It’s an exciting time in Hendersonville as we enter into August. Everyone is gearing up for apple picking season and the time-honored tradition of the Apple Festival. Hendersonville has hosted the Apple Festival for over 60 years! This tradition includes live music, crafts, fresh apple products and of course, a street festival. This is a great time for the family to get together and enjoy Hendersonville’s heritage for an entire long weekend.


What you must remember during the Apple Festival are the tips that we have gone over in previous posts about ways to help make sure your loved ones are comfortable. Based on the summer that we have seen here in Hendersonville, the heat is something that has to stay on the forefront of your mind when caring for a loved one. Overheating can lead to many health complications not to mention further discomfort. Luckily, you can bring a portable chair to the festival so that your loved one never has to search for a place to sit down and take a break. Stop and listen to music, take a break from walking and enjoy people watching, there will certainly be no shortage of traffic to watch!


Duck into a local establishment for a meal and a chance to cool off. There is a multitude of booths set up with food at the Apple Festival, but if you worry that your loved one needs a break from the heat, the local restaurants will also be open and fully air conditioned to help you cool off. Also make sure that you are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated!


And if the festival ends up not working out, The Labor Day parade is a great event to bring your loved one too. You can find a spot in the shade to sit and enjoy time together in a more comfortable environment, while still celebrating Hendersonville’s Apple Harvest!


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