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.
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.
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Franklin, North Carolina, salutes Appalachian Trail hikers with April Fool's Trail Days on or around April 1st each year. It's a family-friendly fun time.
Enjoy an afternoon celebrating the Trail at 2016 Appalachian Trail Events.
Franklin's 2014 April Fool's Trail Days was a bit of a rainy day but that didn't dampen the spirits of folks celebrating the Appalachian Trail in Franklin.
All the Appalachian Trail Festivals in Franklin, NC, are taking place the weekend of March 27, 2015 ... the Hiker Bash & the April Fool's Trail Days & more!
A great time was had by all who spent a few hours at Franklin, NC's 2013 April Fool's Trail Days. Here's proof.