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

Feasts & Salons
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2017/07 - July
Palate-pleasing culinary experiences, sparkling conversations and internationally-recognized musicians are the hallmarks of Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival’s Feasts and Salons.  more
Feasts of the Festival
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2016/06 - June
A slate of exquisite meals served in magnificent homes enhances the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival’s 2016 season.  more
Festival with Altitude
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2017/05 - May
The four-day Highlands Motoring Festival, set for June 8-11, is a celebration of the beauty and engineering artistry of classic, exotic automobiles from all over the world.  more
Filling the Air on Friday Night
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2017/08 - August
Groovin’ on the Green closes out its 2017 season with sweet summer sounds, each Friday night through early September.  more
Fireworks Extravaganza
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2017/07 - July
The Fireworks Extravaganza on the Green lights up the Cashiers night sky on the Fourth of July, complete with music and a healthy dose of community spirit.  more
Fireworks on the Green
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2016/07 - July
The Village Green, Cashiers’ verdant jewel at the Crossroads, will host a dazzling fireworks display on the Fourth of July.  more
Focus on Dahlias
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2016/08 - August
The gorgeous creations of a pair of artists featured at the Dahlia Patron Party mirror the natural beauty of the centerpiece blossoms.  more
For Fallen Soldiers’ Kids
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2016/08 - August
The children of fallen warriors will find a powerful ally in the participants of the SOAR of Western North Carolina’s Golf Tournament, slated for 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 8, at Highlands Falls Country Club. The tourney includes prizes, dinner, and an auction. For information or to register, call (828) 743-3256.  more
For Your Viewing Pleasure
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2016/08 - August
Highlands Playhouse closes its 2016 summer season with a pair of shows aimed squarely at the heart – “Steel Magnolias” from August 4 through August 20, and “Piano Man,” from August 25 through September 4.  more
Fox on The Fairway
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2017/07 - July
Highlands Playhouse mines laughs on the links with its “The Fox on the Fairway,” staged from August 3 through August 19.  more