Georgia Mountain Trail Fest 2022

April 23, 2022
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April 24, 2022
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Saturday 10am to 9:30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm

This is the festival where the Georgia trails community comes together — hikers, mountain bikers, kayakers, trail runners, equestrians, campers, jeep and RV enthusiasts — everyone is welcome! We will have multiple vendors, educational trail talks, food trucks, local wine, hard cider, and craft beer, live music, and more.

location

Join us on 35 beautiful acres at the Talona Ridge RV Resort in East Ellijay, GA. Enjoy 360 degrees of mountain views as you and your friends and family take in an exciting line up of educational trail talks, live music, vendors, food trucks, local wine, hard cider and craft beer, and more.

Ellijay is located 75 minutes north of Atlanta and 60 minutes from Marietta, easy access from Highway 515 and to the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. "Top Job Beverage and Events" will be serving wine from some of our local Ellijay Wine Country Vineyards, Hard Cider from Ellijay's Reece's Cider, Co.
and local north Georgia craft beer.

how much

Only $5 admission for the whole weekend! 
Hang on to your wrist band for admission in and out of the Trail Fest, and for special "Trail Magic" throughout the Ellijay and East Ellijay area while wearing your Trail Fest wristband.
Children under 10 are free. We are also suggesting a $5 donation for parking.
Tickets will be available onsite with cash or credit the day of the event.

bigfoot

AND, YES, BIGFOOT WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE! And he's not going to be his usual shy self — we promise he'll be available for you to take a #BIGFOOTSELFIE.

Partner with us!

Become a Sponsor

Connect your brand to an amazing cause — celebrating the outdoors and better trails for all! Sponsor booth optional.

Become a Vendor

Bring your art, your products, your information, or your delicious food and beverages to hundreds of trail-enthusiasts!

Become a Volunteer

Help us make the event a success! All volunteers get a complimentary two day admission festival wrist band.

Schedule of events (Saturday, April 23, 2022)

Benton Mackaye Trail Association

April 23, 2022
10:00 am
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11:00 am

To preserve, protect and maintain the Benton MacKaye Trail.

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Panel

April 23, 2022
11:00 am
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12:00 pm

We will have a panel of three AT Thru Hikers to tell their stories and answer questions!

Gilmer County Public Safety

April 23, 2022
12:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Search and Rescue details and demonstrations and Trail Safety

Mountain Biking in the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia

April 23, 2022
1:00 pm
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2:00 pm

Earl Hunter, Jr. From Black Folks Camp Too

April 23, 2022
2:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Orange Walls LIVE!

April 23, 2022
4:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Randy, Daniel, Frankie, and Stephen are The Orange Walls band! Hybrid Acoustic-Rock, Blues, and Jam-Band stylings of classic and well-loved songs.

Highbeams LIVE!

April 23, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:30 pm

A trio of brothers and best friends, Highbeams have lit up stages across the southeast with their emotive, high-energy performances and rich three part harmonies. Adam Pendlington, Ian Pendlington, and Stephen Quinn are...The Highbeams!

Schedule of events (Sunday, April 24, 2022)

Gerald Hodge with Appalachia Georgia Friends of the Bears

April 24, 2022
12:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Andrea White with Georgia River Network

April 24, 2022
1:00 pm
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2:00 pm

Anne Van Curen as Grandma Gatewood

April 24, 2022
2:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club

April 24, 2022
3:00 pm
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4:00 pm

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club manages, maintains, and protects the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Georgia with volunteers from its membership and the interested public.

Food & Drink

Vendors

Sponsors

A.T. Springer Mountain Level

Benton Mackaye Level

Pinhoti Trail Level

Three Rivers Level

Fort Mountain Level

Tumbling Waters Trail Level

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Sponsorship level details

We're so honored you're considering sponsoring this project! Learn about our sponsorship levels below and please reach out to gamtntrailspartnership if you have questions. Remember Georgia Mountain Trails Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our letter to Sponsors
$15,000
Appalachian Trail - Springer Mountain Level

• Listed as primary event sponsor (Billed as "GMTF, Presented by YOUR NAME")

• Primary size logo, website link, and social links included on all our web presences

• Your Logo on all printed materials

• Three free prominent 10x10 booth spaces

• Frequent recognition on stage throughout the event

• Recognition on event T-Shirt

$10,000
Benton Mackaye Level

• Your Logo, website link, and social links included on all our web presences

• Promotion on website and social media

• Your Logo on all printed materials

• Two free prominent 10x10 booth spaces

• Frequent recognition on stage throughout the event

• Recognition on event T-Shirt

$5,000
Pinhoti Trail Level

• Secondary logo sizing included on all web presences

• Link to company promotion on website and social media

• Secondary logo sizing on all printed materials

• Two free 10x10 booth spaces

• Frequent recognition on stage throughout the event

• Recognition on event T-Shirt

$2,500
Three Rivers Level

• Secondary logo sizing included on all web presences

• Link to company promotion on website and social media

• Secondary logo sizing on all printed materials

• One free 10x10 booth space

• Frequent recognition on stage throughout the event

• Recognition on event T-Shirt

$1,000
Fort Mountain Level

• Your Logo, website link, and social links included on all our web presences

• Logo and link on website sponsor page

• One free 10x10 booth space

• Recognition on stage at the event

$500
Tumbling Waters Trail Level

• Logo and link on website sponsor page

• Recognition on stage at the event