Schedule of events

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

3:00pm - 7:00pm // Registration

  • Get your official Trailfest t-shirts, raffle tickets, and ducks!

  • Hikers can sign the official AT Hiker Sign In Sheet and receive a special goody bag with fun surprises

5:00pm - 7:00pm // Spaghetti Dinner

  • Located at the Community Center

  • Hosted by The Madison County Group Home

  • $5/adult plate, $3/child plate, $8/all you can eaT

7pm // Speaker, Leanna Joyner

  • Located at the Welcome Center, Sponsored by Friends of the Hot Springs Library

8:00pm // What It Is

  • Located at The Spring Creek Tavern

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SATURDAY, APRIL 22

10:00am // Climbing Wall and Low Ropes Course Open
**Free All Day**
10:00am // Community Yoga with Frank Vogler
11:00am // Live Music with What It Is on the Main Stage
11:30am // Hula Hoop Workshop with Ms. Lou near the stage
12:00pm // Appalachian Tail, Walk for Sunshine Program, an award winning adventure story that will fill you with inspiration to go after your dreams. Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his amazing 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humor and inspiration. Now, he includes practical advice to plan your own hiking adventure. With Jeff Alt on the main stage
1:00pm // Live Music with Andy Buckner on the Main Stage
1:30pm // Camp Stove Cook-Off followed by the Ice Cream Eating Contest near the big white tent​
2:15pm // 4th Annual Talent Show hosted by Jason York in the stage area. Just show up with your talent!
3:00pm // Live Music with Pierce Edens on the Main Stage
3:30pm // Live Music with Resonant Rogues on the Main Stage
4:00pm // Trailfest Bike Parade on Bridge Street
4:15pm // Live Music with Ashley Heath on the Main Stage
4:45pm // Silent Auction Closes under tent. Winners may pay and take
5:00pm // Duck Race at Spring Creek Bridge on Bridge Street
5:30pm - 6:30pm // Hiker Feed at Laughing Heart Lodge for all hikers
6:30pm // The 2nd Annual Ultimate AT Game Tournament at Laughing Heart Lodge
8:00pm // Resonant Rogues at The Spring Creek Tavern

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SUNDAY, APRIL 23

8:00am - 10:00am // Pancake Breakfast​

  • Pancakes, sausage, fruit, and a drink for a $5 donation

  • Located at Hot Springs BBQ


FREEBIES 10-5 SATURDAY

  • Registration Table will be set up at the Welcome Center // Get your official Trailfest t-shirts, raffle tickets, and ducks! Hikers can sign the official AT Hiker Sign In Sheet and get a special goody bag with fun surprises

  • FREE Climbing Wall, Eurobungy, & Low Ropes Course sponsored by Madison County Tourism Association, The Armory, and the ATC

  • FREE Bike Decoration Station hosted by the Hot Springs Community Learning Center

  • FREE Bike Tune-Up Station with Wild Bill

  • FREE Gear Repair Station with Allen Morton in the Bluff Mountain Outfitters parking lot

  • FREE Face Painting with Ruth Gallagher

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 23(10am-4pm)

  • Silent Auction Table with over 50 different donated items and FREE to look

  • FREE Hiker Feed 5:30-6:30pm at Laughing Heart Lodge for all hikers