After 1,753 miles, 27 hours of total drive time, five days, and nine states we’ve made it back to the Blue Ridge! It was a long haul, but we’re looking forward to getting organized and hitting the road to our first festival of 2019. As usual, we’ll be loaded down with plenty of copies of our favorite magazine (hint, hint) and some awesome giveaways from our sponsors. Want to hang out with the Road Team? Wondering where you can find us next? Check out our event list below and keep your eyes peeled for our 2019 meetup schedule. We’ve got some exciting things planned for this season!
4/25 – 4/28 Tuck Fest – Charlotte, North Carolina
This will be our 3rd Tuck Fest at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tuck Fest is a free event and offers something for everyone. From the deep water solo climbing competitions to the stacked music lineup, Tuck Fest is the perfect family-friendly event to kick off our tour.
5/17 – 5/19 Appalachian Trail Days – Damascus, Virginia
This one is near and dear to our hearts. Come help us celebrate the spirit of the white blaze at this years’ Appalachian Trail Days! As usual, we’ll be set up in Town Park celebrating all things thru-hiking. We’re going big this year and we’ve got a lot of great activities planned including a little Trail Magic, our Mountain House pouch-swap, and a badminton tournament powered by LEKI. Follow along on our facebook more details about how you can get involved in one of these awesome meetups.
5/24 – 5/26 – DelFest – Cumberland, Maryland
Some would call DelFest a picker’s paradise. Located at the beautiful Allegany County Fair Grounds in Cumberland, Maryland, DelFest features a family-friendly atmosphere and world-class bluegrass. This year’s headliners include the Del McCoury Band, String Cheese Incident, Trampled by Turtles and more.
5/29 – 6/1 – Riverbend Music Festival – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga here we come! With headliners like Weezer, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban, and Macklemore, Riverbend Music festival is sure to be a big one. With a backdrop of the Tennesee River, this four-day festival features music from almost every genre. The festival has four stages and the main one is on a floating barge.
6/6 – 6/9 – Wanderlust – Snowshoe, West Virginia
Nestled in the West Virginia mountains in Snowshoe is Wanderlust. Looking for a break from music festivals? Wanderlust’s mission is to help you live a healthy and inspired life. Want to relax and try some acro yoga with your partner? This is the festival for you.
6/13 – 6/16 – Franklin County, Virginia
Our last stop of the spring, but perhaps the one we’re most looking forward to, is our stop in Franklin County, VA. Just as the temperatures are heating up, we’ll be headed to one of the most beautiful places in the Blue Ridge. Franklin Country is a land of two lakes, four rivers spanning from the crest of the Blue Ridge down to the Virginia Piedmont, with the foothills of the Blue Ridge in between.
There is one way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Leki, Big Agnes, Stio, Roofnest, and Franklin County, VA.