Press release from the office of Gov. Pat McCrory:
Governor Pat McCrory will attend the 68th North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville this Labor Day.
“The Apple Festival is a classic western North Carolina tradition, and I’m honored to be a part of it for a second year in a row,” said Governor McCrory. “Apples are an important agricultural product for North Carolina, and it’s why we are celebrating that here in picturesque Henderson County with the King Apple Parade. Hendersonville is a beautiful city with a great deal of history and scenic views,” continued Governor McCrory, who spent the last several days in western North Carolina.
North Carolina ranks 13th in apple production in the United States, based on 2012 data. The state has commercial apple operations comprised of 5,000 bearing acres of apple orchards. Eight million bushels of apples can be produced in a given year.
WHO: Governor Pat McCrory
WHAT: 68th North Carolina Apple Festival/King Apple Parade
WHEN: Monday, September 1, 2014
WHERE: Downtown Hendersonville, NC