Known as one of the premier family events in western North Carolina, the Apple Festival has been a local favorite for over 70 years. Taking place on Main Street near the Historic Courthouse in Hendersonville, NC, the festival offers four days of excitement over Labor Day weekend. Attendance is free and more than 200 vendors will be on hand to sell fresh produce, merchandise and other goods.
Each day of the festival will provide a variety of entertainment including a street fair and children's activities. The highlight of the weekend is the King Apple Parade on Labor Day. The parade itself draws over 60,000 people and features professional floats, bands, antique cars and more.
As a first-time sponsor of the North Carolina Apple Festival, OneMain is excited to take part in the action. Courtney Beeker, a program manager and OneMain employee of over 13 years, will be leading our efforts before and during the event:
"We have a lot planned for the Apple Festival. First, we're proud to be a title sponsor of the event and the named sponsor of the Ginger Gold Entertainment Stage. There are a lot of fun bands scheduled to play all weekend. Second, we're going to have a complimentary photo booth for guests to use. Third, we plan to hand out giveaways and a chance to win a free Apple iPad*."
When asked what she looks forward to the most, Beeker mentioned camaraderie and one of her favorite beverages:
"As our first year of sponsorship, this event will be special. We have volunteers signed up from branches in Hendersonville, Arden, Pisgah Forest, and Hansel Avenue in Asheville. In addition to working with team members and speaking with customers at the booth, there's one thing that I look forward to the most: apple cider!"
For more information, please visit the North Carolina Apple Festival website.
*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCE OF WINNING. Odds of winning based on number of entries. One prize awarded. Winner chosen from among entries at all 6 participating branches. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 or older to enter. Apple® is a registered trademark of its owner and not affiliated with OneMain. Prize valued at approximately $429. If prize is unavailable, OneMain may substitute a similar item. Limit one entry per person. Subject to full Official Rules on reverse side of entry box in branch