King Apple Parade

The King Apple Parade is one of the highlights and the closing piece of the North Carolina Apple Festival and is held on Labor Day each year. This year’s parade will be held on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm. 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 be reminded that we host a “Family Friendly” Parade.

No inappropriate signage or displays will be allowed. 

2018 Update: Please make sure you read the updated Rules of Participation. The 2018 deadline to file for the Parade is August 24, 2018.

2018 Theme: “Apple State of Mind”

The North Carolina Apple Festival is proudly presented this year by the

Asheville Regional Airport.