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Autumn 2022 

Our complete event calendar may be found here.

  

Dazzling Dahlia Festival

Dahlia Festival Highlands, NC

September 10 - 11, 2022 

Downtown Highlands becomes the backdrop for a series of vignettes displaying exquisite dahlias and native plants grown here on our mountain plateau. It's a great opportunity to walk the town, enjoy the cool mountain air and take in floral art from Highlands' finest gardeners. Visits can even vote for their favorite display! 

This event is presented by the Highlands Historical Society and supported by a grant from Visit Highlands, NC. 

For more information, visit highlandshistory.com

 

Highlands, NC Porchfest

Highlands, NC Porchfest

Sunday, September 18, 2022 

Experience talented musicians at about a dozen locations in downtown Highlands. Relax and enjoy some of the best local music in intimate settings that are quintessentially Highlands. This free, live music event is in its second year. 

This event is presented by the Center for Life Enrichment and supported by a grant from Visit Highlands, NC. 

For more information, visit highlandsporchfest.com

 

 

Highlands Heritage Jamboree

Highlands Heritage Jamboree  

Saturday, October 29, 2022 

A first-time event, Highlands Heritage Jamboree will celebrate and honor the town’s history with traditional music, dancing and more in Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park from 3 - 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. Residents and visitors will enjoy bluegrass by Laney and Friends, clogging by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers and a bagpipe performance by Margaret Tooke of Highlands Bagpipers.

This event is brought to you by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC. 

For more information, call the Highlands Welcome Center, 828-526-2112, or email events@highlandschamber.org. 

 

 

Halloween on Main 

Monday, October 31, 2022 
Highlands Halloween on Main

A perennial favorite, Halloween on Main provides a safe, fun-filled environment for ghosts and goblins of all ages. Main Street welcomes those decked out in their spookiest, silliest or most sophisticated costume to collect candy distributed by local businesses and organizations from 6 - 8 p.m. Live music, dancing, free hot dogs and drinks, and an irresistible excitement are built into the celebration. Kids, grown-ups and even pets (on a leash, please) show up in costume. Visitors and residents alike are encouraged to join the fun. 

New this year: A Kid Zone, across from Reeves/Ace Hardware and The Park on Main, both of which are known for their festive participation. An inflatable slide and an obstacle course, provided by the Highlands School PTO, will be part of the fun. Additionally, popcorn, provided by the Highlands School Booster Club, and hot chocolate, distributed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Plateau will be given away. Volunteers from both rotary organizations, MountainTop and Highlands, will grill and give away hot dogs. Drinks and food will be supplied by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC, and all civic/nonprofit organizations will collect donations to be used in the community for their respective causes as they manage distribution of the items.

This event is brought to you by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC.  

For more information, call the Highlands Welcome Center at 828-526-2112 or email events@highlandschamber.org. 

 

Highlands Food & Wine Highlands Food and Wine 2022

November 10 - 13, 2022 

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 sponsorship support from the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC. 

For more information, visit highlandsfoodandwine.com