Have you taken a drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway to take a peep at the changing leaves? Although the abnormally warm first few weeks of fall combined with the wind and rain from two tropical storms has caused some burnout and premature leaf fall, the color is magnificent. Right now the best color can be found in higher elevations on the Parkway. Hendersonville has a ton of great hikes that will reward you with a view of the changing foliage. You can try out Carl Sandberg to visit the historic home and then continue on to Big Glassy to experience the panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounded by Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest, there is anything but a shortage of opportunities for you to experience fall in the mountains.
And make sure you check out our Fall Spectacular Special to take advantage of our weekday deals, so you can enjoy fall without breaking the bank!
That time of the year is finally back! The Apple Festival kicks off this Friday, September 1 in Downtown Hendersonville! The strip of Main Street will be filled with the smells of funnel cakes, candy/caramel apples and yummy treats alike. The festival, which has taken place for over 60 years, is a Hendersonville staple. Local orchards have the opportunity to showcase some of their apples, which visitors can purchase by the bushel. This festival showcases one of Hendersonville’s most successful plentiful crops and allows our community to share their ‘apple pride’ with locals and visitors alike! Complete with live music, local craft-makers, children’s inflatables, delicious food and activities for kids this festival is Labor Day Weekend’s can’t miss event! This event if free to attend and enjoy, but make sure to bring a few bucks, those candy apples are hard to resist. After you enjoy a morning at the Apple Festival think about heading out to a local orchard to see where our apples are grown and take part in a ‘you pick’ activity. It’s fun for the whole family, all weekend long. Book now!
One of the greatest pastimes that we enjoy in Hendersonville is apple picking. Hendersonville has a rich tradition of apple orchard culture; our city limits sign even claims the Apple Festival as its mark of fame. With multiple orchards around Hendersonville, the late summer/early fall is the ideal time for families to visit our neck of the woods.