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Apple Harvest Festival Dates for 2016–Oct. 15&16 AND Oct 22 & 23!!!


Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival—47th Year!!!

October 15- 16, 2016 AND 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, Hay Maze 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 and visit the farm and the animals–goats, pigs, cows, peacocks, rabbit, chickens and more.

2016 Bands & Cloggers
Music will be played daily from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Cloggers dance daily from 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Oct 15- BAND –  Josh Grigsby & County Line  AND  CLOGGERS – Mountain Heritage Cloggers
Oct 16-  BAND – Flatland Bluegrass Band  AND  CLOGGERS -Orange County Cloggers
October 22 & 23, 2016 added as of 10/9/2016!!
Oct 22 – BAND –  Pickin’ Daisies  AND  CLOGGERS – TBA
Oct 23 – BAND –   Old Dogs New Tricks Bluegrass Band  AND  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, Apple Butter, 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 Wine, 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

Holiday Meals at Graves Mountain Lodge!!

HOLIDAY MEALS at Graves Mountain Lodge!!  Please give us a call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Seafood Buffet – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  All you can eat seafood, plus salads, hot and cold sides, homemade yeast rolls, desserts and beverages $34.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Saturday, December  10, 2016
Holiday Breakfast – 8:30 to 10:00 am
Bacon, sausage links, sausage gravy, shrimp & grits, fried apples, home-fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, assorted fruit, biscuits, toasted rolls, assorted pastries, beverages.  $11.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Join us for breakfast with Santa!!

Saturday, December  10, 2016
Holiday Luncheon  Lunch 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Roast Turkey along with hot and cold sides, beverages, homemade rolls and dessert.  $16.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.


Saturday, December 10, 2016            Cash Bar 5:00pm-6:00pm     Dinner 6:00pm-7:30pm

Surf & Turf Buffet – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  All you can Rib Eye Steak & Fried Shrimp plus salads, hot and cold sides, homemade yeast rolls, desserts and beverages $34.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Tuesday, December  13, 2016
Holiday Luncheon – Social 11:00 – 12:00 pm Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Fried Chicken along with hot and cold sides, beverages, homemade rolls and dessert.  $17.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Holiday Luncheon Buffet    12:00 noon – 2:00pm
Turkey and dressing and all the trimming, hot and cold sides, homemade rolls, desserts, and beverages.  $16.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.


If you need a special meal on a different date, please give us a call to plan your meal 540-923-4231.

Thanksgiving at Graves Mountain Lodge


Lodging also available!!  Please give us a call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

Horseback Riding at Graves Mountain

Our Horseback rides are designed to showcase the natural beauty of Graves Mountain, the valley of Syria, the orchards and mountains. You will cross streams, open fields and woodlands. We offer one hour, half-day and full-day rides every day at Graves Mountain Lodge. We also provide lead line rides for children.

Begin the day by arriving at Graves Mountain Lodge office 30 minutes prior to ride time to receive your horseback ride ticket. Riders will then proceed to the stables where they will be matched to the appropriate horse and adjust tack. Advance reservations are required for all rides especially for weekends and peak time in October.

Hour Long Rides – $40.00 per person
Hourly Rides Leave At: 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

Half-Day Rides – $115.00 per person, 4-person minimum, 3 hours.
Departures from the stables at 9:30am and 1:30pm

Full-Day Rides – $220.00 per person, 4 person minimum, 6 hours.
Departures from the stable at 9:30 A.M. Lunch on the trail.

Pony Rides and Lead Lines – $5 per child – (scheduled at stables between trail rides)

For Reservations please call 540-923-4231 or Email Us at
For a full refund give at least a 24-hour cancellation notice.


You may also bring your own horse and ride our trails!!  Camping and Stalls available.

Big Breakfast Buffet-Saturday, October 22, 2016

Graves Mountain’s Big Breakfast Buffet – Every 4th Saturday March through November
Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Bacon, Pancakes, Toast, Fruits, Grits, and more  $12.05/per person for the October Big Breakfast, Children 17 & under are half price.

Big Breakfast Dates – October 22, November 26, December 10–with a visit from Santa!!

SEAFOOD BUFFET: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

All You Can Eat SEAFOOD BUFFET:  Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  Reservations available beginning at 5:30pm.

Crab Legs, Fried Shrimp, Steamed Shrimp, Fried Clam Strips, Fried Oysters, Grilled Salmon, Scallops, Lemon Pepper Chicken, Hot & Cold Sides, Fresh Yeast Rolls, Cornbread, Dessert & Soft Beverage.  $36.70/per person(October Rate), Children 17 & under are half-price.  Reservations are required and must pay for the number of people the reservation is made for.  Please give us a call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.


Upcoming Seafood Buffet Dates for 2016:  October 12, November 9 and December TBA.

Graves Mountain on Virginia Living TV

Coach Vivian and Virginia Living TV came out to interview Mr. Graves and the family.  He also gives his insight on the history of Graves Mountain Lodge and tours through his house and the property.  Catch 40 minutes of prime TV. – Virginia Living TV


Graves Mountain Preserves and Gift Baskets – Order Now

What a great gift for Christmas or anytime of the year.  Graves Mountain has several baskets available or get your assorted preserves by the case.

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