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Hendersonville: North Carolina Apple Festival

What: Enjoy the fruits of your Labor Day at this 73rd annual festival held in downtown Hendersonville August 30 through September 2. There will be a street fair, entertainment, fried apple pies, a parade, and more.

When: August 30-September 2

Where: 318 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

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Charlotte: Blue Blaze Brewing Labor Day Celebration

What: Can’t host your own Labor Day cookout? Enjoy firepit jam sessions, free grilled hot dogs with fixin’s, live music, and pitchers of beer at Blue Blaze Brewing in Charlotte on September 2.

When: September 2

Where: 528 South Turner Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208

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West Jefferson: Blue Ridge Barbecue & Brew Festival

What: Listen to live music, sample drinks from 30 breweries, 10 distilleries, and four wineries, and eat plenty of barbecue at the Blue Ridge Theatre in West Jefferson.

When: August 30-31

Where: 9331 NC-16 North, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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Oak Island: Labor Day Surf-Off

What: Hang loose on a day of sun, surf, and competition at the 16th Street beach access in Oak Island on August 31. Beginners and seasoned surfers are encouraged to compete — but you can always just take it all in from your beach chair, too. (In case you didn’t know, surfing has quite a history in NC!)

When: August 31

Where: Ocean Crest Fishing Pier, Oak Island, NC

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Lake Junaluska: Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

What: Regional fiddlers, string bands, ballad singers, square dance teams, and more will celebrate the traditional music and dancing of southern Appalachia at this festival overlooking Lake Junaluska.

When: August 31-September 1

Where: 91 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

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Huntersville: Battle of Charlotte Anniversary

What: For the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte, visit the Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville on August 31 and September 1 during its annual Revolutionary War weekend, which includes historic reenactments.

When: August 31-September 1

Where: 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

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For our full list of September events, check out our Carolina Calendar.

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