The Ultimate Guide To Asheville
and the Western North Carolina Mountains
Western North Carolina
Mountain Cities & Towns
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For more than 100 years, visitors have been welcomed to the mountain area of
Flat Rock. Today the same is still true, and the Visitors
Information Center in the heart of the downtown historic district welcomes
travelers from across the country and around the world.
Located on South Main Street, the visitors center is also the site of several festivals throughout the year. In early May the renewal of spring is celebrated with the Garden Jubilee Festival. During Labor Day weekend, the Apple Festival, one of North Carolina’s most outstanding festivals takes place. This great, fun-filled event takes place in downtown Hendersonville and the surrounding area and features entertainment, crafts, food vendors, sporting events, and activities for the kids. The festival’s theme is the apple harvest (Henderson County is one of America’s major apple producing regions), and each year thousands of visitors attend the festivities. During the summer season, the Visitor Center also sponsors Music on Main Street, a concert series on the Historic Courthouse lawn located on Main Street, and “Sunday Melodies in the Park” at the Jackson Park amphitheater.
Many concerts, shows and festivities take place in the area during the year.
Tickets for most of the events, along with tickets for
whitewater rafting and
Chimney Rock Park are available to visitors.
The center’s parking facility can accommodate car, RV and bus parking. Travelers
are encouraged to park and explore the downtown area.
Hendersonville and Flat Rock
Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main St.,