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Here's winners of the apple displays

Wells Fargo won the Judge's Choice Award for apple displays. Wells Fargo won the Judge's Choice Award for apple displays.

The North Carolina Apple Festival named the top apple-themed window displays in four categories on Friday.


Sponsored by the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association and the Apple Country Engine and Tractor Association, the window display contest honors businesses in four categories: restaurants, thrift stores, retail merchants and banks.The overall Judge's Choice went to Wells Fargo Bank, Apple Festival board member and Tractor Association President Larry Phillips said.

Here are the winners:

  • Restaurants: first place, Piggy's & Harry's, for its vintage Apple Festival T-shirt display; third place, Three-Chopt; third place, Kilwin's.
  • Thrift stores: first place, Four Seasons Resale Store; second place, Blue Ridge Humane Society.
  • Retail merchants: first place, Emma's Baby Boutique; second place, Moonshine & Magnolias; third place, Goldcrafters by Rudy.
  • Banks: first place, Wells Fargo; second place, Carolina Alliance; third place, First Citizens Bank, Main Street.

In the Historic Courthouse, the Heritage Museum has a display of the Apple Festival queens and Apple Ambassadors from the festival's history and the King and Queen crowns from decades ago, Phillips noted.