Everything you need to know about Bush Mill Days

Holly Viers • Sep 30, 2017 at 2:30 PM

NICKELSVILLE — October is right around the corner, and with it will come the annual Bush Mill Days festival sponsored by the Nickelsville Ruritan Club.

Judy Flanary, a member of the club and one of the organizers of the event, said the festival is a good opportunity for people to see the historic Bush Mill in operation.

“It’s just a fun day for everybody to watch the mill run,” Flanary said. “It’s history, and it’s also a community event.”

What: Bush Mill Days is a day-long festival that is held every year on the first Saturday in October. The event will feature live country and gospel music, crafts and cornbread and soup bean dinners. Apple butter, molasses and cornmeal from the mill will also be made throughout the day.

When: The festival will take place Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until around 4 p.m.

Where: The event will be held at Bush Mill, which is located at the intersection of VA 680 (Twin Springs Road) and VA 681 (Bush Mill Road), two miles outside of Nickelsville.

Cost: The festival itself is free, but festival-goers can buy goods such as fresh apple butter, molasses and cornmeal.

Parking: There is limited parking at Bush Mill, so festival-goers are asked to park in the Nickelsville Elementary School parking lot. A shuttle bus will transport people to the festival from the school every 15 minutes.