AT Festival in the Gap To Take Place on June 10
In 2019, Round Hill became a designated Appalachian Trail Community. That same year, it hosted the first Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival: a celebration of the longest and oldest marked footpath in the country. Now called the AT Festival in the Gap, the event is for day hikers, section hikers, and thru-hikers alike, as well as people who just like being outdoors with good music, good people, and good food.
With the exception of 2020, Round Hill has held the festival every year since its initiation. The town of Hillsboro, Va. became the festival’s host and partner this year.
The free, family-friendly festival will be held on June 10, 2023, at the Old Stone School and The Gap Stage in Western Loudoun County, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (though events could continue later into the evening).
Venue Address: 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro, VA 20132
Events at This Year’s AT Festival in the Gap
There will be events of all kinds, such as live music, trail talks, kids’ activities, food, and vendors. Meet representatives from environmental/hiking groups, including the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, AT Museum, and Sierra Club.
Learn new skills, from trail cooking to yoga for hikers. Discover a new day hike or learn from a long-distance veteran. Explore the “Wild Beauty” art show and participate in nature crafts.
Current thru-hikers looking for a day of rest and trail magic can catch a shuttle from the parking lot at Keys Gap, VA, to the festival and back. Camping, laundry, and showers will be available.
For more details about events, music, speakers, and more, check out the AT Festival in the Gap’s website.
Featured image: Round Hill AT.
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