National Trail Mix Day - August 31
Sat, Aug 31, 2024

National Trail Mix Day

National Trail Mix Day is celebrated annually on August 31st. It is a special holiday dedicated to everyone’s favorite snack – originally intended for hikes and travels – that people have grown to love and enjoy at home, work, or during college lectures.


The trail mix is believed to have been created by two surfers in California in 1968. They mixed raisins and peanuts together to create a healthy snack that could give them an energy boost. It is unclear who created National Trail Mix Day, but it may have been a surfer, a person passionate about a different sport, or a hiker who loves the raisin and peanut combination!

Interesting facts

Author Kurt Vonnegut was said to have created a trail mix of crushed cashew nuts, muesli, raisins soaked in maple syrup and dried in the sun.

How to take part

There are many ways to celebrate National Trail Mix Day:

  • Buy a ready-made trail mix. Pick your favorite brand or create your own unique combination of ingredients and share it with family and friends.
  • Create your own trail mix package. Buy your favorite ingredients at the grocery store, mix them together in one bag or bowl, and enjoy your own special creation.
  • Go on a hike, picnic, or long walk with a trail mix pack. Get some fresh air, chat with friends, and take in some new sights.
  • Celebrate National Trail Mix Day on your social networks. Use the #NationalTrailMixDay hashtag to let your friends and followers know you’re part of the celebration. Share your favorite trail mix recipes and invite others to join you on your outdoor adventures.

When is National Trail Mix Day celebrated in 2024?

National Trail Mix Day is observed on August 31 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday August 31 2024
Sunday August 31 2025
Monday August 31 2026