Festival Grounds Events

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FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 28   3 – 8pm Maggie Valley Ice Festival!  New Event!  Free!  Our Ice Festival will be held on Saturday! Bring your friends and family to enjoy winter at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds!  There will be Ice Sculptures, Live Ice Carving, an Ice Slide, Warming Tent with s’more station and more!  Visit https://maggievalleync.gov/ or call 828-926-0866 M-F 8am–5pm.

April 21 – 23   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   Festival Carolinas – New Event!  Hispanic Festival!  Gates open at noon – 12pm to 10pm on Saturday!  A Hispanic Family Concert & Festival, Food vendors and Live Music!  Contact Ruben @ 252-643-3852, or email rpentertainmentllc@gmail.com.    

May 5 – 7   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 13 & 14   Boho Hippie Fest – 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 26 & 27   Four-Wheel Drives in the Valley New Event!  8am–6pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday.  Four Wheel Drive event and Swap Meet!  Call 423-608-4519 for more information or visit http://www.surfboardpromotion.com/.

May 30 – June 3   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 9 & 10   WNC Jeep Fest – All Jeep models welcome! There will be Vendors, Food Trucks, Guided Trail Rides and a Show & Shine competition. All ages welcome! Visit http://www.wncjeepfest.com/.  Brought to you by WNC Jeepers.

June 15 – 17  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 & 25   Maggie Valley Fly Fishing FestivalNew Event! Trout Derby, Fly Fishing & Casting Instruction, Food vendors, Fly Fishing & NC Outdoor Vendors and Live Music!  Visit https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ for more information or call 828-476-6710.

June 30 – July 2   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 Tuesday 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 8 & 9   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 14 & 15   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 21 & 22   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 19   Eurofest Maggie Valley – All European Automotive Event!  Automotive vendors and cars!  For more information visit https://www.southeasteuromotorsports.com/ or email info@southeasteuromotorsports.com or call 919-616-2183.

August 25 & 26  KKOA Icons of Hotrodding Festival – $10 for spectators – 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, For more info visit  http://kustomkempsofamerica.com/.

Sept 2 & 3   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 8 – 10  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 15 & 16  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 21 – 23  Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / C-10s in the Valley  – $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 6 – 8   2nd Annual Showdown in the Valley – Open Car & Truck Show! Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-2pm Parts Vendors, Food Trucks, and DJ! This show is open to 2 and 4 wheel drive trucks, a wide range of cars, and motorcycles! For more information contact Shane Gentry @ 828-768-0402, email showdowninthevalley2022@gmail.com or visit http://www.showdowninthevalley.com.

October 13 & 14   Vairs in the Valley – Show & Shine! Friday & Saturday with Parts Vendors, Food Trucks, and Live Band playing 50s and 60s music! Door prizes! For more information contact NC Mountain Corvairs @ 828-775-0487, email ncmountaincorvair@gmail.com or visit https://vairsinthevalley.com/ .

October 21 & 22   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 28   Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival!  Saturday performance of bluegrass bands, music themed vendors, raffles, artist demonstrations and artwork, playground and local drinks and food!  View details at https://haywoodarts.org/, call 828-452-0593 or email director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

www.maggievalleync.gov / 828-926-0866 / May 17, 2023

Antiques and Collectibles

July 14 & 15   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/.

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September 21 – 23  Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / C-10s in the Valley  – $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.

Arts and Crafts

arts.and_.craftsJuly 8 & 9   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 2 & 3  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 21 & 22   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.

Concerts and Special Events

January 28   3 – 8pm Maggie Valley Ice Festival!  New Event!  Free!  Our Ice Festival will be held on Saturday! Bring your friends and family to enjoy winter at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds!  There will be Ice Sculptures, Live Ice Carving, an Ice Slide, Warming Tent with s’more station and more!  Visit https://maggievalleync.gov/ or call 828-926-0866 M-F 8am–5pm.

April 29   Festival Carolinas – New Event!  Hispanic Festival!  Gates open at noon – 12pm to 10pm on Saturday!  A Hispanic Family Concert & Festival, Food vendors and Live Music!  Contact Ruben @ 252-643-3852, or email rpentertainmentllc@gmail.com.

May 13 & 14  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.

June 24 & 25   Maggie Valley Fly Fishing Festival – New Event! Trout Derby, Fly Fishing & Casting Instruction, Food vendors, Fly Fishing & NC Outdoor Vendors and Live Music!  Visit https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ for more information or call 828-476-6710.

July 21 & 22   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 28   Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival!  Saturday performance of Balsam Range, Appalachian Road Show and Wildfire Bands!  View details at https://haywoodarts.org/  call 828-452-0593 or email director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

Fireworks

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

Classic Cars and Hot Rods

June 15 – 17  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 19   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.

August 26 & 27   KKOA Icons of Hotrodding Festival – $10 for spectators – 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/.

September 15 & 16  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.

Motorcycle Rallies

May 5 – 7  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 30 – July 2   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 8 – 10  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.

Specialty Vehicles

April 21 – 23 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 30 – June 3   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 9 & 10   WNC Jeep Fest – All Jeep models welcome! There will be Vendors, Food Trucks, Guided Trail Rides and a Show & Shine competition. All ages welcome! Visit http://www.wncjeepfest.com/.  Brought to you by WNC Jeepers.

October 6 – 8   Showdown in the Valley – Open Car & Truck Show! Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-2pm Parts Vendors, Food Trucks, and DJ! This show is open to 2 and 4 wheel drive trucks, a wide range of cars, and motorcycles! For more information contact Shane Gentry @ 828-768-0402,  email showdowninthevalley2022@gmail.com or visit http://www.showdowninthevalley.com.

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