Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat

March 24-26, 2023  |  August 25-27, 2023  |  November 10-12, 2023

Enjoy a weekend of laughter, sharing, worship and fellowship at a Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat at Lake Junaluska. Led by Leigh Young, these retreats offer an opportunity to come together for spiritual renewal. Come on your own and make new friends, or come with members of your small group, women’s group, or friends and family – and friends and family in the faith – to grow closer together.

For more information visit https://lakejunaluska.com/spiritual-renewal/adult-ministry/journey-to-joy/

Celebrate a Night of Scottish Heritage

Join us for a deep dive into Scottish culture remembering the life and loves of Scotland’s immortal bard, Robert Burns. The traditional Burns Night Supper event is celebrated around the world on or around the date of his birthday (January 25th) and on January 27th we will have an evening of music, food, drink, speechifying, storytelling, and more. Come dressed to the kilt and spend time with lovers of the hameland and all things Scottish.

Click here to read more in our blog post – Burns Night: Celebrating the Rich Scottish Heritage of Western North Carolina – Meadowlark Motel Of Maggie Valley

Check out this amazing article in The Mountaineer about the HomeCraft Restaurant! Maggie Valley’s HomeCraft creates memorable dining experiences | Arts Entertainment | themountaineer.com

Best Small Towns

Look at # 23. We made the list! If you push continue reading under the list they have a short section about Maggie Valley.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/25-best-small-towns-near-asheville-nc/ar-AA10uKPO?ocid=winp2fptaskbarhoverent&cvid=01dbed22e56a4eed8dd58910e6657f8b


UPDATES FROM GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NAT’L PARK

Following are two important links with the latest information about GSMNP’s Park It Forward:

 

Fees & Passes – Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Parking Tag Basics Effective March 1, 2023. Valid parking tags will be required for any vehicles parking in the park starting March 1, 2023.; Parking tags will not be required for motorists who pass through the area or who park for less than 15 minutes.

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/fees.htm

2023 Fees – Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

The most prevalent comment regarding tag duration was support for an annual tag. In response, the Director of the National Park Service has authorized permission for the Smokies to offer an annual tag, which will allow unlimited visits within a year from the date of purchase.

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/2023-fees.htm

UPDATE: New Parking Tag Program

Parking tags are now on sale for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Please share the following information with your employees and customers. This new program will take effect on March 1, 2023.

Annual parking tags ($40) are now available for purchase through Great Smoky Mountains Association both in store (smokiesinformation.org/locations/) and online (smokiesinformation.org/shop/).

Annual parking tags purchased before the March 1 requirement will still be valid through the end of March 2024. Daily ($5) and weekly ($15) parking tags will be available for sale via recreation.gov beginning February 21 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Parking tags purchased on recreation.gov will be received via email and will need to be printed by the visitor and displayed in their vehicle.
Annual parking tags purchased online via Great Smoky Mountains Association will be shipped right to your door! Please allow 2 weeks shipping time.


Calling everyone who loves to go on vacation! Book early to enjoy our mountain getaway in 2023!
Visit the website below to find a property that is right for you. We have 10 to choose from.

Pet Friendly  |Hot Tubs |Game Rooms

www.BuffaloCreekVacationsNC.com


AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in North Carolina

The American Pickers are excited to return to North Carolina! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit
television series throughout your area in February 2023.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History
Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.
They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics.
Along the way, they want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. They hope to give historically
significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers
have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen
before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

We at American Pickers continue to take the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and
protocols for safe filming outlined by the state and CDC. Nevertheless, we are excited to continue reaching the
many collectors in the area to discuss their years of picking and are eager to hear their memorable stories!
The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or
someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the
better part of the day looking through we would love to hear from you! Please note, the Pickers DO NOT pick
stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public. If interested, please
send us your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call (646) 493-2184



The Town of Maggie Valley, with a grant from Haywood County TDA and support from the Maggie Valley Chamber, are proud to present the Maggie Valley Ice Festival. This free event is being held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds on January 28 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. This event is designed to provide a regionally unique outdoor winter event to draw new visitors.

This inaugural event will feature a number of interactive “ice” activities such as an ice slide, ice corn hole, and ice wall, an ice fire tower, ice carvings of a bear, an elk and a skier. There will also be an ice photo booth for you to take your own photo as a remembrance of your experience and live ice carving demonstrations. Ice Mill Studio (icemillstudio.com) will provide the ice product and technical support. A variety of festival foods will be available and there will be craft vendors selling their products. A DJ from Music Explosion Sound will provide the music.

This is a great opportunity for you to join in the festivities. Ice Mill Studio is offering EXTRA ice blocks to our business community to advertise their business. These pieces can be on display at the Ice Festival Event or can be placed at your business location. A link has been created for your use (See below). Ice Mill Studio will invoice you directly and will handle all the details.

https://www.icemillstudio.com/mvsf

We hope you will take this opportunity to promote your business!


UPCOMING FESTIVALS

The 2023 Calendar of Events for the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds is here!

Www.maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com


RISE and SHINE

The FEBRUARY RISE and SHINE meeting has been cancelled.
Next meeting date: March 7th.
Our speaker will be a representative from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to present the PARK IT program.

Mark your calendars to be there!



MaggieValley.org and MaggieValleyFestivalGrounds.com

Chamber Website Statistics – December 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 56,758
Top Pages, Attractions, Vacation Rentals, Visitor Guide
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,775
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 24,685

Chamber Website Statistics – November 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 66,894
Top Pages, Attractions, Vacation Rentals, Elk
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,151
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 44,790

Chamber Website Statistics – October 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 60,152
Top Pages, Attractions, Elk, Vacation Rentals
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,928
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 38,187

Chamber Website Statistics – September 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 175,502
Top Pages, Attractions, Lodging, Elk
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,889
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 66,240

Chamber Website Statistics – August 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 145,317
Top Pages, Attractions, Visitor Guide, Vacation Rentals
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,025
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 88,810

Chamber Website Statistics – July 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 70,523
Top Pages, Attractions, Vacation Rentals, Lodging
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,918
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 34,230

Chamber Website Statistics – June 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 43,931
Top Pages, Attractions, Vacation Rentals, Events
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,762
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 30,122

Chamber Website Statistics – May 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 67,814
Top Pages, Attractions, Vacation Rentals, Visitor Guide online
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,721
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 25,276

Chamber Website Statistics – April 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 86,437
Top Pages: Attractions, Vacation Rentals, Visitor Guide on line
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,916
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 31,730

Chamber Website Statistics – March 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 26,198
Top Pages: Attractions, Lodging, Visitor Guide on line
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,720
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 49,427

Chamber Website Statistics – February 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 40,468
Top Pages: Attractions, Lodging, Visitor Guide on line
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,704
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 26,084

Chamber Website Statistics – January 2022
MaggieValley.org Website Visits: 31,583
Top Pages: Attractions,  Vacation Rentals, Weather/Webcam
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 1,648
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 24,762

 


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Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Schedule

Visit this page often for the latest information on Festivals and Events held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.

www.maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.com