(Mouth of Wilson, VA)—Grayson Highlands State Park’s 41st Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $10 per day parking fee. This event is sponsored by the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad, Fire Department, and ladies auxiliary.
Live bluegrass and old-time music are featured on Saturday. Music starts at 10:00 am and is played all day. This year’s lineup includes: 10:00 – 11:00 Mixed music, 11:00 – 12:00 The Fox Creek Ramblers, 12:00 – 1:00 Dry Fork Ramblers, 2:00 – 3:00 Flat Ridge Opry, 3:00 – 4:00 South Fork Ramblers, 4:00 – 5:00 Changing Lanes.
Gospel music is featured on Sunday. It also starts at 10:00 am and is played all day. This year’s lineup : 10:00 -12:00 The Moretz Family, 12:00- 1:00 Heaven Bound , 2:00 – 3:00 The Old Time Way , 3:00 – 4:00 The Farmer Family , 4:00 – 5:00 Bound for Glory.
The fire department and rescue squad provide the concessions which include BBQ chicken, hot dogs, and BBQ sandwiches. There are children’s activities and a variety of arts and crafts exhibits. You can watch molasses and apple butter being made. Due to cutbacks at the post office there will be no stamp cancellation offered this year.
Ponies from the Wilburn Ridge Pony Association will be auctioned at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23. The wild ponies graze in the park and adjoining U. S. Forest Service’s Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the park’s picnic areas, visitor center and hiking and biking trails. Park campgrounds will be full; reservations must be made in advance by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) during regular business hours, or online at www.dcr.state.va.us. For information about other accommodations or other information about the area go to www.graysoncountyva.com and click on visitor info.
Proceeds from the festival go to the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, Inc. for emergency equipment and training. The festival goes on rain or shine. So come join us for a day of fun, great music, delicious food, and great handmade crafts.