Plans announced for annual Apple Festival in Hendersonville

FILE - The annual North Carolina Apple Festival is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1st-4th, 2017. (Photo credit: Henderson County Tourism Development Authority)

It's an annual event that brings out apple enthusiasts from across Western North Carolina! The annual North Carolina Apple Festival is a four-day celebration to recognize the importance of the apple industry to Henderson County and North Carolina.

Like always, the festival is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1st-4th, 2017.

Organizers say there will be plenty to keep visitors busy, with a street fair on Historic Main Street and surrounding event venues with continuous free entertainment, arts & crafts, local apple growers selling apple products, children’s & youth activities, special shows, exhibits, open houses, fun, festival food, and, to top it all off, the King Apple Parade.

The Apple Festival’s Street Fair covers 8 blocks of Main Street with more than 200 vendors.

Main Street is closed to traffic from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street Apple growers will be selling apples and delicious goodies throughout the festival.

The Kiddie Carnival features rides and Inflatables at two locations - Wells Fargo Bank and the Visitor Center.

The highlight of Labor Day is King Apple Parade filled with floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, fire engines and more traveling down Main Street from 5 Points to Caswell Street.

Some of the other festivities happening during the Apple Festival include apple breakfasts, Gem & Mineral Spectacular, children’s activities, and the Western North Carolina Air Museum Open House.

Organizers do ask that pets be left at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area.

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