Living in Maggie Valley

Whether you have lived here your entire life, are a seasonal resident or are planning on moving to the valley, this page is dedicated toward giving you information you may need to be an informed citizen within the community.

August 21st, 2017 Eclipse Information

On Monday August 21, Maggie Valley will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning at 1:07pm and lasting until 4:00 pm. The climax of the eclipse event will occur at approximately 2:36 pm. In anticipation of the event several local businesses such as Cabbage Rose, Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center’s Tiki Bar and Elevated Mountain Distillery all have special events/activities planned to commemorate this special occasion—Check with each of the businesses for more details.

As Monday draws nearer, the anticipation of the eclipse is escalating with unprecedented fervor. As a result, for those that are interested in viewing the partial eclipse in the heart of Maggie Valley, the Town will open the pedestrian gates and restroom facilities of the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds from 10am until 5pm. This will allow anyone the opportunity to enjoy the eclipse from grassy confines of the Festival Grounds if you so choose. The rules of the grounds for this day are very similar to those instituted on July 4th—there will be no commercial activity, no vendors, no camping and no alcohol allowed within the grounds. Feel free to picnic and play yard games on the grounds during the eclipse.

Don’t forget to wear your “eclipse viewing glasses!” 

New Resident Information

We know that moving to a new community can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. It is for this reason that Town staff have put together a quick “moving to Maggie Valley” guide in order to make your transition into our valley a wonderful experience.

Facility and Parks Locator

In trying to provide citizens and visitors the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of Maggie Valley, the Town has worked hard to build parks throughout town to highlight and conserve our natural resources. Alongside of parks, there are also many other facilities dedicated for public use. Please use the following page to locate and gather more information about these areas.

Town Newsletter

Every year, Town staff come together in order to write a Town newsletter in order to both underline completed projects and accomplishments of the passing year, and to offer important information to citizens for the upcoming year. This newsletter is sent out to every property owner within the community, but can also be accessed on this page.

Observed Holidays

Throughout the year, Town Hall is closed in order to observe holidays. Please visit this page for a complete schedule of Town Hall closures.

Our community gets its name from Maggie Mae Setzer. Her father, John "Jack" Sidney Setzer founded the area's first post office and it was named after one of his daughters. Each summer, Setzer descendants come from all over the country for a large family reunion in the historic valley.