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Share the Seasonal Beauty
Laurel's Winter Photo Cover Contest

We all know that the concept of Winter Wonderland applies to The Plateau all winter long.   After the holiday lights are gone, the stark beauty

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Snow Fest at 4118
Highlands NC

Oh, the Weather Outside Might be Frightful, But…Snow Fest 4118 adds an element of fun and excitement. It’ll be staged Saturday and Sunday,

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Mark the Day
Bear Shadow

Bear Shadow Festival, set for April 29 through May 1 of next year, promises to bring the same level of musical energy to the Plateau. Details

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Snow Fest at 4118
Snow Fest at 4118
Highlands NC

Let Snow Fest at 4118 thaw out your winter mojo (or perhaps you need a chance to chill) at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands, January

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Wreaths Across America
Highlands NC

Wreaths Across America will commemorate the sacrifices of veterans at noon on Saturday, December 18, at Highlands Memorial Park. For any questions

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Mike Kinnebrew
A Joyful Noise
Fireside at The Farm

Mike Kinnebrew’s concert at The Farm at Old Edwards, set for December 16, marks a joyful return to the Plateau. The public is invited. For

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National Theatre Returns: Highlands PAC

Highlands Performing Arts Center marks the return of The National Theatre of London to local audiences with a pair of encore performances. Highlands

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Small Works Art Show

The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers will present its Small Works Art Show at Sapphire Valley on Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27. For

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Promising Parades – and More, Highlands NC, Cashiers NC

Both Highlands and Cashiers will stage their Christmas Parades on the same day – Saturday, December 4. But they’re at different times, so

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Cashiers Festival of Trees

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree becomes a lot easier when you attend Cashiers’ first Festival of Trees, November 26-27 at the Summit Center.

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Fireside at the Farm
Highlands NC

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The Park for the People
The Village Green

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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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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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Take a Spin on a Tube | Highlands Outpost

Highlands Outpost in Scaly Mountain has the tonic for whatever wintertime blahs you’re trudging through – snow, speed, and a sharp burst of excitement. For hours, rates, and more details, visit highlandsoutpost.com.

Share the Seasonal Beauty | Laurel’s Winter Photo Cover Contest

We all know that the concept of Winter Wonderland applies to The Plateau all winter long.   After the holiday lights are gone, the stark beauty of winter surrounds us. The softly filtered light, stark branches, icy landscapes and Carolina blue skies beckon the inner photographer in us all to take a few moments to try and capture the beauty …

Icy Business | Ice Skating in Highlands

It’s a winter activity, it’s a party – the Highlands Ice Rink delivers a splash of cold weather excitement, served up with a dash of old school charm.


A Carolina Valentine | Highlands and Cashiers

Add a bit of blush to your gray winter calendar with a Valentine’s Getaway to Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina.

Blanket & Book & Roaring Fires | Highlands Cashiers Libraries

The twin libraries host book clubs and community activities throughout the winter months to kindle that precious feeling of community and connection.

Farm-to-Table Pioneers | The Farm at Old Edwards

Culinary superstars Hugh Acheson, Chris Hathcock, and Sam Herndon take the spotlight when The Farm at Old Edwards hosts the Chefs’ Dinner Sunday, February 27.


Weekends of Wow | Half-Mile Farm

The comforting, cozy magic of biscuits and tea is celebrated at Half-Mile Farm with a pair of weekend escapes. Hosted events are for Half-Mile guests only. To book your stay, visit halfmilefarm.com.

Music to Muse By | Highlands NC

Sharing the same spirit as our Black Bears coming out of hibernation, Bear Shadow Music Festival returns to the Plateau’s cultural calendar with a steady back beat and a commitment to raucous good times, April 29 through May 1.

Snow Fest at 4118 | Highlands NC

Oh, the Weather Outside Might be Frightful, But…Snow Fest 4118 adds an element of fun and excitement. It’ll be staged Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and 30, at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.


Skyline Lodge Celebrates the Holidays

Skyline Lodge in Highlands NC celebrates Christmas.

Mark the Day | Bear Shadow

Bear Shadow Festival, set for April 29 through May 1 of next year, promises to bring the same level of musical energy to the Plateau. Details are still being worked out – for up-to-date information, visit bearshadownc.com.

Snow Fest at 4118 | Highlands NC

Let Snow Fest at 4118 thaw out your winter mojo (or perhaps you need a chance to chill) at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands, January 29-30.