The Town of Round Hill’s inaugural Appalachian Trail Festival will be held on Saturday, June 15 at B Chord Brewing.
The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a recognition of the town’s AT Community designation by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Round Hill Mayor Scott Ramsey, Supervisor Tony Buffington (R-Blue Ridge) and Visit Loudoun CEO Beth Erickson will participate in the designation.
Music on the B Chord Stage will begin at noon with a performance by the Gina Furtado Project, followed by Justin Trawick & The Common Good at 1:45 p.m. and the Short Hill Mountain Boys at 3:30 p.m. Two jam sessions at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. will be open for the public to join in.
There will also be family-friendly activities, speakers, equipment demonstrations and a scavenger hunt with prizes. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Friends of the Blue Ridge, the Piedmont Environmental Council, the Virginia Master Naturalists, the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department, the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center and the Round Hill Arts Center will all participate in the celebration. Meadows Farms will be the event’s primary sponsor.
Appalachian Trail hikers will be offered a shuttle from the trail to the brewery to share stories, restock supplies, sample local food and beer, recharge their phones, camp out and more.
To learn more, or to donate or sponsor the event, go to roundhillat.org. Donors and sponsors will be recognized in press releases, on the town’s website and on event signage and the official festival T-shirt and poster.