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It’s that time of year when our community embraces fall to its very core—the Apple Harvest Festival! Enjoy the surrounding scarlet and yellow hues in the mountain vistas, as the apples growing throughout the county finally ripen for picking. It is apple-solutely wonderful!

On October 16, 2021, we’ll celebrate our 34th Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Downtown Waynesville. Show some appreciation for the County’s agricultural heritage by enjoying the tasty rewards of a bountiful harvest. This one-day festival has been hailed as one of the “10 Best Fall Harvest Festivals in the Nation” and the region’s premier juried arts and crafts event.

So, what’s the information you need to know about this event? A bushel and a peck of booths will line Main Street—almost 200 to be exact—offering everything from handmade crafts to delectable apple treats. Enjoy the sweet sounds of live mountain music and the smell of freshly made apple donuts, apple tarts, apple ciders and more. Appalachian clogging and old-fashioned games bring some extra excitement and energy to the streets of Waynesville. This welcoming atmosphere makes the Apple Harvest Festival a memorable family-friendly event. Can’t you see the ap-peel?


There will be a lot of people in attendance, so make sure you know where to park!

Parking Garage – 143 Branner Avenue (behind Courthouse)

Municipal Parking Lot – Corner of Montgomery Street & Miller Street

Wall Street – Runs parallel to Main Street

Or any designated 0n-street parking.  Please do not move barricades, violators will be ticketed/towed.


Don’t let this event fall off your calendar—mark your attendance for reminders through our Facebook event. Invite your friends, family, and fellow apple lovers too! While you’re taking a bite out of these sweet festivities, snap a few pictures and tag #ExperienceWaynesville or @VisitNCSmokies.




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