Trail Days 2017

Trail Days 2017

Trail Days is the Appalachian Trail’s biggest, baddest, bestest, hiker trashiest festival of the year.  If you love the Appalachian Trail and its culture, Trail Days is your cup o’ joe.

What: The 31St annual festival celebrating the Appalachian Trail way of life.  Highlights include a hiker parade, talent show, gear giveaways, parties, food, craft, and gear vendors, and a densely packed field of hikers, lovingly known as “tent city”.  Get the full schedule of events here.

When: Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 21stthe-trek-trail-days

Where: Damascus, Virginia

Why: Why not?

Who: You, if you’re smart.

Stop by The Trek booth!  We’re located at booth # 108.

Friday, May 19th

10am: The Appalachian Trials Scavenger Hunt opens!

Swing by the booth to grab the details on this year’s The Trek Scavenger Hunt. Win loads of cool prizes (hint: REI GIFT CARDS). Open to 2017 thru-hikers only!

Saturday, May 20th

10am – 12pm: Thru-Hiker Portraits + Photography All-Star AMA with Snap, Wankles, Puma, and Click.

Have that grubby, hiker trash face of yours featured on AND up your own photography game.  Krystian “Snap” Repolona, Aaron “Wankles” Ibey, Nathan “Puma” Bauman, The Real Hiking Viking, and Nicholas “Click” Reichard will be hanging by The Trek booth to grab a fancy portrait photo of your glorious dome and to answer your questions about how to improve your Trail photography game.

4:00pm: Winners selected from the Scavenger Hunt raffle.

After hikers complete the scavenger hunt, they report back to The Trek booth to verify and claim their raffle ticket.  The raffle drawing will go down at 4pm sharp. Hikers must be present at the time of the drawing to win.

4th Annual Thru-Hiker Prom hosted by The Pox and Puss Podcast

Ready to party like it’s 2014? The Thru-Hiker Prom returns to The Damascus Brewery, site of our first Thru-Hiker Prom. The brewery has expanded a bit since 2014, so we can fit a whole lot more of you in and around the place. No cover charge, so that means free music from noon until midnight. Great beer is always in attendance at the Damascus Brewery. Door prizes throughout the day and a special prize for the Prom King and Queen. So grab your get-up and get ready to get down! Voting for King and Queen will begin at 6pm and will end around 11-ish. After that, Pox goes into “Beautiful Mind” mode and starts counting the votes.