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April 24 – 26   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/.

May 1 – 3  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 9 & 10   Mootenanny New Event!  Folkmoot’s Outdoor Gathering will feature American Music, Plott Hounds and Appalachian Lifestyle Displays and Presentations with Storytelling featured on Saturday and faith based groups on Sunday!  There will be Craft Vendors and plenty of Food Choices!  Contact laura@folkmoot.org, visit http://www.folkmoot.org or call 828-452-2997 for more information!

May 15 & 16   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/.

May 24   Memorial Day Americana ConcertNew Event!  Sunday performance of Atlanta Pops and Balsam Range!  Showtime will be 6 – 8pm.  Contact Leigh Forrester at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

May 27 – 30   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 6 & 7   Blow Up Your TV Fest – New Event!  Music Festival with local bands, highlighting the alt/indie/folk scene with a goal of promoting sustainability in the electronic industry.  Camping on the grounds and sustainable vendors to enhance the experience.   For more information visit https://www.blowupyourtvfest.com/.

June 13   WNC Jeep FestNew Event! Tickets are $5 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!  For more information visit http://www.wncjeepfest.com/.

June 18 – 20  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 26 – June 28   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 Saturday 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 11 & 12   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 17 & 18  Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s / Maggie Valley Swap Meet – 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 20   Folkmoot Festival – New Event! A Folkmoot Performance Onstage with a Tented Dinner.  Food Trucks available as well.  Bring your blankets and Lawn Chairs!  Visit https://folkmoot.org/ or call Laura Shepherd at 828-452-2997 for more information.

July 24 & 25   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 22 & 23   Smoky Mountain Elk Fest – Experience the Annual Smoky Mountain Elk Fest! Proceeds from Elk Fest raise funds for habitat maintenance and create other ways to keep our elk protected and happy.  For more information visit https://visitncsmokies.com/smoky-mountain-elk-fest/or call 828-944-0761.

August 29   Sowo – European Car Show, Mountain Cruise & Loads of Fun!  For more information visit http://www.sowofalltour.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/896389304082007/ or call 256-653-6836.

Sept 5 & 6  Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show – Free Event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods!  Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/ .

September 11 – 13  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 18 & 19   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 24 – 26  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 3   Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet – Free Admission for spectators!  Family Event with Car Show, Automotive and Food Vendors!  Open to the public Saturday, 8am-6pm. (Rain Date Sunday, 10/4) Contact Steve Harrison @ 404-427-2264, email negeorgiamustangclub@gmail.com or visit www.negeorgiamustangclub.org.

October 17 & 18   Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show – Free event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods! Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/ .

October 23 – 25   Smokin Rods in the Smokies – Pre 1949 Car Show!  Vintage Street Rodders of America event with DJ, Food Vendors, Crafters & other Swap Meet Vendors!  Contact Ron Goben @ 502-648-0142, ronhotrod@yahoo.com or visit www.vsra-usa.com

July 17 & 18  Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s / Maggie Valley Swap Meet – 8am–6pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday.  Old Gas Station Items, Old Pumps, Old Signs & Tags, Toys, Car Shows!  Call 423-608-4519 or email rodneybuckner@att.net or visit http://www.surfboardpromotion.com/.

September 24 – 26  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 11 & 12   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/ for more information.

Sept 5 & 6  Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show – Free Event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods!  Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/ for more information.

October 17 & 18   Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show – Free event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods!  Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit http://maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com/ for more information.

Arts and Crafts

May 9 & 10   Mootenanny – Folkmoot’s Outdoor Gathering will feature American Music, Plott Hounds and Appalachian Lifestyle Displays and Presentations with Storytelling featured on Saturday and faith based groups on Sunday!  There will be Craft Vendors and plenty of Food Choices!  Contact laura@folkmoot.org, visit http://www.folkmoot.org or call 828-452-2997 for more information!

May 24   Memorial Day Americana Concert – New Event!  Sunday performance of Atlanta Pops and Balsam Range!  Showtime will be 6 – 8pm.  Contact Leigh Forrester at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

June 6 & 7   Blow Up Your TV Fest – New Event!  Music Festival with local bands, highlighting the alt/indie/folk scene with a goal of promoting sustainability in the electronic industry.  Camping on the grounds and sustainable vendors to enhance the experience.   For more information visit https://www.blowupyourtvfest.com/.

July 20   Folkmoot Festival – A Folkmoot Performance Onstage with a Tented Dinner.  Food Trucks available as well.  Bring your blankets and Lawn Chairs!  Visit https://folkmoot.org/ or call Laura Shepherd at 828-452-2997 for more information.

July 24 & 25   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 for more information.

August 22 & 23   Smoky Mountain Elk Fest – Step out of your end-of-summer rut and experience the Annual Smoky Mountain Elk Fest!  Proceeds from Elk Fest raise funds for habitat maintenance and create other ways to keep our elk protected and happy.  For more information visit https://visitncsmokies.com/smoky-mountain-elk-fest/or call 828-944-0761.

Concerts

July 4   Backyard Fourth!  Our fireworks will be held on Saturday 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

May 15 & 16   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/.

June 18 – 20  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 29   Sowo – European Car Show, Mountain Cruise & Loads of Fun!  For more information visit http://www.sowofalltour.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/896389304082007/ or call 256-653-6836.

September 18 & 19   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.

October 23 – 25   Smokin Rods in the Smokies – Pre 1949 Car Show!  Vintage Street Rodders of America event with DJ, Food Vendors, Crafters & other Swap Meet Vendors!  Contact Ron Goben @ 502-648-0142, ronhotrod@yahoo.com or visit www.vsra-usa.com

Classic Cars and Hot Rods

May 1 – 3  Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, 25+ Vendors, $1,000 Bike Show, 3 Hours of Bike Games with a $1,000 Prize, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101.

June 26 – June 28   Thunder in the Smokies Summer Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, 25+ Vendors, $1,000 Bike Show, 3 Hours of Bike Games with a $1,000 Prize, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101.

September 11 – 13  Thunder in the Smokies Fall Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tour Rides, 25+ Vendors, $1,000 Bike Show, 3 Hours of Bike Games with a $1,000 Prize, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101.

Motorcycle Rallies

April 24 – 26   Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Open car & truck show!  Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-2pm.  Part vendors, Food vendors with DJ!  Contact Jason @ Bell’s Rod Shop @ 865-742-7403, email minitruckinnats@gmail.com or visit http://www.minitruckinnats.com/.

May 27 – 30   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 13   WNC Jeep FestNew Event! Tickets are $5 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! For more information visit http://www.wncjeepfest.com/.

October 3   Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet – Free Admission for spectators!  Family Event with Car Show, Automotive and Food Vendors!  Open to the public Saturday, 8am-6pm. (Rain Date Sunday, 10/4) Contact Steve Harrison @ 404-427-2264, email negeorgiamustangclub@gmail.com or visit www.negeorgiamustangclub.org.

Specialty Vehicles