activities from last year's virginia creeper fest
11:30 AM Meet @ Base Camp Pavilion
Hiking with Kids
Nature Hike for Kids! - Presented by Justin Harris of White Blaze Hiking.
Disc Dog Demos
Presented by Fetch N Fly: Watch as amazing canines run, leap, and soar through the air to catch disc!
History Ride to Alvarado
A group ride with a Creeper Trail Club board member who will also present the history of the Creeper Trail.
Sponsored by the Virginia Creeper Trail Club
Trailside Repair Clinic
Learning how to repair your mountain bike on the trail will keep you safe and confident on long rides. The beginner’s clinic will cover the basics including flat tire repairs, caring for your chain, and basic maintenance. We will also address your special requests as time permits. Presented by TREK Johnson City.
Join Soho Excursions for a standup paddleboard clinic at the Demo Pool. The clinic will cover the elements of this exciting sport, a true SUP 101 for beginners.
Yoga in the Park
FREE Yoga class. Suitable for all levels of yogis! Presented by Whitetop Yoga
Trail Running 101
Presented by Unplug SWVA, this clinic covers all of the basics for the beginning trail runner.
Wolf Hills Brewing Tour
Join us for a tour of Wolf Hills Brewing Co. located at the Olde Icehouse. The tour led by Wolf Hills Brewing's head brewer will include hands-on exhibitions of how beer is made, ingredients, processes, how to approach and taste beer, a tour of the brewing facility, and stories about the brewery's history and probably random tidbits that come to mind.
2 Tours during Creeper Fest:
1pm & 3pm
$10/individual, 21+ only, includes tour, pint glass & 1 pint of beer
How to Hike with Dogs
Learn how to set up your four legged friend for success on longer hikes. If you want to take your best friend on your longer backpacking and thru hikes on trails like the AT, don't miss this talk to get tips and tricks on how to make your dog enjoy the hike as much as you do! Presented by Sundog Outfitters/Adventure Damascus
Ed Davis: Secrets of the Creeper Trail
An interactive and engaging discussion with Ed Davis, author of The Virginia Creeper Trail Companion exploring the history of the creation of the Creeper and the surrounding natural assets.
Join SoHo Excursions and Adventure Mendota for demos of different styles of kayaks, as well as a beginners' introduction to safety, paddling techniques and more.
Yoga for Runners
You'll learn how yoga can enhance your running in this class presented by Whitetop Yoga. Each pose helps you get stronger, address muscle imbalances, and avoid injury. Join us in the A Street park to build both stability and mobility that runners need. 30 minute class. Bring your own mat.
Hike with a Horticulturist
Ever wanted to learn more about the flora and fauna along the trail? Ben Casteel, Horticulturist at VHCC, and SWVA enthusiast is a wealth of knowledge, and will lead this easy hike while discussing horticulture and hiking basics. Meet at 3pm at the Base Camp Pavilion, behind the VCT Welcome Center.
Sunset Bike Ride
Join Adventure Damascus/Sunset Dog Outfitters for a ride on the Creeper Trail to end the festival.