Five Fun Fall Events in Hendersonville This fall, plan your visit to Hendersonville, North Carolina, around one of its signature happenings. Each event promises a good dose of food and fun.
ne of Hendersonville’s hallmarks is the North Carolina Apple Festival each Labor Day weekend. The four-day festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, centers on Henderson County’s longstanding reputation as a leading apple grower. The county leads the state in apple production and ranks seventh nationally. The festival includes a street fair, parade, live entertainment, children’s games and plenty of fresh fruit. Western North Carolina’s rich agricultural history is on display at the N.C. Mountain State Fair, Sept. 6-15. Show animals, including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens, strut their stuff for the livestock competitions. The carnival midway features more than 40 rides and numerous games, as well as favorite fair treats, such as cotton candy and funnel cakes. On Sunday, Sept. 22, the fourth annual Fiesta Hendersonville takes place downtown. More than 20 Latin American countries are represented. Through music, dance, food and art, attendees learn the nuances of
Latin American culture and how it differs from one country to another. For 60 years, Art on Main has transformed downtown Hendersonville into a two-day outdoor gallery. On Sept. 28-29, fine artists and craftsmen from WNC and throughout the Southeast set up along the sidewalk to sell their wares and showcase their skills. Farm City Day on Oct. 5 recognizes the mutual dependency of farm and city residents. The Jackson Park event includes both urban and rural displays, demonstrations, farm equipment, animals, live music, dancing and traditional lawn games. For more information, call (800) 828-4244 or go to www.VisitHenderosnvilleNC.org.
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