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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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Music on a Grand Scale

On September 11, Bel Canto will hold its 24th annual recital.  Once again the Highlands/Cashiers area will be treated to an exceptional concert by four performers from the world of opera in a program that will include not only opera but Broadway favorites as well.  This year’s will continue in that tradition. Stephen Dubberly will accompany the performers – and …

See You Out on the Lawn

Do you have your whites all ready for croquet season? You’ll need them for the second annual Cashiers Valley Croquet Championship Tuesday, June 21, at 9:00 AM. This exciting event is being held to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cashiers, NC and is being hosted by Country Club of Sapphire Valley and Cedar Creek Racquet Club. The …

Highlands Motoring Festival

Start your motors and make plans now to enjoy the Highlands Motoring Festival weekend, held this year June 9 through12.  This “Festival with an Altitude” brings car enthusiasts from near and far for a weekend of fun. As in years past, the non-profit receiving the proceeds from this year’s festival is The Literacy Council of Highlands. The featured marquee this …


Homegrown & Handsewn

Warm weather means it’s time again for Highlands Marketplace, staged at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to noon.  This is the spot to find a variety of homegrown goods and fresh dairy products.  The Market has been a blessing to folks looking to buy fresh local produce, honey, and other homemade goodness.  Since no commercial vendors are allowed, …

Dahlia Delight

Even though local gardens are just coming to life, plans are already being drawn up for the magnificent Fourth Annual Dahlia Festival, set for Saturday, September 10, at the Highlands Civic Center. The Highlands Historical Society is asking all dahlia growers to enter their favorite dahlias into competition. The show will be open to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 …

Annual Patriotic Concert

First Presbyterian Church of Highlands will present its annual patriotic concert at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, July 4.  The free concert will last one hour, ensuring plenty of time to watch the town fireworks display.   Featured will be the Highlands Male Chorus under the direction of Joe Powell, with Carol Guise as accompanist; Larry Black, trumpeter; and Angie Jenkins, …


Lunch for Literacy

Do you like to eat?  Do you think reading is important?  If your answer is “yes” to both of these questions, then here’s a fun event for you to join.  Gather a group of your friends and have lunch on Friday, July 1, at Carolina Smokehouse, Chile Loco, On the Side @ the Farmer’s Market, Randevu, Slabtown Pizza, The Ugly …

Mountains in Bloom

June is a glorious time in Highlands and Cashiers. Fabulous flowers are festooning our front yards.  Beautiful buds are begging for the attention of bees.  Glorious glads are standing guard in our gardens.   Joining you in celebrating a community filled with still life potential at every turn is The Bascom.  After all, flowers are God’s way of painting the …

Let’s Get the Park Finished

You’ve watched the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park grow by leaps and bounds, but it’s not completed yet.   The Friends of Founders Park, a 501(c)(3) organization, is ready to push on to the final phase and need your help.   President, Nick Bazan says, “Let’s get the park finished this summer!”   To help raise money, the Friends of Founders Park will sponsor a …


Horsing Around

Bald Rock and the Divide at Bald Rock are hosting a horse exhibition and silent auction to benefit Friends of Panthertown on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.   Admission is free and everyone is invited.  There is a parking fee of $10 per car and carpooling is encouraged.  All the fun will take place in the …

Red, White and Blue-tiful

Celebrate America’s 240th birthday in the heart of Cashiers with the Fourth Annual Fireworks Extravaganza On the Green.   The event will begin at 6:30 P.M. Monday, July 4, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.  The Village Green will once again create a spectacular evening for residents and visitors to the Cashiers area.   “This band (The Extraordinaires) …

Do More for SOAR

The 15th annual Special Operations Adventure Race benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will be held on June 11.  This annual event continues to draw outdoor enthusiasts from across the Southeast who come to the mountains to challenge themselves and raise money for this important cause. Since its inception the Highlands annual SOAR race has raised hundreds of thousands of …