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Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

With Labor Day behind us, the Plateau is turning its attention to the holidays and all that our beautiful communities have to offer in this golden season.  Pumpkin patches are popping up; ice rinks are opening; fires are blazing and dinner parties are being planned.    But the one thing that everyone, visitors and residents alike, are looking forward to: The …

Highlands School Fall Festival

Leave those smartphones and tablets at home and enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun at the annual Highlands School Fall Festival, set for Saturday, October 6, from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M., at the Highlands Rec Park. Monies raised help the Highlands High School seniors with the costs of their caps and gowns. This PTO fundraiser is perfect for the entire family. …

It’s Fall Y’all & Time for Crafts

The season of the arts and craft show has begun in the mountains.  Leisurely autumn weekends are perfect for making time to visit craft shows, and the Town of Highlands hosts one of the region’s best.  The 38th annual Highlands Arts and Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Highlands …


Capturing Imaginations

For the littlest ones, there’s a weekly storytime to capture their imaginations and help them learn about the magic and wonder of the world. For older kids, the library is the setting for Lego Club, Crafternoons, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Club, which offers fun projects for the present and a preview of the future. There are …

A Frightfully Fun Time

Looking for a frightfully fun time for the entire family to celebrate Halloween?  Come be a part of Goblins In the Green. Dress up in your favorite silly or scary costume for this annual Cashiers tradition, which will be 5:30-7:30 P.M. Friday, October 26 at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. Ghoulish guests join the resident spiders and …

Literary Fix

Both literature and outdoor enthusiasts alike will be delighted to meet local author and wilderness enthusiast Brent Martin of the Bartram Trail Society at the library.  On Friday, October 2, at 2:00 P.M. he’ll be presenting “Mountains Piled Upon Mountains” – a journey into 18th-century Western North Carolina through the eyes of William Bartram.  The presentation will explore the cultural …


Stock Up and Yum Up

October is the last month for the Highlands Marketplace, held Saturdays in Founders Park, and it’s the perfect time to load up on gifts, crafts, and some tasty Autumn veggies.  Vendors set up their tents early and you’ll see customers arriving with shopping bags ready to fill with the goodness of locally grown produce  Arugula and apples will be in …

A Matter Of Taste

As Virginia Woolf said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Food and water are essential for survival, but mankind’s relationship to food has transformed over time from one of sustenance to one laden with personal and cultural significance. “A Matter of Taste” explores depictions of food and drink in art and reveals …

Outdoor Music Concerts

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with another exciting season of outdoor music concerts in Highlands. Saturdays on Pine celebrated its final concert of the season over the Labor Day weekend, and now Friday Night Live is winding up another fun-filled season of traditional mountain music with two final October concerts. Held at Town …


Cast Iron Cooking

Is Cast Iron Cooking hot enough for you? Don’t we all want to have a party that sizzles? Please join us for a demonstration and luncheon created at fireside with Mary Palmer Dargan at Dovecote/ Dargan Landscape Architects on Friday, October 12, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Learn how to prep your cast iron prior to cooking, novel ways …

Highlands on the Half Shell

Join the Highlands Biological Foundation for a Cajun celebration on Sunday, October 7, for Highlands on the Half-Shell in the meadow behind the Highlands Nature Center. This annual fall event supports the Highlands Biological Foundation.  The bayou comes to the mountains with a feast of oysters, gumbo, and other Louisiana delicacies under the canopy of Highland’s autumn flame-colored leaves.  The …

Highlands Halloween

Who doesn’t look forward to Highlands’ annual celebration of Halloween?  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., and offers fun for everyone. Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, a Mission Health Hospital, is the proud sponsor of the All Hallows Eve Celebration this year. Jackie Medland, President and Chief Nursing Officer of the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital says, “It …