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Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
North Wilkesboro is the home of the annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival, which is held to celebrate the apple harvest from the nearby Brushy Mountains. Crowds of over 50,000 people usually attend the festival, and it is one of the largest single-day arts and crafts fairs in the Southern United States.

The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is sponsored and hosted by the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club. The festival features music, dancing, artwork, crafts, and food traditional to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The streets of downtown North Wilkesboro, NC are filled with over 425 arts and crafts, 100 food concessions, and 4 different music stages consisting of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and Appalachian Heritage. Cloggers, folk dancers, rope skippers, and square dancers provide additional entertainment venues for festival goers.

Appalachian Heritage crafts such as woodcarving, chair making, soap making, pottery throwing, and quilting are highlighted. Local apple growers set up throughout the festival selling their apples, apple cider, and dried apples.

Check out our Multimedia Page to view several brief and informative videos about the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival.

Contact the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club at, call them at (336) 921-3499, or visit their website at
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