Sapphire Valley’s Annual Outhouse Race

When you have to go, go downhill – it’s Sapphire Valley’s annual Outhouse Race, set for Saturday, February 17. For information, visit

Old Edwards' We Love Locals Promotion

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa and Half Mile Farm honors its neighbors with its unique We Love Locals promotion throughout the winter season. Visit for more information.

Victuals & Rituals

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa brings an exquisite wine dinner, down-home victuals, the musings of authors Ronni Lundy and Sharyn McCrumb, and the irresistible sounds of The SteelDrivers. For more information, call (828) 787-2635.

Keeping Track

A marvelously detailed train layout is the perfect escape.

As Winter Unveils The Land

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust curates a collection of precious wild places scattered throughout the Plateau.


Ask anyone who lives on the Plateau and they’ll eagerly tell you why all four seasons are glorious! Winter views, spring wildflowers, summer hikes and waterfalls, and autumn leaves. There is something here that speaks to the heart of the nature lover all year long. Wiinter activities take on a magical quality. Spring and summer months bring bounteous blooms. Apples, glowing leaves, and craft fairs are here during autumn. Search below for seasonal favorites.

Seasons Results

2017 Job Fair
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
Come meet top employers from Accommodations, Clubs, Restaurants and Retailers looking for full-time, year-round and seasonal employees.   more
2017 Solar Eclipse Community Forum
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Forum at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 5 pm.  more
2017 Was Cookin'!
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2017/12 - December
Each month, The Laurel features favorite recipes from our favorite people. Click through to view this past year's recipes from Highlands and Cashiers.  more
25 Years of Carpe Diem
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2017/03 - March
A crazy dream and an unshakeable faith led to the formation of Carpe Diem Farms 25 years ago.  more
30 Years in the Fur Trade
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2016/05 - May
The luxurious creations at Highlands Furs are the fruits of owner/designer Alex Neymark’s imagination and carefully honed skills.   more
30 Years of Saving Furry Lives
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2017/10 - October
The adopted animals from the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society (and the people who love them) will have a party at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands, 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 14.  more
30 Years of Saving Lives
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2017/04 - April
Thanks to a dedicated army of supporters, volunteers and staff members, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society has saved the lives of thousands of animals over the course of 30 years.  more
300 Cyclists, 10,000 Feet
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2016/04 - April
Serious and not-so-serious bikers can test their endurance and enjoy the wild local scenery at the 24th Annual Tour de Cashiers, May 14.  more
35 Years of Masterful Music
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2016/05 - May
Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival’s 2016 season blends exciting new talents with internationally recognized favorites. For tickets or more information, call (828) 526-9060.  more
4 Seasons’ Heart Songs
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2016/06 - June
Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. – Vicki Harrison  more