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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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Sound and Spirit | Highlands Food & Wine Festival

Hiss Golden Messenger delivers the sound and the spirit driving this year’s Highlands Food & Wine.

Remains of the Day

“Add the First Fruits of Autumn to the Remains of Summer Days,” says William. And add a little Hot Sauce, too.

Faraway from it all

The Highlands Biological Foundation’s summer soirée is an elegant celebration of the season and the wild things that live here. To attend this fundraiser, set for Monday, August 2, call (828) 526-2221 or visit highlandsbiological.org.


Camaraderie & Conversation

A gathering at Half-Mile Farm will bring together Southern Writers of the first order and their fans, August 8-10. For reservations, visit oldedwardshospitality.com/calendar-of-events/southernwriters.

Celebration of Education

Author Patti Callahan Henry brings a message of hope and enlightenment to Celebration of Education, set for October 17. For more information, go to maconliteracy.org.

Surveyor’s Footsteps

A cartographer’s dream, Ellicott’s Rock’s crucial place in history is explored in detail with a lecture at Cashiers Historical Society’s Dowden Pavilion, 1940 Highway 107 South, 11:00 A.M. August 5. For information, call (828) 743-7710.


Authors Visit Local Libraries

A pair of Author Talks at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library and Hudson Library will focus on the emotionally-wrought issues surrounding pregnancy in the 21st century and the life-and-death decisions that informed every aspect of the lives of refugees displaced by World War II.

Sweet August

William says we’re here in Admit You’re Happy Month. He’s always right about these things. C’mon, admit it, things are pretty good, aren’t they?

Chamber Music Festival

There are still a few opportunities to find your place at one of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival’s Feasts of the Festival. Call (828) 526-9060 to reserve your spot.


The Freshest & the Finest

In addition to boosting your cooking with fresh, flavorful ingredients, Highlands Marketplace is a unique small-town opportunity to get to know the neighbors who are responsible for all the good things that end up in your kitchen.

Bel Canto Returns

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) 526-4949.

Community Porchfest

Local musicians Jay Drummonds and Zorki are among the 16 artists headlining the ambitious Highlands Porchfest, set for Sunday, September 19. For more information, visit highlandsporchfest.com.