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Maggie Lights Up for Winter

A small ceremony was held last week to light up the Town’s newest winter display. “Ski Town” is featured on the illuminate mountain vista with skiers and snowboarders. This display and several others are scattered throughout the town. Maggie Valley Chamber’s Winter Days Committee has also added more than 100 hand-painted skis and snowmen along Soco Road. Maggie Valley is proud to be the home of Cataloochee Ski Area. Here’s to a great winter season!

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Visit our “THIS WEEK” restaurant guide by clicking on the link below:


Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Lake
November 23, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Join us for our 7-week holiday celebration! Our lakeside village will be filled with lights, garlands and wreaths sure to put you in the spirit. Come and stay for a peaceful getaway or plan a special family gathering on Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas week and New Year’s Eve.

Once again, more than 70 volunteers from the Lake Junaluska community will come together to decorate dozens of areas around the lake, including extensive displays inside the historic Lambuth Inn. Warm up with a gingerbread cookie latte from Gifts & Grounds, enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at The Terrace Bistro, or listen to the Carillon bells ring out Christmas favorites as you reflect by the lake.

Stay with us on the lake at the historic Lambuth Inn and The Terrace lakeside hotel.

Check availability and book online now to make a reservation.

Please be sure to keep checking out our holidays page for the latest updates on our upcoming events!


The French Broad River Partnership, in conjunction with Western Carolina University, is assessing the environmental value and its economic benefits of the French Broad River watershed in western North Carolina, and we need your help. This includes the Pigeon River and all its tributaries in Haywood County. The project partners, which include our local Haywood Waterways Association, believe the study will have great use for guiding efforts that attract new businesses, recruit employees, and tourism development.

This survey is intended for business owners or managers only. Please click on the survey link below and take a few minutes to answer the following questions. The information you provide will help shape the future of the western North Carolina region. You should only take the survey one time before the survey is closed on October 31, 2020. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Steve Ha at Western Carolina University by email at

All answers are anonymous. Your participation is voluntary. Your willingness to complete the survey indicates your consent to participate in this study. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

 Reboot, Recover, Rebuild

Good morning small business warriors! What you continue to overcome daily is incredible. We know that it has been difficult. We see how hard you are working to not only make your dream survive, but thrive! Remember, we are here to help you. We do our best to bring you the resources you need to sustain and advance your business throughout this pandemic.

The HCC SBC will continue to offer virtual programming through the end of the year. With webinars and virtual Summits scheduled from now through December, we hope that you’ll be able to take advantage of some or all of them. Keep an eye out for our Spring schedule. It is full of opportunities from Agribusiness to QuickBooks, and our much loved Professional Crafts Summit will be back!

If you haven’t had the opportunity to look into the R3 Program (Reboot, Recover, Rebuild) program, please stop and read this. In case you missed it, we have received federal funding earmarked for counseling, and this program was designed to address the issues you may be experiencing due to the impact of COVID-19. See the information below and if you are interested, submit an R3 Program Interest Form. We have funding to help you now! Remember the R3 Program ends December 30, 2020. So please hurry and sign up before this program is gone.The Grey Eagle to Host


Dale’s Wheels Through Time Adjusts Hours of Operation

After much anticipation Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum opened it doors to strong and excited crowds on October 1. The museum’s all new “Motorcycle Cannonball “exhibit is already drawing rave reviews and will be held over throughout the 2021 season. However the opening wasn’t without its challenges. “We have been so excited to see our visitors and members making their way back to “The Museum That Runs,” said museum Founder Dale Walksler. “Due to limited staff, the requirements that we must meet for Covid-19 have caused some unexpected difficulties with our previous hours of operation. In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff the museum will be modifying those days and hours” In limiting its days and hours the museum picked the times that seem to be the most popular for those traveling to the area to visit. “We understand that for some this might be a disappointment,” continued Walksler, “but we hope to be back to our regular schedule for the 2021 season.”

The Museums new hours of operation will be Thursday through Saturday, 10am-4pm. The museum will be operating on the revised schedule through the end of the 2020 season which ends November 23.

The museum’s annual Raffle Day will be held on November 14 with the iconic 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead being given away to one lucky entrant.  For more information visit

Health Insurance Benefits Through the Chamber

Contact Teresa at the Chamber Office for more information. 828.926.1686

Valley Tavern

2550 Soco Road, Maggie Valley
(Smoky Falls Lodge)
Now Open! 4:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Pavino’s Pizzeria & Bistro

1560 Soco Road
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Maggie Valley Sandwich Shop

Now Open in their new location – 2914 Soco Road
Open 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

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 for November:

November 5 – Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Gates open 6:00 p.m./Show 7:30 p.m. $150-$300 tickets
November 7 – Martin Sexton
Gates open 6:00 p.m./Show 7:30 p.m. $150-$300 tickets
November 13 – Keller Williams
Gates open 6:00 p.m./Show 7:30 p.m. $75-$150 tickets

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

ELEVATED MOUNTAIN  – NOVEMBER 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 – October
Website Visits: 108,224
Top Pages: Attractions, Elk, Attractions, Cabins, Hotels
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 4,449
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 19,671

Chamber Website Statistics – September 
Website Visits: 104,967
Top Pages: Attractions, Elk, Cabins, Hotels
Visitor Guide Viewed On Line: 2,252
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website views: 20,322

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


Haywood Ace Hardware
Business Partner

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! We will be going to press Thanksgiving week.




Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Schedule

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


1st Tuesday of Each Month

Next meeting unknown  —  Stay tuned!