Autumn is all about colorful leaves, crisp air, and comfort food. You can experience all three this weekend at the North Carolina Apple Fest in Hendersonville. This free event will be held from Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, and is the perfect way to kick off the season.\nThe 2020 event will look a little different than years past: the Street Fair and King Apple Parade will not be held at this year's event. However, there's still plenty of fun festivities that will be going on this weekend.\nYou can have a mountain weekend with your pals at this cozy autumn outing. Hendersonville is located 30 minutes from Asheville and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Charlotte, so take a quick road trip to the event.\nThis fall fest will be full of incredible bites that sweet tooths will love. You'll feel like you're in seventh heaven while you indulge in apple treats while enjoying the cool NC mountain breeze and spectacular fall views.\nOn Friday, September 4, you can pick your own apples at local orchards while you sip on apple cider slushies and chow down on cider donuts. You can also get a throwback Apple Fest T-shirt for major vintage vibes.\nView this post on Instagram brb gotta go eat my feelings after watching that @fsufootball game 🙃🤷🏽♀️ this fried apple pie just does the trick! 😋 #ncapplefestival A post shared by Nisha (@nishaann_) on Aug 31, 2019 at 4:05pm PDT\nYou can stop by the Hendersonville Farmer's Market on Saturday for fresh baked goods and live entertainment. You can even get a free pancake breakfast-to-go at the market.\nThere will be a special "apple breakfast" on Sunday that you need to get in on! Pile your plate high with syrupy pancakes, bacon and eggs, a buttery biscuit, and yummy apples for just $7.\nView this post on Instagram A few from the @hendersonvillefarmersmarket last Saturday! (That one girl only removes her mask for the picture). The best meats and veggies, recommended! Also, BEES! 😆 #farmersmarket @honeybee_bliss A post shared by Andy Bishop (@giraffestudio1) on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:00am PDT\nOn Monday, don't miss the Bandit Flight Team Flyover soaring in formation over downtown Hendersonville. This incredible "sky parade" will wrap up Labor Day Weekend on a high note.\nView this post on Instagram When fries are made from apples 🍎🍏and they're so good that you don't miss the potato kind, you know you're in foodie heaven ☁️ at the NC Apple Festival! . . . #ncapples #ncapplefestival #ncapplefest #hendersonvillenc #hendersonville #nc #northcarolina #visitnc #labordayweekend #laborday #laborday2017 #asheville #ashevillenc #apples #eatyourfruit #apple #eatlocal A post shared by Kim ☀️Travel, North Carolina (@kimberly_button) on Sep 4, 2017 at 11:01am PDT\nHit the NC Apple Fest with your besties this holiday weekend for endless fall food and fun. Pick out your coziest sweater and get ready to say hello to autumn.\nNorth Carolina Apple Fest\nPrice: Free entry\nWhen: September 4, 2020 - September 7, 2020\nAddress: 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC \nWhy You Need To Go: If you love all things fall, this is the festival for you. Caramel apples, galore!\nWebsite\n\n\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.