The Roan Mountain AT Community invites you to celebrate the Appalachian Trail on May 5.

Last year Roan Mountain was recognized as the 41st Appalachian Trail Community.

The inaugural Roan Mountain Hard Core event hopes to engage 2018 thru hikers in joining a work crew for the day.

Hikers and volunteers will perform trail rehabilitation and erosion control just south of Carvers Gap, and just north of the peak of Roan Mountain. A spaghetti dinner and awards ceremony will follow the work day. Participants will receive a free T-shirt.

There will also be other events including fun outdoor activities, live music, and opportunities to learn about the Appalachian Trail.

The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Roan Mountain Town Park. For more details, follow Roan Mountain AT Community on Facebook.