Each year, since 1975, the OVTA has held an annual re-enactment march to commemorate the Campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain. In the early years of the Commemorative March, the OVTA walked every step of the 228 miles of the trail from Abingdon, VA to Kings Mountain, SC. As time has passed and as development and traffic has restricted walking, today's walk includes that portion of the trail that is historically significant and safe for participants.
Programs are given to schools and community groups along the trail to educate people about the significance of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail and the contribution the Overmountain Men made in winning America’s Independence.
Participants will camp and offer presentations near Marion NC. Get a link for the Overmountain Victory Trail Encampment on the Marion NC Visitor Guide