Due to COVID-19 and gathering guidelines, our myriad of in-person Special Events has been canceled but please be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook! We will be converting as many special events as possible to a virtual format, available across various CHS and sponsor social media channels. Please stay tuned as we navigate our newly announced virtual offerings!
Live Painting with Artist Cynthia Perryman
Run of Showhouse
Cynthia Perryman returns as the Showhouse resident artist. Nurtured by a family of architects, artists, and teachers, impressionistic artist Perryman was joyfully encouraged to pursue her love of art at a young age. Perryman will set up her easel at The Lodge for an intimate look at her creative process.
VIP Preview Days
Friday, August 21, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Our traditional Opening NIGHT Party is now an Opening DAY Party! While we had certainly hoped to dance the night away with you, we've tailored our preview event to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests. We want to thank our amazing Opening Night Party Chair Flavia Harton for her hard work this year and we are excited for her to be back in 2021. Preview guests will receive an Insiders Tour with the team responsible for designing and building the home. Raise a glass to our designers, benefactors, and sponsors as you receive this once-in-a-lifetime (isn't that the truth!?) experience. Enjoy delightful bites from Epting Events, including Lee's famous pralines. Preview Day is sponsored by Dillard Jones and Tribus Interior Design. Event for Showhouse Benefactors and Sponsors Only.
Cooking Demo and Book Signing with Nathalie Dupree
Saturday, August 22, Noon
James Beard Award-Winning Author, Renowned Chef, and Cooking Show Host Nathalie Dupree will host an entertaining cooking demo and talk about her latest award-winning book, Favorite Stories and Recipes. Nathalie is the author of fourteen cookbooks, selling more than half a million copies, and host of three hundred television shows.
Enduring Southern Homes Book Signing with Eric Ross Interiors
Saturday, August 22, 3 PM
Join one of the South’s most prominent interior designers Eric Ross as he signs copies of his own book titled Enduring Southern Homes. Ross blends historical aspects of design with a modern take for the perfect home. Ross was our 2019 honorary designer and will be on hand to answer questions and sign your new favorite coffee table book.
Sundays with Sister’s Sauce
Sunday, August 23 and Sunday, August 30, 9 AM – Noon
Indulge in Bloody Mary samples from Sister’s Sauce, a gluten-free and fat-free bloody mix handcrafted in Georgia. Founder Nat Hendricks will be on hand to reveal how this clean Bloody Mary mix was inspired by his family’s love of entertaining and passion for health and wellness.
Elderberry Tea & Bitters Demonstration with Mary Palmer Dargan
Sunday, August 23, 3 PM
Mary Palmer is BACK with her bitters workshop. Mary Palmer Dargan with the award-winning Dargan Landscape Architects has been published in many national publications and featured in HGTV. She will tempt your taste buds and state of mind during this Cocktail Gardening Workshop at Silver Run’s Chimney Garden. Her workshops are famous for being lively, fun, and educational!
19th Amendment Celebration with CHS
Monday, August 24, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. Join the Cashiers Historical Society for a special 19th Amendment Celebration at The Lodge. Very special guests include Mark Twain and Gertrude Weil! Advance ticket purchase is required. $60 per person includes southern bites from Cashiers Farmers Market. Click here to purchase your ticket.
Trish McEvoy Workshop and Trunk Show
Tuesday, August 25 10 a.m. – Noon / 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. / 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Trish McEvoy has created a powerful and private educational workshop in which her handpicked, personally trained makeup and skincare experts will teach steps you can depend on to look your best every day. Customized make-up sets have been curated for this special event and will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by Linda Silber, owner of Woo Skincare and Cosmetics. Space is limited; appointments must be reserved in advance online.
Outdoor Yoga with Fusion Yoga and Wellness
Wednesday, August 26 and Tuesday, September 1, 11 a.m.
Take advantage of the great outdoors and enjoy an outdoor yoga class with Fusion Yoga and Wellness Please plan to bring your own yoga mat.
Pottery Demo with Martha Sutherland Wright
Wednesday, August 26 at 2 p.m.
After 40+ years as a CPA, Martha Sutherland-Wright discovered ceramics. Her hand-built creations are colorful and functional; she finds whimsy in nature. Her clay medium is stoneware and the pieces are great for your patio, deck, screen porch, or in the garden. During this pottery demo, Martha will be building a bird house.
Southern Baked Pie Demo and Book Signing
Thursday, August 27, 11 a.m. Friday, August 28, 1 p.m.
Amanda Wilbanks, owner of Southern Baked Pie Company, will discuss the entrepreneurial spirit behind the founding of her charming and wildly successful pie business while offering delicious samples of her Mini Hand Pies. Learn more about her newest cookbook, Southern Baked: Celebrating Life with Pie.
Southern Art and its History on the Plateau
Thursday, August 27 at 2 p.m.
Learn about Southern Art and its storied history in the Cashiers-Highlands plateau with Susan Kunkler, owner of H+K Gallery in downtown Spartanburg. Susan will tell the interesting stories behind artists on the plateau between 1920 – 1950.
Enchanted Evening: Sip & Stroll Tour
Thursday, August 27 and Thursday, September 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy bubbles and desserts from Valley Bakery for this leisurely tour of the home. Advance ticket purchase is required. $60 per person. Ticket includes an intimate tour of the Showhouse.
Pop-up Gallery and Book Signing with Tim Barnwell
Friday, August 28, 2 p.m.
