pick-up at Route 11 & I-81 -- mile 534 on the AT.

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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