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Old 08-13-2007, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Does anyone know of any good cider mills or good apple harvest festivals in the Central to Western NC area? I would prefer it to be within 2-3 hours of Charlotte but at least in the foothills. Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Historic Hendersonville is the official home of the 61st Annual North Carolina Apple Festival, a four-day celebration in honor of the North Carolina Apple. The NC Apple Festival features a street fair on Historic Main Street including continuous live musical entertainment, arts & crafts, apple products, children’s & youth activities, special exhibits & open houses, food, and, to top it all off, the King Apple Parade. Around 2 hours west of Charlotte.

Downtown Hendersonville & Surrounding Area
August 31 - September 3 , 2007

North Carolina Apple Festival
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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Your best bet this fall will probably be the Apple Festival mentioned above. Our harsh late frost this spring killed about 70% of this year's crop, so there won't be nearly as many apples as usual. In fact the Apple Festival will be bringing in apples from out of state just to meet demand. Hopefully next year the crop will be back to normal.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Yep, I figured that would be the case. It is the same thing where I live in Fort Mill, SC next to Charlotte. The local peach stands have brought in peaches from GA a lot this year, though there are plenty of peach orchards in Fort Mill.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Wellsburg, WV
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LINCOLN COUNTY APPLE FESTIVAL (broken link)

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The 2007 Lincoln County Apple Festival will be held in downtown Lincolnton, N.C. on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.. For more information, click on the links below or call the Cooperative Extension Service at 704-736-8452. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A BOOTH IN THE 2007 FESTIVAL AND DID NOT PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR, PLEASE CALL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2007. The Lincoln County Apple Festival thanks the apple growers, county and city agencies, vendors. downtown businesses, and the many individuals who make the festival possible.
That one is 45 mins away from Charlotte.

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

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The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is not just this club's largest fundraiser, but has become a one of Wilkes County's biggest fundraisers. Over 100 civic, church and other non-profit organizations participate in the festival. Over 160,000 people visit this festival during the day and it's FREE.
That one is about an 1 and a half from Charlotte.

Getting my info from here: NCDA&CS - Marketing Division - Apples
Liz
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Latest status report on Henderson County's 2007 apple crop.

CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Henderson apple crop rebounds
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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We always enjoyed the Mt. Airy Autumn Leaves Festival growing up:

autumn leaves festival, mount airy north Carolina chamber
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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Thumbs up Best Pressed Fresh Apple Cider

If you want the best apple cider you can get, un-pasturized, you must vist the OLD CIDER MILL in Bat Cave, NC. They fresh press their cider on Sat and Wed. in season which runs from the 3rd week in Aug to Thanksgiving. Best part is on Sat. you can watch them actually press it. Hey have a web sit to [url]http://www.oldcidermill-nc.com[/url]

It is worth the visit. They also have a great gft shop attached to the mill named Applesoutly Gifts!!!!

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Old 07-24-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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2008 North Carolina Apple Festival
Hendersonville, NC
Labor Day Weekend

Schedule of Events - http://www.ncapplefestival.org/index_files/NCAFbrochure.pdf (broken link)

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/mm34b/Image1.jpg (broken link)

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Old 07-26-2008, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Southern NC
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LINCOLN COUNTY APPLE FESTIVAL (broken link)



That one is 45 mins away from Charlotte.
I have to second the Lincoln County Apple Festival in September....it is awesome! It's an annual event every mid September....LOTS of activities!
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