Lighting Up of Maggie Valley – Shop Small Saturday


This year our LIGHTING UP MAGGIE VALLEY will be promoting Shop Small Saturday.
We want to promote all the businesses that are open in the valley Saturday, Nov. 30th, as we also promote Santa Coming to town. We need your help.

Promote with:

  • What Christmas specials your business is offering or Christmas gifts for sale.
  • What activities your business has for shoppers, remember families with children.

Activities can bring more customers to your business.Ex: gift wrapping, coloring contest, frosting cookies, ornament decorating, Even small rock painting, free hot apple cider or cookies etc.….

  • Employees dressing up: Christmas sweaters or hats something to celebrate the season
  • Light up your business inside and outside.

When you sign up, we will add your business to the SHOP, EAT, EXPLORE MAGGIE MAP!

When: Saturday Nov. 30, 2019

Time: Shopping all day   Santa Comes to town 2:30 p.m.   Pictures with Santa at Town Hall 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tree Lighting at Town Hall 6:00

If any questions contact: or call Christine 817-480-9753.

We want to do the candy trail again this year! Literally all you have to do to participate in the candy trail is have candy, toys, or other prizes available for trick or treators between 5 and 8pm on Halloween night. We’re keeping it nice and simple this year, but if you want to do anything exciting at your business you are highly encouraged to. Let us know what you are doing and we’ll promote that, too! (If it’s kid friendly!)

If you are interested in participating, just give us a response so we can put you on the map and bring you a poster to mark your business. If you have a business for us to tag on Facebook posts, let us know.

Thanks, Cody and Kitty
Our Place Inn


An Evening of Wine and Music!

Saturday, October 19

4:00 p.m.

Soco Wine Market

Relax in our wine bar lounge with an exceptional glass of wine while you enjoy the acoustic guitar stylings of Maggie Valley’s own Billy West.

Let us introduce you to some of the lesser known red and white varietals. You will be pleasantly surprised. You might even discover your new favorite wine!

Lighting up Maggie Valley 2019

Lights, Snowflakes, Christmas and Winter decorations throughout the Town of Maggie Valley. Come Celebrate the season on Saturday, Nov.30th.

Business owners in Maggie Valley are teaming up with the Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Maggie Valley to create a fun, free event to kick off the holiday season and to herald in winter fun.

Shop Small Saturday where shops and businesses throughout Maggie will have great shopping gifts for your Christmas shopping and light up with special offers during the event. Pick up the map with all the businesses and check out what activities that will be going on in the businesses and at Town Hall.

Then, follow Santa Claus as he enters town at 2:30 through the valley ending up at Maggie’s Town Hall for photos with your family from 3 -6. A keepsake memory! The event will finish with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm in front of Town Hall in Maggie Valley. The traditional twinkling Snowflakes that line Soco Rd will be lit.

For Maggie Valley, winter also heralds in the skiing season.  Utility poles along Soco Rd will be decorated with festive, winter-themed, 90 crisscrossed 8-foot skis and the entire town will shine brightly for the entire season that lasts until the end of Feb.

Come join in the fun to welcome and celebrate both Christmas and Winter in Maggie Valley.

For more information, or call 828-926-1686.


The Back Porch, Meadowlark Motel
October 31, 8:00 p.m.
Live Music by Mile High Band
Costume Contest 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Haunted Graveyard, Bonfires, Beer & Wine Bar, 50/50 Raffle,
Canned Food Drive for MV United Methodist Church
“We’re dying to see you!”

Public Invited to Kayak
Lake Junaluska Oct. 27th

Two paddle tours of Lake Junaluska are being offered to the public on Sunday, October 27th. The first paddle trip will be from 1:00 – 2:30 and the second trip will be from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. The event is sponsored by Haywood Waterways Association, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, and Waynesville Recreation Center.

Lake Junaluska is a significant natural and economic attraction in Haywood County. Each tour will include a history of the lake and the ecosystems within it’s 200 acres.

The event is part of Haywood Waterways’ “Get to Know Your Watershed” series of outdoor recreation events. The organization works to maintain and improve Haywood County’s waterways through education, public events, and partnerships that bring technical and financial resources to reduce nonpoint source pollution and restore degraded waterways.

