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

Cruise-in to Fall
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2016/09 - September
Sky Valley kicks loose with the Fall Fest and Cruise-In, set for Saturday, October 22. It’s a showcase for cool cars and a fun day that extends far beyond the boundaries of this tiny mountain gem.   more
Culinary Craze
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2016/11 - November
Highlands’ Food and Wine Festival, set for November 10-13, is an exquisite sampling of the region’s finest food and drink offerings.  more
Dahlia Festival Success in Highlands NC
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2017/11 - November
Dahlias to Drool Over
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2016/09 - September
The glory of dahlias is honored with an evening of food, music, and dazzling art – September 8 at Highlands Falls Country Club. For tickets or more information, visit  more
Diggin’ the Dahlias
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2017/09 - September
Bask in the glory of dahlias in a rainbow of colors – The Seventh Annual Dazzling Dahlia Flower Show will be held from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. Saturday, September 16, at the Highlands Recreation Center.  more
Fall at the Playhouse
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2017/10 - October
Highlands Playhouse will screen “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in preparation for the premiere of its Foodie Film Festival.  more
Fall Colors Art Show
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2017/10 - October
The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers closes out its dynamic 2017 season with its extraordinary Fall Colors Fine Art Show, Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, at the Highlands Civic Center.   more
Fall Colors Fine Art Show
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2016/10 - October
The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers caps a busy, fruitful season with the Fall Colors Fine Art Show, Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, at the Highlands Civic Center.  more
Fall Family Fun
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2017/10 - October
Highlands School’s Fall Festival, set for Saturday, October 28, at the Highlands Rec Park is a party for the entire community.  more
Ghosts, Ghouls & Phantom Fools
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2017/10 - October
It’s lot of treats and maybe a couple of tricks when Highlands stages its electrifying Downtown Trick or Treat on Main Street Tuesday, October 31.  more