Events in the Valley

2015 Events in Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley hosts a variety of events – rallies, shows, festivals, concerts – throughout the year. Thousands of motorcyclists and automobile enthusiasts come to Maggie Valley every year for the rallies and to experience the thrills on the area’s snaking, scenic roads. They love the hospitality and easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With the rich vocal and instrumental traditions of the Southern mountains, concerts and music festivals are a mainstay in the lineup of Maggie Valley events. Along with bluegrass and country music, you can usually catch a rock & roll show and even hear the drifting melodies of beach music. Whether it’s barbecue or chili, Folkmoot or fireworks, Maggie Valley has events to suit everyone in the family.

April 18, Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival – Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Food & Music Festival open to all ages! Steamed, Raw, and Fried Oysters and other seafood. Hotdogs, brats and other food available for non-seafoodies. Featured NC craft beer and wine. Live music. Some details are pending so visit www.smokymtnoysterfest.com for more information or contact info@smokymtnoysterfest.com.

April 25 & 26, Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Saturday & Sunday; Contact: Aces Wild Rides at 865-300-1942 via email @ minitruckinnats@gmail.com. Open car show, spectator’s welcome!  Hundreds of mini trucks compete. Auto & Food Vendors – Car Shows! For event details like us at www.minitruckinnats.com.

May 1 – 3, Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally – Gates: Friday, 11am – 11pm, Saturday, 9am – 11pm & Sunday, 9am – 3pm. Maggie Valley, NC Festival Grounds.  Come ride the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Enjoy Tour Rides, Music Concerts, Bike Builders, Bike Games, Bike Show, Prizes, Vendors and much more during our three-day rally!  All bikes and ages welcomed. Onsite Beer Sales! Call 828-246-2101, email atHandlebarCorral@aol.com or visit www.HandlebarCorral.com.

May 22 – 24 Maggie Valley Spring Rally – A motorcycle and mopar event with vendors and displays, food and drink. This event is for the entire family. Everyone welcome. Live music both days. For more information visit www.maggievalleyrallys.com or call Sonny @ 336-643-1367 or 336-580-1638

June 20 – 21, PlottFest – To Benefit Head Start of Haywood and Jackson Counties; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. & Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Music & Heritage Festival Celebrating North Carolina’s Official State Dog…the Plott Hound, inclusive of an UKC Sanctioned Plott Hound Dog Show, Great Smoky Mountain Trout Fishing, Food, Crafts & Demonstrations! Music features Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, Gospel & more! 2014 IBMA Entertainers of the Year, Balsam Range performs both days, along with many other gifted artists! For Details call 828-506-1820 or email plottfest@yahoo.com or visit www.plottfest.org. ALL AGES!

June 26 – 28, Maggie Valley Spring Swap Meet & Car Show; $5 Admission Daily; Open Friday, & Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Sponsored by The Rod Shop, this is a swap meet and car show with crafts & car parts! For more information, contact Rodney Buckner via phone at 423-623-2723 or 423-608-4519; mailto:rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.maggievalleyswapmeet.com.

July 4, Red, White & Boom 2014!  Free Admission! Gather the crew, grab your blankets and chairs and head to Maggie Valley for this annual celebration! Enjoy a dazzling display of Fireworks. For details call 926-0866. July 11 – 12, Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival; Open Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Join more than 100 artisans & craftsmen for this long-running event which boosts unique & exclusive hand-made items from all across the Southeast. Free Parking and Free Admission! For more information, Contact: Teresa Smith at 800-624-4431; or visit www.maggievalley.org for info.

July 17 – 18, Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo and Hillbilly Rods Car Show; $5 Admission Daily; Open Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Sponsored by The Rod Shop, gas pumps, oil pumps, oil cans, vintage car tags, pedal cars & gas station signs. For more information, contact Rodney Buckner via phone at 423-623-2723; mailto:rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.southeasterngasandpetroleumexpo.com

July 24 – 25, Smokin’ in the Valley – WNC BBQ Festival 2014; Open Fri.day from noon to 9pm & Sat.urday from 10am to 8pm. With up to 48 Cookers, this is a Barbecue (BBQ) Cooking Competition & Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned event. On Fri. night, there is a local restaurant competition where you can be the judge! Saturday afternoon, visit the “Tastin’ Tent” to sample competitors’ entries. Daily features include arts & crafts, a kid’s corner, entertainment & beverage sales, including beer & wine. For more info contact Teresa at 800-624-4431 or visit www.wncbbqfestival.org.

July 31 and August 1, Hillbilly Woodstock – This annual all-day music festival, sponsored by Sugarland Distillery, celebrates the western North Carolina and Appalachia rich music history. Meet celebrities from hit TV Shows The Moonshiners, the Hatfield and McCoys and Big Juicy from Lizard Lick Towing. Admission is $10 per day. Open each day from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. For more information call 828.734.4317 or 828.450.9795. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Hillbilly-Woodstock.

