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30 years at Headwaters Outfitters

Whether you’re set on tubing down the French Broad River, or mounting a guided canoe or kayak expedition, or fly-fishing down the French Broad,

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Proper Wines for Passover & Seder

The details of our Passover and Easter meals are leavened (and unleavened) with deep cultural traditions.

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Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey: Cashiers Highlands Historical Society

Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey, set for Wednesday, June 29, at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is a howling good time benefitting the residents of Cashiers-Highlands

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Locally Grown on the Green: Cashiers, NC

The Green Market offers a panoply of flavors and sensations on the Cashiers Village Green, every Wednesday through October.

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The Village Nature Series
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The Village Nature Series roars back to life with a series of in-depth explorations of our heritage, both Cherokee and natural.

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Sweet Sounds of Music: Highlands NC Weekend Concerts

Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine provide Highlands’ official Soundtrack of the Season. They’re free and everyone is invited.

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Songs That Create Sparks
Orchard Sessions at The Farm

Mike Kinnebrew brings his tales of Love and Life to the Orchard Sessions at The Farm at Old Edwards, Thursday, May 19. For updates and to book

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Highlands Cashiers Easter Event Guide

Easter will be celebrated across the Plateau in all its post-Pandemic Glory.

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Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

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Tastes of Spring at The Farm at Old Edwards

Chef Craig Richards, the impresario of Atlanta’s Lyla Lila Restaurant, serves up his favorite dishes and a host of front-of-the-house stories

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One Last Slice of Ice: Winter Recreation in Highlands

There are still a few places to squeeze every last measure of fun out of the retreating winter.

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Motoring the Mountain Miles: Highlands Motoring Festival

The 2022 Highlands Motoring Festival, slated for June 9-12, is revving up to be one for the books.

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Bear Shadow and Band of Horses: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow spotlights the complex, layered sound of Band of Horses, April 29. For information and tickets, visit bearshadownc.com.

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Toe-Tapping Taverns: Highlands NC

Both the High Dive and Ugly Dog Public House are keeping the beat with their live music schedules.

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Enriching Young Lives: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center’s Youth Conferences, running throughout the month, provide direction and understanding about spirituality.

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Daytime Experiences at Bear Shadow: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow, slated for April 29 through May 1, sets the tone for a busy Plateau Season with an unforgettable series of daytime experiences.

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Blanket & Book & Roaring Fires | Highlands Cashiers Libraries

The twin libraries host book clubs and community activities throughout the winter months to kindle that precious feeling of community and connection.

Farm-to-Table Pioneers | The Farm at Old Edwards

Culinary superstars Hugh Acheson, Chris Hathcock, and Sam Herndon take the spotlight when The Farm at Old Edwards hosts the Chefs’ Dinner Sunday, February 27.

Weekends of Wow | Half-Mile Farm

The comforting, cozy magic of biscuits and tea is celebrated at Half-Mile Farm with a pair of weekend escapes. Hosted events are for Half-Mile guests only. To book your stay, visit halfmilefarm.com.


Music to Muse By | Highlands NC

Sharing the same spirit as our Black Bears coming out of hibernation, Bear Shadow Music Festival returns to the Plateau’s cultural calendar with a steady back beat and a commitment to raucous good times, April 29 through May 1.

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, January 29 and 30, at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.

Seasonal Beauty Beacons

Winter beauty surrounds us on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.


Skyline Lodge Celebrates the Holidays

Skyline Lodge in Highlands NC celebrates Christmas.

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 are still being worked out – for up-to-date information, visit bearshadownc.com.

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 29-30.


Letters to Santa at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founder’s Park

Neither a global pandemic nor their occasional random acts of naughtiness will prevent Santa from hearing the wishes of his dedicated followers.

Uptown Downhome Creations at Half-Mile Farm

Cookbook author and culinary celebrity Rebecca Lang will showcase her Uptown Downhome Creations with a hosted weekend at Half-Mile Farm, December 3-4. For reservations, visit HalfMileFarm.com.

A Day of Parades on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

It wouldn’t be a Plateau Holiday Season without The Cashiers Christmas Parade and Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade, both set for Saturday, December 4.