Farm to Feet set to welcome hikers to Appalachian Trail Days

May 16, 2017

Mt. Airy, North Carolina (May 16, 2017) — For the second year Farm to Feet, makers of 100% American socks, will welcome thru-hikers to Damascus, VA, May 19-21, as the the title sponsor of Appalachian Trail Days.

The annual weekend celebration of the Appalachian trail, attracts over 20,000 people, comprised of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and outdoors enthusiasts alike, to the town of about a 1,000 to camp, mend gear, recuperate and celebrate the trail.

“The spirit of the Appalachian Trail is on full display at Trail Days,” said David Petri, Farm to Feet VP of marketing. “It is the perfect opportunity for us to connect with the hiking community and gain valuable feedback on how we can improve our products.”

During Trail Days, Farm to Feet will provide each thru-hiker with a pair of its Damascus technical hiking socks and will have an area set for the hikers to refresh and relax.  Throughout the weekend Farm to Feet will interview attendees for its Trail Yarns initiative, a story telling program that will chronical hikers experiences on the Farm to Feet website.

At last year’s event Farm to Feet interviewed hikers to be considered for its packaging.  Following a vote of its Facebook followers, Megan “Sourstraw” Hammond and Paul “Sauerkraut” Hammond of Scottsdale, AZ, and known collectively on the trail as “The Sours”, were selected and are profiled on this year’s packaging.

The Damascus features all the construction highlights found in Farm to Feet socks, including a seamless toe closure and 100% American materials, plus micro channel circumferential ventilation, 19-micron US merino yarn, targeted hexagonal reinforcement, and an enhanced Comfort Compression Fit featuring LYCRA® fiber.

Damascus hiking socks are available nationwide at better outdoor retailers and online at www.farmtofeet.com.

For additional information and a complete schedule of events for Appalachian Trail Days visit www.traildays.us.


Farm to Feet™ is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US materials, US manufacturing, and US workers. With its supply chain completely within the U.S., Farm to Feet is able to ensure the highest quality materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Once the wool is grown and sheared in the Rocky Mountains, the remaining processes take place within 300 miles of its sustainability-focused knitting facility in Mt. Airy, NC. All Farm to Feet socks feature seamless toe closures, a comfort compression fit from the top through the arch, and superior cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort.  Learn more at www.farmtofeet.com and join us on Facebook.