Celebrate fall with all things apple

More to do and always great fun— the Apple Harvest Festival is a one-day festival that has grown into the region’s premier juried arts and crafts event and celebration of all things apple. This year, the event will be held in downtown Waynesville on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waynesville, nestled in the Smoky Mountains, is the perfect spot to enjoy a glorious fall day filled with fun. This year’s Apple Harvest Festival will feature exhibitors, live entertainment and great food. Come and be among the crowd of festival goers strolling the street.

Hailed as one of the “10 Best Fall Harvest Festivals in the Nation,” the annual Apple Festival is a celebration of the autumn harvest and Haywood County’s agricultural heritage.

But what exactly makes it so great? Is it the charming small town atmosphere? The famous town of Waynesville? The countless booths of fresh apple pies, tarts, caramel apples, ciders, jewelry, pottery and yard art? Well, yes.

Celebrate Haywood County’s farming and pioneer past during this year’s festival. Haywood County is home to an antique apple orchard, Barber’s Orchard, with varieties of apples you won’t find anywhere else.

Try your hand at hand-cranking ice cream or pressing apple cider, then taste the fruit of your labor. Music, dancing, crafts and old-fashioned games make this event fun for the whole family.

Parking is available at the parking garage, at 143 Branner Aven. (behind Courthouse), in the municipal parking lot on the corner of Montgomery Street and Miller Street, or on Wall Street, which runs parallel to Main Street.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:

  • The Mile High Band
  • Creek Cloggers
  • The Whitewater
  • Bluegrass Company
  • Southern Appalachian Cloggers
  • Texas Peat

For more information, visit https://haywoodchamber.com/events-calendar/signature-events/apple-harvest-festival.

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