Waynesville to host Apple Harvest Festival

art applefestThe Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in downtown Waynesville. The annual festival, which celebrates the beauty of the harvest season in Haywood County, features handmade arts and crafts, locally grown apples and apple products for sale.

In addition, the festival will feature food vendors of all types, educational and information booths, authentic mountain music, dance groups and a children’s fun area.

Scheduled performers for this year’s festival include the Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition, Simple Folk and the Appalachian Fire. Adult and youth clogging groups will also perform throughout the day providing entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Returning to the festival is the Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival Natural Beauty Pageant presented by Naturally Breathtaking. Pageant-goers can join in the excitement and enter to be crowned a Haywood County Apple Harvest Queen or King. The pageant will be held in front of the Haywood County Courthouse.

The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival is put on by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. Festival sponsors include Progress Energy, Mission Health, Evergreen Packaging, First Citizens Bank, Select Homes, Barium Springs, State Farm Insurance Lee Starnes, Mountain Trace, New Meridian Technology, Clear Channel Communications, WNC Magazine, The Smoky Mountain News and The Mountaineer.

828.456.3021 or www.HaywoodAppleFest.com.

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