NC Apple Festival

Apple Festival

On Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6 the 75th annual North Carolina Apple Festival will be taking place in downtown Hendersonville. This event includes street closures which will begin on Thursday, September 2 at 5:00 pm. Main Street will be closed at that time between Kanuga/Caswell and 7th Avenue, with 6th Avenue remaining open for cross traffic. This portion of Main Street will be closed through the conclusion of the King Apple Parade on Monday, September 6 which begins at 2:30 pm. City of Hendersonville Public Works will reopen Main Street following parade cleanup.

Pets are not permitted at the Apple Festival or King Apple Parade. Attendees are asked to leave animals comfortably at home.

Handicap parking for the event will be offered, subject to availability, in the parking lot across from 125 5th Ave W. This lot is across the street from the public restrooms. There are also additional handicap spaces located in City parking lots.

Visit the Apple Festival website for festival details

Hendersonville Farmers Market

On Saturday, September 4, the Hendersonville Farmers Market will take place from 8 am - 1 pm along Maple Street adjacent to the Historic Train Depot.

Visit the FARMERS MARKET WEBPAGE for details

The King Apple Parade

On Monday, September 6, the King Apple Parade will be taking place in downtown Hendersonville at 2:30 pm. Street closures beyond the Main Street festival closure will occur to accommodate the parade route and parade staging areas.

Street Closure map

September 6 at 11 am:

  • Southbound traffic traveling towards downtown on Asheville Hwy (US-25) will be diverted to Fleming St for Hwy 64 W and Church St connections
  • Church St will be closed from 5 points to 7th Ave W
  • Oakland St closed from Asheville Hwy (US-25) to 6th Ave W (US-64)
  • 9th Ave from Fleming St to Oakland St

September 6 at 2:15 pm:

  • Immediately before the parade, additional portions of Main Street will close from its southern intersection with King Street to the N. Main Street intersection at 5 points for the parade route.
  • Motorists approaching the parade area will be directed to a detour route. Commercial truck traffic traveling inbound on 4 Seasons Blvd (US-64) will be rerouted via Duncan Hill/Signal Hill to reach Asheville Hwy (US-25).

The streets will reopen following the completion of the parade and festival clean up.

Additional information for parade participants and spectators can be found at


City of Hendersonville Government Office Closure

The City of Hendersonville government offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021, in observance of Labor Day.

Garbage, Recycling and Brush Collection will be operating on a regular schedule. For water/sewer issues occurring on September 6, please use the afterhours number at (828) 891-7779.