Festival Grounds Events

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FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 27   Maggie Valley Ice Festival – Part of NC Smokies Ice Fest Weekend held on Saturday from 4-9pm! There will be Ice Sculptures, Live Ice Carving, an Ice Slide, Warming Tent with s’more station and more! For tickets visit NC Smokies website here or call 828-944-0761.

April 19 – 21   Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Open car & truck show!  Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  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 27 – 28   PlottFest – Concerts, Plott Dog competition Events, Historical Programs and Vendors, all celebrating the Plott Hound, our state dog. For more information visit https://www.mountainmemoriesproductions.com/ or call 704-450-4157

May 3 – 5 Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Tour Rides, Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games, Prizes, Concerts, the Latest Bikes & Products on display,
Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com or call 828-246-2101

May 11 & 12   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 16 – 19   World Wide Beatbox Fest – New Event!  Live Performances; Solo, Duo & Crew, Loopstation Music, Great Vendors!  Tents for all age competitors!  For more information contact Tanner Boyd at 719-313-7420 or email house.of.ink.bbx@gmail.com.

May 24 & 25   Four-Wheel Drives in the Valley  8am–6pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday.  Any make, model or year Four Wheel Drive event and Swap Meet!  DJ!  Call 423-608-4519 for more information or visit http://www.surfboardpromotion.com/.

May 28 – June 1   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 7 & 8   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 & 16   Maggie Valley Fly Fishing Festival – 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 20 – 22  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 28 – 30   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 Thursday 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 6 & 7   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 19 & 20   Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s / Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Broncos & 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 26 & 27   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 17   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 23 & 24  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 and DJ! For more info visit  http://kustomkempsofamerica.com/.

August 31 & Sept 1   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 6 – 8  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 13 & 14 Vairs in the Valley – Show & Shine! Friday & Saturday with Parts Vendors, Food Trucks, & Live Band playing 50s and 60s music!
Door prizes! For more info contact NC Mountain Corvairs @ 828-775-0487, email ncmountaincorvair@gmail.com or visit https://vairsinthevalley.com/

September 20 & 21  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 26 – 28  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 4 – 6  Showdown in the Valley – Open Car & Truck Show! Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm! 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 12   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/ or contact Tonya Harwood at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

October 19 & 20   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 26   ScreamfestHalloween Festival!  Live Music, Great Vendors, Halloween and Fall activities, Games, Food Trucks and Photo opportunities!  Large Trick or Treat for kids!  For more information contact Hot Head Events 828-246-1978 or email hotheadevents@gmail.com.

www.maggievalleync.gov / 828-926-0866 / November 3, 2023

Antiques and Collectibles

July 19 & 20   Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s / Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Broncos & 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/.

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September 26 – 28  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

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July 6 & 7   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/ 

August 31 & Sept 1   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 19 & 20   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 27   Maggie Valley Ice Festival – Part of NC Smokies Ice Fest Weekend held on Saturday from 4-9pm! There will be Ice Sculptures, Live Ice Carving, an Ice Slide, Warming Tent with s’more station and more! For tickets visit NC Smokies website here or call 828-944-0761.

April 27 – 28   PlottFest – Concerts, Plott Dog competition Events, Historical Programs and Vendors, all celebrating the Plott Hound, our state dog. For more information visit https://www.mountainmemoriesproductions.com/ or call 704-450-4157

May 11 & 12   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 16 – 19   World Wide Beatbox Fest – New Event!  Live Performances; Solo, Duo & Crew, Loopstation Music, Great Vendors!  Tents for all age competitors!  For more information contact Tanner Boyd at 719-313-7420 or email house.of.ink.bbx@gmail.com

June 15 & 16   Maggie Valley Fly Fishing Festival – 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 26 & 27   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 12   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/ or contact Tonya Harwood at 828-452-0593 or director@haywoodarts.org for more information.

October 26   ScreamfestHalloween Festival!  Live Music, Great Vendors, Halloween and Fall activities, Games, Food Trucks and Photo opportunities!  Large Trick or Treat for kids!  For more information contact Hot Head Events 828-246-1978 or email hotheadevents@gmail.com.

Fireworks

July 4   Backyard Fourth!  Our fireworks will be held on Thursday 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 20 – 22  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 23 & 24  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 and DJ! For more info visit  http://kustomkempsofamerica.com/.

September 20 & 21  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 3 – 5   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, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more! www.ThunderInTheSmokies.com  or call 828-246-2101.

June 28 – 30   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 6 – 8  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 19 – 21   Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Open car & truck show!  Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.  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 24 & 25   Four-Wheel Drives in the Valley  8am–6pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday.  Any make, model or year Four Wheel Drive event and Swap Meet!  DJ!  Call 423-608-4519 for more information or visit http://www.surfboardpromotion.com/.

May 28 – June 1   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 7 & 8   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.

August 17   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.

September 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 4 – 6  Showdown in the Valley – Open Car & Truck Show! Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm! 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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