The King Apple Parade (Monday, September 7, 2015) at 2:30 pm is one of the highlights of the North Carolina Apple Festival and is held on Labor Day each year.  At the parade there will be professional floats, bands, youth groups, antique cars, fire trucks and many others participating in this event that will draw over 60,000 individuals. Our goal is to produce a “spectacular finale” to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival. 
In keeping with the overall family oriented atmosphere that prevails throughout the four days of the festival.  We aim to achieve this by bringing a “down home” type Apple oriented parade by celebrating the contribution the Apple and the Apple Industry has made on our community.
Please Note:     The City of Hendersonville and the North Carolina Apple Festival will be enforcing the rule about throwing candy and other items from your entry. If you are found throwing items from your entry, you are subject to be removed from the parade. You are welcome to walk along side of your entry to hand out items.




Parade Information

2015 Theme 



Parade Staging Information


    Parade Map


2015 Parade Application


2015 Terms of Participation