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The Park for the People
The Village Green

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Condo Cozy in Highlands, NC

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

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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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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.

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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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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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Library Buzz About Books

Richly diverse authors are coming to the Plateau over the next six weeks to illuminate the past and spotlight some of the darkened corners of our present.

Blessing of the Animals

If it’s true that every dog (and cat, and bunny, and goat, and therapy duck) has its day, mark October 2 on your calendar. That’s when local churches will stage the Blessing of the Animals at the Village Green Commons in Cashiers.

A Group with Novel Ideas

The Bibliophiles Book Group, meeting at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, is open to anyone passionate about good literature and lively discussion.


An Evening With Ron Rash

The Center for Life Enrichment will introduce Plateau audiences to internationally-acclaimed author Ron Rash on Tuesday, September 7.

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

Lose yourself in Cashiers’ original homecoming celebration – The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, slated for October 8-10 at the Village Green.

Colvin’s Back | Orchard Sessions

The voice of Shelly Colvin is somehow richer and more beguiling when performed outdoors under Plateau skies. She’ll be at The Farm at Old Edwards’ Orchard Sessions Performer on Thursday, September 30. For updates and to book online, visit OldEdwardsHospitality.com/OrchardSessions.


Fall Farm Festival | Mountain Retreat and Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center’s Fall Farm Festival, set for Sunday, September 19, is a happy throwback to the harvest festivals that were once celebrated every autumn in mountain communities.

The Spirits of The Season

Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards is hosting a full slate of hosted events to get you into the spirit of the season. These hosted events are only open to guests of Half-Mile Farm. For more information or reservations, visit HalfMileFarm.com.

Harrowing Horrors at the Hudson | Highlands NC

Murder and mayhem make their way to the Plateau in author Christopher Swann’s rural-noir A Fire in the Night. He’ll appear at Hudson Library at 12:30 P.M. Saturday, September 25, to talk about A Fire in the Night and his two previous novels.


Three River Fly Fishing Festival

The Three River Fly Fishing Festival unfolds in streams all over this corner of Western North Carolina, September 23-25.

Catch the Best at Highlands Porchfest

All of downtown Highlands is the stage for Porchfest 2021, set for 1:00 P.M. Sunday, September 19.

Come Drive the Mountains

The team behind the Highlands Motoring Festival will stage a unique Driving Experience from Friday, September 10, through Sunday, September 12. To register, visit highlandsmotoringfestival.com