Lions Club to hold Annual Golf Tournament

The Maggie Valley Lions Club will hold its 11th Annual Birdies for Blindness Golf Tournament & Silent Auction at the Maggie Valley Club on Thursday, August 22nd. Golfers: $75.00.

This 4-person Captain’s Choice will have a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The Silent Auction will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the visually impaired of Haywood County.

Small Business Administration Program Offered

Crafted in Carolina Announces Clearance Sale

Crafted in Carolina, located at 3037 Soco Road, will hold its first annual Labor Day Clearance Sale on August 31, September 1 & 2. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop by and get your Christmas shopping started early with these amazing deals!

For more information call the shop at 828-944-0004.

 Adults in the Creek Coming in September

Haywood Waterways Association will hold their annual Adults in the Creek event (formerly Leaders in the Creek) on Thursday, September 12 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the Canton Recreation Park. The event is open to all community leaders, business leaders, public officials, and interested citizens. The program’s purpose is to raise awareness of the values of clean water for Haywood County, including economic, health and well-being, recreational, and natural values.

Stations dedicated to fish, insects and other invertebrates, storm water, and streamside vegetation will explain how all these interconnections impact our waterways, our community and our local economy. Adults in the Creek offers participants a chance to discover what lies beneath the water’s surface, interact with fellow leaders and citizens, and understand the importance of clean water.

Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and dirty, a towel, change of clothes, and anything else for a couple hours outside (rain or shine!). Food and gear provided, though getting in the water is not required.  The event is FREE but reserve a spot by September 10 at 828-476-4667 or

Adults in the Creek is modeled after Haywood Waterway’s successful Kids in the Creek program for Haywood County 8th graders.  During the 21 years of the program, over 13,000 students have been introduced to water ecology in a fun and effective way.  Other Haywood Waterway programs include Adopt a Stream and The Plunge fundraiser. Haywood Waterways works in partnerships to assist landowners seeking solutions to stream problems. As a nationally recognized organization working in watershed protection, they have leveraged over $8.3 million for water quality improvement projects in Haywood County.

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of Haywood County, and Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Haywood Waterways at 828-476-4667 or

Small Business Center hosts Seminar

The Small Business Center, Haywood Community College will be hosting a Succession Planning Seminar, similar to the Succession Planning seminar hosted by SWCC (Fall of 2018), September 5th, 11:00am – 1:00 pm. A flyer is currently with the marketing department, but will be ready soon. It will be posted here when it is ready.

Sandra with the SBTDC will also be joining us as a host sponsor for the seminar.

Additional session information is available via –



It’s hot outside now, but it won’t be long until winter comes. The Winter Days Committee have been making plans for decorating the Valley for the winter months preparing an additional 30 sets of hand-painted skis to adorn Soco Road from mid November through February. A new edition of hand-painted snowmen will also welcome folks to the Valley! The Chamber is “Calling All Artists” to assist with this project. If you would like to paint a set of “skis”, please contact Teresa Smith at the Chamber office!

Used skis and snowboards from Cataloochee Ski Area are available for businesses and residents to use for decoration, too! Stop by the Chamber office and pick up what you want.

Order forms will go out soon to order string lights and icicle lights at a discount price. The Winter Days Committee would like to see the VALLEY SHINE in the winter months!


New Business Partners:

Five Star Inn

Maggie Valley Embroidery Company

2019 Festival Schedules

August Events

August 17 – SoWo Fall Tour (European Car Show)

August 31 & September 1 – Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show



Labor Day  Arts & Crafts Show just around the corner!

Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Maggie Valley Civic Association
2019 Calendar of Events

August 8 – BINGO 6:30 p.m.
August 18 – Summer Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.
August 22 – BINGO! 6:30 p.m.
September 15 – Summer Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.
October 20 – Summer Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Covered Dish Dinner – June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, and October 1
Board Meetings – May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, and September 27.

Outdoor Pantry Needs Supplies

Non-perishable foods: especially easy to prepare foods like cereal, mac n cheese, instant mashed potatoes, instant meals, rice and beans, noodles and sauce, also canned meat such as chicken/fish/vienna sausages, plastic fruit cups or canned fruits, and canned vegetables, soups, staples such as flour/sugar/condiments, coffee

Toiletries: toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, soaps and body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, tampons and pads, chap stick, hand sanitizer
Medicinal: band aids and neosporin, OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofin/acetaminophen (Tylenol)/NSAIDs (aspirin), antihistamines (basic allergy medication), generic arthritis creams, hydrogen peroxide, q-tips

Household products: laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, pet food, blankets

Kids’ stuff: diapers and wipes, school supplies

Clothes: men and women’s casual, “interview worthy” clothes, kids clothes, warm jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, socks

Also, even people in financial destitution like to treat themselves and their children, so things like birthday cake and frosting and candles, toys, holiday decorations, hot chocolate, tea, lemonade, sodas, sweets, chips, crackers, perfumes and colognes, makeup

We are extremely grateful for the community’s continued support. 🙂

Thanks, friends!
Cody & Kitty Currin
Our Place Inn

2020 Visitor Guide

Work is underway for the 2020 Maggie Valley Visitor Guide. Chamber members will receive a FREE listing in the guide and are eligible to purchase advertising space as well. Advertising contracts have been mailed to all the 2019 advertisers who have “first dibs” on reserving their space in the 2020 guide. The ad space will be offered to all members on October 1. Don’t delay in reserving your space. Call the Chamber office today at 828.926.1686. Payments are due on October 1.



1st Tuesday of Each Month
8:30 a.m.
Maggie Valley Pavilion

Katy Gould, Small Business Center is our Guest Speaker

“Small Business Saturday”

Elevated Mountain Distilling To Host Monthly Bluegrass Jam

Join Elevated Mountain Distilling Company the last Saturday of each month (excluding July) for a stompin’ good time with their new series: Elevated Bluegrass Jam. If you play an instrument, bring it along, and jam with some of the finest bluegrass musicians around — featuring Five Time World Champion Banjo player Raymond Fairchild. Admission is $5 and includes a sampling of their fine moonshine products (over 21 years of age). For more information call  Elevated Mountain at 828.944.0766.