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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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Highlands Porchfest

For the ambitious Highlands Porchfest, set for Sunday, September 19, the entire downtown will serve as the musical venue. For more information, or to help (this’ll require a lot of hands), visit highlandsporchfest.com.

Orchard Sessions Return

Country artist Kristen Kelly brings the sound and passion to the July 22 Orchard Session at The Farm at Old Edwards. For tickets and more information, visit OldEdwardsHospitality.com/OrchardSessions.

The Joy Garden Tour: Waterfalls & Wildflowers

The Joy Garden Tour, benefiting The Village Green, explores the exquisite green beds, fields, and terraces that adorn Cashiers.


Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival

Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival packs an astonishing amount of events and performances into its 40th Anniversary Season.

Bestsellers Discussed 

Best-selling authors Karen White and Susan Meissner will make appearances in both Cashiers and Highlands – July 9 and 10; and July 30 and 31, respectively. You need to make reservations – (828) 743-0215 for Cashiers; and (828) 526-3031.

The Rocket’s Red Glare

There’s so much fun packed into the Plateau’s Fourth of July celebration that it’s spread over an entire weekend.


Vision Cashiers: Mark Jones thanks the “Puppy Patrons”

Vision Cashiers, a not-for-profit organization led by volunteers and devoted to improving the Cashiers community, recently welcomed Jackson County Commissioner Mark Jones to the new Cashiers Dog Park. 

Amos Lee, Hiss Golden Messenger, Devon Gilfillian, and Rufus Lee and The Handful to headline 5th annual Highlands Food & Wine Festival

Highlands Festivals, Inc. announced today the musical headliners for the 5th Annual Highlands Food & Wine Festival, which is set to be held Nov.11-14, 2021, in Highlands, NC, will include Amos Lee, Hiss Golden Messenger, Devon Gilfillian and Rufus Lee and The Handful.

Bountiful Botany: Tours of the Brushy Face Preserve

The richness of the region’s natural heritage is revealed in Bountiful Botany: Medicinal Plants of the Plateau, a self-guided tour of the Brushy Face Preserve organized by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust.


Beer Tasting Workshops at Greystone Inn

The myriad flavor sensations of local brews are explored in delicious detail when The Greystone Inn offers its exclusive Private Beer Tasting Workshops. For more information or to sign up, visit greystoneinn.com or call (828) 966-4700.

Back in Theater Heaven | Highlands Playhouse

Highlands Playhouse bursts out of its Covid confinement with a bracing schedule focusing on crowd favorites.

We’re Going For It | Highlands PAC

Bluegrass sensation Seldom Scene breathes new life into Highlands Performing Arts Center with a kick-your-heels-up concert Friday, June 18. For tickets, visit highlandsperformingarts.com.