May 2019: Festival Guide

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Festival Guide 2019

Call your friends, grab your tickets, and get ready to go. Our 16th annual Festival Guide highlights the 100 best fests in the Blue Ridge—along with our favorite headliners and side stages, fest gear, and must-see acts. 

Earn Your Brew

Burn calories on beautiful trails, and then drink craft beer. We’ve paired 11 beer trails with classic adventures along the way. For added fun, explore four of the region’s cider, wine, and spirits trails.

Indigenous Trails

Hike in the footsteps of the indigenous peoples whose land we recreate on. New efforts are underway to map and understand the land beneath our boots.



Maps vs. Apps: What role do print maps play for outdoor adventurers in the digital age?  

Quick hits

Quick Hits Seth’s Bike Hacks—Meet YouTube’s most popular mountain bikerA.T. legend Warren Doyle hangs up his boots after 18 thru-hikes A.T. Ridge Runners are the unsung heroes of the trail

On The Cover

Catch Brandi Carlile at festivals across the Blue Ridge in 2019, including Bonnaroo, FloydFest, Railbird, and Moon River.

Photo by Dréa Atkins

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