Friday @ 12:00 AM
May 31st - 2nd
Old Fort Trails & Trains Festival
Spend the Weekend in Old Fort and Explore Trails and Train history.
Downtown Old Fort
24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762

Nestled in the historic town of Old Fort, NC, experience the thrill of outdoor adventure and history at the Trails & Trains Festival, June 1, 2024.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant community passionate about trail building, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Pisgah National Forest. Explore diverse trails and railroad history, join a hike or tour or enjoy the afternoon in the vendor village visiting exhibitors to check out the latest in outdoor gear and explore Old Fort trails and the forty-two miles of new trails being built. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of nature, adventure, and the spirit of Old Fort!

As Old Fort continues to transition from a manufacturing town to one that encapsulates its surroundings, The Old Fort Trails Project will be the foundation to its success. The next thirty miles of trails being built will be a blend of intermediate and advanced hike, bike and equestrian trails and will continue to expand the opportunities for recreation and a new economy in the town.

In this spirit the Trails & Trains Festival was born.

  • Vendor Village
  • Live Music
  • Guided Naturalist and Foraging Hikes
  • Historic Depot and Caboose Tours
  • Yoga Walk
  • Ridge to Rails 10K, Half and 50K Run
  • Gateway Express Youth Mountain Bike Race
  • Hike with your Hound Trail Walk
  • Railroad Convict Story Presentation
  • Fly Fishing and Kayak Demonstrations
  • Bike Shuttle Rides
  • Kids Scavenger Hunt
  • Fonta Flora Trail 5K Fun Run
  • Bikeing Demos
  • Trail work
  • Old Fort Loops Tours
  • Andrews Geyser Tours

Join us as a Sponsor.

Exhibit your Outdoor Gear.

Become a Vendor.

Be a part of the excitement building in Old Fort and McDowell County!

For the Full schedule or to become a Sponsor, Vendor or Exhibitor visit

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