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The Park for the People
The Village Green

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Condo Cozy in Highlands, NC

Some wise decisions and a precise vision allowed Price Connor and Joe Naryka to craft their perfect Plateau getaway.

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Patti Callahan Henry
Annual Celebration of Education
Literacy and Learning Center

The Literacy & Learning Center’s annual celebration of its free educational programs, slated for October 17 at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club,

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Lotta Miles on His Boots

Country Music sensation John King brings his deeply-felt performance to The Orchard at The Farm on October 21. For information and reservations,

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Putts Fore Paws
Cashiers Highlands Humane Society

Putts Fore Paws, set for October 11 at the Cullasaja Club, is no dog walk in the park – it’s a full-on golf tournament for serious and not-so-serious

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Highlands Food & Wine Festival

The Fifth Highlands Food & Wine Festival, set for November 11-14, is taking every measure possible to ensure that everyone’s safe and sated.

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Chetolah, A Place of Rest
Sip and Swine

Sips and Swine, set for October 10 at the storied Chetolah, is a storybook evening and a boost for the fortunes of The Bascom. For tickets, visit

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Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival
Cashiers Leaf Festival

With art, music, and food, the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, slated for October 8-10 at the Village Green, is a celebration of all the good

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Falling for Fall

Fall on the Plateau is a wild, sensual overload, with nature setting the stage for a spectacular Finale.

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Highlands October Music

The sounds of weekend evenings in Highlands perfectly complement the vibrant spirit of the season.

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Fun and Festive
Halloween in Highlands

Don’t be scared! Highlands’ Halloween on Main Street (on October 31) is fun and festive for the whole family. And, if your pooch has the

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Oak Steakhouse: Under the Stars, On the Rocks Guest Chef Series

Oak Steakhouse Highlands pulls out all the stops when it stages its exclusive hosted event, set for Tuesday, October 26, at Skyline Lodge. For reservations, use the link below or call (828) 482-4720.

Ghostly Garden at Highlands Botanical Garden

This Halloween season, the Highlands Botanical Garden will feature a self-guided hike showcasing handmade decorations by friends like you! The free Ghostly Garden kits will be available starting Wednesday, Oct. 6! Grab yours to help decorate the Garden.

The Park for the People | The Village Green

As it navigates the strange waters of the pandemic while maintaining a full slate of activities, the Village Green welcomes a new executive director.


The Great Pandemic | Highlands-Cashiers Players

Highlands-Cashiers Players offers The Great Pandemic at Highlands Performing Arts Center October 14-17 and October 21-24, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM. For more information, visit highlandsperformingarts.com and click on the HCP link.

Cashiers Quilters Fall Show

For Cashiers Quilters, who’ll be displaying their creations at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library on Saturday, October 9, the medium is the message. The cozy, comfy message.

Fabulous Fall with Fontana

If you’re reading this, you’re learning. Continue this trend with regular visits to Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library and Hudson Library.


Let’s Hunt Your Haunts | Center for Life Enrichment

The Center for Life Enrichment will venture into the shadowy world of the supernatural with a presentation by paranormal expert Pepper Paris, October 27. For information, go to clehighlands.com.

Whiskey, Beer, and Brew | Half-Mile Farm

Three events at Half-Mile Farm bring the flavor and the savor to the sensual delights of the season. Hosted events are for Half-Mile Farm guests only. Visit HalfMileFarm.com to check for room availability.

Annual Celebration of Education | Literacy and Learning Center

The Literacy & Learning Center’s annual celebration of its free educational programs, slated for October 17 at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, will feature international best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry.


Shadow of the Bear

Haven’t encountered a Black Bear this year? Don’t worry, there’s always the Big One stalking the mountains beyond Rhodes Big View Overlook.

Lotta Miles on His Boots

Country Music sensation John King brings his deeply-felt performance to The Orchard at The Farm on October 21. For information and reservations, visit OldEdwardsHopitality.com/OrchardSessions.

Past Meets Modernity

For author Michael Almond, the conflicts at the core of The Tannery continue to simmer just below the surface of modern American life. He’ll talk about his work and the themes that animate his writing with a pair of events at local libraries.