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We honestly, couldn't do this without you!

Highlands Porchfest is brought to you by the Center For Life Enrichment, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing life enrichment programs to the Highlands-Cashiers area for over 30 years. CLE delivers opportunities for life enrichment through educational programs presented by well-informed scholars, fine culinary experiences, music & entertainment, art & hobby workshops and travel opportunities.


To browse our website with over 100 programs per season, visit

This project is supported by the Arts Council of Macon County’s ARTReach Program.

Presenting Sponsor:


Wilson Gas Service serving Highlands, NC, Cashiers, NC and Pickens, SC. Your Local Propane Gas Dealer. We currently provide Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina and Pickens, South Carolina with residential and commercial propane gas service. If you are interested in having your service through us, please give us a call at 800-656-7367.

Platinum Sponsors:

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The Laurel Magazine: Highlands NC and Cashiers NC information, things to do calendar, shopping, dining, and the arts, including listings of waterfalls, hikes and homes for sale.

Ray & Diane McPhail

The Center For Life Enrichment is deeply grateful to Ray and Diane McPhail for their generous support of Highlands Porchfest.

Sponsoring ALL Hosting Venues:


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty has been serving the Highlands NC and Cashiers NC areas since 2003. Offering exclusive mountain and country club properties, we are the number one resource for real estate in Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire and Glenville NC

Silver Sponsors:

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Old Edwards Inn and Spa is known for its luxury guestrooms, premium leisure amenities, farm-fed restaurants, and world-class spa and golf. When you arrive at this Relais & Châteaux spa and golf resort in the heart of downtown Highlands, you may never want to leave the property. Once inside your room, the sense of relaxation and surrender takes over as you find a house-made arrival treat waiting for you, as well as cozy robes and slippers, sumptuous Italian linens, heated marble bathroom floors, and the inviting glow of a gas fireplace in most rooms.


E303 is a full-service land development firm with extensive experience in land surveying, civil engineering, and stream/wetlands restoration. 


We’re an independent insurance agency offering a comprehensive suite of insurance solutions to protect you from the unexpected. We don’t just sell insurance. We work closely with clients to help them make important and informed decisions every day when it comes to protection and their future. We offer comprehensive insurance solutions across North and South Carolina, East Tennessee, Northern Georgia, Southern Kentucky & Virginia.


Eckerd Living Center is a CMS rated 5-star facility. We are  an 80-bed skilled nursing facility located in the mountains on Western North Carolina. We are proud to be a Mission facility.

Bronze Sponsors:


Mountain Fresh Grocery is a lively specialty food and wine shop/restaurant in the quaint mountain town of Highlands, NC. 

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Dusty’s is a 2nd generation family run business with an emphasis an quality food products.

They feature locally sourced meats, and provide bakery items, lunches, specialty foods for folks visiting town.  If you’re looking for chicken or steaks to grill, Dusty’s is the place for you.


Highlands Decorating Center provides a full range of decorative products and services for your home. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you for all your decorative needs. Our showroom is located in Highlands, North Carolina, convenient to the areas that we service in Cashiers, Lake Toxaway, North Georgia areas including Clayton, Lake Rabun and Lake Burton.

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Cozy, classic tavern with a full menu of burgers & pub food, plus Sunday brunch

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Think of the High Dive as the locals’ living room, where visitors come for libations and stay for the fun. Come visit Highland, NC’s very own dive bar.

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Managing your family’s wealth means more to us than simply allocating your assets. Financial matters are deeply personal, and our goal is to help our clients make better sense of both life and money. As a full-service, dually registered financial services company we are able to combine our brokerage and advisory knowledge to provide our clients flexible and cost-effective investment solutions. We partner with you to create a balanced portfolio that provides an optimal mix of investment products tailored to your lifestyle and long-term goals, while keeping you informed with consistent interactions and simple, detailed account statements and Online Account Access.

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We sell elevation.

Highlands' full-service retail wine tasting and wine lounge experience.

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Brewpub in a Parklike setting serving House brewed beers and Tasty Food. Right in the heart of Cashiers, NC.

Individual Level Sponsors:

Biggest Fan:

Carol Misner Studio

Lee and Chesley Garrett

Sheryl and Jon Kimerling

Willa and Charlie McGimsey

Al and Martha Pearson


John and Sharon Cranwell

Ken and Sue Mills

Landmark Realty Group

Pat Thomas and Ken Boote

Sallie and Pat Taylor

Laura Bailey

John and Barbara Adams

Terry Adamson and Ede Holiday

Lover of Porchfest:

Bill and Shelby McMillan

Lou and Delores Rosebrock

Susan "Price" Connor & Joe Naryka

Hal & Leslie Lewis

Jack and Claudia Barnett

Marc Strauss and Sarah A. Riley

Carol C Attridge

Hillary Cone

Carlton King and Joyce Flemming

Robert and Kemba DeGroot

Sandra Harrison

Louisse & Clifton Saik

Friend of Porchfest:

Highlands The Season / Dick Coffee Enterprises

Rhodes Auto Care

Susan B. Day

Blue Bike Cafe

Reeves Ace Hardware

VIP Party Sponsors:

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