Madison County is an outdoor paradise! It is both peaceful and adventurous with many festivals throughout the year. Go to a Music festival or Apple Harvest Festival at Graves Mountain Lodge, Wool and Wine Festival, Taste of the Mountains, or Hoover Ridge Hops Fest.
October means Apple Harvest Festival at Graves Mountain Lodge, but also this October, Bald Top Brewing Co., and DuCard Vineyards have joined forces for Vines and Bines Festival!
Ride or bike the small country roads, even participate in Tour de Madison in May or take advantage of the equestrian trails.
Go fishing at Graves Mountain’s trout pond, or rent a rod, and even a yurt at Rose River Farm.
Hike a couple of Shenandoah National Park’s most popular hikes on Old Rag Mountain or White Oak Canyon Falls or enjoy a stroll at Hoover Ridge or hit the driving range.
Taste Virginia’s first historic farm brewery at Bald Top brewing sitting outside enjoying the views and listening to music, or experience America’s Favorite Tasting Room at Early Mountain Vineyards, or one of the other wineries such as DuCard, Prince Michel or Revelation and enjoy the gorgeous views they all offer. Like many others, you may decide to have your wedding in Madison.
Taste the delectable food at The Bavarian Chef, Bonanno’s Madison Inn, MAD Local, Jenny Lynd’s Pizza, Giovanna’s, or Yoder’s Country Market to name a few. You can also visit the petting zoo at Yoders.
Shop at Plow and Hearth outlet, Southern Grace, MAD Arts, She-She on Main, The Market on Main and head to Clore furniture and see the fine furniture they are known throughout for making. There’s even a Christmas shop year round at The Noelle Niche.
Stay in a B&B, cabin, house, Lodge RV or even a luxurious yurt! President Herbert Hoover built his summer retreat, Camp Hoover, at the source of the Rapidan River. Fish the same river that presidents and dignitaries fished, or explore one of the many rivers and streams throughout Madison County.
Go to the Visitor Center on Main Street, get your free Crush Friday bag, hit the Feed Store Antiques right behind the Visitor Center, stroll down Main Street and grab some lunch, dinner or a tasty treat at Cake Krums after some fun shopping.
So get out from behind that desk and CRUSH Friday in Madison!