North Carolina Apple Festival

While just about every little mountain town in our region has an annual festival or two celebrating local heritage and culture, few of them are nearly as well-known and attended as the North Carolina Apple Festival held in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Each year, we have guests lodging at our Highland Lake vacation rentals who have traveled from all over the country to enjoy all of the sights, sounds and tastes that this famous festival has to offer.

The North Carolina Apple Festival is an annual state sponsored that has been held every year in Western North Carolina for over 60 years. Apples have been a major food staple in our region for as long as anyone can remember, and we use this occasion to celebrate all of the great tastes, memories and revenue that this modest and quintessentially American fruit has brought us over the years.

Attendees at this year’s festival will enjoy one of the best Southern street fairs of the year, featuring a wide variety of arts and crafts, indulgent festival food and, of course, all of the freshly picked apples you could possibly desire. Free entertainment is provided throughout the festival with live shows that range from festive blue grass and rock to a wide variety of dances that recognize the cultural heritage of Appalachia and the surrounding area. Kids will find plenty of thing to do at the festival as well at the Family Fun Zone, featuring inflatable attractions, children’s rides and more.

The North Carolina Apple Festival comes to a culmination on Labor Day with the King Apple Parade. With over 60,000 participants, the parade really is quite a site to behold. From impressive floats and marching bands to fire trucks and plain old citizens, the King Apple Parade isn’t just a celebration of our annual apple festival but our entire regional community.

If you are planning on traveling from out of town to attend this year’s North Carolina Apple Festival, consider booking reservations at one of our beautiful Highland Lake cabins and cottages. For more information on our Highland Lake rentals, please call Diana at 1-800-873-0224.

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