Faces & Places of Cashiers Valley tells the history of Cashiers with narrative text and historical images followed by photographic portraits and oral stories of 34 residents along with photographs of historic homes and structures of the area. Tim Barnwell's exquisitely rendered photographs, together with the personal memories and musings of his Cashiers' subjects, produce a deep and meaningful impact as his subjects' voices come to life revealing a compelling history of the people who founded and shaped the unique and charming village of Cashiers. Stroll through the Pop-up Photo Gallery, meet Tim, and purchase a signed copy of your new favorite coffee table book.
Brookings Youth Fly Fishing Sessions with ESPN Fly Fishing America host, Chad Foster
Saturday, August 29, see description for times
Learn the art of fly casting and fly-tying from professional guides at Brookings Anglers and ESPN Fly Fishing America host Chad Foster. Fly casting clinics will be broken into two sessions. The first session will be from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and the second session will be held 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. During these sessions each youth will get one-on-one instruction on two different types of fly casts as well as the fundamentals to make them work properly. From 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Rachel Fried of Fried Tied Flies fly-tying fame will led a fly-tying demonstration, and each youth will have a chance to learn hands on introductory fly-tying fundamentals. Clinics will be limited to eight participants per session based on advance registration online. Kids who take fly fishing clinic may also sign up for fly-tying session. Participants must be between 12 and 18 years of age.
Intentional Gardening with Lisa Dailey
Saturday, August 29, 1 p.m.
Gardening is encouragement. We enliven the soil, pick the perfect plant, plant the right seed, handle with care and for the next season we intentionally cultivate our plant to grow, flower, fruit and then we delight in the knowledge that we could. Join Horticultural Consultant Lisa Dailey as she dishes all the dirt on gardens and soil during this intentional talk.
LOCAL DISCOUNT DAY
Sunday, August 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We love our locals! Visit the Showhouse and receive half-price admission of $20. Local ID required from Jackson, Macon, and Transylvania counties to receive discounted ticket.
Outdoor Movie Night with Southern Outdoor Cinema
Monday, August 31, 7 p.m.
Join us for Outdoor Movie Night on the Silver Run Reserve meadows! We will feature a family-friendly film. Popcorn, milk-duds, and other traditional movie snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Advance ticket purchase is required and is $15 per person.
Dahlia Day with Drew English
Tuesday, September 1, 1 p.m.
Everyone knows Drew! Drew English is a long-time Cashiers dahlia grower who recently took over the helm of the famed High Hampton Dahlia Garden. Pull up a chair and learn about the traditions of this historic garden, its namesake plant, and absorb tips & tricks on how to grow Drew-quality Dahlias on your own! The afternoon discussion will cover techniques ranging from planting and growing, all the way to Fall harvesting and over-Winter storage. With many of his gorgeous blooms and plants on hand, Drew will exhibit the many variations of shapes, sizes and colors within the dahlia species – just in time to brighten your home for the holiday weekend!
Cocktails and Comments at the CHS Heirloom Garden
Wednesday, September 2, 1 p.m.
CHS Board Members and Volunteers Teed Poe, Bette Hines, and Sally Carpenter invite you for a tour of the CHS Heirloom Vegetable Garden, which honors native plants and uses only naturally pollinated seeds harvested over 50 – 100 years, just like the pioneers that settled Cashiers did. Guests will receive a specialty “Don’t Tell Elvira” cocktail infused with elements of the garden. Advance ticket purchase is required and is $35 per person. All attending guests will receive a complimentary ticket to the Showhouse!
DESIGN DAY at the Showhouse
Friday, September 4, Event times listed below
Panel: Style and Stewardship, 10 a.m.
Celebrate all things design during DESIGN DAY. Begin the day with a panel moderated by Katherine Ford Richardson, editor of the new Plateau Magazine, and hear from industry leaders about design inspired by the responsible development and mountain modern style that preserve the serene natural environment of properties like Silver Run Reserve. Interior Designer Jamie Elliott McPherson of J. Elliott Interiors, Luxury Real Estate Agent Pat Allen of Pat Allen Realty, and Matthew Kragh of MHK Architecture & Planning will form this interesting panel of industry creatives and influencers. Matthew Kragh will host a book signing following the panel for The Florida Architect, a collection of his architectural works.
Tablescape Demo with K Wakefield Designs, 1 p.m.
Upscale floral designer Kakhi Wakefield will once again forage buckets of foliage and blooms from the Cashiers area and show attendees how to condition flowers, build a textured base, and finish an arrangement. “I can’t resist cramming as much floral knowledge as possible into each presentation and love showing a variety of containers and teaching a variety of ‘mechanics,’” says Kakhi. Advance ticket purchase is required. $15 per person includes a handmade take-home arrangement!
Color Trends Talk with Sherwin Williams, 2 p.m.
Shane Jones, one of ASID’s “One’s to Watch” and Designer Account Executive with
Sherwin Williams presents on color trends for 2020 and beyond, as well as the interior paint selections for the Showhouse. Passionate about all things colorful, sustainable, and unique, Shane is responsible for educating the residential market of interior designers, architects, and to design students about color and product resources to specify Sherwin-Williams brand. Shane’s goal is to engage and inspire designers.
Closing “High Country Boil” at CHS
Saturday, September 5, 10 AM – until the party stops!
Celebrate the success of the Showhouse at the Closing High Country Boil, where guests will enjoy a summertime “High Country” Boil catered by The Orchard and hosted by Melissa Hudson, Ashley Monday, and Kirk Moore. The event will take place at the CHS Campus and will include a mimosa bar and a customizable Bloody Mary bar courtesy of Sister’s Sauce. Guests will enjoy music by an Appalachian Jazz ensemble and receive a complimentary ticket to the final day of the Showhouse. Advance ticket purchase is required for $150 per person.