Hendersonville NC Apple Festival 2015
The NC Apple Festival is held every Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville, NC and this year the dates are September 4-7, 2015. The four-day long event is held in downtown Hendersonville in Western North Carolina and features arts and crafts, food, music and live entertainment, a street fair, exhibits, car shows, apple orchard tours, vendors and sales, the apple recipe contest, the King Apple Parade and apples of course! The festival is held in honor of the areas annual apple crop and production.
The North Carolina Apple Festival takes place in downtown Hendersonville and will have about 200 vendors this year. The Street Fair is Friday – Sunday 10:00am- 8:00pm and Labor Day 10:00am until after the parade. The big finale is on Labor Day Monday with the King Apple Parade stating at 2:30pm. The parade features floats, antique cars, fire trucks, bands, groups and more. The NC Apple
Festival is free.
North Carolina is #7 in the nation for apple production. Henderson County is the largest apple-producing county in the state. North Carolina has over 200 commercial apple operations within the four county areas of Henderson, Haywood, Wilkes and Cleveland. US 64 that runs through the area is often referred to as “Apple Alley”. The state grows four major varieties of apples: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty and Galas. Apples are harvested from late August through late October. Many of the orchards located in the area offer apple orchard tours.
The festival is a great way to kick off fall with a trip to Hendersonville and “Apple Alley”. Make sure you buy plenty of apples so when you return home you can use them to start baking those delicious apple pies, apply crisp and apple turnovers! Or make sure you ave enough to just bite into the juice crisp locally grown apples and enjoy a cool fall morning here in North Carolina! For more information about the festival see North Carolina Apple Festival Hendersonville.
For more information about apple orchard tours and North Carolina’s apple production see NC Apples.
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