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The 65th Annual North Carolina Apple Festival takes place in Hendersonville from September 2 -5, 2011. Join in the 4 days of festivities and fun which will include the infamous Street Fair where nine blocks of Hendersonville’s Main Street fill with over 200 vendors displaying quality arts & crafts and fabulous food, The King Apple Parade with floats, bands, antique cars and more, and live entertainment takes place continuously at the Main Stage at the Historic Courthouse, with evenings headliners ranging from big band to soul and motown.

No apple festival would be complete without the apples!  The  Annual North Carolina Apple Festival  has local apple growers who will provide fresh locally grown apples as well as items such as pies, cakes, apple butter and apple cider. Today there are about 200 apple growers in Henderson County that produce this important agricultural crop – contributing 65% of all apples in North Carolina!

The weekend is full of these events and more, so plan to visit the North Carolina Apple Festival this weekend and join in all the fun taking place in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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Featured Jay & Jewell Kaiser Home in Sylvan Habitat

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Custom built by one of our area’s finest builders as his own residence, Camp 2 is a spectacular 10.9 acre parcel that backs up to over 1300 acres of undeveloped land. Being one of the first to buy in Sylvan Habitat, the seller had his pick of the prime sites, and this site is one of the finest 10+ acre sites within Sylvan Habitat.

You’ll notice the huge native stone outcroppings winding the gentle drive and the native stonework landscaping as well as the beautiful native stone walls. Past the shop and guest house, as you arrive at the main residence you know you have found your paradise. With an oversized 2 car garage and 2000+ square feet of covered decks and patios, all offering great year round views. As you step through the oversized front doors into the foyer with its soaring ceilings and enter the great room your eyes are captured by the floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace, the lovely hardwood floors and the cathedral ceilings… View Additional Photos And Details For This Fabulous Home
About Sylvan Habitat
Sylvan Habitat, just 5 miles outside of Brevard, NC and located conveniently close to Asheville NC, and Hendersonville NC, is the result of a desire to recreate an old-fashioned family neighborhood in a beautiful mountain setting, as well as a community that minimizes environmental impact while maximizing access to outdoor recreation. This trail and conservation development, with just 44 lots on 555 acres, is a wonderful place to live. Sylvan Habitat, with over 6 miles of trails and more than 200 acres of conservation areas, it is like living in your own park.
Sylvan Habitat is blessed with more than 12 sparkling mountain streams, waterfalls, and incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Northwest, and the Saluda Mountains of South Carolina to the southeast. A ridge cuts diagonally through the property, defining forested valleys on either side. The trails here provide for endless exploration and are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, or horse back riding. Following along the trail as it winds southward through the mountain valley the trail system leaves Sylvan Habitat and enters into Dupont State Park.

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Golf in Brevard and Asheville, NC

Western North Carolina is a golfer’s paradise with a variety of courses offering play within wide river valleys and rolling terrains. The mountains of the Brevard and Asheville area are some of the most scenic in the world, providing a magnificent setting for a game of golf at any of its many golf courses.  Enjoy the challenge of mountain terrain golf,  while taking in the scenic beauty and year-round pleasant climate of this area.

Brevard & Asheville Area Golf Courses

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The Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held on August 12-13, is a celebration of the Asheville area’s award-winning chefs and restaurants, wineries, and farmers.

The Asheville Wine and Food Festival kicks off with Sweets, held in the historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. On this evening guests can enjoy champagnes, specialty drinks, and dessert wines while sampling locally-sourced desserts. The Grand Tasting takes place at the WNC Expo Center on the 13th and features wine sampling as well as food samples from local restaurants. There will also be wine workshops, live entertainment, and more.

The Chefs Challenge Finale takes place during the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting. This weekly elimination competition has been going on since March, and the last two chefs will have their final cook-off here.

Head out to Asheville, just a short drive from Brevard, and enjoy all the Asheville Food and Wine Festival has to offer.

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The Brevard Music Center’s Season Finale will feature Yo-Yo Ma performing with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart.

HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

Yo-Yo Ma, one of the most famous cellists of the modern age, is a French-born American cellist, virtuoso, and orchestral composer. He is one of the most famous cellists of the modern age. Among his many honors, Yo-Yo has been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize (1978), the Glenn Gould Prize (1999), the National Medal of the Arts (2001), and the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award (2008).

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