About Highlands Festivals, inc.

Highlands Festivals, Inc. is a non-profit organization that produces the annual Highlands Food & Wine and Bear Shadow festivals in Highlands, NC. The organization is dedicated to promoting Highlands, NC, as an inspiring place to live and visit by producing world-class events that showcase, enhance, and support the region’s vibrant culinary, visual, and performing arts organizations while contributing funds and resources that directly benefit similar local initiatives and strengthen our community. 

Board Members

Jack Austin
Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards

David Bock, Chairman
David Bock Builders, LLC.

Debi Bock
Bridge at Mill Creek

Marjorie Christiansen
The Laurel Magazine

Thomas Craig
The Ugly Dog and The High Dive

Bill Futral
Futral Enterprises

Pat Gleeson
Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty

Steve Mehder
Retired/ Free Range Senior Citizen

Marlene Osteen
The Laurel Magazine

Steve Palmer
The Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Mary Adair Trumbly
Highlands Performing Arts Center

Hilary Wilkes
Highland Hiker

Board Contact Information

P.O. Box 2713 Highlands, NC 28741


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