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April 22 – 24  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 29 – May 1  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  Boho Hippie Fest – New event!  Live Music, Performance Arts, Demonstrations, Great Vendors, Bounce Houses, Games, Food Trucks!  For more information contact Hot Head Events 828-246-1978 or email hotheadevents@gmail.com.

May 13 & 14   KKOA Icons of Hotrodding Festival – $10 – open to 1969 and older hot-rod roadsters, pickups, coupes and sedans, and all kustomized cars and trucks, and kool cruisin’ chopped -top lead-sleds. Swap Meet and Vendors, Kool Games and Contests (slow drag races, koolest cruiser contest, mini Mercury treasure hunt, Rock and Roll entertainment with Eddie Valen, singer songwriter from Las Vegas and Branson Missouri. For more info visit  http://kustomkempsofamerica.com/.

May 31 – June 4   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 10 & 11   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 16 – 18  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 24 – 26   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 Monday 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 9 & 10   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 15 & 16  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 22 & 23   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.

July 30 & 31   Folkmoot – Open to the public!  Saturday night Live Music and Dance by five domestic and international acts!  Sunday – Closing Ceremony, a “Celebration of American Cultural Diversity Through Music and Dance”.  For more information call 828-452-2997 or visit www.folkmoot.org.

August 20   Eurofest Maggie Valley – 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.

August 27   Republican Candidate Rally New Event!  Saturday from 11am to 6pm with Candidate Speakers, Live Music, Food and Drink Vendors and More!  For more information, email spless3269@gmail.com or call Mark Pless 828-421-8156.

Sept 3 & 4  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 9 – 11  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 16 & 17  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 22 – 24  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.

September 30 – Oct 1 Smoky Mountain Elk Fest Returns! Step out of your end-of-summer rut and experience the Smoky Mountain Elk Fest! This family friendly event will feature wildlife & photography artists, cultural & educational demos, RMEF’s Great Elk Tour, craft & food vendors as well as live music!  For more information visit https://visitncsmokies.com/smoky-mountain-elk-fest/

October 7 – 9   Showdown in the Valley – New Event!  Open Car & Truck Show with parts vendors!  This show is open to 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive trucks and a wide range of cars.  For more information check out https://www.showdowninthevalley.com/ or contact Shane Gentry @ 828-768-0402 or email showdowninthevalley2022@gmail.com.

October 22 & 23   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 29   Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival!  Saturday performance of Balsam Range, Sister Sadie and The Amanda Cook Band!  View details at https://haywoodarts.org/ or contact Morgan Beryl at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

www.maggievalleync.gov / 828-926-0866 / June 15, 2022

July 15 & 16  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/.

September 22 – 24  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 9 & 10   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 3 & 4  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 22 & 23   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  Boho Hippie Fest – New event!  Live Music, Performance Arts, Demonstrations, Great Vendors, Bounce Houses, Games, Food Trucks!  For more information contact Hot Head Events 828-246-1978 or email hotheadevents@gmail.com.

July 22 & 23   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.

July 30 & 31   Folkmoot – Open to the public!  Saturday night Live Music and Dance by five domestic and international acts!  Sunday – Closing Ceremony, a “Celebration of American Cultural Diversity Through Music and Dance”.  For more information call 828-452-2997 or visit www.folkmoot.org.

August 27   Republican Candidate Rally New Event!  Saturday from 11am to 6pm with Candidate Speakers, Live Music, Food and Drink Vendors and More!  For more information, email spless3269@gmail.com or call Mark Pless 828-421-8156.

September 30 – Oct 1 Smoky Mountain Elk Fest Returns! Step out of your end-of-summer rut and experience the Smoky Mountain Elk Fest! For more information visit https://visitncsmokies.com/smoky-mountain-elk-fest/

October 29   Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival!  Saturday performance of Balsam Range, Sister Sadie and The Amanda Cook Band!  View details at https://haywoodarts.org/ or contact Morgan Beryl at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

Concerts

July 4   Backyard Fourth!  Our fireworks will be held on Monday 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 13 & 14   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 16 – 18  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 20   Eurofest Maggie Valley – All European Automotive Event!  Automotive vendors and cars!  For more information click here or email info@southeasteuromotorsports.com or call 919-616-2183.

September 16 & 17  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.

Classic Cars and Hot Rods

April 29 – May 1  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 24 – 26   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 9 – 11  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 22 – 24  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 31 – June 4   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 10 & 11   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.

October 7 – 9   Showdown in the Valley – New Event!  Open Car & Truck Show with parts vendors!  This show is open to 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive trucks and a wide range of cars.  For more information check out https://www.showdowninthevalley.com/ or contact Shane Gentry @ 828-768-0402 or email showdowninthevalley2022@gmail.com.

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.