The Park for the People
The Village Green

Condo Cozy in Highlands, NC

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

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,

highlands nc old edwards orchard session John King
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,

Putts for Paws, Cashiers Highlands Humane Society
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

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.

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

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

Falling for Fall

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

Highlands October Music

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

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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Cashiers Library: Community Resource

You may believe that with lengthening days and gorgeous weather, people would be inclined to spend less time inside Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. Sure, people need books about gardening or hiking guides, but how on earth can the library attract patrons in this most sublime of seasons? Well, there are concrete reasons that this venerable institution remains a treasured year-round …

300 Cyclists, 10,000 Feet

Register now for the 24th annual Tour de Cashiers, slated for May 14, by visiting   Coordinated by the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and assisted by Pisgah Productions of Asheville, Jackson County Law Enforcement and numerous local volunteers, this annual event boasts entrants from across the Southeast and as far away as Idaho. May is the perfect time …

The Green Scene

April, the month when spring announces its intention to stay by providing us with more daylight hours, more sunshine, budding trees, and gorgeous flowers, is also the time when we all kick into our spring cleaning mode.   Mother Nature is sprucing things up so it seems only natural that we would start freshening up too.  Highlanders take their spring …

A Riot of Color

Each spring a remarkable event occurs in the deciduous woodlands of the Highlands Plateau and Cashiers Valley, the emergence of the spring wildflowers.   As the first warm rays of sunlight touch the forest floor, thousands of plants awaken from their winter slumber to present an unmatched seasonal exhibit of beauty.  They decorate the forest floor with a riot of …

Why, How, What If?

When curiosity flourishes, worlds can be changed.   Why?  How?  What if?   These are questions that we ask ourselves every day here at the Center for Life Enrichment.  In fact, our classes are designed with them in mind.  Our classes, workshops, and trips cover it all.  From the arts, computers and technology, culinary, garden and nature to history, literature, …

Rotary Golf Tourney

If you enjoy a beautiful stroll on some of the most gorgeous links in the nation, mark this on your calendar – the 27th annual Highlands Rotary Golf Tournament, slated for Monday, May 2, at Highlands Country Club.   Make your reservations now by contacting registration coordinator Pat Allen at (828) 526-8784 or [email protected].   Registration starts at 9:30 A.M. …

On the Fly

What previously was known as the Three River Fly Fishing Tournament has been renamed.  Due to its growth and popularity, it’s now known as Three River Fly Fishing Festival.  It truly is just that.  It’s not just about who catches the most fish, it’s a celebration of the rivers and streams that surround us, and the people who are intent …

Fall Wine Tour

The Center for Life Enrichment, in collaboration with Atlanta Wine School, presents an exciting wine tasting trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley from September 13 to 17.  The Willamette Valley is the most exciting wine region in America.  The Pacific Northwest has become a major center for wine production, both boutique and big business.  The Willamette Valley has the state’s highest …

Gathering On The Green

The Village Green welcomes the beginning of Spring on Easter weekend with two treasured community traditions. Residents and visitors to the Cashiers area are invited to join the celebration beginning with the Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by S’More Kids Klothes.  The egg-stravaganza for children 10 years and younger begins at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 26.  Children will …

Keeping It Gorge-ous

Spring is just around the corner here on the Plateau.  Signs are everywhere.  The birds are singing a little more loudly, soft greens are emerging from the winter brown landscape as grasses and flowers are preparing for their spectacular spring show, and spring cleaning is under way all around town.   Keeping things spruced up helps Mother Nature shine and …

Experience Your World

Since its founding in 1927, the Highlands Biological Station has specialized in immersion-based outdoor education and programming under the philosophy that the best way to learn about the natural world is to experience it.   This summer we have six workshops tailored to the members of our community.  On May 2-6, Dr. Timothy Spira of Clemson University will teach the identification …

Burst of Activity

Like the crocuses popping up all over the valley, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library emerges from an unpredictable winter with a burst of activity.  Every Thursday at 3:45 P.M., the library hosts a free Oscar-nominated movie, complete with popcorn and bottled water. This month offers “The Walk,” rated PG, on March 3. It’ll be followed by “Sicario, rated R, on the …