August 14 – 16, Maggie Valley Summer Rally; Gates open Friday 3:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Sonny Productions, LLC. Everyone welcome. Memorial Day weekend concerts, entertainment, vendor village, bike shows, BBQ, area tours and rides, cold beverages, The Ride VIP tent and much more! Contact Sonny@maggievalleyrallys.com or 336-643-1367 or 336-580-1638.

August 22, Maggie Valley Moonlight Run; Night 8k Race on Highway 19. All races will start and finish at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Targeted toward small children, the “Sunset Fun Run,” is a safe controlled race inside the venue prior to the Moonlight Race. Registration fees start at $25 for 8K and $5 for Sunset Fun Run. Registration is Friday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All events are open to spectators with free admission. For more information call Glory Hound Events 828.400.5868 or visit www.maggievalleymoonlightrun.com

August 28 – 29, 42nd Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet; Open to the public Fri., 11pm to 6pm & Sat., 8am to 6pm. Sponsored by NE GA Mustang Club, Fri. is a cruise-in day for car cleaning, fellowship, & show setup.  Sat., popular vote car show for all Ford vehicles; Top 3 in 30 classes! Open to all Ford bodied & powered products.  Food Vendors Onsite both days!  RAIN OR SHINE with Free Admission for Spectators! Contact: Rick Hayslip 678-378-5799, jrhayslip@yahoo.com; Northeast Georgia Mustang Club on FaceBook, or http://negeorgiamustangclub.org.

September 5 – 6, Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Open to the public with $1 admission or one-1, non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank; Children’s admission is free.100+ Talented Craft Vendors from throughout the Southeast present a variety of unique handmade crafts and jewelry. Onsite visit Food Vendors; watch Craft Demonstrations; listen to Music; Local & Non-profit vendors welcome. Contact: Maggie Valley Craft Shows, PO Box 1208, Maggie Valley, NC  28751; 828-497-9425 www.maggievalleycraftshows.com.

September 11 – 13, Thunder in the Smokies Fall – Gates: Friday, 11am – 11pm, Saturday, 9am – 11pm & Sunday, 9am – 3pm. Maggie Valley, NC Festival Grounds.  Come ride the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Enjoy Tour Rides, Music Concerts, Bike Builders, Bike Games, Bike Show, Prizes, Vendors. All bikes and ages welcomed. Onsite Beer Sales! Call 828-246-2101, email @ HandlebarCorral@aol.com or visit www.HandlebarCorral.com.

September 19 – 20, VWs in the Valley – Volkswagon Car Show & Swap Meet. All ages! Saturday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m., Sunday 7:00 a.m. – Noon. For more information contact Robert Eastwood 276-620-1246 or email vwaircooledassociation@yahoo.com

September 25 – 27, Maggie Valley Fall Swap Meet & Cart Show and Moonshine Valley F-100’s All Ford Truck Show; $5 Admission Daily; Open Friday, & Saturday from 8:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Sponsored by The Rod Shop, this is a swap meet and car show with crafts & car parts! For more information, contact Rodney Buckner via phone at 423-623-2723 or 423-608-4519; mailto:rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.maggievalleyswapmeet.com

October 2 – 3, Maggie Valley Oktoberfest; Open to the public with free admission. Open Friday, & Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Bier Anyone! Attend Maggie Valley’s Oktoberfest, a quality festival keeping with the most important German traditions–lots of Bier, a large variety of Great Food, including some customary German flavors such as Bratwursts, Bavarian Soft Pretzels & regional favorites like BBQ & Craft Beer; Live Music, Vendors, Children’s Stage & Kid’s Area, Contests, Games, Dancing, More! www.maggievalleyoktoberfest.com

October 10 – 11, Maggie Valley October Leaves Craft Show; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open to the public with $1 admission or one-1, non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank; Children’s admission is free.100+ Talented Craft Vendors from throughout the Southeast present a variety of unique handmade crafts and jewelry. Onsite visit Food Vendors; watch Craft Demonstrations; listen to Music; Local & Non-profit vendors welcome. Contact: Maggie Valley Craft Shows, PO Box 1208, Maggie Valley, NC  28751; 828-497-9425 www.maggievalleycraftshows.com.

October 17 – 18, Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Festival; Open Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Join more than 100 artisans & craftsmen for this long-running event which boosts unique & exclusive hand-made items from all across the Southeast. Chainsaw demonstrations and a variety of foods are also onsite. Free Parking and Free Admission! For more information, Contact: Teresa Smith at 800-624-4431; or visit www.maggievalley.org.