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The Grey Eagle to Host Drive-in Concerts at the Festival Grounds

The Grey Eagle in Asheville will be hosting a series of drive-in music concerts at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Take a look at the line up:

September 20 – Sam Bush (Bluegrass)
October 2 – Mandolin Orange (Americana/Folk)
October 3 – Del McCoury Band

All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $100 per carload (up to six people per vehicle)

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

Volunteers Needed for Big Sweep 2020

When: September 19th, 9:00 am to about 10:00 am.

Where: This year we have four locations where stream and roadside/stormdrain cleanups will be occurring: 1. Town of Maggie Valley (meet at the town hall: 3987 Soco Road Maggie Valley NC 28751), 2. Town of Clyde (meet at the town hall: 8437 Carolina Blvd., Clyde, NC 28721), 3. Town of Canton (meet at the town hall: 58 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716) and 4. Waynesville Recreation trail along Richland Creek & Howell Mill Rd (meet at the Vance Street pavilion in Waynesville).

Description: Big Sweep is an annual County-wide stream/roadside cleanup event that removes tons of trash from local waterways and roadways. Volunteers should be prepared to work in the sun, get a little dirty, and possibly wet. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and bring plenty of water. Trash bags, grabbers, reflective vests, and gloves will be provided. This year’s cleanup is sponsored by Haywood Waterways Association, Commission for a Clean County, Town of Waynesville, Town of Clyde, Town of Canton, Town of Maggie Valley, and Tennessee Valley Authority.

Please RSVP by contacting Christine O’Brien at or 828-476-4667, ext. 11

Health Insurance Benefits Through the Chamber

Contact Teresa at the Chamber Office for more information. 828.926.1686

Snappy’s Italian Restaurant
Now serving inside. CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
Take out and delivery is also available.



Last day at 2507 Soco Road location is Saturday, August 29

Opening at new location, 2914 Soco Road. Opening Day TBA

Eat more nanner puddin’


The Mountaineer Highlights Maggie’s Winter Decorations.


Festival Grounds Events

***Subject to Change *** .

CANCELLED –September 11 – 13 Thunder in the Smokies Fall Motorcycle RallyCANCELLED 8/25/2020

September 18 & 19 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 or visit

September 24 – 26 Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / C-10 Nationals – $5 Admission Daily for ages
13 & up; Open Thursday & Friday from 8am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 4pm. Contact Rodney @ 423-608-4519, email or

October 17 & 18 Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show – Free event! Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts,
Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods! Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit

Oct 23 – 25 Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals – Open car & truck show! Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-2pm. Parts
vendors, Food vendors and DJ! Contact Jason @ Bell’s Rod Shop @ 865-742-7403, email or visit

October 30 & 31 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 or call Terry Frady 828-450-9795.

Spread the Word!!

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show – October 17 & 18

ELEVATED MOUNTAIN  – AUGUST Entertainment Schedule

Thursdays: Julie’s Kickin’ Karaoke
Fridays: Elevated Mountain Express Band (Bluegrass)
Saturdays: Various live bands

Food Truck on site, serving beer, wine and cocktails

Chamber Website Statistics – August
Website Visits: 85,306
Top Pages: Attractions, Elk, Cabins, Camping
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,985
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 6,803

Chamber Website Statistics – July
Website Visits: 90,493
Top Pages Viewed: Attractions, COVID-19, Cataloochee Elk, Lodging, Visitor Guide, Campgrounds
Visitor Guide Viewed OnLine: 2,441

Chamber Website Statistics – June
Website Visits: 84,228
Top  Pages Viewed: Attractions, COVID-19 page, Cataloochee Valley Elk, Visitor Guide, Vacation Rentals, Campgrounds, Scenic Drives, Hotels & Motels
Visitor Guide Viewed OnLine: 2,023


The Valley House
Business Partner

Premier Partner

Laurel Park Inn
Business Partner

Blue Ridge Mountain Life
Business Partner

Appalachian Pond Campground
Business Partner

Panther Creek Outfitters
Business Partner

Pop’s Butts on the Creek
Business Partner

Wild Market
Business Partner

Smoky View Cottages & RV Resort
Upgraded from Business Partner to Executive Partner

The Town Board voted and approved the following changes to the Festival Grounds Calendar of Events.

Slingshots in the Smokies:
Original Dates: May 27-30, 2020
New Dates August 10-16, 2020

SE Mini Truckin’ Nationals
Original Dates: Dates April 24-26, 2020
New Dates: October 23-25, 2020

Hillbilly Jam
Original Dates: June 24 & 25, 2020
New Dates: October 30 & 31, 2020

The following events have been CANCELLED

  • Elk Fest: August 22-23, 2020
    Kustom Kemps/Icons in the Smokies, August 21 & 22
    Thunder in the Smokies, September 11 – 13
    Mootenanny , October 10 & 11

The Crafty Bear is making masks to keep us from spreading germs. The mask is tie up and washable; elastic is not available due to the shortages.  They are $10, that includes tax. Can deliver within Maggie Valley area at no extra charge. Usually can have them ready within a couple hours of ordering.

They can email me at or call me at 828-242-9073 if interested.

Road to Cataloochee Valley

N.C. Department of Transportation officials recently awarded a contract to stabilize a hillside on Cove Creek Road about five miles from Jonathan Creek Road in Haywood County.

The road has partially reopened to Palmer Chapel. Work continues beyond that point.
For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.

Changes To Unemployment During Pandemic

Important changes to unemployment has been implemented to offer relief to workers who have lost their jobs or hours due to COVID-19.

  • Removes the one week waiting period
  • Removes the requirement for the worker to look for a job.
  • Employee can apply remotely
  • Employers will not be held responsible for compensation paid.

More information can be found here:


2021 Visitor Guide Advertising Now Open

It is time again to begin working on our annual Visitor Guide. We are now reserving advertising space in the 2021 guide. Rates are staying the same as in the past. $325 for 1/4 page; $575 for 1/2 page; $1,000 for a full page. Please contact the Chamber office to reserve your space TODAY! Payment is due on October 31.




Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Schedule

The 2020 Event Calendar has been placed on the Festival Grounds website:
We will provide updates on our page as they come in about cancellations and events who have rescheduled.


1st Tuesday of Each Month

Next meeting unknown

Waiting on the Governor to announce his plans for public gatherings.
Stay tuned!