Your Guide to Hendersonville, North Carolina

You won’t have to head off to some larger city to enjoy entertainment pursuits, historical sites or cultural events, when you visit or move to Hendersonville, North Carolina. The city is named after Supreme Court Chief Justice Fidel Henderson, the county seat of the state is part of the Ashville Metropolitan area, which includes four counties. Nothing can beat the Asheville outlying mountain towns of Black Mountain, Weaverville, Hot Springs and, of course, Hendersonville.

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Historical Attractions

The Druid Hills Historical District is located across from Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC. It includes 76 structures of varying architectural styles, including Tudor Revival, Craftsman Bungalow, Colonial Revival and others starting from 1923. The Mount Royal Historical District includes many architectural styles, with the oldest structure dating back to 1858. Other historical sites of the area include the Seventh Avenue Depot District, Main Street Historical District, West Side Historical District, Lenox Park Historical District and Cold Springs Park Historical District.

Annual Fairs and Festivals

Hendersonville, NC hendersonville ncoffers cultural fairs and festivals throughout the year. Start with the Foothills Highland Games, held in November. This is one of the most well revered athletic Scottish competitions of the world. This festival is also celebrated with sheep herding, Scottish dancing and music, bagpipes, and food.

Mid April brings the Spring Market with crafts, home décor, garden, cooking, fashion and much more in nearby Fletcher. The Saluda Art Festival gives all an opportunity to view and purchase great art from the Hendersonville area artists. The Carolina Mountain Rib Fest is a world-class barbeque competition, including plenty of family entertainment. Don’t miss the North Carolina Apple Festival, during August, in Hendersonville.


There is no end to the many attractions of the Hendersonville, North Carolina area. You may just want to settle in and become part of the Hendersonville population. Add some of the following to your itinerary during your next visit.

  • Hands On Child’s Gallery
  • JH Stepp Farms
  • Mineral and Lapidary Museum
  • Henderson Heritage Museum
  • Stone Angel
  • Moonshine Mountain
  • Elijah Mountain Gem Mines
  • Henderson Little Theatre
  • Wolverine Paintball Park
  • Colt Creek