Frequently asked questions

The Street Fair is located in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina on beautiful Main Street. There are also many community events throughout the weekend. See our brochure for details.
All apples available for purchase in the festival are freshly picked, locally grown North Carolina Apples. Enjoy!
The festival office doesn’t have a list but all the growers have one and will be glad to assist you with any questions during the festival.
First Aid locations are at the Pardee Hospital Tent at 3rd Avenue and Main, as well as, at the Rescue Squad's tent at Allen Street and Main.
The festival provides nice toilet facilities at the following three locations: 5th Avenue/Main, 1st Avenue/Main and Barnwell Street/Main. Thanks to the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Group who keep them clean all weekend.
The Children’s Area is located at the southern end of the festival in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot as well as the Visitors Center parking lot.
Official NC Apple Festival merchandise booths are located across from the Entertainment stage as well as at our booth at 4th Avenue and Main Street. We sell t-shirts, hats, mugs and other official merchandise. But, shop early for the best selections!
The food court is located at the southern end of the festival on Main Street in front of Wells Fargo Bank.
The Hendersonville Police command post is located at 3rd Avenue/Main. For an emergency, call 911.
Click on the 'Participate' button on top of the webpage and you can find all the ways how you can be involved with the festival.
There are multiple parking lots throughout downtown Hendersonville that surrounds the Festival including free and fee-based parking. Many parking lots are operated by local non-profits and charge a nominal fee for parking. The North Carolina Apple Festival does not control these parking lots or their fees.
On Friday, there is Handicapped Parking in any of the City of Hendersonville's Parking Lots. On Saturday and Sunday, the City is using the City Hall Parking Lot for Handicapped Parking. You can enter from 6th Avenue or King Street.
The Festival does not offer a shuttle. However, there are two private services. Elite Limousine will again be operating a shuttle service from Jackson Park to the Festival beginning at 10:00am and running until 8:00 on Friday through Sunday. Hunter Nissan on Spartanburg Highway is providing a shuttle to the Festival. Their shuttle will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm.
No, please leave your pets comfortably at home; the City of Hendersonville’s ordinance prohibits any animals in the event area.
To learn more about who will be performing please click on events and entertainment on top of the webpage. Click on the date of the festival you are interested in and the schedule will be posted on that specific page.
The Street Fair along Main Street runs from 10 am-8 pm Friday-Sunday and on Monday the mini-street fair runs from 10 am- until the parade ends. Entertainment runs Friday-Sunday from 10 am-10 pm. Food court and children’s area also runs into the late evening.
The King Apple Parade starts at 2:30 pm on Labor Day Monday, rain or shine.
Click on the parade button on top of the webpage and then click on staging information and line-up. Please do not call the office, it will be posted as soon as we have it.
Click on the parade button on top of the webpage and then click on parade application.
The NC Apple Festival office is located under the Black Bear Coffee Shop along Main Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. But feel free to stop and ask questions to our many volunteers and board members who will be wearing Apple Festival Staff shirts.