The most comprehensive guide to the Mountains...
Highlander on FacebookHighlander on Google+Highlander on TwitterHighlander on LinkedinMessages from the MountainsCalendar of Events throughout the Mountains

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Highlander...Your Guide
to the Best the Blue Ridge - Smoky Mountains have to offer

Quick links to our NEWSLETTER SIGN UP newsletter sign up and our EVENT CALENDAR  Highlander event calendar

Thanksgiving at ChophouseThe Chophouse of Hiawassee Georgia
Murphy Chophouse - Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 26th
Reservations taken from 12 noon - 6 pm

Use the links below to check out the menus for a Chophouse Thanksgiving Feast...

click for more info on the Hiawassee GA Thanksgiving and a map...

click for more info on the Murphy NC Thanksgiving and a map...

Thanksgiving Dinner Feast at your house...

Why spend the holidays working in the kitchen when you can have the Chef from the Chophouse make a feast for you, your family and friends.  You can order and pick up your meal in either Hiawassee Georgia or Murphy North Carolina.  Use the link below to check out the menu and prices.

Considering a Take Out Thanksgiving Dinner for your Guests...Click here for a menu and cost

Blue Ridge Community Theater - Dickens' Christmas CarolBlue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge Community Theater Presents
Dickens' Christmas Carol
Friday, November 27th - Sunday December 13th
7:30 pm - 10 pm

From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens' tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddock, the consummate actor, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles. Sweet Cynthia Imbry, the general understudy, suddenly finds herself thrust onstage to perform a role she's ill-prepared for! Bettina, the company diva, pretends to be ill, certain the production will be cancelled. However, much to her shock and rage, the show does go on without her! Mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going and everything that could possibly go wrong does, to hilarious, ridiculous results! (G).

click for more information and a map...

Chimney Rock, North Carolina
What's Your View? Fall Photo Contest
Now through November 27th

Chimney Rock...What's Your View, Fall Photo Contest

The grinning faces of your children, a friend hamming it up at Devil's Head or a stunning shot of a double rainbow over Lake Lure could win you a two-day Hickory Nut Gorge getaway with annual passes to Chimney Rock, an overnight stay at the Esmeralda Inn, lunch at the Old Rock Café and more. Hosted by Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, the "Chimney Rock: What's Your View?" photo contest launched September 7 with alluring prizes to capture the imagination of Park visitors and area photographers.

There's no fee to submit your photo to the contest for a chance to win, but all photographs must be taken inside the Park between September 7 and November 27, 2015. The contest welcomes both amateur and professional photographers to submit up to three photos per person via social media or email. The deadline to submit online or postmark date your mailed entry is November 27, 2015.

click for more information and a map...

Tartan QuiltScottish Tartan Museum Raffle...All Tartans Lead to Scotland

The Tartan Quilt, 60 x 90
Tickets are 6 for $5.00

Winner will be chosen January 2016

Raffle tickets may be purchased by phone, via credit card.  A minimum of 10.00 of tickets must be purchased to use a credit cards.

Phone number is 828.524.7472
Mailing address is 86 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734.



designed, produced and hosted by
Travel and Real Estate Guide to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, including North Georgia, Western North Carolina, Tennessee River Valley and Up Country South Carolina
The Blue Ridge Highlander logo, all photography, design, graphics, artwork, writing, digital images, etc are the Copyright © of C. Wayne Dukes and Sherry Bell Dukes.  1996 - 2015, except where otherwise stated. All rights reserved, reproduction, downloading, and/or duplication of any sort is strictly prohibited, all violations will be prosecuted. Legal Policy.  If you have any questions, or comments, regarding this site, e-mail the Highlander.