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.
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.
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.
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