Appalachian Trail Hiker Fool Bash Moves to Hiawassee

The 2016 Hiker Fool Bash moves to Hiawassee

The 2016 Bash moves to Hiawassee and will not be held at the Sapphire Inn in Franklin, NC. Honest.

The 12th Annual 2016 Appalachian Trail gathering known from Katahdin to Springer Mountain as the Hiker Fool Bash returns each year on April Fool's Day to fill the void in the hearts of hikers who miss the Trail and one another.

The festival's mastermind, Ronnie Haven, sold the Sapphire Inn in Franklin, NC, last May. That's where the Bash was held for many years. Never fear, campers.

The 2016 Hiker Fool Bash is moving to Hiawassee, Georgia, and will be held at the Budget Inn on April first through the third!

I know. You probably think this is an early April Fool's Day joke. It isn't a joke ... not that we are above such things.

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As always, you'll find food, tall tales, hiker trash, music, vendors, new friends and former Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to keep you company at the Hiker Fool Bash at its new location in Hiawassee, GA.

Hiker Fool Bash Info

  • When: April 1-3, 2016
  • Where: The Budget Inn; 193 South Main Street; Hiawassee, Georgia
  • Contact: Phone for Reservations: 706-896-4121

Appalachian Trail Hiker Fool Bash 2016

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