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Leaf Festival

of Cashiers Valley 

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The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association (GCAMA) is busy planning for the 2016 Leaf Festival, scheduled for October 7-9, 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 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.

Live music is scheduled from 12 to 5 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9 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.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday, October 7, and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9.

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

Content Courtesy: GCAMA - Visit: http://visitcashiersvalley.com/cashiers-valley-leaf-festival-2016/

Opening Concert:

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival: The Extroadinaires |
October 7, 2016

Formed in the spring of 2003 from a group of guys who love The Classics/Rhythm & Blues, The Extraordinaires have put together a unique blend of music that is sure to get people out of their seats and on the dance floor. From the powerful kickin’ horns to the smooth lead vocals, The Extraordinaires have a “Pure Live” sound like no other that will keep you coming back. Based out of the Hickory/Charlotte area, they’ve played from Oklahoma to Washington to Jacksonville, Fl and all points in between​

Date:October 7
Time:6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Village Commons