Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival 2020 Dates Rescheduled for September 12 and 13

Round Hill’s Appalachian Trail Festival is being pushed back to September 12th and 13th in order to comply with CDC social distancing guidelines. Visitors can expect two days of live music, trail talks, kids’ activities, food, and more. At this free, family-friendly event, the public is invited to celebrate outdoor opportunities in the area.

The festival will kick off at 11 a.m. on September 12th with a scavenger hunt. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with various nonprofits. These include the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.  In addition to this exciting, informative event ,there will be a line-up of speakers, food, live music, and more.

The following day at 11 a.m., a variety of more hands-on activities will begin. Participants will be able to sign up for a hike, learn how to set up a campsite, try out yoga for hikers, practice trail first aid, taste some campfire cooking, and join in other nature- and trail-themed activities.

The town of Round Hill sits between two well-known AT centers—Bear’s Den to the south and Blackburn to the north. Hikers pass through the Roller Coaster, a rocky, undulating 13-mile stretch of the trail with a remarkable overlook, via the town of Round Hill.

The festival offers a chance for Appalachian Trail visitors to meet the local community and vice versa. Travelers and day-hikers will be offered a shuttle from the trail and be invited to share trail stories, restock supplies, sample local food and beer, recharge phones, camp, and more.

Thanks to various sponsors, including REI Co-op, Whole Foods, Loudoun County, Meadows Farms Nurseries & Landscape Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, H2 Land Company, Darn Tough, and the town of Round Hill, the festival is free to the public.

For more information, visit the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival website.

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    Greg : Mar 3rd

    I wonder if I’d be able to host some thru hikers this season. I’m buying a house in Round Hill and I’m a former AT thru hiker. Does Round Hill have a program in place to host hikers? Or offer rides from Bear’s Den?


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