Collaboration Celebration, The 2018 Cashiers Designer Showhouse

The 2018 Cashiers Designer Showhouse

The Cashiers Historical Society invites you to attend the 2018 Cashiers Designer Showhouse, July 27 through August 5. 

This annual celebration of style, collaboration, and natural beauty will be a week to remember as designers from throughout the Southeast unleash their creativity on the stunning European-style home of this year’s Showhouse.  Fox Tail, the 41-acre estate nestled above Lake Glenville, is the perfect palette for this year’s Showhouse.  See how designers transform the home with their current and classic designs from Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.; Sunday, July 29,  from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.; and Monday, July 30, through Saturday, August 4, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

The Opening Night Gala will be held on Friday, July 27, giving guests a preview of the Showhouse, a lovely dinner, and evening of dancing with Motown band, The Business.  Dinner will be prepared by celebrity chef Vera Stewart of Very Vera, who will also be signing copies of her cookbook, “The Very Vera Cookbook: Recipes from My Table.”  Thanks to the amazing Showhouse sponsors, guests will be able to participate in a fabulously appointed silent auction benefiting the Cashiers Historical Society.  Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $325 each.  Black tie optional.

Throughout the week, attendees are invited to visit the Showhouse and explore the artistry of this year’s talented interior designers.  In addition to tours of the estate, a variety of workshops, demonstrations, book signings, and discussions by special guests will be open to attendees. 

Most of these additional features will be open to all Showhouse ticket holders, though some will require an additional fee.  Ticket holders will also find an array of pop-up shops to peruse while meeting and talking with the faces behind the famous brands.  Daily single-entry tickets are $30 in advance; $40 at the door.

The Showhouse Closing Croquet Brunch will be held Sunday, August 5.  The Cashiers Historical Society is excited to welcome honorary guest and esteemed interior designer Mark D. Sikes to celebrate the end of a festive week.  In keeping with croquet traditions, guests are encouraged to wear their whites and enjoy the day of croquet, delicious brunch, full-service Bloody Mary bar, craft beer, and dancing on the lawn.  Music will be provided by the Southern jazz band The House Hoppers.  Tickets to the Closing Croquet Brunch are $250.

Tickets may be purchased for individual events, or a VIP All Access Pass is available for $350, which includes everything except the Opening Night Gala.  Transportation to the Showhouse will be provided from Blue Ridge School, located at 95 Bobcat Drive in Cashiers.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cashiershistoricalsociety.org/showhouse or call (828) 743-7710.