Shops and Galleries
Historic Downtown Hendersonville
The Hendersonville Historic Main Street Shopping District, with its wide sidewalks, planters brimming with flowers, comfortable benches, and first-class shopping, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and makes a perfect venue for this popular annual event. Downtown Hendersonville—RealGenuine.
There are more than 100 shops and businesses located in Downtown Hendersonville’s tree-lined, serpentine Main Street and the Avenues. This vibrant historic district is home to art galleries, antique and gift shops, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants.
Throughout the spring and summer, Downtown is host to a number of indoor/outdoor events including the Garden Jubilee (May), Main Street Antique Sidewalk Show (June), Do Tell Storyfest (July), Chalk It Up! Art Extravaganza (July) and Living History Weekend (August). Also in mid-June through mid-August, you’ll hear lots of music downtown, with the ever-popular Music On Main concerts every Friday night and the fabulous Monday night Street Dances featuring mountain heritage music and dancing.
On Labor Day weekend (Sept.), the renowned North Carolina Apple Festival arrives to pay tribute to our area’s extensive apple heritage, followed by special leaf-peeping events, and a unique Art on Main weekend (Oct.). The Holiday Lighting Celebration (Nov.) kicks off the Winter Holidays in style with a wonderful community gathering at the gazebo on Main.
Hendersonville is encircled by the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and bounded by the state of South Carolina and only 25 miles from Downtown Asheville. With close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, DuPont State Forest, Pisgah Forest, and other major attractions like the NC State Theatre / Flat Rock Playhouse, and the NC Arboretum. Whether you’re here for a day trip, a week vacation, or you’re here to stay forever, we hope you’ll take the time to visit Historic Downtown Hendersonville.
Downtown Asheville has a rich architectural legacy making it the perfect backdrop for shopping, enjoying fine cuisine or people-watching. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size. There is always something happening downtown. People sip cups of Joe at one of several locally-owned coffee shops, listen to live music at a local club. They go on art walks, winding their way through downtown’s 30-plus galleries.
Historic Biltmore Village
Built in the late 1890′s as a classic planned community at the entrance to George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, Historic Biltmore Village today is truly one of the South’s most unique touring and shopping environments. Because of its history, its range of unique independent, locally-owned retailers, and its fine restaurants, Historic Biltmore Village has an international reputation.
It’s the way shopping used to be – relaxed and enjoyable with top quality merchandise at realistic prices and wonderful customer service. Enjoy quaint tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks, open air dining, original historic houses from the 1900′s, all combined with amazing collections of one-of-a-kind merchandise of true quality and value.
PLENTY OF FREE PARKING is available on the streets of Biltmore Village. Also, public parking is located underneath the retail stores at 10 Brook Street, entrance next to Chico’s.