Smith Mountain Lake Fall Attractions

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Smith Mountain Lake Fall AttractionsThere is a lot going on at Smith Mountain Lake in the fall, so I thought it was a good time to list some of the fun things you won’t want to miss. You can be part of feeding the hungry, taste delicious chili’s, enjoy musical harmony and much more! A few of the Smith Mountain Lake Fall Attractions…

At the top of that list is the 10th Annual SML Chili and Craft Festival on Sat. Nov. 3rd from 11am to 4pm! Enjoy a full-day event featuring crafts and a competitive chili cook-off.  Trophies will be awarded for “Best Chili,” “People’s Choice,” and “Showmanship.”  It’ll be a hot time at Smith Mountain Lake.  The event is held lakeside at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, near the Hales Ford Bridge.Tickets are $5 at the gate! For more info. visit You can also have fun as a volunteer: To sign up, call Jim at 540-721-1203.

And there are many other events worth noting on your SML calendar as well.

The Harmeneers annual Barbershop Chorus (this year “Barbershop Buffet”) will be held at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. The dates are Friday evening November 9th at 7PM and Saturday afternoon November 10th at 2PM. Tickets are available at Radio Shack and at the SML Visitors Center. Children are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $12 advance purchase.

The Agape Center will be starting their “FEED A FAMILY” Thanksgiving Dinner Program to provide  Thanksgiving Dinners to approx. 450 Families.  The cost to sponsor each family is $20.00. If you are interested in helping, Mail Check To: The Agape Center, P.O. Box 573,   Moneta, VA  24121 or Call Phyllis Johnson at 540-537-5312.

 Peak Foliage Open House at Peaks of Otter – October 30th through November 11th. Enjoy breathtaking views, Sample apples and fresh cider and Fruit Of The Farm Wines. Enjoy visiting the farm animals and shopping. And it’s all Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. You could even plan a picnic and visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum and Poplar Forest. Info: 540-586-3707. E-mail: Website:

And don’t forget the 15thAnnual Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys Boat Parade at Smith Mountain Lake State Park Nov. 24th from 7 to 9pm. You can have one of the best spots on the lake to view the elaborately decorated boats as they cruise by the Beach Pavilion. Bundle up and roast marshmallows, create unique crafts, trim a tree for wildlife and enjoy Holiday treats. Bring the kids and stop by the craft table to make an ornament for Lake Christian Ministries to distribute within our community. Virginia Dare has expanded donations to include winter attire as well as unwrapped toys. Your donation assures free parking within the State Park for the event (otherwise, regular parking fees apply). If unable to attend the function, drop off your donation to our office seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please contact the Park Office for further information at (540) 297-6066.

I hope you get a chance to attend at least one of these Smith Mountain Lake Fall Attractions that are going on this year. And thanks for visiting our site.


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