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Events & Festivals in Hendersonville, NC

1898 Waverly Inn in Hendersonville, North Carolina is conveniently located to many North Carolina festivals. During your stay, experience festivals celebrating western North Carolina's unique take on music, art, the holidays and more. You will appreciate the comfortable setting of our historic inn as a place to start out from and return to after a day of activities and celebrations. Whether you're visiting with friends or family, the atmosphere at our B&B is uplifting and one that you won't soon forget.

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September 4-7, 2015 - North Carolina Apple Festival
Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

Includes the King Apple Parade, mountain music jamboree and more. Hendersonville's beautiful Main Street is home to nine block Street Fair with over 200 vendors including quality arts & crafts vendors and that wonderful festival food. You can also purchase fresh apples from one of our 14 local growers or enjoy a caramel apple or fried apple pie! All day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there is free live entertainment at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. Free. 828-697-4557. www.ncapplefestival.org

Local Attractions

Live Music & Street Dances

Dance or bring a chair and sit back, relax. Enjoy live music all Summer

Local Festivals

Shopping

Nearby Activities

On-Site

Broadway-quality Theater

Restaurants

Museums

Great Ideas

Jump Off Rock

Jump Off Rock is a scenic overlook with a panoramic view of rolling pastures, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges. There are three hiking trails. Take Fifth Avenue West, it becomes Laurel Park Highway, the road dead ends at Jump Off Rock.

Western North Carolina Air Museum
1340 Gilbert Street, Hendersonville, NC.
Wednesday and Sunday Noon until 5:00; Saturday 10:00 until 5:00 pm
Come back in time to the Western North Carolina Air Museum. You won't find airplanes under glass. You won't find velvet ropes to keep you away. You won't find guards and ticket sellers and concessionaires.You'll only find airplanes and people who love them.
Admission and Parking are free.

Golden Age "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States, will be on display, along with other artifacts; & the Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war; Henderson County Heritage Museum, free to the public.

Turn of the Century Country Store Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
A continuation of The Golden Age with a turn of the century county store. The Shepard store is complete with a video host from the past.

Civil War Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
A commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. An extensive collection of never-before-seen military weaponry & accoutrements, dating back 150 years.

Team ECCO Ocean Center and Aquarium
511 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC.
Join Team ECCO for a visit under the sea, check out cool fish, and meet some awesome young marine biologists! This local aquarium houses over 75 species of marine and fresh water animals including turtles, tortoises, lizards, geckos, lion fish, eels, sting rays, marine invertebrates, budding soft corals, puffers, clowns, dwarf angels, butterflies, and upside down jellies! A shark research project is monitoring the development of 2 bamboo shark pups. Team ECCO is staffed by volunteers, mostly students, who will answer your questions, guide you, or tell you cool facts.
$3.00 per person

Historic Johnson Farm
3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC
Take a guided tour, visit the animals, wander the nature trails or picnic at Historic Johnson Farm. There are 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields and streams.
September through May Tuesday - Friday
June through August Monday - Thursday
Tours for the public are at 10:30 am.  Tour fees are $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12, and preschoolers are free.
The grounds are free and open to the public for walking on operating days.

Carl Sandburg Home

Home of Poet and Author Carl Sandburg and Goat Dairy of his wife, Paula Sandburg.  264 acres of pastures, ponds, small mountains, hiking trails and fifty structures.

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