Galleries, jewelry, home décor, clothing, flowers, Oh My! Shopping in downtown Highlands does not disappoint! On Saturday November 12th, Highlands Culinary Weekend Annual Sip & Stroll from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., has a fabulous line up of retailers. Acorn’s, Alyxandra’s on Main, The Christmas Tree on the Hill, Drake’s Diamond Gallery, The Hen House, Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry, John Collette Fine Art, Oakleaf Flowers & Garden, To the Nines, Vivace & Vivace, Too, and Xtreme Threads. This year’s Sip & Stroll is “especially special” for the participants! Each stroller will start at the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center to receive a detailed map and their own souvenir wine glass with special carry bag. There will be a limit of twelve merchants this year which will encourage everyone to linger a while longer and enjoy the homemade hors d’oeuvres, cheeses, and of course the wonderful selections of wines. There’s also an added bonus to visiting each merchant on the map. Strollers having completed the tour will be eligible for wonderful prizes including fine dining certificates, pottery and specialty wines. Sip, Stroll and Shop till you drop while enjoying everything fabulous in our beautiful downtown of Highlands, NC.
Highlands 5th Annual Culinary Weekend kicks off with the not to be missed Opening Night Celebration, Thursday November 10th, at 7:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy fine wines and the delectable cuisine of Highlands’ local chefs. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, fill your itineraries with an array of activities, tastings and dinners hosted by local restaurants, merchants and accommodations of Highlands.
“Events are being scheduled and plans are falling into place for this year’s line up of activities,” said Laura Huerta, Manager of Lakeside Restaurant and Chair of Highlands Culinary Weekend. “We’re excited to unveil a beautiful new poster design which will soon grace the windows of our downtown. Brochures and the website with event listings are all being prepared. It’s a great time to be involved in this community wide event.”
The Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is a catalyst for planning, programs, and services that promote a favorable business and visitor’s climate while nurturing the natural beauty and cultivating the uniqueness that is Highlands. The Highlands Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to be a part of the Fourth Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend, please call (866) 526-5841 or (828) 526-5841 or view the event webpage at www.highlandsculinaryweekend.com.