The Harvest Festival Is Now
the First Three  Weekends of October 2022

But Apples are still being picked and sold at the Syria crossroads Apple Packing Shed - pay for at the Market

Celebrating Blue Ridge Farmers and their Harvest Offerings
- here on our Farm in Syria, Virginia - Madison County

Apple Harvest Time at Graves Mountain Farm
Two young choosers in the Pumpkin Ptch at Graves Mountain Farm

2022  - In planning but very similar to 2021 

2021 - This year, again, we are planning for Covid safety procedures.

What could this mean ?


October 2 & 3, 2021
October 9 &10, 2021
October 16 & 17, 2021

Still the same family and community Harvest Festival, though.

- APPLES from our and neighbors' orchards

- Pick Your Own (as long as apples are on the trees)


The Farm Experience

- Farm yard with goats, pet pigs pet calf

- Donkey ride around the longhorn pasture

- Hayrides

- Pumpkins, gourds,

- Fresh farm APPLE cider

- Our own hard cider - Graves Mountain "Squeeze"

- Graves Mountain preserves and APPLE butter

- Apple Butter donuts

The Festival Experience

- Live Bluegrass music

- 70 Crafters and Vendors

- Petting zoo with farm animals,

- Hay Maze,

- Hay Mountain

- Trails rides on horse-back

- Pony rides

- Mule Cart Rides around Longhorns, ponies, and to great Blue Ridge view

Festival Foods
- APPLE pies, APPLE fritters

- Funnel cakes

- Brunswick stew

- BBQ Pork Sandwiches

- Burgers, Dogs

- Pork rinds

- Kettle corn

- French fries

- Homemade ice cream & more.

The Beer and Wine Tent - Living LOCAL

- Our own hard cider - Graves Mountain Squeeze - on draft
- Graves Mountain APPLE Wine,
- DuCard Wine
- Beer Hound Craft Beers

Live, Local Music Morning and Afternoon
- Saturday, Oct 2, 2021: Mark Templeton Band, followed by the Skyline Country Cloggers.

- Sunday, Oct 3, 2021:  Virginia Rain Bluegrass Band, followed by the Bull Run Cloggers.

- Saturday, October 9, 2021:  Dark Hollow Band, followed by the Calico Cloggers.

- Sunday, October 10, 2021:  Clear Cut Bluegrass Band, followed by the Mountain Heritage Cloggers.

- Saturday, October 16, 2021: Blue Ridge Thunder, followed by the Cardinal Cloggers.

- Sunday, October 17, 2021:  James Tamelcoff, followed by the Skyline Country Cloggers.

Farm to Table Restaurant--Main Lodge

Many menu selections, Kids' menu, yet still the with Southern Family Style Sides, Farm Breads, Apple Pie, Layer Cakes.

Where is all this?

Our 1800 Acre Farm in Syria, VA (Madison County) in the Blue Ridge Mountains by a stream - DC - 75 mi, Charlottesville - 38 mi, Fredericksburg 48 mi, Manassas 59 mi.

Directions here ::

How much:
$5.00/person ages 16 & Up.

Restaurant Reservations - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
540 923 4231

Festival Hotline
540 923 4231

Email the Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

Accommodations at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodge:
Check to see if anything available here online :: >

Camping at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges:
$10 a day pp, Horses $5, Free form Primitive - no hookups, acres and acres to find your own spot. See here :: >

- in the Graves Mountain Orchard from September 18, on weekends only.

Smoked BBQ at Graves Mountin Farm Restaurant
Smoked BBQ at Graves Mountain Farm Restaurant
Family Style Southern Cooking at Graves Farm Restaurant