Fall Bucket List: Hendersonville, NC

by: Mandy Henderly • 10/15/2020

Take a walk on Main Street and treat yourself to a pumpkin square from McFarlan’s Bakery. Hike to Triple Falls in DuPont State Forest. Take a nature walk at the Park at Flat Rock. Visit the Hendersonville Farmer’s Market on Seventh Avenue to buy some fall veggies and maybe a bretzel from the Underground Baking […]

Top Five Places To Get A Cup of Coffee

by: Mandy Henderly • 10/08/2020

Although I am a year round coffee drinker, there’s something about fall that makes me enjoy my java even more so. Luckily, Hendersonville has a lot to offer coffee lovers, especially during this season. As always, check websites or social media accounts regarding the COVID protocols and restrictions each business has. Appalachian Coffee (appalachiancoffeecompany.com) Located […]

Categories: Eat & Drink

President George H.W. Bush in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/29/2020

By: Dan Gibbs The 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush paid a historic visit to Hendersonville on September 5, 1992. He was the first sitting President to visit Hendersonville. He gave a speech at the 46th Annual Apple Festival at the Henderson County Courthouse to a crowd of 18,000 people.  There […]

Categories: History

F. Scott Fitzgerald In Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/16/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Iconic writer F. Scott Fitzgerald spent time in several towns in western North Carolina in 1935-36 including a few months in Hendersonville. Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be one of the greatest American novels ever written. It was published in 1925. By the end of 1935, Fitzgerald had fallen […]

Categories: History

Hendersonville’s Other “Red Gold”

by: David Lawson • 09/09/2020

Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer! Hendersonville just had their annual Apple Festival showcasing its harvest of “Red Gold.” Apples of almost every variety are grown in the rolling hills taking advantage of the cool weather the Blue Ridge Mountains offer. Hendersonville’s streets are flooded with apples showing a glimpse of the area’s apple […]

The Appalachian Pinball Museum

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By: Dan Gibbs The Appalachian Pinball Museum at 538 North Main Street in Hendersonville is one of Main Street’s best kept secrets. Tucked away on the far end of the street past the Skyland Barber Shop and through a set of doors, the Museum is a hands on playland that is full of nostalgia, history, […]

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Thomas Alva Edison in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By Dan Gibbs Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman and lays claim to well over 1,000 patents during his long career. He was a frequent visitor to the mountains of western North Carolina and it was his experiments with the electric light bulb that brought him to Hendersonville in early June 1906.  […]

Categories: History

The Sunshine Lady of Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Lelia Maud Davidson Hansell was born June 25, 1861 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She and her husband Judge C.P. Hansell, had moved to Hendersonville from Thomasville, Georgia a little over a year before her death. Although she only lived in Hendersonville about 18 months, she brought national attention to Hendersonville because of […]

Categories: History

It’s Apple Season!

by: Mandy Henderly • 08/26/2020

It may be hard to believe, but apple season is upon us. Towards the end of August, apple season kicks off with Galas and Honey Crisps and lasts until the end of October or early November with Pink Lady apples and Arkansas Black apples. Here’s a round-up of five Hendersonville orchards to visit: Sky Top […]

Have You Ever Wondered How the Blue Ridge Mountains Got Their Name?

by: David Lawson • 08/26/2020

The Blue Ridge Mountains wind over 500-miles through southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas southward into Georgia. The mountains are named for their long, cool, and comforting shadows of soft blue hues. The blue shadows of the mountains can be seen along the entire length of the mountains and are especially […]

Categories: History