Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This September
The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival will take place September 11-12, 2021 at B Chord Brewing.
As summer winds down to an end and fall is right around the corner, more and more people are starting to finish their summer hikes and heading back to their jobs or school for the year. If you find yourself not wanting to let go of the hiking spirit, there’s still a great opportunity coming up in September to celebrate the AT in the town of Round Hill, Virginia.
Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival History
Round Hill, VA sits between two AT centers: Bears Den to the south and Blackburn to the north. When town leaders learned about the AT being in the town’s backyard, they decided celebrating it would be the best way to honor the oldest marked footpath in the country.
In 2019, the inaugural Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival took place and it was a blast for everyone. Unfortunately, the festival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but the town is excited to announce that it will be making its return in 2021.
2021 Festival Details
The festival will take place September 11 – 12, 2021. It returns to toast the beauty of the AT with brews, bites, tunes, and talks at B Chord Brewing in Round Hill, VA.
Saturday, September 11 from 11 – 5 PM: Enjoy live music, trail talks, kids’ activities, food, and vendors. Talk with representatives from ten environmental/hiking groups. Special speakers include authors/long-distance hikers Cindy Ross and Jeff Ryan. The PATC Past-President Lee Sheaffer will talk about local day hikes.
Sunday, September 12 from 11 – 2 PM: The festival focuses on hands-on (and feet-on) activities and workshops. Join a native tree ID hike, practice yoga for hikers, cook over the campfire, sketch from nature, or pick up first aid and photography tips.
Venue: B Chord Brewing (34266 Williams Gap Rd., Round Hill, VA
If you are coming from out of town and want more details about the festival, feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information on special hotel rates and basic festival information. You can also visit www.roundhillat.org for more details about the speakers, music, and sponsors of the festival.
This festival is free, family-friendly, and a great way to learn about and celebrate the AT!
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