ROAN MOUNTAIN, Tenn. – The Roan Mountain community invites all Appalachian Trail enthusiasts to the Roan Mountain Trail Festival Saturday, May 6. The event is free and open to the public.
The goal of the Roan Mountain Trail Festival is to help create a partnership between the Roan Mountain community, the Appalachian Trail, the local trail maintaining organization —Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club.
While the event mainly focuses on how to engage the community in stewardship and education, the trail festival is also designed to attract hikers and other travelers interested in the Appalachian Trail.
The Roan Mountain Appalachian Trail Community advisory board is planning to have live entertainment, a cornhole tournament, disc golf tournament and an Appalachian Trail hiker question and answer panel. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, video booth, gaming tent and children’s activities.
Festivalgoers are encouraged to visit the local restaurants for good faire during the event. Overnight accommodations are available at several Roan Mountain hostels, cabins and bed and breakfasts. The Roan Mountain Community Park also has overnight camping for $10 per night on the grounds. Free T-shirts are available for as long as supply lasts.
For more information, find Roan Mountain AT Community on Facebook.
For more information about the A.T. Community™ program, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/atcommunity.
For more information about the town of Roan Mountain, visit www.roanmountain.com.
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