Loudoun AT Festival To Be Held on June 8th

The annual AT Festival in Loudoun, VA will be held this year on Saturday, June 8. The festival is sponsored this year by Loudoun County’s three AT Communities: the towns of Round Hill and Hillsboro and the Village of Bluemont. This year, the three towns have come together under one name (the Loudoun Appalachian Trail Community) and will host the festival on the grounds of the Old Stone School in Hillsboro.

Per the festival organizers: “This free, family-friendly event toasts the beauty of the Trail with tunes and talks, bites and brews from 11–5. Attendees can enjoy live music, trail talks, kids’ activities, food, and vendors. They can talk with reps from environmental/hiking groups and take part in hands-on activities.

“Discover a new day hike; meet an AT thru-hiker. Climb the rock wall. Get inspired by the ‘Art of the Trail‘ art show, then try your hand at a nature craft. All day, we’ll celebrate the AT and other outdoor opportunities in the area.”

A shuttle from Keys Gap will be available to bring thru-hikers to and from the festival. Thru-hikers can also enjoy a free lunch and charging station while at the festival. For those who can’t make it, the Loudoun Appalachian Trail Community will bring trail magic to Bears Den and Blackburn trail centers so all can participate, even from afar.

“More than 2,000 people joined us in 2023,” says festival organizer Jody Brody via email, “and we expect our free, family-friendly festival to be even bigger and better than ever for our fifth year celebrating the AT — and all the Great Outdoors!”

All images, including featured image, courtesy of Loudoun Appalachian Trail Festival.

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