TrailFest as a branded event is cancelled for 2024.
To still celebrate the Appalachian Trail and Town of Hot Springs, NC, some favorite events will be planned for SATURDAY APRIL 27- 
DUCK RACE- Late afternoon prior to the next event.  Organized by the Hot Springs Fire Department.   Proceeds go to both VFD and 2025 TrailFest.
DINNER + FASHION SHOW AT LAUGHING HEART HOSTEL- Free to hikers and guests.  Donations to be accepted and saved for 2025 TrailFest.
This event is in transition, with plans to continue in 2025, in partnership with the Laughing Heart Hostel and Hot Springs community.

Share on Facebook


Where better to celebrate the Appalachian Trail than in the town of Hot Springs, NC, where the AT runs through the heart of downtown and crosses one of the oldest rivers in the world–the French Broad River?  Celebrate the outdoors all weekend long, with a speaker Friday night, festivities all day Saturday, and a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning.