2010 North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville

September 2, 2010

2010 North Carolina Apple Festival in HendersonvilleThe 2010 North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville takes place this Labor Day weekend, September 3rd through September 6th.  For more than 60 years, the Apple Festival has been considered the premier family event in Western North Carolina.  The schedule of events includes:

Friday, September 3
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
– First Baptist Church (4th Ave and Washington St), 7am to 10am.  Cost $6/person.
Festival Opening Ceremony- Historic Hendersonville Courthouse (Main St & First Ave), 10am.
Apple Recipe Contest – First Citizens Bank Plaza (Main St & 6th Ave), 8:30am to 1pm.
Apple Orchard Tour – County Extension Office in Jackson Park, 9am to 12:30pm. 
Downtown Hendersonville Sidewalk Sales – 9am-5pm.
NC Apple Festival Street Fair- On 6th Ave to Caswell St, 10am-8pm.
WNC Air Museum Open House – Gilbert St & Brooklyn Ave, 12-5pm.
Mineral & Lapidary Museum Special Display – 400 N Main St, 10am-6pm.
28th Annual Gem & Mineral Spectacular- Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Road, 10am-6pm.
Family Fun Zone- Wachovia Bank Parking Lot, 10am-9pm.
Laurel Park Village Sidewalk Series – 10am-6pm.
Opportunity House Arts & Crafts Fair- 1411 Asheville Hwy, 9am-5pm.
Henderson Co. Heritage Museum – 10am-5pm.
Stage Entertainment all day, Buddy K, Big Band (big band era music) from 7:30-10pm.

Saturday, September 4
2010 North Carolina Apple Festival in HendersonvilleLions Club Big Apple Country Breakfast
– First Baptist Church Gym (4thAve & Washington St), 7-10am.  Cost: $6/person.
Chamber of Commerce/Pardee 8K Run and Chic-fil-A Mini Moo Mile Fun Walk – Start/Finsh at Pardee Hospital (800 N Justice St), 8am start, 11am finish.  Registration begins a 6:30am. 
Downtown Hendersonville Sidewalk Sales – 9am-5pm.
NC Apple Festival Street Fair – On 6th Ave to Caswell St, 10am-8pm.
WNC Air Museum Open House – Gilbert St & Brooklyn Ave, 10am-5pm.
Mineral & Lapidary Museum Special Display – 400 N Main St, 10am-8pm.
28th Annual Gem & Mineral Spectacular- Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Road, 10am-6pm.
Family Fun Zone- Wachovia Bank Parking Lot, 10am-9pm.
Laurel Park Village Sidewalk Sales & Blue Ridge T-Riders Antique Car Show – Sidewalk sales from 10am-6pm, car show from 10am-4pm.
Opportunity House Arts & Crafts Fair- 1411 Asheville Hwy, 9am-5pm.
Mountain Music Jamboree- HVL High School Auditorium (311 8th Ave W), 3-5pm.  Cost 10/person.
Henderson County Heritage Museum – 10am-5pm.
Stage Entertainment all day, The Original Tams featuring Beach music and Shaggin’ from 7-9:30pm.

Sunday, September 5
Breakfast with the Elks – Elks Lodge (546 N Justice St), 7am-12pm.  Cost: $7/person, kids 6 & under free.
Downtown Hendersonville Sidewalk Sales – 10am-5pm.
Historic 7th Avenue Organic Market – 11am-5pm
WNC Air Museum Open House – Gilbert St & Brooklyn Ave, 12-5pm.
NC Apple Festival Street Fair- On 6th Ave to Caswell St, 10am-8pm.
Mineral & Lapidary Museum Special Display – 400 N Main St, 10am-6pm.
28th Annual Gem & Mineral Spectacular- Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Road, 10am-6pm.
Family Fun Zone- Wachovia Bank Parking Lot, 10am-9pm.
Youth Challenge
Henderson County Heritage Museum – 1-5pm.
Stage Entertainment all day, Sound Express (Big Band, Top 40, Motown, Beach music and oldies) from 7:30-10pm.

Monday, September 6
Downtown Hendersonville Sidewalk Sales – 9am-12pm
NC Apple Festival Street Fair- On 2nd Ave to Caswell St, 10am-5pm.
WNC Air Museum Open House – Gilbert St & Brooklyn Ave, 12-5pm.
Mineral & Lapidary Museum Special Display – 400 N Main St, 10am-5pm.
28th Annual Gem & Mineral Spectacular- Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Road, 10am-5pm.
Family Fun Zone- Wachovia Bank Parking Lot, 10am-4pm.
Henderson County Heritage Museum – 10am-5pm.
Youth Challenge
Antique Aircraft Fly-Over
King Apple Parade
- N Main St at Five Points to Caswell St, 2:30pm.
Stage Entertainment

Make sure to leave your pets at home.  This includes not just dogs and cats but birds, snakes and any other creature of the non-human persuasion.  Shuttles are available to the festival from Jackson Park for just $1 per person.  Children ages 3 and ride free.  The shuttle service is available from 10am to 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Please note that there is no shuttle service available on Monday, Labor Day.  Handicapped parking is available at the Visitors Center.

Please come to downtown this Labor Day weekend to enjoy the 2010 North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville.  It’s great fun for the entire family.

Rich Cooke, your Hendersonville real estate specialist

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