Our region offers a wide variety of festivals, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below, but for a more comprehensive list, we recommend that you check out Hendersonville Travel and RomanticAsheville.com. The site is an insider’s guide to everything there is to do, see, and eat in 16 counties in our area!

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Festivals, Arts, & Crafts

North Carolina Apple Festival. Hendersonville. (828) 697-4557. A Labor Day festival recognizing the importance of the apple to Henderson County. Features freshly-made apple goodies, crafts, kids’ activities, a parade, and more.

Brevard Music Center. Brevard. (828) 884-2011. Outstanding summer concerts including musicals, pops, concertos, operas, bands, symphonies, choral and chamber music.

Flat Rock Playhouse. Flat Rock. (828) 693-0731. The North Carolina State Theater offers the finest in musicals and plays.

Folk Art Center. Asheville. (828) 298-7928. The center showcases beautiful traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians.

White Squirrel Festival. Brevard. This free, three-day Memorial Weekend event celebrates the famous Brevard white squirrel population with local arts and craft booths, a street festival with kids activities, great food, the Squirrel Box Derby, the White Squirrel 5K, 10K, and Fun Run, and a parade.