Boats, paddles, and life jackets will be provided by the Waynesville Recreation Center, but guests are welcome to bring their own equipment. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is free for Haywood Waterways members and a $5 donation for nonmembers; memberships start at $25. Space for each tour is limited to 14 individuals. Members can reserve a spot now; non-members can sign up after October 13th. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, October 24th to Christine O’Brien at or 828-476-4667 ext. 11.

BEWARE! It’s a Ghostly Affair

Saturday, October 26
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Maggie Valley Pavilion

(More information to follow…..stay tuned!)


FUNDAY FRIDAY at Meadowlark Motel

Also join us for Karaoke – Saturdays – 7:00 p.m. 


Wine Tastings on Wednesdays – 6:00 p.m.

Fall Hours Announced for Crafted in Carolina

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Maggie Valley Wellness October Specials

3-Week Restorative Yoga Series
Thursdays (October 10, 17, and 24)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$40 All/$15 each

60 Minute Massage Plus Facial – $175
75 Minute Massage – $89

10% off Kingdom Harvest CBD

Energy Healing w/Shar Napp
75 Minute – $60

High Country Quilters Show
October 10: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
October 11 & 12: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$3.00 Admission
First Baptist Church, Maggie Valley

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Announces Major Road Closures this Winter

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the main access roads into Cades Cove and Cataloochee will be closed for several months this winter for road construction projects.

The main access road into Cataloochee, Cove Creek Road, is expected to be closed from November 1 through February 29, 2020 for roadwork while the North Carolina Department of Transportation repairs a slide just outside the park along the county road. This full road closure will prevent access into Cataloochee from this main access point. The Cataloochee area will remain accessible along old Highway 284 which is a narrow, winding gravel road leading from the Big Creek area of the park into Cataloochee Valley. Weather depending, this road may be closed at any time due to snow, ice, or downed trees. This route is not recommended for low clearance vehicles or trailers. The Cataloochee Campground is expected to reopen for the 2020 season by March 26.

Read more by clicking on this link:


Breakfast With The Bison & Boxcars

Saturday October 26th
8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BC Party Caboose, Watch the Bison Feeding, Tour Agapeland Station
$15 per person, Reservations Required
828.550.0960 or


Census 101: What You Need to Know

Everyone Counts. The census counts every person living in the US once, and only once, and in the right place.

It’s in the Constitution. The US Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

It’s about $675 billion. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

It’s about redistricting. After each decade’s census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their states to account for population shifts.

Taking part is your civic duty. Completing the census is mandatory: it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT.”

Census data are being used all around you. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, which create jobs. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Real estate developers use the census to build new hoes and revitalize old neighborhoods.

Your privacy is protected. It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics.

2020 will be easier than ever. In 2020, you will be able to respond to the census online.

You can help. You are the expert — we need your ideas on the best way to make sure everyone in your community gets counted.

Find out how to help at

Maggie’s First Night

Market Square, Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Community-funded, Community-supported event
Fireworks at 11:00 pm*
Ball drop at midnight
Bounce house, DJ, dancing, games, food vendors ( family friendly event)
Get married or renew your vows with Maggie Valley’s very own Wedding Fairy godmother, Sandee Wright.

As a community member, we are looking for you to help us fund this event. With your help we will reach our $17,000 goal.

Platinum Sponsor – $1,000 (or above)
• Large Company name and logo listed on all promotional collateral and banners
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.
• Profuse public acknowledgment at the event

Gold Sponsor – $500 (or above)
• Medium Company name and logo listed on all promotional collateral and banners
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.

Silver Sponsor- $250 (or above)
• Small Company name and logo listed on all promotional collateral and banners
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.

Bronze Sponsor – $100 (or above)
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.

Friends of Maggie Valley Sponsor – Any monetary donations up to $100

Sponsorship donations can be mailed directly to:
Maggie’s First Night Committee, PO Box 850, Maggie Valley, NC, 28751 Attn : Treasurer


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!

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!

2019 Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Schedule


October Events

October 5 – Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet

October 19 & 29: Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show

October 25-27: Smokin Rods in the Smokies


October  Arts & Crafts Show just around the corner!

Saturday, October 19


Sunday, October 20

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Donations are appreciated and benefit the FRIENDS of the Haywood County Animal Shelter

Maggie Valley Civic Association

October 20 – Summer Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

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


1st Tuesday of Each Month


(Election Day)

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.