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Among the many attractions at the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, Oct. 7-9, will be booths that feature demonstrations, special guests, and events throughout the Festival days. Many other new festival-wide attractions include the Cashiers Concours Car Show, children’s game amusements, boat tours, hayrides, a pancake breakfast, and delightful street entertainers.

At the Cashiers Village Green and Commons Festival grounds author Carolyn Sakowski will spend part of Saturday at the Chapter 2 booth signing her new book, “Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads.”


Three magnificent quilts from Gee’s Bend, an Alabama artistic cooperative are among the more than 65 fine craft items that will be auctioned at The Bascom's Celebration! of Fine Craft Live and Silent Auction Gala and Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.

For more information on or to purchase tickets to Celebration! visit or call (828)787-2896



The Highlands Male Chorus will perform with Joe Powell, guest conductor on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands for an entertaining evening for all.

The show will include oldies from the ’20s and ’30s, rock and roll from the ’50s, several barbershop favorites and a taste of patriotic music. All this and a surprise guest, too.


A traditional Chinese orchestra and famed sketch comedy troupe will each perform in September at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The Chinese Opera Orchestra of Shanghai, a premier ensemble that plays traditional and contemporary Chinese music on traditional instruments, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Second City, known for its trademark improvisation and launching talented actors and comedians from Alan Arkin to Gilda Radner and Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, will present its “Laugh Out Loud Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Both events are part of WCU’s Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series. The ticket price for each event is $10 ($5 for students).


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