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.

February 27, WinterFest Smoky Style -This inaugural winter event will highlight sled dogs, Plott hounds, canine demonstrations, local reality television stars and more.  For more information visit www.winterfestsmokystyle.com.

April 18, Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival -  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 – Mopar & Hawgs
Come join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for our annual Maggie Valley Spring Rally. May 22-24, 2015.  Music By:  Blindside Thunder, Fine Line & Nashville Recording Artists Rachel Timberlake plus:  Hawgs (Harley) Bike Show (28 classes) Mopar Car Show (30 classes) General Lee Car Show, Jeep Car Show, Daisy Duke Country Girl Contests, Biker Babes, (Sunday - Mopar Tours, M/C Tours - supporting the Wounded Warrior Project),  LED Light Show, Door Prizes, DJ, Car & Motorcycle Vendors, Food Vendors, Cold Beverages, Onsite Beer Sales! BBQ, Event Tee’s, Special Guest & More - Vendors, Bands, General Info, Contact:  Sonny @ 336-643-1367, Cell # 336-580-1638   Email:  sonny@maggievalleyrallys.com  Website  www.maggievalleyrallys.com

June 5 - 7, Oasis Shriners - Fun and laughter will hit the streets of Maggie Valley on Saturday June 6, when Oasis Shriners return to town with their world famous parade units. There will be clowns, classic cars, small NASCAR vehicles, Gators breathing fire, and crazy Go Carts zipping around the streets, musical units, and much, much more. All units, of course, will be guided by fun-loving Shriners in their famous Red Fezzes. All the fun benefits the children who are patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children, " The World's Greatest Philanthropy". The big parade steps off at 2:00 P.M. at Town Hall, proceeds down Highway 19, and ends at The Stompin' Ground. Join the hundreds of Shriners who will be in town for all of the fun. Contact Shrine leader Tommy Helms, cell number 704-621-9308, email tommy.helms@airgas.com for more information.

June 20 - "Shindig in the Valley" - Presented by Carolina Fusion Cloggers. This  clogging competition will be held at the Stompin' Ground from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The competition is open to the public. $10 admission. Stompin' Ground will reopen at 8:00 p.m. for their regular Saturday night show.

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 2015!  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 2015; Open Friday from noon to 9pm & Saturday from 10am to 6 pm. 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 8, Great Smoky Mountains 3 v 3 Soccer Shootout - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. For more information visit www.GreatSmokyMountain3v3.com.

August 14 - 16, Maggie Valley Summer Rally--Rock-A-Billy, Rat Rods, Hot Rods, Hawgs & Custom Cars in the Great Smoky Mountains. Hawgs (Harley) Bike Show, Rat Rod Show, Hot Rod Show, Custom Car Show, Pin-Up Girl Contests,  Rat Rod, Hot Rod, Custom Car Tours, M/C Tours, LED Light Show, Door Prizes, Live Music (Rockabilly & Country Southern Rock Bands) - DJ,  Car & Motorcycle Vendors,  Jewelry Vendors, Leather Vendors, New & Used Parts Vendors Food Vendors, Cold Beverages, Event Tee’s, Special Guest & More  **  Rides support the Wounded Warrior Project - Vendors, Bands, General Info, Contact:  Sonny @ 336-643-1367, Cell # 336-580-1638, Email sonny@maggievalleyrallys.com   Website:   www.MaggieValleyRallys.com

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 29 - 30, 42nd Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet; Open to the public Friday., 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. & Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Free and open to the public. Join talented Craft Vendors from throughout the Southeast as they present a variety of unique handmade crafts and jewelry. Onsite visit Food Vendors and chain saw art demonstrations; Contact: Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 279, Maggie Valley, NC  28751; 828-926-1686  www.maggievalley.org

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 8 - 10, Maggie Valley October Quilt Show  (at Maggie Valley Town Hall) - Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. For more information please contact Cathy at 828.926.3169.

October 17 - 18, Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Festival; Open Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. This year the artists from the Maggie Valley October Leaves Craft Show will  attend to make this festival one huge events! Join 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.