Events in the Valley

2014 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 18-19, Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival – Friday & Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm; Live Music, FEATURING: OYSTERS Every Way…Raw, Steamed & Fried, as well as Peel n’ Eat Steamed Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, Raw and Steamed Clams, Shrimp n’ Grits, Low Country Boil. If you are a non-seafoodie…food trucks on site with Hot Dogs, Brats, Hamburgers, BBQ, Funnel Cakes and other items. Some details are pending so, visit www.smokymtnoysterfest.com for more information. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

April 25 & 26, Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Saturday & Sunday; Contact: Aces Wild Rides @ 865-300-1942 via email @ minitruckinnats@gmail.com or edgarford04@comcast.net. Open car show, spectator’s welcome!  Hundreds of mini trucks compete. Auto & Food Vendors – Car Shows! For event details like us at https://www.facebook.com/southeastern.nationals. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

May 2 – 4, 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 @ HandlebarCorral@aol.com or visit www.HandlebarCorral.com. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

May 23 – 25, Maggie Valley Spring Rally – Gates: Fri., 3pm – 11pm, Sat., 9am – 11pm & Sun., 9am – 5pm. Sponsored By: Sonny Production, LLC, Autoshows Motorsport Events, CarolinaRider.com, MyrtleBeachBikeWeekTheRide.com & More! Everyone Welcome, Memorial Day Weekend Concerts / Entertainment Vendor Village, Bike Shows, BBQ, Area Tours / Rides, Cold Beverages, The Ride VIP Tent & much more. Contact: Sonny @ 336-643-1367/336-580-1638, sonny@maggievalleyrallys.com; Charlie @ 423-465-5855, Charlie@autoshows.cc or www.MaggieValleyRallys.com.  (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

June 6 – 8, Ole Smokey Tractor Club Spring Farm Fest – Open 8am to 6pm Daily; Education Antique Tractor & Engine Show with Parts Vendors; Flea Market with Crafts; Tractor rides for kids throughout the day. FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION! See the Parade of 30+ tractors drive through the Town of Maggie Valley on Friday & Saturday. Food vendors are onsite for your dining pleasure! Contact: Damon Swanger at 828-734-1510 or schramm125@aol.com. All Ages! (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

June 13 – 15,  Bike Fest and Swap Meet -  For more information call 828.736.2217. www.maggievalleybikefest.com  or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/maggie-valley-bike-fest-swap-meet-summer/276042429195418. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

June 21 & 22, PlottFest; to benefit Head-Start Mountain Projects of Haywood County; Saturday, June 21 from 9am to 6pm & Sunday, June 22, from 12pm to 6pm. Music & Heritage Festival Celebrating North Carolina’s Official State Dog…the Plott Hound, inclusive of a sanctioned 2-day Plott Hound Dog Show, Great Smoky Mountain Trout Fishing, Food, Crafts & Clogging! Music is varied, featuring Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, Gospel & more! Balsam Range is the highlighted act for both days, along with many other gifted artists! For Details call 828-452-1860 or visit www.plottfest.org. All Ages! (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

June 27 – 29, Maggie Valley Spring Swap Meet & Car Show; $5 Admission Daily; Open Friday, & Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, 7:00am 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. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

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 or visit. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

July 12 & 13, Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival; Open Saturday, July 12 from 9:00am to 6:00pm & Sunday, July 13 9:00am to 4:00pm. 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 for info. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

July 18 & 19, Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo; $5 Admission Daily; Open Friday, July 18 from 8:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday, July 19 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Sponsored by The Rod Shop, this will be an event with 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 or 423-608-4519; mailto:rodneybuckner@att.net or visit www.southeasterngasandpetroleumexpo.com. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

July 25 & 26, Smokin’ in the Valley – WNC BBQ Festival 2014; Open Fri., July 25 from noon to 9pm & Sat., July 26 from 10am to 8pm. With up to 40 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. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

August 1 & 2, Hillbilly Woodstock; Open to the public with price of admission only $6 per day or $10 for two day pass. Friday, August 1, from 11:00pm to 11:00pm & Saturday, August 2, from 11:00am to 11:00pm.  This annual all-day music festival celebrates the western North Carolina and Appalachia’s rich musical history. www.facebook.com/pages/Hillbilly-Woodstock (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

August 15 – 17, Maggie Valley Summer Rally; Gates: Fri., 3pm – 11pm, Sat., 9am – 11pm & Sun., 9am – 5pm. Sponsored By: Sonny Production, LLC, Autoshows Motorsport Events, CarolinaRider.com, MyrtleBeachBikeWeekTheRide.com & More! Everyone Welcome, Memorial Day Weekend Concerts / Entertainment Vendor Village, Bike Shows, BBQ, Area Tours / Rides, Cold Beverages, The Ride VIP Tent & much more. Contact: Sonny @ 336-643-1367/336-580-1638, sonny@maggievalleyrallys.com; Charlie @ 423-465-5855, Charlie@autoshows.cc or www.MaggieValleyRallys.com. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

August 23, 33rd Maggie Valley Moonlight Run; Night 8k Race on US Hwy 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 Run. Registration fees start at $25 for 8K and $5 for Sunset Fun Run. All events are open to spectators with free admission, Friday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm & Saturday, 2:00pm to 11:00pm.  Call: Glory Hound Events @ 828-400-5868 or visit www.maggievalleymoonlightrun.com. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

August 30 & 31, Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show; Sat. & Sun., 9am to 5pm daily, 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. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

September 5 & 6, 41th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet; Open to the public Fri., 12pm to 6pm & Sat., 8am to 5pm. 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 678-371-5799, jrhayslip@yahoo.com; Northeast Georgia Mustang Club on FaceBook, or http://negeorgiamustangclub.org. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

September 12-14, 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 and much more during our three-day rally!  All bikes and ages welcomed. Onsite Beer Sales! Call 828-246-2101, email @ HandlebarCorral@aol.com or visit www.HandlebarCorral.com. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

September 20 – 21, Volkswagons – All ages! For more information call Robert Eastwood 276-620-1246 or email vwaircooledassociation@yahoo.com

September 26 – 28, Maggie Valley Fall Swap Meet & Car Show; $5 Admission Daily; Open Friday, & Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, 7:00am 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. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

October 3 & 4, Maggie Valley Oktoberfest; Open to the public with $2 admission for adults; children are free. Open Friday, & Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Bier Anyone! Attend Maggie Valley’s 2st annual 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 & Craft Beer and Wine; Live Music, Vendors, Children’s Stage & Kid’s Area,  Games and Raffles, Dancing, More! Visit www.maggievalleyoktoberfest.com for more details! (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

October 9-11, High Country Quilters Annual Quilt Show; Come celebrate Fall in the most beautif place to see the colors, Maggie Valley. High Country Quilters will have a large selection of handmade quilts of all sizes on display with many for sale.  For more information call 828-926-3169. (Maggie Valley Town Hall)

October 11 & 12, Maggie Valley October Leaves Craft Show; Sat. & Sun., 9am to 5pm daily, 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. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)

October 18 & 19, 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 for more information. (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds)