March 10

Showtimes for The Farewell at the Highlands Playhouse.

March 14

  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Heritage Apple Day: Cashiers Historical Society 13th annual Heritage Apple Day will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Cashiers Community Center. Featured speaker is Tom Brown, North Carolina’s modern-day Johnny Appleseed. No charge- free apple trees for all, apple snacks, and craft projects. Call 828-743-7710 for more info.

March 17

Visit the Highlands Nature Center for Nature 101: Buzz About Bees on March 17. Photo courtesy of Cookie Patterson.

  • Highlands Nature Center: Catch up on all the spring buzz! Join the Highlands Nature Center from 1-2 p.m. on March 17 for Nature 101: Buzz About Bees as we get to know our native bees a little better. Through a short introduction and a walk around campus, we’ll find out what “weeds” are actually perfect for pollinators and discover some tricks for being bee-friendly. To participate in this free event, meet at the Highlands Nature Center, 930 Horse Cove Rd. The event is weather dependent. The Highlands Biological Station is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University. For more information, please call 828.526.2623.

March 28

  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Satolah Spring Benefit: Support the Satolah Volunteer Fire Department at the Annual Spring Benefit at 5 p.m. on March 28. Bluegrass music begins at 6 p.m. For more information contact Kelly Dendy at 828.371.2669 or email

May 9

HFW puts on Spring concert in Highlands on May 9 with performance by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.

  • Spring Concert: Highlands Festivals, Inc., the organization that produces Highlands Food & Wine, has announced a special spring concert to be held at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands, North Carolina, the evening of May 9. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will co-headline the event with additional special guests to be announced. In addition to live music, attendees of the concert will be the first to know the lineup for November’s Highlands Food & Wine. Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors are an Americana band whose musical stylings draw from their Memphis and Nashville roots. With an impressive discography of six albums, including a live recorded album in Nashville, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors have sold over 150,000 albums and have performed in seven different countries. Their latest album, Dragons, which was released in August 2019, hit the U.S. top albums chart at No. 13. This one-night celebration of music promises to sell out quickly. Tickets are $60 for General Admission and $105 for VIP Admission, which includes prime stage viewing and hosted beer wine and spirits. Cash bars and food vendors will also be available at the event, which will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 9 (times TBA).

    To buy tickets click HERE.

June 6

10th annual Three Potters Symposium at the Bascom on June 6.

  • Three Potters Symposium: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Three Potters Symposium on June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. As we look back at the many exceptionally talented artists and memorable moments of past Symposiums, we are excited about this year’s Three Potters Symposium theme of wood fired pottery. Josh Copus, along with Neil Hoffman, and Shikamura Taskeshita will demonstrate various hand building and wheel throwing techniques combined with discussion about sourcing different types of wild clay, and the wood fire kilns the artists use to create the magical surface of the wood fired vessel. $50 – pre-registration required. For more information, please contact Frank Vickery at

July 4

Registration now open for Red, White, and Blue Ridge 5K Race on July 4.

Registration open for Red, White, and Blue Ridge 5K: Please join us for the second Red White & Blue Ridge 5K on Saturday, July 4 in beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina. This flat and fast 5K is a great way to start the holiday and all proceeds benefit the programs of Blue Ridge Early College. To all of you that supported the race in its inaugural year, thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again with a host of friends this year. Click HERE to register.