Fruits of our Labors

This week's NC Apple Festival honors Henderson County's all-important cash crop.

This week’s NC Apple Festival honors Henderson County’s all-important cash crop.

In September’s print issue, we cover Hendersonville’s best-known cultural institution — the North Carolina Apple Festival — by uncovering a few little known facts about the region’s major cash crop. Everyone knows apples are awesome: healthy, delicious, and the first harbinger of fall. And most local residents and even some tourists realize that Henderson County is the seventh-biggest apple-producing county in the country, and first in the state. The following tidbits, though, may count as juicy revelations:

Fruits of Our Labor Day, celebrating more than 60 years, happens September 2-5 in and around downtown Hendersonville. Visit for a full schedule of events.


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