Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

The 7th Annual Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival is set for Oct. 9 - 11, 2015 !



leaf festival cashiers valleyHeld each year as the leaves begin to change in this beautiful mountain village nestled at 3,487 feet in elevation, this free event has grown tremendously since its inception in 2009.

This year’s festival expects to welcome more than 100 artisans and merchants scattered throughout the Village Green and Commons park, located directly in the center of Cashiers adjacent to the crossroads of Highways 64 and 107.

Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend.

There will be plenty of food and drinks available in both parking lots behind the two stages of the park, which will be filled with live music throughout the weekend.

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The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association (GCAMA) is busy planning for the 2013 fifth annual Leaf Festival, scheduled for Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-13, at the Village Green and Commons in Cashiers, N.C.

Held each year as the leaves begin to change in this beautiful mountain village nestled at 3,487 feet in elevation, this free event has grown tremendously since its inception in 2009.

This year’s festival expects to welcome around 100 artisans and merchants scattered throughout the Village Green and Commons park, located directly in the center of Cashiers adjacent to the crossroads of Highways 64 and 107.

Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. There will be plenty of food and drinks available in both parking lots behind the two stages of the park, which will be filled with live music throughout the weekend.

Highlighting this year’s musical lineup is a special Friday night, Oct. 11 concert 

Live music is scheduled from 12 to 5 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 on two different stages. All of these shows are free and open to the public. Most of these performers are local and regional acts, ranging in genre from singer/songwriters, to jazz, blues, Americana, bluegrass, rock, soul, funk, and much more.

Sunday’s festival finale on the Village Commons stage features new regional band Soldier’s Heart with special guest Darren Nicholson of the WNC award-winning bluegrass band Balsam Range. Don’t miss this special one of a kind performance.
 

Following is the music schedule:

Friday, Oct 9th Village Commons Stage

DANCE PARTY WITH CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BAND   6:30 – 9:30
 
Saturday, Oct 10th Village Commons Stage

11:00 – 12:30    JULIE GRIBBLE
1:00 – 2:30    SHAWN JAMES
3:00 – 4:30  BREEDLOVE BROTHERS
 
Saturday, Oct 10th Village Green Gazebo Stage

11:00 – 12:30  BETH TURNER
3:00 – 4:30  DAVID TEAGUE
 
Sunday, Oct 11th  Village Commons Stage


12:30 – 3:00  STEVE JOHANNESSEN


The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 11, and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

Event sponsorships, volunteers and vendor opportunities are still available for artisans, merchants, non-profits and more.

For more information about the 2013 GCAMA fifth annual Leaf Festival, visit www.visitcashiersvalley.com, e-mail info@visitcashiersvalley.com, or call 828-743-8428.