Event Calendar

05 Oct 2022

Social Events in Highlands/Cashiers, NC for Fall 2022


The Green Market

Wednesdays thru October 26

Choose the food less traveled at The Green Market, Cashiers’ farm stand market for local growers. Fill your basket with naturally raised meat and dairy items, fresh eggs, jams, pickles, freshly baked bread, delicious granola and fresh cut flowers. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Village Green Commons, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free. 

Saturdays on Pine Concert Series

Saturdays through October 

Presented by Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC. These concerts are not to be missed. In October, the series will feature The Thirsty Horses (October 8), Picante (October 15), Vega Band (October 22), and Laney and Friends (October 29). 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, 411 Pine Street, Highlands. Free.

Friday Night Concerts

Fridays through October

Presented by The Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC. A live concert series every Friday night through October. The Byrds & Crows (October 7), Southern Highland Band (October 14), Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes (October 21), Ezra & Katie (October 28).  6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 341 Main Street, Highlands. Free.


BKLYN: The Musical 

Various dates from October 1 to October 16 

Presented by The Mountain Theatre Company. BKLYN:  The Musical is a fast-paced fairy tale, set on a street corner in Brooklyn that tells a tapestry of stories as rich and inspiring as the borough that inspired it. Book, music, and lyrics by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson. Tickets are $45.  Purchase online at mountaintheatre.com. 362 Oak Street, Highlands. 

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

October 7 - 9

The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival celebrates the leaves as they change in the beautiful mountain village of Cashiers. This popular event welcomes artisans and merchants from all over the plateau. Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and for purchase throughout the weekend. Food, drink, live music and a juried art show add to the festive spirit of this event. 10 a.m. Oct. 7 to 5 p.m. October 9. Village Green Commons, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free.

Mountain High Music, Craft & Car Show

October 8

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, crafts, classic cars, food and more at the second annual Mountain High Music, Craft and Car Show. Outdoor entertainment, craft vendors and the car show begin at 10am. Food vendors/trucks will be on site, and concessions will be available all day in the theatre lobby. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the entire day in front of the outdoor stage while shopping unique, local made treasures and enjoying the nostalgia of classic automobiles. Presented in conjunction with the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce.

The events for the day are as scheduled:

10 a.m. Craft/Car Shows Open
11 a.m. Korn Bread Kreek- Mountain Bluegrass
12:30 p.m. Scott Thompson- Classic Rock/ Country Solo
2 p.m. A. Lee Edwards- Americana & Folk Music
5 p.m.  Craft & Car Shows Close

7:30 p.m. The Isaacs, Dove Award-Winning, Grammy Nominated & Grand Ole Opry Members (indoor event- ticket required). Event held at the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. 

Youth Pottery at The Bascom:  Clay Pumpkins

October 12, 19 & 26

Join the Halloween fun! The October installment of The Bascom’s Youth Pottery series provides the opportunity to create clay pumpkins using the pinch-pot method, then decorating the creations using cut-outs and faces! This workshop meets for a total of 3 sessions. The tuition is $120/person and includes all three sessions. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. A minimum of 4 students per class is required for classes to proceed as scheduled. For scholarship information contact Frank Vickery at fvickery@thebascom.org or 828-787-2892. 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands.

11th Annual Studio Barn Pottery Show

October 14 - 15

The fall installment of The Bascom’s 11th Annual Studio Barn Pottery Show will be held in the historic Dave Drake Studio, formerly known as Crane’s Riding Stable. Enjoy beautiful handmade pottery including both functional wares and sculpture. All work is made by studio members and made in the Dave Drake Studio. October 14, 10 a.m. to October 15, 5 p.m. The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Free.

Fall Colors Fine Art Show

October 15 -16

Presented by the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers, this show offers everything from jewelry to photography, painting, sculpture, woodwork and more. Show runs from 10 a.m. to. 5 p.m. both days. Highlands Recreation & Civic Center, 600 N. 4th Street, Highlands. Free.

Under The Stars, On the Rocks Dinner by Chef Adam Evans 

October 18

Join Chef Adam Evans for a four-course dinner in collaboration with Matthew Weinstein and Oak Steakhouse Highlands. The event will take place in Skyline Lodge’s picturesque outdoor pavilion overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains and includes a seated meal featuring regional ingredients cooked on an open flame, signature welcome cocktails and beverage pairings. $150/person, exclusive of tax & gratuity. *Limited Availability, Advance Reservations Required online, or over the phone. Bookable on OpenTable or through 828-526-4008 Option 2, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Skyline Lodge, 470 Skyline Lodge Road, Highlands. 

Goblins In The Green

October 29

A frightfully fun family-friendly Halloween event! Enjoy delicious culinary delights from the food vendors, plus lots of fun and games, and tricks and treats! Be sure to dress up in your most creative costume. Prizes will be awarded for best costume – Child (2-5); Kid (6-12); Teen (13-18); and Adult. 5:30 p.m. The Village Green Commons, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free.

All Hallows Eve – Halloween in Highlands 

October 31

Enjoy a safe, fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of all ages. Main Street welcomes those decked out in their spookiest, silliest or most sophisticated costumes to collect candy distributed by local businesses and organizations. Live music, dancing, free hot dogs and drinks, and pumpkin painting. All ages and pets (on a leash, please). Show up in costume. Presented by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC. Pumpkin Painting at The Ugly Dog Pub, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trick or Treating on Main Street, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., DJ, Dancing, High 5 Band, Hot Dogs and more! 108 Main Street, Highlands. Free. 

Village Nature Series, Final Lecture 

October 25

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green sponsor a lecture on The Secret Life of Bats. Lecture begins at 5 p.m. The Village Green Commons, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free.

Beauty and the Beast,

Select Days from October 29 to November 11

Step into the magical world of the Broadway classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Presented by The Overlook Theatre Company. Select dates and times at the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. 

Highlands Heritage Celebration

October 29 

This first-time event will celebrate the rich heritage of Highlands with music, dancing and art. You'll enjoy bluegrass, a performance by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers (a championship dance team from Mars Hill University) and heritage art. This event is brought to you by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC. For more information, call the Highlands Welcome Center, 828-526-2112, or email events@highlandschamber.org. 



Highlands Food & Wine 

November 10-13

Celebrating fabulous food, exquisite wine and world-class music, the Highlands Food & Wine festival has become a "don't miss" event for those 21 and older. This event is presented by Highlands Festivals, Inc. and produced by Eleven Events with partnership from the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC. For more information, visit highlandsfoodandwine.com

Cashiers Festival of Trees

November 25 - 26

The 2022 Cashiers Festival of Trees is a two-day, family-friendly event during Thanksgiving weekend where guests can get in the holiday spirit by viewing and bidding on decorated Christmas trees and holiday décor, enjoy a variety of holiday performances, create personalized children’s crafts, celebrate literacy on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Storytime Stage, enjoy a Build-a-Bear Experience, and shop one-of-a-kind gifts in the Gift Zone. Friday, November 25 – Saturday, November 26. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Summit Center, 370 Mitten Lane, (the athletics and fine arts facility at Summit Charter School).

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