Not far from the tree at the North Carolina Apple Festival

The annual Labor Day weekend event enjoys the fruits of the region’s labor and celebrates the apple industry’s importance in the community.

red apples at the North Carolina Apple Festival

There’s so much to see + taste at this year’s festival.

Photo via @ncapplefest

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away — well catch us canceling the next year’s worth of appointments thanks to this weekend’s North Carolina Apple Festival. Our excitement is growing for everything this annual event has to offer.

With the help of 14 local growers, this celebration of the region’s apple industry will be taking over Hendersonville on Friday, Sept. 1-Monday, Sept. 4. Each day of the festival, you can wander the downtown street fair for vendors, apple-centric eats + musical entertainment or bring the little ones to the kiddie carnival for rides and inflatables.

Make sure you’re there on Friday for the opening ceremony at 2:15 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse, and gear up for the 8K and 5K races at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Cheer on the winners of the Apple Recipe + Window Display contests before you close out the festivities with the King Apple Parade on Monday at 2:30 p.m.

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