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September 1- 23
Bearfootin Public Art Display, public art display featuring fiberglass outdoor bear sculptures decorated in different themes on the sidewalks of Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216 www.downtownhendersonville.org

September 2 - 6
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents “Crimes of the Heart”, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981, set in a small Mississippi town and examines the lives of three quirky sisters, Wed-Sat 8pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm; Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org

September 3 - 7
Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball, McCormick Field, Mon-Fri. 7:05pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun. 2:05pm, Asheville, NC 828-258-0428 www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t573

September 4
Kiwanis Club Apple Festival Pancake Breakfast,  8am-10am, First Baptist Church, Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, $7 per person, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC  828-233-3071

NC Apple Festival Entertainment Headliners featuring the Buddy K Band – big band music; Historic Courthouse on Main St, 7:30pm-10pm, bring a chair (Sept 4-6 continuous entertainment throughout the festival from 10am-10pm), Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557 www.ncapplefestival.org

September 4 - 6
Henderson County Heritage Museum, Historic Courthouse on Main St., Fri. & Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, railroad scale model of the Saluda Mountain Grade; replica of a 1900's General Store & the Civil War Exhibit, free, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619 www.hendersoncountymuseum.com

September 4 - 7
69th North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown (street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activities, parade, food & more) Street Fair - Fri-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm, Mon. 10am-5pm, no pets allowed, King Apple Parade on Labor Day @ 2:30pm, Hendersonville, NC  828-697-4557 www.ncapplefestival.org

Kidde Carnival, rides & entertainment geared for younger children, Fri-Sun 10am-9pm, Mon 10am-4pm, Wells Fargo parking lot, Tickets $1-$3, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557 www.ncapplefestival.org

Mineral & Lapidary Museum Open House Special Exhibit, Fri-Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 10am-1pm, Free Admission, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 828-698-1977 mineralmuseum.org

Gem & Mineral Spectacular, Whitmire Activity Center, Fri-Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 10am-5pm, (gemstones, jewelry, fossils, lapidary equipment; demonstrations; exhibits & programs ), Admission: $4.00 (Children 12 & under free when accompanied by an adult), Sponsor - Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 828-777-5841

September 5
Lions Club Big Apple Country Breakfast, First Baptist Church Gym, 7am-10:30am, $7 children under 6 free with paid adult, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC  828-694-3813

Car Show and Music Venue, Laurel Park Shopping Village, Blue Ridge T-Riders Antique Model T-Ford Car Show 11am-3pm, music by Quarterhouse 1pm-3pm, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 828-697-7781

Apple Festival 8k & Mini Moo Mile, starts & ends at the Pardee Medical Office Building-709 N. Justice St and makes loop through Laurel Park., starts 8am finish 11am, Mini Moo Mile begins 8:05am, $40 day of the race, entry fee for Mini Moo Mile $10, registration starts at 6:30am, proceeds benefit Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, (NC Apple Festival Event), 828-692-1413 www.hendersoncountychamber.org

Apple Tour (One Tour Only), tour includes Apple Variety Block, departs NC Cooperative Extension Office in Jackson Park, 9am-1pm, $10, call to reserve a spot, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4891

Memory Makers Quilt & Craft Sale, Crosswalk Building-577 Buncombe St., 9am-5pm, for sale – quilts, handmade crafts & bake sale; sponsored by The Memory Makers Quilt Guild, money raised will purchase supplies for making quilts for disaster victims; (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC  828-697-0853

NC Apple Festival Entertainment Headliners featuring Emily Minor 4:15pm-5:30pm &  Carolina Soul Band 6:15pm-10pm, bring a chair, (Sept 5 & 6 continuous entertainment throughout the festival from 10am-10pm), Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557 www.ncapplefestival.org

Shindig on the Green, bluegrass music, big circle mountain dancers, storytellers and cloggers; downtown Pack Square Park, 7-10pm, bring a lawn chair, free, City ordinance prohibits, dogs, alcohol, and smoking in Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC 828-258-6101 x345 www.folkheritage.org/shindigonthegreen.htm

September 5 -7
WNC Air Museum Open House & Air Craft Rides, Sat & Mon 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm, free admission, airplanes of the 1930’s-1950’s on display, many models & pictures on display, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC  828-290-8230 www.westernnorthcarolinaairmuseum.com

September 6
Historic 7th Avenue Farmer’s Market, Historic Train Depot-7th Ave & Maple St, 9am-4pm, rain or shine, locally grown produce, meats, jellies, goat’s milk, honey, diary, & unique artisans; free parking, The Trolley Company will be running between Jackson Park, the Market & Main St.; Hendersonville, NC  828-692-2883 historic7thave.com

