The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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     For more than 100 years, visitors have been welcomed to the mountain area of Hendersonville and 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.
    The friendly staff and volunteers welcome visitors to Hendersonville and Flat Rock with an invitation to stay and play. Offerings run from antique shopping to trout fishing and in between there’s golf, historic sites, off-Broadway shows, sightseeing in the Pisgah National Forest or on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The information center offers maps, publications and hundreds of brochures to accommodate every interest.

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    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 Biltmore Estate, 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.
   “Mountain Seasons Vacation Planner,” a publication of the visitors center, features attractions and activities in the area. The publication contains current information about accommodations, restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, historical sites and entertainment. Contact the Henderson County Travel and Tourism Visitors and Information Center to receive a free copy.

Address:       Hendersonville and Flat Rock Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main St.,
                    Hendersonville, NC 28792
Telephone:  828-693-9708, 800-828-4244
Hours:          9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed weekends
                    Christmas through Easter
Directions:   Take exit 18B off I-26. Travel south on Hwy. 64 about 2˝ miles. Turn left onto Main St.
                     and continue eight blocks.
Other Important Hendersonville Area Resources:
                    City of Hendersonville: 828-697-3084, 888-870-8401, City Hall: 828-697-3000,
                    Henderson County: 828-697-4720
                    Greater Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce: 330 North King St., Hendersonville,
                                 NC 28792, 828-692-1413
                    Historic Downtown Hendersonville: Downtown Hendersonville, Inc., is a nonprofit
                                 association of merchants and friends of Hendersonville's Downtown Commercial
                    Town of Laurel Park: (Located in Henderson County and west of downtown
                                 Hendersonville) 828-693-4840
                    Town of Fletcher: (Located north of downtown Hendersonville and south of Asheville)
                                 828- 687-3895



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