Graves Mountain Lodge, nestled deep in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Charlottesville near Syria, Virginia does not only makes delicious old-fashioned preserves and apple butter, it is also a place to visit for celebrations and music festivals.
Just in the month of July there will be two reasons to visit. Celebrate July 4, 2014 with a Graves Mountain Picnic dinner available to purchase at the Sycamore Picnic Pavilion from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The menu will include Hotdogs, Pork BBQ, Chicken Tenders, Ice Cream, Fried Dill Pickle Chips, Funnel Cake Sticks and more. A sit-down dinner will be served at the Lodge from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM . The menu will include Fried Rainbow Trout & Spaghetti and much more. The Cody Austin Band will be playing music from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Sycamore Picnic Pavilion. Stay for fireworks at 9 PM. Pony rides will be available from 4:00 to 8:00.
Later in the month, join them on July 26, 2014 from 10:00 - 4:00 for their 3rd Annual Peach Day Festival. There will be live music by James River Cut Ups from 11:00 to 3:00, craft vendors, hayrides, pony rides, and more. Of course there will be Peach Ice Cream, Peach Pie, Fresh Peaches as well as other Graves Mountain Foods.
If you can't make it to the Peach Day Festival, try some Graves Mountain Peach Preserves. Also available in samplers and gift sets.