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30 years at Headwaters Outfitters

Whether you’re set on tubing down the French Broad River, or mounting a guided canoe or kayak expedition, or fly-fishing down the French Broad,

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Proper Wines for Passover & Seder

The details of our Passover and Easter meals are leavened (and unleavened) with deep cultural traditions.

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Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey: Cashiers Highlands Historical Society

Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey, set for Wednesday, June 29, at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is a howling good time benefitting the residents of Cashiers-Highlands

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Locally Grown on the Green: Cashiers, NC

The Green Market offers a panoply of flavors and sensations on the Cashiers Village Green, every Wednesday through October.

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The Village Nature Series
Cashiers NC

The Village Nature Series roars back to life with a series of in-depth explorations of our heritage, both Cherokee and natural.

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Sweet Sounds of Music: Highlands NC Weekend Concerts

Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine provide Highlands’ official Soundtrack of the Season. They’re free and everyone is invited.

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Orchard Sessions at The Farm

Mike Kinnebrew brings his tales of Love and Life to the Orchard Sessions at The Farm at Old Edwards, Thursday, May 19. For updates and to book

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Highlands Cashiers Easter Event Guide

Easter will be celebrated across the Plateau in all its post-Pandemic Glory.

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Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

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Tastes of Spring at The Farm at Old Edwards

Chef Craig Richards, the impresario of Atlanta’s Lyla Lila Restaurant, serves up his favorite dishes and a host of front-of-the-house stories

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One Last Slice of Ice: Winter Recreation in Highlands

There are still a few places to squeeze every last measure of fun out of the retreating winter.

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Motoring the Mountain Miles: Highlands Motoring Festival

The 2022 Highlands Motoring Festival, slated for June 9-12, is revving up to be one for the books.

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Bear Shadow and Band of Horses: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow spotlights the complex, layered sound of Band of Horses, April 29. For information and tickets, visit bearshadownc.com.

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Toe-Tapping Taverns: Highlands NC

Both the High Dive and Ugly Dog Public House are keeping the beat with their live music schedules.

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Enriching Young Lives: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center’s Youth Conferences, running throughout the month, provide direction and understanding about spirituality.

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Daytime Experiences at Bear Shadow: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow, slated for April 29 through May 1, sets the tone for a busy Plateau Season with an unforgettable series of daytime experiences.

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There Was Fire On The Mountain at Bear Shadow Music Festival

They came for their favorite bands, from close by and far away, in pairs and groups, young and old, and every age. They were there for the second Bear Shadow Music Festival– a cavalcade of extraordinary talent, a weekend of music and fans converging at its bucolic home at Winfield Farms in Scaly Mountain.

Last call for tickets to the 2nd annual Bear Shadow spring music festival this weekend

Limited number of tickets still available for Base Camp main stage at Bear Shadow Music Festival in Highlands NC

Holy Week at The Village Green

The heartbreak and joy of the Holy Week are celebrated at The Village Green of Cashiers, Good Friday, April 15, through Easter Sunday, April 17. To learn more about The Village Green and these events or make a donation, visit villagegreencashiersnc.com.


Proper Wines for Passover & Seder

The details of our Passover and Easter meals are leavened (and unleavened) with deep cultural traditions.

Wine, Women & Song at Oak Restaurant

“A Jug of Wine, A Loaf of Bread and Thou” – somehow the 11th century’s Omar Khayyam predicted the vibrant spirit of Bear Shadow’s Wine, Women and Song, 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, April 30, at Skyline Lodge. To reserve your spot, visit bearshadownc.com.

A May Day Feast at The Farm at Old Edwards

Chef Chadwick Boyd brings plenty of downhome flavor (with some 21st Century innovations) to his Chef’s Dinner at The Farm, Sunday, May 15. For more information and to book online, visit oldedwardshospitality.com/chefdinners.


Get Your Fix | Sapphire, NC

The Fix Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, located at 3093 US 64 East in Sapphire, arrives in this quiet community as an exclamation point for food and fun and conversation. You can learn more at thefixsapphire.com, but you really should stop in.

It’s Brunch Time: Oak Steakhouse Highlands

The arrival of Brunch at Oak Steakhouse at Skyline Lodge is a cause for celebration. Reservations are a must – (828) 482-4720.

Preserving Wild Spaces | Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Outfitted with youthful energy and field-tested ideas, Andrew Renfro is leading Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust’s stewardship efforts.


Garden Club Plant Sale | Highlands, NC

Just in time for Plateau Planting, the Highlands Mountain Garden Club’s beloved Annual Plant Sale returns to the Town Ball Field on Saturday, May 28.

Youth Theater Workshops: Highlands PAC

Let’s put on a Show! Highlands Performing Arts Center’s Youth Theater program roars back to exuberant life with a series of classes and workshops, April 12 through May 14. For information or to register, email [email protected], or call (828) 200-0889 or (828) 743-0215.

Get Up, Get Out, Get Going: This Year at CLE

Oh, The Lessons They Learned – the Center for Life Enrichment’s 2022 slate of classes offers tales both comical and dire, accounts of art and passion, and sweet, sweet sips and savors. For more information, visit clehighlands.com, call (828) 526-8811, or email [email protected].