Don’t miss out!


You’ll find plenty of fresh apples on the West side of Court Square, and in the G block. With five local growers, we expect that you’ll find your favorite. Here’s what to look for.

Golden Delicious – A long-time favorite with a sweet white flesh and a thin skin, it’s the professionals’ choice for applesauce or cider, pies and other desserts.
Gala – One of the first varieties to mature, they are noticeably sweet and aromatic and are an excellent snack for kids.
Fuji – Japan’s favorite apple for good reasons, both sweet and tart with a low acid content good for fresh eating and desserts.
Granny Smith – As one of the top apples on the tart scale, crispy Granny Smith’s are versatile, and a favorite for both baking and eating.
Rome – Mild sweetness in a big round apple that’s popular in the South because it’s great for baking and cooking.
Winesap – One of the oldest apple varieties, Winesaps work well for pies and cider and delicious fresh eating. And they keep well – up to 6 months in the refrigerator (but we hope you won’t wait that long to enjoy them).


Remember that while some local apples are already available, some won’t ripen until around the first of November. Support our local growers throughout the season while enjoying a fresh product with unsurpassed taste. If you’re from outside Lincoln County, stock up at the Festival or go to www.gottobenc.com to find a farmers market or grower in your area.

Jack Boyles & Girls & Grandson
Jack Boyles
387 S. Hwy 18
Lawndale, NC 28090
704-538-9395
Located on Hwy 18, 17 miles north of Shelby at Toluca, 20 miles south of Morganton and Hickory.

Davis & Son Apples
Gary, Betty & Alan Davis
922 North Hwy 18
Lawndale, NC 28090
.(704) 276-2647
Located at the intersection of Hwy. 18 & 10 on Hwy. 18 North, halfway between Morganton and Shelby.
Additional products include: Apple cider, cantaloupe, vegetables, blackberries, blueberries, muscadines, peaches, pumpkins, tomatoes, watermelons, jams, jellies, honey, molasses.

Double B. Farms
Brent Brown
7311 Flay Road
Cherryville, NC 28021
(704) 435-1073
By appointment only, September – October. From Lincolnton take 27 W. approximately 7 miles; take a left on Flay Road; first farm on left after crossing Hwy. 274. From Cherryville take 274 N. approx. 6 miles; take left on Flay Rd.

Knob Creek Orchards, Inc.
Jeff Crotts
6471 Fallston Road
Lawndale, NC 28090
704 538-1405
Located on Hwy 18 north of Toluca, 18 miles north of Shelby, 18 miles west of Lincolnton, 20 miles from Hickory.
Apples, cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, blackberries, nectarines, pumpkins, watermelons, muscadines.

Burton Farms and Grocery
Jonathan Burton
2010 Vellis Wright Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-530-4372
Directions: Take Hwy. 27 west from Lincolnton, and turn left at West Lincoln High School (Shoal Road) past Flay Road.
Apples, tomatoes, variety of vegetables in season. Buy at their stand or at 12 regional farmers markets.