The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with nature-related crafts for children, live music and a showcase of Oskar Blues Brewery by Rock House Lodge. From noon to 5 p.m., members of the Nantahala Hiking Club, N.C. Bartram Trail Society and The Wilderness Society will be offering presentations on the area’s trail systems, land and water. And from 5-7 p.m., barbecue from Appalachian Smoke will be on sale. Live music will be playing all day until the event wraps up at 9 p.m., with bands including Midnight Sun, Travers Brothership and Nitrograss.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mainspring Conservation Trust, which will also be holding a raffle during which two winners will take home an Old Town kayak.
Free, with food, beer, T-shirts and raffle tickets available for purchase.