Event Calendar Fall 2021

04 Oct 2021

Looking to fill your social calendar? We've got the rundown on what to do and explore.


Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

October 8 through 10

Celebrate the leaves beginning to change with this popular and free event welcoming 100 artisans and merchants to The Village Green. Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and for purchase throughout the weekend. Visit this festive event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for food, drink, live music and a juried art show. (828) 743-3434 www.villagegreencashiersnc.com


The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts

Mondays through Sundays

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts has three exhibition spaces open to the public year-round. Current exhibitions include “Art League of Highlands-Cashiers Member Exhibition,” August 28 through December 31; “Re: Play,” September 13 through December 30; “Craft to Art Series: Mosaics,” September 18 through December 23. (828) 526-4949 www.thebascom.org

Highlands Historical Society

Thursdays through Saturdays

Join the Highlands Historical Society Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for nine new or refurbished exhibits through October. Visitors can learn about Cherokee hunting and legends, the town’s beginnings as a health resort, historic Joe Webb cabins, local moonshiners, George Masa, Bobby Jones, native plants and more. (828) 787-1050 www.highlandshistory.com

Music In Motion

October 8 through 24

Join Highlands Playhouse as this world premiere production takes you on a journey through the silver screen with hits from Hollywood's greatest movie musicals. Featuring selections from such cinema classics as "West Side Story," "Singin' in the Rain," "Footloose," "Beach Blanket Bingo," "Dirty Dancing," "Mamma Mia," and more! This 90-minute multimedia hit parade is perfect for the whole family, and will have you dancing in your seat and grooving out to the street! All tickets are $45. (828) 526-2695 www.highlandsplayhouse.org 

Live Music Concert Series

Fridays and Saturdays in October

Join the Highlands Chamber of Commerce for Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Check online for updated information. (828) 526-2112  www.highlandschamber.org

Autumn Ambles

Thursdays in October

If you have wondered why leaves change color or what conditions make for a spectacular fall display, join the Highlands Nature Center for their Autumn Amble tours this October. Every Thursday in October at 1 p.m., staff will lead an exploration of the Botanical Garden to discover what leaves are already changing and the (science of) why. All are welcome to participate in these free guided tours, however, spaces are limited. Please call to reserve your spot. (828) 526-2623 www.highlandsbiological.org



Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

October 7

Join the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. for this dynamic, highly acclaimed show. For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award-winning sounds of the Eagles by incorporating their very own world-renowned vocal harmony and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles mega- hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California.” The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music is as powerful as it is captivating. (828) 524-1598 www.smokymountainarts.com

Hosted Event with Walker Brothers Craft Kombucha at Half-Mile Farm

October 13 through 15

Half-Mile Farm is thrilled to welcome the Tennessee large-scale kombucha brewery, Walker Brothers. Boston-born brothers Sam and Luke are blending wellness with community by brewing high gravity kombucha as an alternative to craft beer, offering the same care and attention to detail, opportunity for connection and thoughtful brewing practices, while creating an option for those who might be more wellness-minded or who appreciate a funky and flavorful brew. Enjoy Social Hour Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. with craft beverages available from the J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Hosted events are for Half-Mile Farm guests only. (855) 271-7246 www.oldedwardshospitality.com/calendar-of-events/walkerbrothers

Hosted Event with Appalachian Mountain Brewery at Half-Mile Farm

October 13 through 15

Half-Mile Farm welcomes Appalachian Mountain Brewery, a brewery located in Boone, NC, that is dedicated to making seriously delicious craft beer while focusing its business model on community, sustainability and philanthropy. Enjoy Social Hour on Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. featuring a tasting of Appalachian Mountain Brewery ciders with craft beverages available from the J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A Fireside Chat will be on Thursday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Woodland View Room followed by a Social Hour evening from 5 to 6 p.m. featuring cocktails made with Appalachian Mountain Brewery ciders, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Hosted events are for Half-Mile Farm guests only. (855) 271-7246 www.oldedwardshospitality.com/calendar-of-events/appalachianmountainbrewery

An Evening with Clint Black

October 23

Join the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 8:00 p.m. for Clint Black. Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of ’89, reaching number one with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, “Killin’ Time.” He followed that with the triple-platinum “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the ’90s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including “A Better Man,” “Where Are You Now,” “When My Ship Comes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Summer’s Comin’,” “Like the Rain” and “Nothin’ But the Taillights,” part of a catalog that produced 22 number one singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era. (828) 524-1598 www.smokymountainarts.com

Halloween in Highlands

October 31

Join the Highlands Chamber of Commerce from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Main Street in Highlands. Visit their website for details as they become available. (828) 526-5841 www.highlandschamber.org


The Magical Lamp of Aladdin

November 5 through 6 and 12 through 13

Join the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 p.m. to welcome to the mythical, magical lands of the ancient middle east- a place of enchantment, high-kicking dance numbers and a million laughs! When Aladdin, a down on his luck orphan discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes, he feels his life is changed forever. Wanting to earn the respect of the beautiful princess of the land, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character, finding out that being yourself is the best treasure one can discover. But beware, the evil lurks around every corner, and many a scoundrel has other ruthless plans in store. This magical stage show has bee-boppin’ tunes, tons of heart and a lot of eye-popping wow!  Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company. Approximately one hour in length. (828) 524-1598 www.smokymountainarts.com


November 26

Join the Highlands PAC at 7:30 p.m. for Sideline. Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling (banjo), guitarist Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore (bass) can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years of national and international touring. In 2019, Sideline won the IBMA Song Of The Year Award for their hit single, "Thunder Dan." To listen to Sideline reminds the fan of why so many people fall in love with Bluegrass in the first place; pulse-pounding drive, songs sung from the heart, perfected timing and dynamics as well as a visceral emotion in the rendering. A band that was started as an off-season fun experiment has become a full-time dream team of players and singers, including its latest additions, Zack Arnold (mandolin), Jamie Harper (fiddle) and guitarist Jacob Greer. (828) 526-9047 www.highlandspac.org

Cashiers Festival of Trees 

November 26 through 27

Hosted by the Summit Charter School Foundation, the Cashiers Festival of Trees is a multi-day, family-friendly event during Thanksgiving weekend where guests bid on decorated trees and holiday décor, enjoy a wide variety of holiday performances, create personalized children’s crafts, celebrate literacy on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Storytime Stage and shop one-of-a-kind gifts in the Gift Zone and Build-A-Bear Pop Up. Cashiers Festival of Trees will take place at the Summit Center, the athletics and fine arts facility at Summit Charter School, in Cashiers and is a community fundraiser for both the school and Cashiers-Highlands’ nonprofits.  The event is open to all ages, ticket information available online. (828) 743-5755 www.summitschool.org

Christmas at Colonel John’s Cabin

November 26 through 28

Join the Cashiers Historical Society on their historical campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Christmas stories, crafts, hot chocolate and cookies. This free event is open to the public.

(828) 743-7710 www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org

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