Hit the Trails Festival

Saturday, October 1st, 2022 10am to 2pm at The Square, Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade

Come and learn all about the outdoors in Fairfield Glade.. We are looking forward to an exciting event again this year. We have expanded from being just about trails to include all outdoor activities available to Fairfield Glade and Cumberland County residents and visitors. Last year we had over 1,500 attendees so we are hoping for even more this year if the weather cooperates.

There will be live music and concessions stands selling burgers, hotdogs, etc. With over thirty information booths there will be plenty to interest everyone.

There will be a lot of activity at the Marathon tent as we hand out the T-shirts and patches to the hikers.

Volunteers at all the other booths will be handing out information about their organization or activity..

Participating Organizations

Criteria for Hit the Trails Participants

We welcome participants in our very successful “Hit the Trails”. In order to keep the festival focused on outdoor activities for the local residents and visitors, we have established  criteria for groups and organizations that would like to participate. Potential participating organizations will be welcome to have a booth at the event if they meet both of these criteria:

You do not need to be a 501(c)3 organization but commercial organizations such as realtors, insurance companies or companies selling products such as replacement windows are not permitted unless they are a Gold or Platinum sponsor. Commercial companies selling outdoor activity equipment such a cycles, kayaks, etc are permitted. Fund-raising sales such as the sale of plants by the Garden Club, the sale of organization memberships, the sale of an organizations publicity merchandise such as patches, stickers, coffee mugs, etc. are acceptable. The collection of donations, sponsorships and personal contact information is also acceptable.

The primary purpose of the organization must be one or more outdoor activities. The purpose will usually be to participate in the outdoor activity but the promotion, education or support of the activity is also acceptable. Outdoor activities may include outdoor recreation activities or outdoor volunteer activities such as trail-building, watershed surveys, hemlock tree surveys, etc.
Marathon sponsors who donate $1000 or more may participate in the festival without qualifying under items 1 and 2.
Organizations whose primary purpose is the advocacy of political candidates, political parties, specific items of legislation, public policy, community groups or religions are not acceptable.

Download the PDF Criteria for HTT festival participants revised.

Trails Festival Gallery