At 4118 feet above sea level, few towns offer the majesty of Highlands, NC.

Which explains why the 2016 Highlands Food and Wine Festival will offer an entirely new level of experience.

Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?

There is no art like the art of food and wine. It is accessible to all of us, touches all of our senses, and can seduce and transform us in ways few other art forms can. And when that type of artistry convenes in a place like Highlands, North Carolina, the possibilities for a transformative experience become assured. So come and enjoy. Just wait until you see what we’ve brought to the table. Events include to ever popular Grand Tasting, this held at The Bascom, Thursday November 10th, enjoy the culinary creations of local and visiting regional chefs and while sipping fine wines, and craft beers. Friday November 11th go to Truckin- a new event added to the weekend will feature food trucks, craft beer and the music of LoneBellow and local favorite Nitrograss. Saturday sip and stroll your way through local shops and sample wines and nibbles that are participating in Sip and Stroll, after a day of shopping come on down to the Main Event, and Oyster Roast Featuring Grammy Awarding winning artist and founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens. Fill you evening with a Wine Dinner at our of our great restaurants that have pared their menus with some of the country’s best wineries.  Sunday join us for a Gospel Brunch with true Southern Hospitality and listen to the sound of local and regional star Mountain Faith as the warm up the  crowd for special guest The Blind Boys of Alabama.  To top off the Weekend enjoy a limited seating VIP dinner and concert with Bruce Hornsby at Rockwood Lodge for a one of a kind event Rockwood Rocks.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit