Celebrate Fall in the Mountains at the 24th Annual Apple Harvest

By Haywood County Chamber of Commerce | Oct 09, 2012
Local clogging groups dance to mountain music at the Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival.

The 24th annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival, presented by Progress Energy will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 20th in Historic 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 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  With more than 35,000 people attending last year’s festival, Haywood County looks forward to a great vendor turnout and a great day for our visitors, local merchants, and local residents.

Returning to the 2012 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 Historic Haywood County Courthouse.  Applications and additional information is available via Haywoodapplefest.com.

The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival is brought to you by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. A special thank you to the Downtown Waynesville Association, the Haywood County Extension Service, and the Haywood County Apple Growers. Festival is sponsored by 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, Smoky Mountain News, and The Mountaineer.

For more information, contact the Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce at 828 456-3021 or visit HaywoodAppleFest.com.