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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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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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Love & Literacy | The Literacy Council and Learning Center

The enchanting handmade necklaces on sale at Dusty’s Rhodes Superette (493 Dillard Road in Highlands) are testament to the Plateau’s boundless creative spirit and its generous heart.

Beer, Bark & Barbeque

Bark, Beer & Barbeque, set for August 17 at The Farm at Old Edwards, is a howling good time and the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society’s main fundraiser. For tickets or more information, call (828) 743-5769.

Lace-up Your Running Shoes

Rain or shine, August 14 is a beautiful day for running in the 5K Twilight Race, snaking through Highlands. Interested participants can register at highlandstwilightrun.com.


Big Hats and Bow Ties

With its Big Hats and Bow Ties Brunch on Kettle Rock, set for Sunday, August 8, Highlands Historical Society resurrects a lovely tradition from a more gracious time. For reservations or more information, email [email protected], or call (828) 787-1050.

Concerts on the Commons | The Village Green

Live Music is back on the Village Green! A pair of concerts, August 6 and August 20, will keep the beat going. For more information, go to VillageGreenCashiersNC.com.

Zahner Conservation Series

The Zahner Conservation Lectures span the month of August with unique insights into the wild things on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.


Music in the Mountains | Highlands NC

Sweet harmonies bring passion back to the seasonal soundscape of Highlands evenings.

The Bel is Back

The Show Must Go On! Bel Canto returns to the Highlands Performing Arts Center on September 12 with a quartet of stellar performers. This event is always a sellout – mail your contact information to Bel Canto Recital, P.O. Box 2392, Highlands, NC 28741 or call The Bascom at (828) 787-2867.

Secrets of Snot Otters

We’ll bet you didn’t know you had a neighbor that goes by the name Snot Otter. You can learn all about these misunderstood creatures at the virtual Village Nature series presentation at 5:00 P.M. July 29. Check HCLT’s website or Facebook page for a zoom link to this presentation.


Faraway Soirée

The Highlands Biological Foundation celebrates the beauty and mystery that’s the Plateau’s natural heritage with an exclusive Soirée at Faraway, 6:00 P.M. Monday, August 2. For more information about this exquisite fundraising event and to purchase a ticket, call (828) 526-2221.

Midsummer’s Night Dream

Raise your glass to the glory of Champagne – it’s the Laurent-Perrier Dinner at The Farm at Old Edwards, Thursday, July 29. For tickets or more information, visit OldEdwardsHospitality.com/ChampagneDinner.

Wildlife in Wild Places

Mountain Wildlife Days at Sapphire Valley Resort, slated for July 16 and 17, is a rare opportunity to meet and understand our furred and feathered neighbors. For information, visit highlandsouthadventures.com or call the Sapphire Resort Community Center at (828) 743-7663.