Highlands Culinary Weekend

Categories: Events & Festivals, Fall Events & Festivals


  • One of Highlands, NC's most looked forward to events
  • Celebration of food and wine in beautiful Highlands, NC
  • Events all weekend including demonstrations and tastings
  • "Sip & Stroll" through downtown EXPANDED to two days this year
  • Presented by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center


"Eat, Drink and Be Merry!"

Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is pleased to present the '7th Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend.'  This four-day destination experience highlights Highlands' majestic mountain location, boundless activities, appealing accommodations, unique retail shops, and extraordinary cuisine.
Launching the exciting weekend is the not to be missed Opening Night Celebration, Thursday, November 7th.  Guests will sip & savor fine wines and craft beers as Highlands' area chefs showcase local flavors.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, itineraries will be filled with an array of activities, wine tastings and food events hosted by restaurants, merchants and accommodations.  An additional favorite, the annual Sip & Stroll will be held on TWO days this year; Friday & Saturday (11a-5p) in the beautiful downtown area. 

“Thanks to creativity and community support, Culinary Weekend has blossomed and become a popular destination on many social calendars. This year we look forward to an array of exciting new events and special guests chefs to keep the momentum strong,” said Laura Huerta, Chair of the event and Manager of Lakeside Restaurant.  “It’s a special experience to see a community come together for this celebration of Highlands!”

The Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is a catalyst for planning, programs, and services that promote a favorable business and visitors climate while nurturing the natural beauty and cultivating the uniqueness that is Highlands. The Highlands Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to be a part of the 7th Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend, please call 866-526-5841 or 828-526-5841 or view the event webpage at www.highlandsculinaryweekend.com.  



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Located in historic downtown Highlands, NC.

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Contact Info
(866) 526-5841
35.0541130, -83.1993808
Macon County
Hours of Operation
November 7-10, 2013