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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Franklin, your home of Mountain Treasures and Simple Pleasures. We're your source for visitor…
Highlands Visitor Center offers maps, menus, magazines and brochures on the Highlands area.
Promoting travel and tourism in the counties of: Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
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October 3 - 4
Numerous vendors participate in the Sapphire Valley Arts & Crafts Show. There is everything from art to collectibles, clothing to jewelry.
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Jeanne Robertson reached her 6'2" stature at thirteen. Perhaps it was an indication of a future speaking career that would soar to great heights, including being crowned Miss North Carolina in 1963.
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October 9 - 11
The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival is a landmark event for the Lake Glenville, Cashiers and Sapphire Valley area.
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Highlands (3.27 mile)
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Celebrating our 15th year in Highlands, Paoletti’s invites you to join us for superb Italian dining.
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Highlands House offers elegant, comfortable surroundings!
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