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

Season of Shows
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2017/05 - May
Acorns Boutique’s trunk shows spotlight designer treasures gathered from across the globe.  more
Something to Howl About
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2017/05 - May
The shy Red Wolf takes the spotlight for the premiere 2017 program of the Village Nature Series, 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, May 30, at The Village Green Commons in Cashiers.  more
Spring Peeper
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2016/04 - April
The spring peeper’s most distinctive trait is the dark cross or X-shaped blotch that usually is found on its back.  more
The Love of Learning | Highlands, NC
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2017/03 - March
The Center for Life Enrichment’s 2017 slate of classes brings the entire world to the twin communities of Highlands and Cashiers. For more information or to register, call (828) 526-8811.  more
The Lush Ligularia
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2016/06 - June
Bashful Ligularia puts on a spectacular show if given the chance in local gardens.  more
The Merry Merry Month
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2016/05 - May
Merry May is a dizzying kaleidoscope of color and a season of friskiness among local flora and fauna.  more
The Plucky Perching Birds of March
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2016/03 - March
With the advent of warmer weather, our local songbirds are making their joyful presence known.  more
The Right Direction
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2017/04 - April
Donna Cochran’s myriad tasks for Highlands Cashiers Players mirror the development of this cherished Plateau institution.  more
The Seed With a Family Tree
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2016/05 - May
The generous Lupins lend an elegant look to gardens around the world while also making appearances in cherished recipes.   more
The Slate-Colored Dark-eyed Junco
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2017/04 - April
The enigmatic Junco is a proud year-round resident of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.  more