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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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Light Up The Village
Cashiers NC

The breathtaking Christmas Display at The Village Green is testament to a vibrant community.

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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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Jubilant Illumination
Highlands NC

Decked out in jubilant illumination, Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park sets the stage for a joyous Holiday Season.

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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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Covid Vaccinations and Testing on the Plateau

If you’re worried about Covid, check out these resources available to everyone.

First Presbyterian Church | 2021 Mullen Lecture

A pair of lectures at First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, set for September 12 and 13, will focus on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The talks are free and everyone is invited. For information, call (828) 526-3175.

Dance in the Dahlias

Highlands Historical Society’s Dahlia Festival, set for September 11-12, is a beautiful stroll through downtown.


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.