Pearisburg Pre-GA.ME TrailFest!

Hikers and Trail enthusiasts from near and far are invited to a festive celebration in the A.T. Community of Pearisburg, Virginia!

If you’re on your way to Trail Days in Damascus, be sure to stop over in Pearisburg on Thursday, May 18.

Schedule of events:

Thursday, May 18:

9-4pm: From Trail to RIVER-Canoeing, Kayaking and Tubing
Get to know Giles County’s most scenic river in a tube, canoe, or kayak! Let us arrange your trip on the New River and provide you with free a shuttle from our office to one of our local outfitters. At the end of your river experience, a shuttle will be provided back to the Pearisburg Community Market for the rest of the festivities. Visit Giles County Tourism and Visitor Center, 203 N. Main Street, in Pearisburg (across from the Pearisburg Post Office and Pearis Mercantile) or call Cora Gnegy at 540.921.2079.

​4:30-8:30pm: LIVE MUSIC & COOKOUT
Join us for an evening of live music, affordable local food, and MORE on the front lawn at the Pearisburg Community Market as we celebrate the A.T.! Bluegrass music by local talent “Farm Use Only” and food provided by The Smoke Shack.

There is also a breakfast Friday morning and shuttles to Damascus for the hikers. If you can help shuttle hikers to Damascus on Friday, May 19, please let Kathryn know at kherndon@appalachiantrail.org. Thanks!