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April 23 – 25  Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Open car & truck show!  Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-2pm.  Parts vendors, Food vendors and DJ!  Contact Jason @ Bell’s Rod Shop @ 865-742-7403, email minitruckinnats@gmail.com or visit http://www.minitruckinnats.com/.

April 30 – May 2  Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games, Prizes, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com  or call 828-246-2101.

May 7  Grace Potter:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Friday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $120-$280.  All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

May 21 – 22  Tuscola High School Country Western Show – Local High School Country Western Show with 40 participants!  Directed by Martha Brown with a Drive-In Concert audience!  Gates at 5pm – 7:30pm show!

May 23  Galactic ft Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Sunday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $105 – $185 tickets! All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

May 27  moe.:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Thursday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $120 – $220 tickets! All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

May 28  Too Many Zooz & Big Something:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Friday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $100 – $160 tickets! All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

June 1 – 5   Slingshots in the Smokies – Annual Slingshot Owners event!  We will have Great Vendors, Seminars, Group Rides & Entertainment!  This is the leading Slingshot Owners Event in the USA!  For more information visit www.slingshotroadsters.com.

June 11 & 12   WNC Jeep FestBenefiting Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. All Jeep models welcome! There will be vendors available and a Show & Shine competition. All ages welcome! Leashed dogs welcome! Visit http://www.wncjeepfest.com/.  Brought to you by WNC Jeepers.

June 17 – 19  Maggie Valley Swap Meet/Camaro & Firebird Show – $5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Thursday & Friday from 8am – 6pm, Saturday, 8am – 4pm. Call 423-608-4519 for more information or email rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.surfboardpromotion.com.

June 25 – 27   Thunder in the Smokies Summer Motorcycle Rally –Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games, Prizes, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com  or call 828-246-2101.

July 4   Backyard Fourth!  Our fireworks will be held on Sunday evening! Come celebrate Independence Day at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds!  Gates open at 6pm.  Bring your Blanket, Chairs, Picnic Basket, Bubbles, Hula Hoops, Balls and Yard Games!  This is an alcohol free event.  Enjoy our great fireworks at dark!  Visit https://maggievalleync.gov/  or call 828-926-0866 M-F 8am–5pm. Celebrate in Maggie Valley!

July 10 & 11   Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – Free event!  Artists from across the Southeast sell Handmade Arts & Crafts with a variety of foods on site. Open both days 9am – 4pm. Contact Teresa Smith at 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/.

July 16 & 17  Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo/Moonshine Valley F-100s/Maggie Valley Swap Meet/Mustangs in the Valley  8am–6pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday.  Old Gas Station Items, Old Pumps, Signs & Tags, Toys, Car Shows!  Call 423-608-4519 or visit http://www.surfboardpromotion.com/.

July 23 & 24   Hillbilly Jam – Open to the public 10am – 10pm both days!  Music Festival with Crafts and Food Vendors.  Moonshiners of the Discovery Channel, Car & Bike Show & More!  Price of admission $10 per day.  Visit www.thehillbillyjam.com or call Terry Frady 828-450-9795.

August 21   Eurofest Maggie Valley – New All European Automotive Event!  Automotive vendors and cars!  For more information visit https://www.southeasteuromotorsports.com  email info@southeasteuromotorsports.com or call 919-616-2183.

Sept 4 & 5  Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show – Free Event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Festival Foods!  Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/.

September 10 – 12  Thunder in the Smokies Fall Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games, Prizes, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101.

September 17 & 18   VWs in the Valley – Volkswagen Car Show & Swap Meet! Live DJ, Cash Prizes and Trophies!  Open Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday from 7am – 6pm.  For more information contact Robert @ 276-620-1246, email eastwoodr@yahoo.com or visit www.vwaircooledassociation.com.

September 23 – 25  Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / C-10 Nationals  – $5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Thursday & Friday from 8am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 4pm. Contact Rodney @ 423-608-4519, email rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.surfboardpromotion.com.

October 1 & 2  Icons of Hotrodding Festival – 1950s and 1960s Hotrod and Custom Car, Truck & Van event for 1969 and older models, 50s & 60s music, Automotive & Vintage Vendors, Pin-stripers, Food Vendors, Judging with Awards & Trophy presentation.  Family friendly event!  For more info visit  http://kustomkempsofamerica.com/.

October 7   Haywood County Flood Victims FundraiserFree!  Open to the public from noon to 10pm!  Music Festival with Bands and Square Dancing!  Food Vendors will be available!  Family Friendly Event!  All Donations accepted will benefit Haywood County Flood Victims!  For more information, call Terry Frady 828-450-9795.

October 16 & 17   Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show – Free event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Festival Foods! Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/ .

October 23   Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival!  Saturday performance of Balsam Range, Unspoken Tradition and the Kruger Brothers!  View details at https://haywoodarts.org/  or contact Morgan Beryl at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

November 6 Land and Sky Relay at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Saturday, One-day running relay from Asheville to Cherokee! Up to 100 teams and 600 individuals!  Contact Glory Hound Events @ 828-400-5868 https://gloryhoundevents.com/.

www.maggievalleync.gov / 828-926-0866 / August 31, 2021

July 16 & 17  Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s / Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Mustangs in the Valley – 8am–6pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday.  Old Gas Station Items, Old Pumps, Signs & Tags, Toys, Car Shows!  Call 423-608-4519 or visit http://www.surfboardpromotion.com/.

