11th Annual Steins and Wine Around the Square



 Saturday October 5th 4:00 - 7:30pm

Historic Downtown Square


Mountain Area Wineries and Breweries
 will be featured during the event together with other miscellaneous vendors.

Participants will be confirmed in fall.

HHI is delighted to be able to introduce new breweries and wineries from the local area as well as support established favorites. This event is your opportunity to try them out and meet them all at one time in one place.

Attendees will be provided with a bag containing Wine &/or Beer glasses, pens, note pads, snack packs, various coupons and information from local businesses. There will also be an opportunity to buy food. What a wonderful way to relax and celebrate Fall. 

As in previous years, guests will use their entry ticket stubs to enter raffles for one of several gift baskets.

Attendees will be asked for a valid ID at the entry gate as alcohol can only be served to those 21+.

Please note that participant vendors will greet visitors as they would in their tasting rooms. Tasting charge/no charge are at the discretion of the vendor.  Wine purchases can be by the glass or bottle.



The list of exhibitors varies from year to year as new breweries and wineries join old favorites to make this event a “must do”.

It has been recognized as part of the "wine trail" for the Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA, (American Viticultural Area) an area of 100,000 acres of which only 130 acres are under vine – but that is continuing to grow as more “boutique” wineries get established.

Participating craft breweries are fast becoming a part of the WNC Brewers Alliance.

HHI is pleased to play a part in promoting economic growth of the area by providing this platform for new wineries and breweries to be successful.

The Hayesville Steins and Wine Around the Square event was the first of its kind in the area. It was born out of efforts by The Town 100 Committee that wanted to showcase a “Wine Around the Square” event in celebration of Hayesville's Centennial Anniversary in 2013. However, that required changes to local ordinances so that alcohol could be served. With approvals in place the event was a great success and has grown into the popular, now annual, “Steins and Wine Around The Square” of today.

This event is a Historic Hayesville, Inc. fundraiser to benefit downtown projects.