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North Carolina Apple Festival

Event Details

Event Location
Downtown
318 North Main Street, 28792
Hendersonville
Event Price
Free (entry fees vary to some events)
Main Airport
Charlotte Douglas - CLT (US) loonyhiker

What to expect

For over 60 years, Labor Day Weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina holds one of the best known street fairs in the Carolinas: The Apple Festival. North Carolina is the seventh largest apple-producing state in the US, which alone is a reason to celebrate! In this street fair, you can stop by any of the 15 local apple farmers to purchase fresh apples any way you can imagine: fresh, caramel, candied, baked, sauced, you name it. And it’s more than just apples: picture over 200 vendors and shops and nonstop entertainment all weekend. Yes, that includes live music playing the the entire time! Make a stop at the Family Fun Zone for arts and crafts, inflatables, face painting and more. Catch the organic market on Sunday in the Historic 7th Avenue District. And finally, Monday is the day of the annual King Apple Parade, which takes place in the afternoon. The parade is the cherry, or should I say apple, on top of this fun-packed weekend. Who will be the float contest winner? Extra points are given for the use of apples. Be there to find out!

While you're there

Tips for getting there and back
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Where to eat
With a variety of local vendors and farmers, you don't even need to leave the festival to get a nice meal. Fresh apples prepared every way imaginable are available, as well as other common festival foods.

About the Author

Rita S.

DFW
My passion for cultures and languages has given me the opportunity to work in South America, Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Currently calling Dallas home, I'm a Travel Content Manager who loves travel, good sushi, and swimming pools. I am consumed by wanderlust, so you'll typically find me devising my next travel adventure, if not abroad.
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