Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center held their annual fall festival October 24 on a perfect fall day. Around 300 people enjoyed a fall day in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Traditional activities were enjoyed such as face painting, climbing the Alpine Tower, shooting at the archery range, and taking a family hayride. Over 200 plates of BBQ were eaten, and the homemade apple butter Asbury Hills has become known for was served over hot biscuits.
2015 marked a year when Asbury Hills had even more up their sleeves to make this fall festival even better. The West End String Band entertained crowds with bluegrass favorites. They also stepped up their food offerings with funnel cakes covered in powdered sugar, apple cider freshly pressed on site, and a whole hog roast. “It was sooooo fun!!!” said Kassie.
Donations were also accepted to help send kids to summer camp, and $1,114 was raised towards the annually needed $20,000 to support the Asbury Hills scholarship program. If you missed out on the fall festival this year, Asbury Hills would love to welcome you for a tour or a hike. Call 864.836.3711 for more information.