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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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Growing Hemp in Macon

Though it’s been maligned in recent decades, hemp has a long history as a favorite crop of American farmers. CLE offers a tour of a local hemp farm on August 30. Call (828) 526-8811 or register online at clehighlands.com

It’s Just How We Roll

A dynamic new exhibit rolls into The Bascom, celebrating the fusion of art and engineering at the heart of the automotive world.

Back on Track

The Plateau’s twin libraries are boosting their services and programs to meet the needs and desires for their quarantine-liberated patrons.


Our National Symbol

Benjamin Franklin was correct about so many things, but the Wild Turkey?

Summer of Music in Cashiers

In celebration of a season that’s free of quarantine, music returns to the Cashiers Village Green.

Let the Band Play On

The sounds of summer find their full voice with the return of Highlands’ Weekend Music Series – performances Friday at Town Square, and Saturday at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.


Music, Wine, & CLE

The Center for Life Enrichment will give you plenty to wine about with its exciting new summer series. For more information, visit clehighlands.com.

Highlands Market

Treasures for the kitchen and the home are offered every Saturday morning at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.

Greens on the Green

Shopping at the Green Market, staged every Wednesday afternoon at the Village Green in Cashiers, is a link to the community’s past and its future.


Along Came a Spider | Village Nature Series

Alyssa Fuller will spin a fascinating account about our most mysterious neighbors on the Plateau when the Village Nature Series presents Along Came a Spider at 5:00 P.M. August 31 at the Village Green Commons.

Orchard Sessions at The Farm at Old Edwards

The tunes of Mike Kinnebrew, the artist performing at The Farm at Old Edwards on August 26, are deeply personal and have a special resonance with Highlands. For reservations, visit OldEdwardsHopitality.com/OrchardSessions.

Glamping at Cashiers Historical Society | Cashiers Designer Showhouse

The Cashiers Designer Showhouse will spotlight unexplored fields of mountain living. It’ll be staged August 21 through September 4.