Visitors Information Center
800.828.4244
828.693.9708

Official site of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
Hendersonville ~ Flat Rock ~ Laurel Park ~ Mills River ~ Fletcher ~ Etowah ~ Horse Shoe ~ Tuxedo ~ Zirconia ~ Bat Cave ~ Gerton ~ Edneyville ~ Naples

 

Size
Henderson County - 375 Square Miles

Location
Historic Hendersonville is located in the Western North Carolina Mountains between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smokies, 22 miles south of Asheville, and 15 miles north of the North-South Carolina border. The elevation of Hendersonville is approximately 2,200 feet above sea level.

Population
Henderson County - 108,340
City of Hendersonville- 13,294

Historic Hendersonville & Flat Rock Area Accommodations Market
Approximately 1,900 rooms are available with properties ranging from franchises, to luxury Historic Bed & Breakfast and Inns.

Climate - Average Monthly Highs and Lows
January - 45 / 25
July - 85 / 65
February - 50 / 30
August - 80 / 65
March - 55 / 35
September - 75 / 55
April - 60 / 40
October - 70 / 45
May- 70 / 60
November - 60 / 35
June - 80 / 65
December - 50 / 30

Transportation / Highways
I- 26 is the major east/west interstate from the Tennessee state line near Mars Hill, NC to Charleston, SC and is located 2 miles from downtown Hendersonville. I- 26 intersects with I-40 east & west in Asheville, NC and I-85 north & south in Spartanburg, SC.

Asheville Regional Airport
The Asheville Regional Airport is located on I-26, 9 miles north of Hendersonville and 15 miles south of Asheville. The carriers serving the airport are Allegiant, Continental, Delta, US Airways, and United. The runway is 8,001-feet long and 150-feet wide. 61 Terminal Drive Fletcher, NC www.flyavl.com

Hendersonville Airport
The Hendersonville Airport with a 3,075-foot paved and lighted runway is capable of handling a variety of aircraft. The airport is located just a few miles from downtown Hendersonville.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport also serves Western North Carolina and is located on I-85, approximately on 40 miles from Hendersonville. The carriers serving the airport are Allegiant, American Eagle, Delta, US Airways, Southwest, and United. The runway is 11,001-feet, which can accommodate any aircraft currently in operation. 2000 GSP Dr., Ste 1, Greer SC www.gspairport.com

Car Rentals
 
Alamo
Avis
Budget
Enterprise
Hertz
National

Annual Events
Garden Jubilee - Memorial Day weekend
North Carolina Apple Festival - Labor Day weekend
Flat Rock Playhouse - mid April thru late-December
North Carolina Mountain State Fair - first week of September
Music On Main Street - early-June thru late-August, every Friday
Street Dances -  early-July thru mid-August, every Monday
Art On Main - first Saturday & Sunday in October
Farm City Day - first Saturday in October

Cultural Pursuits
Art League of Henderson Council - promotes the development, and enjoyment of the visual arts.
The Arts Council of Henderson County, Inc.- non-profit organization offers art exhibits, classes, lectures, and workshops.
Opportunity House - an arts, crafts and cultural center, learning and recreation
Flat Rock Playhouse, State Theatre of North Carolina - composed of members of Actors Equity Association from across the country. The productions are of Broadway quality
Vagabond School of Drama - operates the Flat Rock Playhouse and has 2 main educational divisions; the summer Apprentice Program and the year-round YouTheatre.
Hendersonville Little Theatre - an all-volunteer group
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra - 70-piece orchestra that is self-supporting
Hendersonville Community Band - approx. 60 members in this all-volunteer band
Hendersonville Chorale - 85 to 100 volunteers perform a variety of music
Carolina Concert Choir (formerly the Carolina Chamber Singers) 40 - 50 people with extensive musical backgrounds perform classical and contemporary pieces.
Brevard Music Center - is located 18 miles west of Hendersonville and is renowned as a performance mecca and educational center

Henderson County Towns
Bat Cave
Balfour
East Flat Rock
Edneyville
Etowah
Dana
Flat Rock
Fletcher
Gerton
Hendersonville
Horse Shoe
Laurel Park
Mills River
Mountain Home
Naples
Tuxedo
Zirconia

If you need additional information please call or write:
Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
201 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
800-828-4244 or (828) 693-9708