September 23 – 25  Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / C-10 Nationals  – $5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Thursday & Friday from 8am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 4pm. Contact Rodney @ 423-608-4519, email rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.surfboardpromotion.com.

Antiques and Collectibles

July 10 & 11   Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – Free event!  Artists from across the Southeast sell Handmade Arts & Crafts with a variety of foods on site. Open both days 9am – 4pm. Contact Teresa Smith at 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/.

Sept 4 & 5  Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show – Free Event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Festival Foods!  Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/.

October 16 & 17   Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show – Free event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Festival Foods! Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/.

Arts and Crafts

May 7  Grace Potter:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Friday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $120-$280.  All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

May 22 – 21  Tuscola High School Country Western Show – Local High School Country Western Show with 40 participants!  Directed by Martha Brown with a Drive-In Concert audience!  Gates at 5pm – 7:30pm show!

May 23  Galactic ft Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Sunday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $105 – $185 tickets! All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

May 27  moe.:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Thursday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $120 – $220 tickets! All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

May 28  Too Many Zooz & Big Something:  Drive-In Concert at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds  – Friday, gates: 6pm / show 7:30pm. $100 – $160 tickets! All Ages!  Contact The Grey Eagle @ 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/.

July 23 & 24   Hillbilly Jam – Open to the public 10am – 10pm both days!  Music Festival with Crafts and Food Vendors.  Moonshiners of the Discovery Channel, Car & Bike Show & More!  Price of admission $10 per day.  Visit www.thehillbillyjam.com or call Terry Frady 828-450-9795.

October 7   Haywood County Flood Victims FundraiserFree!  Open to the public 10am – 10pm!  Music Festival with Bands and Square Dancing!  Food Vendors will be available!  Family Friendly Event!  All Donations accepted will benefit Haywood County Flood Victims!  For more information, call Terry Frady 828-450-9795.

October 23   Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival!  Saturday performance of Balsam Range, Unspoken Tradition and the Kruger Brothers!  View details at https://haywoodarts.org/ or contact Morgan Beryl at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

November 6 Land and Sky Relay at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Saturday, One-day running relay from Asheville to Cherokee! Up to 100 teams and 600 individuals!  Contact Glory Hound Events @ 828-400-5868 https://gloryhoundevents.com/.

Concerts

July 4   Backyard Fourth!  Our fireworks will be held on Sunday evening! Come celebrate Independence Day at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds!  Gates open at 6pm.  Bring your Blanket, Chairs, Picnic Basket, Bubbles, Hula Hoops, Balls and Yard Games!  This is an alcohol free event.  Enjoy our great fireworks at dark!  Visit https://maggievalleync.gov/ or call 828-926-0866 M-F 8am–5pm. Celebrate in Maggie Valley!

Fireworks

June 17 – 19  Maggie Valley Swap Meet/Camaro & Firebird Show – $5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Thursday & Friday from 8am – 6pm, Saturday, 8am – 4pm. Call 423-608-4519 for more information or email rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.surfboardpromotion.com.

August 21   Eurofest Maggie Valley – New All European Automotive Event!  Automotive vendors and cars!  For more information visit https://www.southeasteuromotorsports.com  email info@southeasteuromotorsports.com or call 919-616-2183.

September 17 & 18   VWs in the Valley – Volkswagen Car Show & Swap Meet! Live DJ, Cash Prizes and Trophies!  Open Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday from 7am – 6pm.  For more information contact Robert @ 276-620-1246, email eastwoodr@yahoo.com or visit www.vwaircooledassociation.com.

Oct 1st – 2nd KKOA Icons of Hotrodding Festival – 1950s and 1960s Hotrod and Custom Car, Truck & Van event for 1969 and older models, 50s & 60s music, Automotive & Vintage Vendors, Pin-stripers, Food Vendors, Judging with Awards & Trophy presentation.  Family friendly event!  For more info visit  http://kustomkempsofamerica.com/.

Classic Cars and Hot Rods

April 30 – May 2  Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games, Prizes, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101.

June 25 – 27   Thunder in the Smokies Summer Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games, Prizes, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101.

September 10 – 12  Thunder in the Smokies Fall Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games, Prizes, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101.

Motorcycle Rallies

April 23 – 25  Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Open car & truck show!  Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-2pm.  Parts vendors, Food vendors and DJ!  Contact Jason @ Bell’s Rod Shop @ 865-742-7403, email minitruckinnats@gmail.com or visit http://www.minitruckinnats.com/.

June 1 – 5   Slingshots in the Smokies – Annual Slingshot Owners event!  We will have Great Vendors, Seminars, Group Rides & Entertainment!  This is the leading Slingshot Owners Event in the USA!  For more information visit www.slingshotroadsters.com.

June 11 & 12   WNC Jeep Fest – Benefiting Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. All Jeep models welcome! There will be vendors available and a Show & Shine competition. All ages welcome! Leashed dogs welcome! Visit http://www.wncjeepfest.com/. Brought to you by WNC Jeepers.

Specialty Vehicles

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.