1898 Waverly Inn

We had a wonderful time at your inn!  We definitely hope to visit a couple times a year. Keep up the wonderful work! ~ Winston Salem, NC

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Festivals & Special Events

1898 Waverly Inn in Hendersonville, North Carolina is conveniently located to many North Carolina festivals. During your stay, experience festivals celebrating western North Carolina's unique take on music, art, the holidays and more. You will appreciate the comfortable setting of our historic inn as a place to start out from and return to after a day of activities and celebrations. Whether you're visiting with friends or family, the atmosphere at our B&B is uplifting and one that you won't soon forget.

August Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

August 29- September 1 North Carolina Apple Festival at Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Includes the King Apple Parade, mountain music jamboree and more. Hendersonville's beautiful Main Street is home to nine block Street Fair with over 200 vendors including quality arts & crafts vendors and that wonderful festival food. You can also purchase fresh apples from one of our 14 local growers or enjoy a caramel apple or fried apple pie! All day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there is free live entertainment at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. Free. 828-697-4557. www.ncapplefestival.org

August 28-31 The Little Shop of Horrors - Hendersonville Little Theatre
What do you get when you add up an unlikely romantic duo, a sadistic dentist, a troupe of doo-wop girls, and a huge man-eating plant named Audrey 2? The campy-classic musical The Little Shop of Horrors, that’s what! An absolutely hilarious crowd-pleaser that will have you dancing away singing!

Hendersonville Little Theatre is the Official Community Theatre of Hendersonville.

August 1 to October 16 Biltmore House - A Gardener’s Place Seminars
Beneath the Conservatory at Biltmore House in A Gardener’s Place Gift Shop daily free demonstrations

1:00 p.m. Focus on Fall Wreaths

2:00 p.m. Five Minute Arrangements

August 1-29 Wild Mushroom Walks at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. View a variety of fungi growing along the park’s trails. Free. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

August 1-31 Family Fun Nature Programs at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Enjoy family-friendly programs including ancient rocks, plants, trees and wildlife. Free. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

August 2-30 Rockin’ Naturalist Guided Hikes at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Explore Chimney Rock trails with a park naturalist or ranger.
Hickory Nut Gorge is home to 36 rare plant species and 14 rare animal species, making it one of North Carolina’s most significant centers of biodiversity. Follow naturalist Clint Calhoun Off the Beaten Path to see some of his favorite areas in the Park and learn about species living there. Bring your camera and lace up your boots for this moderate-to-strenuous hike. Meet at Cliff Dwellers Gifts. Limited to 15; advance registration required. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

Till - September 14 The Mystery of Irma Vep - Flatrock Playhouse Downtown
Two actors take on numerous characters and even more costume changes in this hilarious satire of theatrical and literary genres. The Mystery of Irma Vep satirizes all that is ridiculous in Gothic horror, Victorian melodrama, classic film, and conventional theater.

August 30-31 Labor Day Weekend Family Fun at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Enjoy birds of prey and learn about their natural habitats. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

The Great Outdoors Packages: There is so much to do and see in Western North Carolina. This package includes tickets to beautiful Chimney Rock Park.

September Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

September 1 to 30 Biltmore House - NC Wine Month at Biltmore
September is North Carolina Wine Month! Come celebrate NC wines with the Biltmore Estate at special events all month long, including free wine tastings, wine pairing dinners, specialty tours, special tastings (including a Reactive Tasting), wine flights at Biltmore restaurants, live music, and more.

September 1 Golden Age "Coming of the Railroad" Henderson County Heritage Museum at the Historic Hendersonville Courthouse. Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States, will be on display, along with other artifacts; Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war.

September 5 to 14 North Carolina Mountain State Fair WNC Agricultural Center. Celebrate the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains with agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, competitions and midway amusement rides. www.mountainfair.org

September 5 & September 19 Wild Mushroom Walks at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. View a variety of fungi growing along the park’s trails. Free. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 6, 13, 20, 27 Rockin’ Naturalist Guided Hikes at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Explore Chimney Rock trails with a park naturalist or ranger.
Hickory Nut Gorge is home to 36 rare plant species and 14 rare animal species, making it one of North Carolina’s most significant centers of biodiversity. Follow naturalist Clint Calhoun Off the Beaten Path to see some of his favorite areas in the Park and learn about species living there. Bring your camera and lace up your boots for this moderate-to-strenuous hike. Meet at Cliff Dwellers Gifts. Limited to 15; advance registration required. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 13 Fall Wildflower Hike - Naturalist Niche Series at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Beat the leaf peeping crowd by seeking magnificent fall flowers along Chimney Rock's trails with renowned naturalist and author Ron Lance. Many folks think spring is the peak wildflower season, but flowers are in bloom much of the year at Chimney Rock. Expect to see blooming beauties such as asters, Pink Turtlehead, boneset and more! Limited to 15; advance registration is required. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 11 - 21 Music of James Bond - Flatrock Playhouse
"Goldfinger," "Diamonds are Forever," "You Only Live Twice," "Live and Let Die," "Skyfall," and countless other iconic songs about the world’s favorite spy comes to life on the Playhouse Mainstage.

September 20-21 6th Annual Flock to the Rock, Chimney Rock, NC. The region’s premier fall migration birding event is held at Chimney Rock, an official site on the NC Birding Trail. It features live Birds of Prey programs with a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl, bird walks led by local experts, workshops like bird photography and hummingbirds, plus family nature walks and owl pellet dissection for kids. Chimney Rock is home to 130+ species of birds throughout the year, including warblers, vireos, tanagers, woodpeckers, thrushes, owls and birds of prey, including the Peregrine Falcon. This prime birding weekend coincides with the annual hawk migration when dozens, sometimes hundreds, of hawks can be seen on their flight south. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

The Great Outdoors Packages: There is so much to do and see in Western North Carolina. This package includes tickets to beautiful Chimney Rock Park.

September 27 Rock On! - Naturalist Niche Series at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Ancient towering rock formations in Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Gorge capture the imagination of visitors from around the world. Get a brief introduction to the area's geological history, then explore some of the Park's incredible rock outcroppings on a guided hike. Limit 20; advance registration required. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 27 Curb Market Old Timey Day, Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N Church St , Hendersonville, NC. Come visit the South’s most unique Curb Market for Henderson County Curb Market Old Timey Day. Music, antique display, demonstrations, food and more. All items sold at the market are handmade or locally grown.

More Event Sites & Information

March of the Leprechauns Festival & Parade
Slice of Hendersonville Public Art Display
Olde Tyme Music Festival
Garden Jubilee
Main Street Sidewalk Antique Show
Chalk It Up!
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival, Tryon, NC
If you love NC Barbeque check out the NC Barbecue Society.
Folkmoot USA
Bele Chere 
NC Apple Festival
NC Mountain State Fair
Art on Main
Foothills Highland Games
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas