Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce recognized the hard work of its many volunteers Tuesday night during its annual banquet and awards ceremony at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. Dinner was provided by Appalachian Smoke BBQ, followed by desserts from J Arthur’s Restaurant.

The Maggie Chamber relies on volunteers to step up to help organize community efforts like the Fall Days decorations, Winter Days decorations, painting skis and snowmen, selling beer at the Hillbilly Jam Festival, staffing the town’s ice skating rink event and several others.

“We want to take this time to recognize these folks for so generously giving their time and talents to make Maggie Valley a great place to live, work and visit,” said Chamber Director Teresa Smith. “I would be willing to bet that there’s not another small-town Chamber of Commerce around that has this kind of support. I tried to calculate in dollar amounts just how much money we are talking about that volunteers saved us and, well, all I can say is ‘ain’t no way we could afford to pay these folks.’”

But it’s about more than money for the residents and business owners in Maggie Valley, Smith said, it’s about building relationships and working together as a tight-knit unit, striving for mutual goals, moving Maggie Valley forward and having fun in the process.

The following awards were given:

  • Volunteer with the Most Hours — Sue Knapko
  • Most Enthusiastic Volunteer — Carolyn Moncada
  • Volunteer of the Year — Christine Chamberlain
  • Spirit of Maggie Valley Award — Becky Ramey with Hillbilly Jam Festival

The evening ended with Karaoke provided by Julie’s Kickin’ Karaoke.

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Scots-Irish settlers in the Smoky Mountains brought with them the agricultural, music, craft, and storytelling traditions of their homeland. Roberts Burns was a poet of the times and beloved by many.

Roberts Burns was a poet of 17th Century Scotland and beloved by many of the Scots-Irish settlers of Western North Carolina. Burns was all about a good party, with food, drink, music, poetry and raucous camaraderie. As Scotland’s national bard, he lived life to the fullest.  A Robert Burns Supper is a celebration in that spirit. The supper has many traditional elements like the Address to the Haggis and Scottish tunes. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday, January 25, which is commonly known as Burns Night.

Our Event will feature a catered traditional Scottish Burns Dinner, craft beer and wines, and our Artist In Residence, the Blaxcotsman and former drummer for the super band Simple Minds, Mike Ogletree performing Scottish poetry and music live.

A Robert Burns Supper is a celebration of his life and poetry.


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The cost per person is $65 and is inclusive of the meal, the entertainment, and a complementary glass of wine or beer. Additional beverages are available for purchase. If you book a room with the motel, the prices if $52 per person. Click here to reserve a place now.

 Altrusa International of Waynesville

23rd Annual Soup & Cornbread
Scholarship Fund
January 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Contact Susan Manczuk 828.944.0396 for more information


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Business Partner: Appalachian Smoke BBQ
Community Partner: Route 19 Inn
Patron Member: Joshua Hoogerwerf


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Full Bar Serving Beer, Wine & Cocktails
Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: Karaoke – Saturday: Live Band



Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Schedule

The 2020 Event Calendar has been placed on the Festival Grounds website:



1st Tuesday of Each Month

February 4, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Pot Luck Covered Dish Breakfast is provided. Bring a dish if you can.
Speaker: Ashley Rice, Haywood County TDA

Five Star Inn will be providing a Breakfast Casserole, Fried Potatoes and Cheese Grits. We need biscuits and such to complete our breakfast.