When: October 5 – 6, October 12 – 13 October 19 – 20, 2013
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Daily
Free Admission / Free Parking
Rain or Shine
Celebrating 44 Years
Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival. Come and see nature’s way of blanketing the mountains with stunning color during the month of October. Enjoy fun filled days complete with good food and entertainment including bluegrass music, cloggers, over 70 arts and crafts vendors, hayrides, hay mountain, hay maze and horseback rides. Experience the days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles over and open fire. Our orchards are open for apple picking or you may select your own from the apple bins at the picnic pavilion. On your way to the orchard, stop by an visit the farm and the animals.
Music played daily from 11:00 – 3:00
Cloggers dance daily from 3:30 – 4:30
Oct 5 – Band – Mark Templeton and Pocket Change Cloggers – Little Switzerland
Oct 6 - Band – The Honackers Cloggers - Mountain Heritage
Oct 12 - Band – Dark Hollow Bluegrass Cloggers - Hi Horse
Oct 13 - Band – Commonwealth Bluegrass Band Cloggers - Calico
Oct 19 - Band – Flatland Bluegrass Band Cloggers - Orange
Oct 20 – Band – Country Classics Clogggers – Skyline Country
Food – Food – Food – Food – Food
Lunch is served in the festival area and reservations are not required. Home cooked meals will be served in the covered picnic pavilion each Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM or as long as the food stores hold out!
The menu will be:
Brunswick Stew, Cornbread, Applebutter, Applesauce and Apple cider.
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Pork Barbecue
Also sold at places other than the main food line:
Funnel Cakes, Apple Butter Donuts, Ice cream, Apple pies
Meals at the lodge:
At the main lodge lunch is served from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, dinner from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Please call 540-923-4231 for reservations.
Pick you own apples fresh from the trees. Varieties include: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman, York, Winesap, Mutsu, Fuji, Granny Smith, Rome, and Empire.
At our Packing Shed, located in Syria, across the street from Syria Mercantile, you can also select pre-picked apples to suit your tastes or purchase pumpkins, gourds, cider and Indian corn. We also offer a large selection of our preserves and condiments. For more information contact the packing shed at 540-923-4638.
Stop in at the main lodge to find a variety of items. Clothing, gift items, preserves toys, jewelry and country gifts.
A country store located in Syria, that has all your needs from sandwiches, clothes, fishing supplies, hunting supplies, hardware, gifts and much much more.
For vendor information email us @ email@example.com or call 540-923-4231