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

Highlands Food & Wine
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2016/08 - August
It’s not too early to start making plans for Highlands’ greatest culinary event – Highlands Food and Wine Festival, set for November 10-13.  more
Highlands Food & Wine Festival
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2017/07 - July
The Highlands Food and Wine Festival, set for November 9 through 12, is packed with bold flavors, joyful music and a powerful party atmosphere.  more
Highlands Food & Wine Festival
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2017/11 - November
Loosen your belt, dust off your hiking shoes, slip on your dancing shoes and polish your palate – the long-awaited Highlands Food & Wine Festival is finally here.  more
Highlands Food and Wine Festival
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2017/08 - August
Local chefs will be offering the dishes that have made The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau a Foodie’s Mecca during November’s Highlands Food & Wine Festival.   more
Highlands on the Half-Shell
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2017/09 - September
The generosity at the heart of a Cajun celebration lies at the core of Highlands on the Half Shell, a full-throated party to support the Highlands Biological Foundation. For information on this fete, set for October 1, visit  more
Highlands Own Arts and Crafts
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2016/10 - October
The plateau’s finest artisans and crafters will showcase their creations at the iconic Highlands Own Arts & Crafts Show at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, October 8, at the Highlands Civic Center.  more
Highlands Own Craft Show
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2017/09 - September
Highlands celebrates the talents of its community of crafters with the 35th Highlands Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday, October 14, at the Civic Center.  more
Highlands School Fall Festival
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2017/09 - September
There’s something for everyone in the family at Highlands School Fall Festival, set for Saturday, October 28, at the Highlands Rec Park.  more
Highlands' Bel Canto
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2017/09 - September
Bel Canto boosts its storied sound with the addition of Bass Tyler Putnam for its 25th Anniversary performance.   more
Leaf Festival
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2017/10 - October
The centerpiece of Cashiers’ celebration of of Autumn is the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, October 6-8 at the Village Green.  more