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Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival

September 11-12, 2021

The 2021 Round Hill AT Festival celebrates the natural beauty of the Appalachian Trail. Featuring partner organizations like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Friends of the Blue Ridge, and Virginia Master Naturalists, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about hiking, trail conservancy, and everything about America’s first multi-state hiking trail.

Listen to hiking experts and enjoy live music—plus kids’ activities, food, and (of course) beverages from B Chord Brewing. Join us for a hike, brush up on your orienteering skills, learn to light a fire without matches, test out a backpack….and more including artisans/vendors, food trucks, scavenger hunt, silent auction, raffle, pony rides, environmental displays.

Author, historian, and photographer Jeffrey Ryan will be appearing both days of the festival to share his experiences about the trail and to sign his three books about the legendary footpath from Maine to Georgia.

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

September 11

11:00 a.m. - to 11:30
Festival Opening
Welcoming ceremony
11:30 - to 12:15
"Take a (Day) Hike"
Speaker: Lee Sheaffer
12:15 - to 1:00
Music & Trail Trivia
(Two separate events)
1:00 p.m. - to 2:00 p.m.
Three Appalachian Odysseys
Speaker: Jeffrey Ryan
2:00 - to 3:00
Music & Trail Bingo
(Two separate events)
3:00 p.m. - to 4:00 p.m.
"Life-long Learning on the Trail"
Speaker: Cindy Ross
4:00 p.m. - to 5:00 p.m.
Music & Trail Bingo
(Two separate events)

September 12

11:00 a.m.
Bringing Back the Experience: Journal Writing, Photography & Sketching
Speaker: Cindy Ross
11:15 a.m.
Let's Plant a Tree
James McGlone, Virginia Department of Forestry
Trail Cooking: Beyond Ramen
Speaker: Jeffrey Ryan
Going the Distance: A Thru-Hiker Panel
Panel Discussion
Nature Printing
Speaker: Jill Jensen
Why Native Plants?
Iara Lacher, Seven Bends Nursery
Forest Bathing
Kristine Villatoro
Sep 11 - 12 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


B Chord Brewing
34266 Williams Gap Road Round Hill, Virginia 20141
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