Rhodes Big View, protected forever by HCLT and captured through the lens of Richard Sandford Nature Photography.
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, The Village Green and the Albert Carlton-Cashiers' Community Library are teaming up to present to you the Festival of the Stars, a North Carolina Science Festival event. The Festival of the Stars will take place on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 5-11 PM at the Village Green in Cashiers, NC. Everyone is welcome at this free family-friendly event!
From 5-8 PM, come explore a journey through the “dark” and learn about the stars and the creatures that are awake at night while you are sleeping. You can meet and greet with an owl or hang with the bat. A passport can record your adventure and be turned in for a prize. During your journey, you can walk among the galaxies and check out the stars in the mobile planetarium! Be prepared to look safely at the sun through solar glasses and a solar scope.
From 7:30 & 8:30 PM, enjoy Cherokee legends and myths as told by Freeman Owle!
From 9-11 PM, Stargaze with local astronomers!
Roast marshmallows, make s'mores, and enjoy hotdogs with the family throughout the event for any size donation.
Rain Location: Cashiers' Recreation Center
Event Coordinator: Joy-Lynn Rhoton
- Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
- Balsam Mountain Trust
- The Bascom
- Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
- Highlands Biological Station
- The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center
- North Carolina Zoo
- Western Carolina University
- Western North Carolina Nature Center
Thank you to our sponsors!
- Cashiers' Recreation Center
- Highlands-Cashiers Board Members
- United Community Bank
- Will and Becky McKee