2022 Winter Photography Hike

Carvers Gap Carvers Gap, Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC

Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: Starting at 3 pm Where: Carvers Gap Distance: ~3 miles Difficulty: Moderate (5). The challenge of this event will not be the distance but the potential freezing temperatures and ice. Cost: This hike is FREE for all. Whether you are an experienced photographer, a casual photographer, or a novice just […]

Chestnut Mountain Nature Park Opening

Chestnut Mountain Nature Park Chestnut Mountain Nature Park, Canton, NC

On Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Town of Canton will host a public opening for the Chestnut Mountain Nature Park on Hwy 19-23. Situated as a park-within-a-park, the mountain biking Berm Park will simultaneously open the public. The family-friendly grand opening event will include live music, outdoor retailers, a kids […]

2022 Mountain Chaser Release – Pints with a Purpose at HBC

Highland Brewing Company 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC

We’re ready to leave the cold behind and welcome the sun back to the mountains with the release of Highland Brewing Company's first Pints with Purpose beer, Mountain Chaser Hazy Pale Ale. Come on out to the brewery and help us kick-off this series with a scavenger hunt on Highland’s trails curated by SAHC, guided […]

2022 Land Trust Day

Land Trust Day falls on the first Saturday in June to coincide with the annual National Trails Day.  Conservation land trusts like Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy play a critical role in helping to conserve land for public enjoyment as well as privately-owned preserves that protect viewsheds and wildlife corridors near national trails. Land trusts work to […]

2022 Clawtoberfest at Highlands Brewing Company

Highland Brewing Company 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC

Saturday, September 17 from 12 to 5 pm at Highland Brewing Company Enjoy competitions of Oktoberfest games like a keg roll, stein hoist, stein race, and even a mustache contest. There will also be pickup volleyball, and axe throwing with friends from Axeville, and Asheville Aerial Arts will be on-site doing interactive juggling demos! Food truck and […]

Appalachia Day with Wicked Weed Brewing

Hickory Nut Gap Farm 57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview

When: Friday, October 7 from 6 to 9 pm Where: Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC Join us and our partners from Wicked Weed Brewing for a farm-tastic Friday evening event to celebrate this beautiful place we call home!  We’ll have an evening full of live music, delicious food, cold beers, and some Fairview-style […]

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration – Honoring Judy Murray

The Barn at Boone Falls 1770 Old Gray Station Rd, Johnson City, TN

When: Thursday, November 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Where: The Barn at Boone Falls in Johnson City, TN You’re invited to join SAHC Board & Staff on November 3 to honor and celebrate SAHC's former Roan Stewardship Director Judy Murray who has been named winner of the 2022 Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award. […]

Enjoy Don’t Destroy – Premiere and Fundraiser

Blaze Pizza East Asheville 15 Peaks Center Pkwy Ste. 40, Asheville, NC

When: November 11-13, Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm Where: Blaze Pizza in East Asheville, 15 Peaks Center Pkwy Ste. 40 - Across from the Asheville Mall Stop by to enjoy a meal and watch the premiere screening of the documentary "Stewards of Sky Island" with producer Caleb Owolabi! A portion of […]

2022 “For Love of Beer and Mountains” Thunderstruck Retirement Party

Highland Brewing Company 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC

Thunderstruck Retirement Party at Highland Brewing Company Friday, December 16 Join us for the LAST Thunderstruck Coffee Porter Release Party! Our partners at Highland Brewing Company retiring the Thunderstruck brew, and will be sending it off with a special dark beer flight. Axeville will be in the parking lot from 2-6 pm and  Wildfire Ceramics […]

Aleblazer Festival at Highland Brewing Co.

Highland Brewing Company 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC

Thanks to our partners at Highland Brewing Company for supporting Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy through the first ever Aleblazers Beer Festival! Tickets on sale here. Aleblazers Beer Festival takes place March 18, 2023 at the Event Center and Barrel Room at Highland Brewing Company. This festival celebrates +25 North Carolina breweries and creativity in craft […]