NC Apple Festival Entertainment Headliners featuring Too Much Sylvia 5pm-6:30pm and Jim Quick & Coastline 7:15pm-10:15pm, bring a chair, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557 www.ncapplefestival.org

September 7
King Apple Parade, on Labor Day, 2:30pm, Main Street from Five points to Caswell Street, (NC Apple Festival Event) Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557 www.ncapplefestival.org

September 10
Oskar Blues Brewery's inaugural Steep Canyon 50K & Relay Hullabaloo at REEB Ranch, an all-day event that includes a 50 kilometer ultra-run and three-person relay race, followed by live music, beer, food and camping; Ultra Marathonand Relay start at 12pm, Hullabaloo gets in full swing with music starting at 5pm, advance tickets are $20/person (children under 10 admitted free with an adult), rustic camping is available for $15 per tent, all proceeds benefit Can’d Aid Foundation, Hendersonville, NC steepcanyon50k.com/register-for-race-buy-hullabaloo-tickets.html

September 10 - 27
Flat Rock Playhouse presents “Fly”, based on the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American flyers in the U.S. military during World War II, Mainstage, Wed-Sat 8pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm; Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org

September 11 & 12
Bullington Gardens Fall Plant Sale, 10am-4pm, late blooming perennials and annuals, Hendersonville, NC  828-698-6104 bullingtongardens.org

September 11 - 20
NC Mountain State Fair, WNC Agricultural Center, the third largest fair in North Carolina, (celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, competitions, & midway amusement rides), Fletcher, 828-687-1414 www.mountainfair.org

September 12
Bullington Gardens Fall Plant Sale, 10am-4pm, includes many late blooming perennials and annuals, gardening-related items and books, Hendersonville, NC 828-698-6104 www.bullingtongardens.org

Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents "A Blue Danbue Evening", Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 7:30pm, Adults $35, Students $5, Flat Rock, NC 828-697-5884 www.hendersonvillesymphony.org

September 16 – October 31
Eliada Home’s Corn Maze, WNC’s largest non-profit Corn Maze with 100% of proceeds benefitting the children of Eliada, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-3pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm, Adults $10 (ages 12 & over), Chldren $7 (ages 4-11), Children 3 & under free of charge, Seniors $8 (65 & over), Asheville, NC  828-254-5356 x 340 www.eliada.org/events-and-sponsorship/corn-maze/home

September 17
Naturalization Ceremony, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheater, welcome new U.S. Citizens to western North Carolina as they take their oath of allegiance, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl

Rhythm & Brews Concert Series Finale featuring "Aaron Burdett & Eric Congdon, Azalea Parking Lot along King St. between 3rd &4th Avenues, music starts at 5pm, headline acts from 7pm-9pm, free, seating space is limited; beer, wine & food available, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216 downtownhendersonville.org

September 17 - 20
Open Studio Tour of Henderson County, a free self-guided tour featuring fine art and craft studios throughout Henderson County, Original works in paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, metal arts, woodworking, and glass are offered by artists from the county; Preview Party at Rhythm & Brews Sept 17 from 5-9pm, Sept 19 & 20 10am-5pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-698-8775 www.openstudiotourhc.com

September 19
Flock to the Rock, Chimney Rock State Park, the regions premier fall migration birding event features bird walks and kids’ activities, 11am-3pm, included with park admission, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611 www.chimneyrockpark.com

September 24
Music Thursday, The Gathering Place in Chimney Rock Village, Locals Night with the Hickory Nuts and Friends, Hands of Time featuring Oldies but Goodies and the Lake Lure Cloggers, food will be available, 6-8pm, Chinmey Rock, NC

September 26
Henderson County Curb Market Old Timey Day, 8am-2pm (sausage & ham biscuits cooked on a wood stove, music, antique display, demonstrations & more) Hendersonville, NC 828-692-8012 www.curbmarket.com

National Parks Fee Free Days, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and national parks across the country are honoring National Public Lands Day by waiving admission fees, open from 9am-5pm, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl

September 26 & 27
Tour de Falls, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 9am-2:30pm, buses will be available in the parking lot on DuPont/Staton Rd. to take visitors to High Falls, Triple Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia, buses are not handicap accessible, no pets are allowed on the bus, reservations not accepted, sponsored by Friends of DuPont Forest, Hendersonville, NC 828-877-6527 www.dupontforest.com

Call phone number listed on each event to confirm dates. times, location & possible cancellations
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