Plateau Pursuits – May Edition

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Calendar of Events for the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

Ever since early settlers and developers first arrived on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau over a century ago – family and community have been at the heart of events and gatherings in the area. The same holds true today, and there’s always something happening in any one of our villages, townships and master-planned communities! Aside from the awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of our mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests – below are a few additional reasons you should join us for a “Party on the Plateau” in May:

May 14-17 Highlands Cashiers Players present Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands.  Showtimes Thursday thru Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.  Tickets: Adults – $20; Students – $8 – may be purchased one hour before the performance on an “as available” basis. Reservations can also be made by calling the box office at 828-526-8084.
May 15 Historic Zachary-Tolbert House tours resume in Cashiers on Fridays and Saturdays thru October 17, 2009 (click here for more information).
May 23 Summit Memorial Day 5K Race in Cashiers.  For more information, call 828-743-5755.
May 23-27Annual Plant Sale at Highlands Ball Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring hundreds of locally grown hostas and perennials.  Proceeds help local scholarship students and local projects. Come early for best selection! Rain date is Sunday, May 24.
May 23-24 The Village Square Art & Craft Show at Pine Street Park in Highlands. Featuring regional artisans showcasing fine art, pottery, baskets, folk art, jewelry, furniture and more. Face painting for the kids. For more information, call 828-787-2021.
May 27 “Snakes & Ice Cream” at the Village Green Pavillion in Cashiers at 6 p.m.  Children’s program that is presented by Patrick Brannon and is part of the Village Nature Series. Co-hosted by Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and Village Green.  FREE admission! Call 828-526-1111 for more details.
May 29 Collective Spirits Wine Festival at The Bascom in Highlands.  Featuring wine tastings from premier North Carolina distributors, as well as silent auctions, artistic demonstrations, a symposium and gala seated dinner under a tent on The Bascom’s new terrace. For more information or to order event tickets, call 828-526-4949.
May 29-30 Cashiers Historical Society Hosts 2009 Appalachian Music Symposium at the Albert C. Carlton Library in Cashiers and Lombard’s Lodge in Whiteside Cove. Symposium features presentations by renowned historians and performances by David Holt, Sheila Kay Adams, Lee Knight, The Queen Family and Jacob Jones. Daily tickets are $80, and Two-Day tickets are $145. Seating is reserved and limited – so order your tickets today! For more information or to place your ticket order, call 828-743-7710 or send an e-mail to
May 30 Blues, Brews & BBQ on the grounds of the Rib Shack Restaurant at The Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Fun-filled, family-friendly outdoor bash featuring live music from Hurricane Creek, mouth-watering ribs and southern sides from the Rib Shack and ice-cold brews from Highland Brewing Company.  Tickets available for purchase at the Rib Shack Restaurant or by calling 828-526-8008


Annual Collective Spirits Wine Festival

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Things to Do | Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009

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The third annual event will be held at The Bascom art center in Highlands, NC. This will be the first major event held at The Bascom’s new six acre, three building facility, which features 23,000 square feet of space. This facility will be like no other art space in Western North Carolina. The new campus is located on Oak Street and Franklin Road (Highway 64).

The event will held on May 29-30, 2009. Some of the festivities for the event include a wine tasting, silent auction, symposium led by wine specialists, and a seated dinner on the new terrace. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Bascom.

Tickets are $100 for the wine tasting on Friday evening and $225 for Saturday evening’s gala. A two day ticket may be purchased for $295.  To purchase tickets, please log on or contact The Bascom at 828-526-4949.

What a great event to kick off the summer! Come and enjoy one of the many great activities here in Western North Carolina.


Highlands Culinary Festival

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Things to Do | Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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This great event showcases some of the finest culinary experiences available in Highlands. It takes place November 14-16. For a complete list of events, please visit Enjoy!