Greater Waynesboro PA Appalachian Trail Community

Mason-Dixon Appalachian Trail Outdoor Fest

June 8th
10am - 4pm

Red Run Park
12143 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268

Forms

Looking to sign up as a vendor or set up a display? Fill out the appropriate form from the list below (to save to your computer right click the link and select "save target/link as...")

Payments can be mailed to:

AT Community
P.O. Box 325
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
Deadline of May 7 to be included in PR and posters.
Final Deadline - June 7.

Festival Highlights!

Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Greater Waynesboro PA Area Appalachian Trail Community offers a chance for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds to learn more about the Trail in the Mason-Dixon area, and to enjoy a variety of activities. Free admission, the public is welcome 10 – 4, rain or shine, at Red Run Park in Rouzerville, just west of where the Appalachian Trail crosses PA Rt. 16. (12143 Buchanan Trail East)

Our title sponsor Buchanan Auto Stores has some outdoor adventure vehicles to display.

New vendors this year are Mountain Woodworks by Daryl, Bruce’s Bluebird Boxes, Reneé’s Originals, and The Cosmic Rhythm. “Viking” from Erie returns with his Between the Blazes (A.T. collectibles) and Steve and Kathy Burdette Art offer a wide variety of local scenes for you to choose from for your home. South Mountain Supply Company and Peace by Piece have unique items.

Enjoy the displays from Friends of Mont Alto State Park, Friends of the Battle of Monterey Pass, Friends of Michaux State Forest, Penn State Mont Alto, the Appalachian Trail Museum, Pennsylvania Master Naturalists, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, Conococheague Audubon, Antietam Watershed Association, Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Education and Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Information about our second Appalachian Trail Photo Contest will be available

This Festival is an outgrowth of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s community outreach program. The Greater Waynesboro PA Area was designated an official ATC Community in April 2014. We’d like to thank our Community Supporters: Red Run Grill, Synergy Massage and Wellness Center, South Mountain Hotel, Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, and Burgundy Lane B&B.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and its North Chapter are the maintaining clubs for the A.T. from Shenandoah N.P. to Pine Grove Furnace.

Live Music

Live music kicks off at 11 with Guitar Masters, Bruce Rowland and Tom McFarland, followed by Dominik Wiesniewski at 12, Laura Mae at 1:15, and the country/rock band Hometown Strangers closing out the day starting at 3.

Food Vendors

Antietam Dairy ice cream, Bernard’s Jamaican jerk chicken and J&M BBQ savory food will be offered, as well as Old Country Kettle Korn.

More food vendors are listed below!

Hiking Information

Hiking information from Keystone Trails Association, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and ALDHA (Appalachian Long-Distance Hikers Association) will be on site. Visitors to the area, including long-distance hikers, can take advantage of our warm hospitality, with hiker shuttles to resupply as well as to Ft. Richie Community Center and the YMCA for showers.

Live Behive!

New this year will be a live beehive in an educational display trailer (Franklin County Beekeeper, Kevin Lesher), and Rotz Compost for organic soil enrichment.

Summer Health and Wellness

Learn about outdoor summer safety and physical activity ideas from Summit Health/Wellspan Community Services and tick prevention/Lyme disease awareness from Deerbusters Deer Fence as well as from the Chambersburg Lyme Alliance; take advantage of free blood pressure screenings by Blue Ridge Summit Fire and Rescue. Their all-terrain rescue vehicle will be on display, with donations appreciated for new medic kits. These volunteers can provide first aid care if needed and will offer rides on their Fire Safety Train.

National Parks

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will share program materials, including the B.A.R.K. Ranger program, and share a craft using invasive species. Catoctin Mountain National Park volunteers will be on hand with their program materials.

Local Geology

Interested in local geology? Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club will be on hand, as well as Tom Smith’s Minerals, Fossils and Rocks. SGI – Specialty Granules Inc. have samples from their local quarry to show.

The Native Niche

The Native Niche returns to this year's Festival. Rebecca Shubert's focus on native plants makes this a unique opportunity to add butterfly and hummingbird-friendly species to your garden. The featured plant for June 8 is ‘Blue Ridge’ cultivar of the broadleaf creeping phlox, Phlox stolonifera. Part of the proceeds go directly to our Appalachian Trail Community donations. https://www.thenativeniche.com

Broadleaf creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera) is native to the eastern US, naturally growing in open, rich woodlands and rocky lightly shaded slopes of the Appalachian Mountains. It gradually spreads to form a semi-evergreen groundcover, blooming in late spring to early summer. The fragrant blooms are attractive to native pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds. The selection 'Blue Ridge' has slightly larger blooms, a shade of soft blue-violet.

Wonders of Wildlife

The Eyler family will have “Wonders of Wildlife” to share, including hides/pelts as well as living creatures.

Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park with Simone of Flowering Heart Yoga – free half-hour sessions at 11:30 and 12:00 for all ages. Bring your yoga mat or rug if you have one.

Children's Activities

Children’s activities include making bubbles with the Bubble Master, making pinecone bird feeders, planting flowers, etc. Train rides from 1-4 on the Red Run Express. Stories and games with Peace 4 Peyton Water Safety Awareness is not to be missed! Crumbsnatcher the Shelter Mouse may make an appearance, so don’t forget your cameras!

Tri-State Astronomers

The Tri-State Astronomers will return with their telescopes for sunspot viewing.

Eagle Aquatics Kayaking

Kayaking with Mr. Mike of Eagle Aquatics is scheduled for some water fun!

Meet the Hikers

There will be opportunities for the general public to “Meet the Hikers” and learn of their trail experiences and hiking recommendations. Sheetz and Red Run Grill supply our visiting hikers with donations of food and drink.

See below for our full list of music, food, and activities!

Food

J&m BBQ and sandwiches

Antietam Dairy

Bernard’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Old Country Kettle Korn

Activities

Children's Activities

Stories and Games, Peace for Peyton Water Safety Awareness

Flowering Heart Yoga (11:30 and 12:30)

Kayaking with Eagle Aquatics

Sunspot Viewing with Tri-State Astronomers

Red Run Train Rides (1-4 p.m.)



Displays

Wildlife Wonders - nature display and live critters

The Native Niche - native plants

South Mountain Supply Company - outdoor supplies

Friends of Mont Alto State Park

Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield

Friends of Michaux State Park

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Appalachian Trail Museum

Antietam Watershed Association

Summit Health/Wellspan

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

Penn State/Mont Alto

Audubon - Conochocheague Chapter

Art by Steve and Kathy Burdette

Catoctin Mountain National Park

Pennsylvania Master Naturalists

Blue Ridge Summit Fire and Rescue

Between the Blazes (A.T. collectibles)

Keystone Trails Association

Live Beehive and Pollinator Information

Mountain Woodworks by Daryl

Harper’s Ferry National Park

Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club

Franklin County Visitors Bureau

Renfrew Institute