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

The Wheel Deal
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2016/03 - March
The 24th edition of the Tour de Cashiers, set for May 14, tests the mettle of beginning and very, very serious cyclists. For information or registration, visit  more
Three River Fly Fishing Festival
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2017/03 - March
The Three River Fly Fishing Festival, slated for April 27-29 upon local waterways, will test the angling abilities and story-telling skills of both serious and amateur fisherpeople. To register or for more information, call (828) 526-0441 or email  more
Village Square Art & Craft Show
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2017/05 - May
The Highlands Village Square Art and Craft Show returns to Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park for a pair of summer shows – June 24-25 and August 26-27.  more
When Is Trout Season?
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2017/04 - April
There’s always a trout out there waiting for you. You just have to understand regulations governing hatchery-supported streams.  more
Wildflower Whimsy
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2017/04 - April
The complex relationship between wildfires and wildflowers will be explored at the Highlands Biological Foundation’s Wildflower Whimsy, May 5-6. For more information, visit or call (828) 526-2221  more
Your Favorite Hike?
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2015/03 - March
We invite you to vote in our next poll - “Favorite spot for a moderate hike.” Readers can vote on   more
Hospice House Fundraiser
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2017/05 - May
Hospice House Foundation will host a fundraising dinner at the exclusive Canyon Kitchen, complete with music, an auction, and a presentation by author Hattie Bryant.   more
HUMC's Author’s Tea
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2017/05 - May
Author Karen White reveals the magic style that informs her novels at a luncheon staged at Highlands United Methodist Church, 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 24.  more
Sleeping Bee
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2016/04 - April