Facebook

Take a bite out of the apple festivals

By Julie McCombs, Photographer
Published on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Enlarge photo

This is the height of the apple picking season, so head out to the fields and pick until you get your fill.

This is the height of the apple picking season, so head out to the fields and pick until you get your fill.



Enlarge photo

Hendersonville is home to over 20 apple farmers.

Hendersonville is home to over 20 apple farmers.



Enlarge photo

Westminster is home to the SC Apple Festival. It begins after Labor Day through next weekend.

Westminster is home to the SC Apple Festival. It begins after Labor Day through next weekend.



Enlarge photo

Skytop is a local favorite.

Skytop is a local favorite.



To some, the Labor Day weekend means the end of summer. To those of us, in the south, it means the beginning of Apple Festival season. 

The first festival takes over the streets of Hendersonville, N.C., this weekend. Home to 20 apple farmers, Hendersonville has a charming small downtown atmosphere. It’s even better with the streets lined with craft and food vendors and activities for children.

The festival has been around for 67 years and is still going strong. It’s one of the few four-day apple festivals celebrated on the East coast.

The Hendersonville Kiwanis, Lions Club, and Elk club traditionally begin each day of the festival by serving breakfast. The opening ceremony on Friday is followed by a weekend full of fun including an apple pie contest, an apple orchard tour, children activities, car shows, and side walk sales.  

Westminster is home to the SC Apple Festival. Activities start after Labor Day and continue until the weekend. The beauty pageant and the parade that runs through Main Street is an annual crowd favorite. Food, crafts and entertainment have been a staple at the festival for over 50 years.

Apple festivals around the southeast are known for getting folks in the mood for fall. The smell of hot cider, the outdoor atmosphere, delicious baked apple pie, and autumn crafts will have you ready for the explosion of fall colors to come in October.

Share



Related Photo Galleries


Leave a Comment



Trending: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Obituaries, Chon Restaurant, Allen Bennett Hospital

GREER CALENDAR

View All Events