Blue Ridge Mountains

News and Events around
The High South

The High South includes the Northeast Georgia mountains and Western North Carolina! 

High South Media Network Regional Update
including Sapphire Valley Resort, Cashiers, Highlands, Bryson City and Dillsboro
May 16 - May 23, 2022

Weather Update:

WNC around Sapphire Valley – Cashiers – Highlands: : After a chance of rain thru Monday evening, the weather will clear with seasonal temperatures. Lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. Highs may hit the 80s later in the week. A chance of rain returns late in the week – Thursday thru Saturday. 

Blue Ridge Mountains

and The High South News and Events
featuring Sapphire Valley Resort

Sapphire Valley Resort News/Events:
UPDATE - The Sapphire Valley Racket Club: It’s official – the Pickleball courts are open and already seeing owners and guest enjoy the new surface. Visit [Sapphire Valley Tennis Center Info] or call 828-743-1181.

Concert on the Slopes: Make your plans now for the first Concert on the Slopes featuring The Embers. The concert is set for Tuesday, June 28th, 7:00 pm. [Learn More Here!]
Sapphire Valley Arts and Crafts Festival – the first festival is set for June 18 and 19, 10AM to 4PM on the Activity Field. [More Info Here]

Friday Night Live Concert Series - Jay Drummonds Presented By: Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands NC Dates: May 20, 2022 Address: 341 Main Street, Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Price: Free

Saturdays on Pine Concert Series - Caribbean Cowboys Presented By: Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands NC Dates: May 21, 2022 Address: 411 Pine Street, Highlands, NC 28741Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Price: Free at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park

Bryson City
20th Annual Strawberry Jam at Darnell Farms, MAY 21 & 22 - our biggest ever Enjoy a full day of old-fashioned fun on the river with Local Bands, Clogging, Plow Demonstrations, Dream Whips, Strawberry Shortcake, Food Trucks, Local Craft Vendors, Craft Demonstrations, Hayrides, U-Pick Strawberries and much more! $10 per parked car, pay at gate. Visit:

  1. Sapphire Valley Resort - the areas only 4 seasons family resort! Visit [Sapphire Valley Resort]
  2. Sapphire Valley Vacation Rentals - is our site dedicated to vacation rentals and real estate. Plan early - Book Early! Go to [Sapphire Valley Vacation Rentals]
  3. High South Rentals - find just the right vacation rental from Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Dillsboro, and Bryson City North Carolina! Use the Rental Request Form to get help and some recommendations! Go to [High South Rentals]

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Weather Update

After a slight chance of rain Monday PM the weather will clear, and temperatures will warm during the week. Starting in the lower 80s, areas below 2500’ of so will see temperatures in the lower 90s! 

Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival - High Quality Arts & Crafts, Live Jazz Performances , Wine & Beer Garden with Local & Regional Wines & Craft Beers. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm – Sunday 10 am to 5 pm Downtown Dahlonega, Georgia

Amicalola Farmers Market - Market is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. or sold out. The market is held at the City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on Allen Street.

The Rhododendron Festival Final Weekend! –Spend a day in the most beautiful part of North Georgia – Hiawassee and the stunning Hamilton Gardens. The Hamilton Gardens are located 2 hours north of Atlanta, directly off Highway 76 E/515 in the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. The 2022 Rhododendron Festival - 5 weekends during peak bloom time:  May 20, 21, 22 Visit: Georgia Mountains Fairgrounds

Tallulah Gorge Aesthetic Water Releases Final Weekend this Spring - This water flow is less than the whitewater releases but much more than the regular flow of water through the gorge. This Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22. [About Tallulah Gorge and Falls]