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Apple Harvest



Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival2016

October 1 – 2, 2016

October 8 – 9, 2016

October 15- 16, 2016

October 22-23, 2016

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Daily
Free Admission / Free Parking
Rain or Shine

Celebrating 47 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, Haymaze and Horseback & Pony 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.

2016 Bands & Cloggers
Music will be played daily from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Cloggers dance daily from 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Oct 1 – 
Band –     Mark Templeton & Pocket Change                                                                    
Cloggers – Cardinal Cloggers
Oct 2 –
Band –    Dark Hollow
Cloggers – Skyline Cloggers
Oct 8 – 
Band –    Davis Bradley
Cloggers – Hi Horse Cloggers
Oct 9 –
Band –   The Honakers                                             
Cloggers – Calico Cloggers
Oct 15-
Band -Josh Grigsby & County Line
Cloggers – Mountain Heritage Cloggers
Oct 16-
Band – Flatland Bluegrass Band
Cloggers -Orange County Cloggers
Oct 22–
Band -Pickin’ Daisies
Cloggers – TBA
Oct 16-
Band – New Dogs New Tricks Bluegrass Band
Cloggers -TBA

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, French Fries, Apple Pie….
Also sold at places other than the main food line:
Funnel Cakes, Apple Butter Donuts, Fried Apple Slices, Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Apple Pies, Pork Rinds, Apple Slices with Caramel Sauce and more!!!

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.

Apple Orchards
Pick you own apples fresh from the trees as long as they last. 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.

Gift Shop
Stop in at the main lodge to find a variety of items. Clothing, gift items, preserves toys, jewelry and country gifts.

Syria Mercantile
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 @ or call 540-923-4231