The Leaf Festival Of Cashiers North Carolina

The Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley 2009

Silver Creek Invites YOU to Join Us for The Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley This Fall in Western North Carolina - October 8-10, 2009

There is no place on Earth quite like the mountains of North Carolina in the Fall. In the coming weeks as the sun sets in the West on yet another cool autumn day, the trees will be set ablaze with vibrant color fiery red, sunny yellow, pumpkin orange and chestnut brown. The air will suddenly seem crisper and cleaner, and the energy will be almost palpable. As locals, we realize that this incredible show lasts only a few precious weeks before the last leaf falls. Therefore, this year we wish to invite our neighbors from near and far to share in the amazing transformation of our mountain vistas from a rolling sea of green trees to a veritable artists palette of the most breathtaking hues imaginable.


Fall at Lake Glenville in North Carolina

Fall at Lake Glenville in North Carolina


The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association has taken great care in planning The 2009 Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley, sponsored in part by Coca-Cola. This very special event will kick off Thursday evening, October 8 at 7 p.m. on the Cashiers Village Green as The Rye Holler Boys take the stage for Groovin on the Green. Dont forget to bring your picnic blankets and dancing shoes! Friday & Saturday, October 9-10, will be packed full of fun for the whole family. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Village Green'stree-lined streets will be transformed for the Artisan Festival and Enchanted Village including the work of local artists, a merchants market, live music, and special childrens section featuring face painting, clowns, and trolley rides. The Leaf Festival will also feature an exciting Tour of Homes which will include a driving tour of some of our most breathtaking mountain homes. Boat tours of beautiful Lake Glenvilles 1,400 acres of aquatic splendor will also be featured throughout the weekend to provide a fish-eyes view of the changing leaves as they gently fall on the glasslike lake surface. The weekend will end on a high note with a Concert on the Slopes of Sapphire Valley Resort courtesy of headliner and Grammy Award winner B.J. Thomas. Thomas has sold more than 70 million albums, earned 2 Platinum and 11 Gold records, and topped the charts 15 times with memorable hits such as Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head, Hooked on a Feeling and I Just Cant Help Believing. Tickets for this fun-filled evening are just $30 or$50 for VIP tickets which include a reception with B.J. Thomasand are available through local merchants or through Sapphire Valley Resort. To reserve your seat on the lawn, call the resort at 828-743-7663.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to turn a new leaf! Do something unique with your family this Fall. Make plans to attend The Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley, but be prepared to fall in love with the area just as families have been doing for hundreds of years. By the Festivals close, we predict that many newcomers to the area will be so inspired by the natural beauty and the overwhelming feeling of community that they will begin making plans to buy or build their own dream mountain home here. Whether you decide to make Cashiers Valley your new vacation home or move here year-round, Silver Creeks experienced team of brokers is prepared to help you realize your dreams. To get started, simply contact Silver Creek by calling <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, e-mail any questions you have to or drop by Silver Creeks offices conveniently located just west of Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide. For more information about Silver Creek Real Estate Group, we invite you to visit our website at Check out our page devoted to local accommodations to learn more about places to stay when you come to The Leaf Festival. Book soon, before its too late!

We look forward to seeing YOU at The 2009 Leaf Festival!

Western North Carolina Residents Witness First Show of Fall Colors

Come Enjoy the SHOW! Western North Carolina Residents Witness First Show of Fall Colors (And Wish To Share the View)

September 22nd marked the first official day of Fall this year, and evidence of the change in seasons is just beginning to take place on the southern crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. A rolling sea of green trees is slowly transforming to a rainbow of color as the leaves on the hardwoods begin to change. Unlike years past, 2009s leaf season is expected to be one of the most beautiful to date thanks to all of the rain during this years spring and summer months. The rainfall should attribute to a more vibrant, longer lasting show of colors.


Fall Colors in Western North Carolina

Fall Colors in Western North Carolina


According to Dr. Gary Walker, a professor at Appalachian State University, Western North Carolina has the highest diversity of tree species in North America. He explains that this diversity of trees, hardwoods in particular, lends itself to an extended display of color lasting from early October through late November. Pair that with large tracts of protected land through our national forests and parks, as well as citizens, developers and builders dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the region and spectators are afforded stunning unmarred colorful panoramas that stretch for miles and miles.

For more than one hundred years, residents of the Highlands-Cashier Plateau have been afforded front row seats to this colorful spectacle of Mother Nature. This year, they wish to share this very extraordinary time of year with their neighbors from near and far. The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association has taken great care in planning their first annual Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley for the weekend of October 8-10. The weekends festivities will include live music, Artisan Festival, Tour of Homes, kid-friendly activities and so much more. For more information about this very special celebration of nature and community, click here. If you cant make it for that particular weekend, the historic villages of both Cashiers and Highlands offer dazzling scenery all season long, in addition to their unique brand of dining and shopping experiences. Its well worth the drive for an impromptu vacation weekend you wont soon forget! For more information about the Leaf Festival and area accommodations, contact the helpful staff at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at calling <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a> or via e-mail at

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