The smell of sorghum molasses and barbeque chicken in the cool fall air, the sound of bluegrass and old time music with a backdrop of the beautiful scenic views all around, this is just a snippet of what you can experience at the annual Grayson Highlands Fall Festival.
Fall is a special time at Grayson Highlands State Park
Held this year on September 29-30, 2012, the festival celebrates Virginia’s unique, traditional mountain heritage. A variety of craft vendors will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and talent and show a taste of what life was like for the pioneers who settled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia hundreds of years ago.
The all weekend event is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the picnic area of the park. The Grayson Highlands Fall Festival is sponsored by the Rugby Rescue Squad and Ladies Auxiliary. There is a $6 per vehicle fee for parking. The wild pony sale, sponsored by the Wilburn Ridge Pony Association, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about the festival, email here, or call (276) 579-7092.
Visit the Grayson Highlands State Park website here for directions and more information on this beautiful park.
Crafts vendors will be on hand at the Grayson Highlands Fall Festival
The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make reservations for one of more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.