Harvestfest 2012 at Olde Mill Resort

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Nestled beside a pumpkin patch, in the bend of a cool mountain stream, is a beautiful spot at Olde Mill where we have one of our favorite events of the season, Harvestfest.  The smell of homemade chili in the air, the sweet sounds of bluegrass tunes making you uncontrollably tap your foot, and the beautiful crafts and decorative gourds all make you feel immersed in the Blue Ridge Mountain lifestyle.  It doesn’t get any more authentic than this.

The day was filled with activities for kids, both young and old, like sack racing, pumpkin painting, watermelon eating contests, horse shoe tournaments, corn hole games, and my favorite, the rubber duck races.  I can tell you that many a guest of Harvestfest got a good nights sleep after all these events.

Our eclectic selection of vendors had everything from local authors signing books to beekeepers with multiple varieties of honey.  There was a huge selection of hand crafted jewelry, earthenware, candles, and local jams.  Our produce stand was a very hot spot as the allure of fresh local vegetables enticed many to take home multiple bags of goodness to their homes.  We even had giant mums to bring a little color into your life.  I bought two of those myself.

In addition to all that, we had a huge collection of antique tractors, three top notch wineries (Chateau Morrisette, Mt. Vale, and Stanburn Winery) hay rides that were just the icing on the cake.  It was really a day to celebrate all the things that make this part of the world so special.  We are truly blessed to be on the Blue Ridge!

Great Times Are Here at Olde Mill

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Our season is winding down, but not slowing down.  What a huge weekend we had at Maples!  It was great seeing so many people, new and old faces.  It turned out to be one of the biggest weekends of the year.  This weekend will give it a run at busiest weekend of the year for sure.  Our last Seafood Feast will be Friday.  The reservations have already been piling up.  I am very excited about the menu we have planned.  It will be another crowd pleasing night.


On Saturday we are hosting the 2nd Annual Harvestfest.  This is going to be a whole day of free family fun.  Lots of games for the kids, music, dancing, and so much more.  We are having all types of arts and crafts.  C. David Gelly, noted local author, will be signing his books, too.  I would be amiss if I didn’t mention the wine.  Several wineries will be offering their wine for tasting,  It is just going to be a day of fun.  I can’t wait to bite into some of the caramel apples.


Our Wine Wednesday will be going strong into October.  This week we will have grilled steak and parsnip puree, soft shell crabs, and fried oysters just to name a few dishes.  I have some exciting new wines to pair with out dishes.  I think you will be very pleased with either the white or red pairings.  Last week was very well attended, so come out and see what you are missing.

Come Celebrate Harvestfest on September 22nd!

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Please join us at Olde Mill on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am-6pm for this year’s Harvestfest! View our invitation below for more information. If you have any questions, please call us at 800.753.5005.