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Maggie Valley Festivals & Special Events - Western North Carolina 2017

April 22-23
Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Open car show, spectator’s welcome! Hundreds of mini trucks compete. Auto & Food Vendors – Car Shows.
minitruckinnats.com

May 5-7
Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Gates: Friday, 11am – 11pm, Saturday, 9am – 11pm & Sunday, 9am – 3pm.
Come ride the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy tour rides, music concerts, bike games, bike show, prizes, vendors and much more.
handlebarcorral.com

May 26-28
Maggie Valley Spring Rally
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Gates: Fri., 3pm – 11pm, Sat., 9am – 11pm & Sun., 9am – 5pm.
Everyone Welcome, Memorial Day Weekend Concerts / Entertainment Vendor Village, Bike Shows, BBQ, Area Tours / Rides, Cold Beverages, The Ride VIP Tent & much more. Sponsored By: Sonny Production, LLC, Autoshows Motorsport Events, CarolinaRider.com, MyrtleBeachBikeWeekTheRide.com & more!
www.MaggieValleyRallys.com

June 3-4
Ole Smokey Tractor Club Spring Farm Fest
Open 8am to 6pm Daily
Haywood County Fairgrounds

Education Antique Tractor & Engine Show with Parts Vendors; Flea Market with Crafts; Tractor rides for kids throughout the day. FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION! See the Parade of 30+ tractors drive through the Town of Maggie Valley on Friday & Saturday. Food vendors are onsite for your dining pleasure. All Ages!
www.olesmokytractorclub.com

June 3-4
PlottFest
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Saturday, June 18 from 9am to 6pm & Sunday, June 19, from 12pm to 6pm

Benefits the Head-Start Mountain Projects of Haywood County; Music & Heritage Festival Celebrating North Carolina’s Official State Dog, the Plott Hound. Includes a sanctioned 2-day Plott Hound Dog Show, Great Smoky Mountain Trout Fishing, Food, Crafts & Clogging! Music is varied, featuring Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, Gospel & more! Balsam Range is the highlighted act for both days, along with many other gifted artists. Great event for all ages.
www.plottfest.org

June 8-10
MVR Indian Victory Slingshot Rally in the Smokies
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Gates: Fri., 3pm – 11pm, Sat., 9am – 11pm & Sun., 9am – 5pm.
Bike Rally – Bike Games – Bike Shows – Vendors – Rides Concerts – Antique Bike Show – Door Prizes – Biker Buck$ & More
www.MaggieValleyRallys.com

June 22-24
Maggie Valley Spring Swap Meet & Car Show
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

$5 Admission Daily; Open Friday, & Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, 7:00am to 4:00pm.
Sponsored by The Rod Shop, this is a swap meet and car show with crafts & car parts.
www.maggievalleyswapmeet.com

July 4
Red, White & Boom 2017
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Free Admission. Gather the crew, grab your blankets and chairs and head to Maggie Valley for this annual celebration! Enjoy a dazzling display of Fireworks.

July 8-9
Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Saturday, July 8 from 9:00am to 6:00pm & Sunday, July 9, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Join more than 100 artisans & craftsmen for this long-running event which boosts unique & exclusive hand-made items from all across the Southeast. Chainsaw demonstrations and a variety of foods are also onsite. Free Parking and Free Admission.

July 14-15
Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Hillbilly Rods Car Show / C-10 Nationals
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
$5 Admission Daily
Friday, July 15 from 8:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday, July 16 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Sponsored by The Rod Shop, this will be an event with gas pumps, oil pumps, oil cans, vintage car tags, pedal cars & gas station signs.
www.southeasterngasandpetroleumexpo.com

July 21-23
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC

For four days each July and October, the US Cellular in Asheville, NC comes alive with fine traditional and contemporary crafts. Over 200 craftspeople fill the two levels of the center selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry. Live regional music. Thursday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 5pm Admission: $8; Children under 12 free.
www.southernhighlandguild.org

July 21-22
Smokin’ in the Valley – WNC BBQ Festival 2016
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Fri., July 21 from noon to 9pm & Sat., July 22 from 10am to 8pm

With up to 40 Cookers, this is a Barbecue (BBQ) Cooking Competition & Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned event. On Fri. night, there is a local restaurant competition where you can be the judge! Saturday afternoon, visit the “Tastin’ Tent” to sample competitors’ entries. Daily features include arts & crafts, a kid’s corner, entertainment & beverage sales, including beer & wine.
www.wncbbqfestival.org

July 28-30
Hillbilly Jam
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

This annual all-day music festival celebrates the western North Carolina and Appalachia’s rich musical history. Open to the public with price of admission only $6 per day or $10 for two day pass. Friday, July 31, from 11:00pm to 11:00pm & Saturday, August 1, from 11:00am to 11:00pm.
hillbillywoodstock.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/hillbillywoodstockfestival

August 11-12
Smokin Rodz in the Smokies
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Pre 1949 Car Show! Gates open 8am – 4pm with DJ, Food Vendors, Crafters & other Swap
www.vsra-usa.com

August 17-19
Maggie Valley Summer Rally
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Gates: Fri., 3pm – 11pm, Sat., 9am – 11pm & Sun., 9am – 5pm.
Bike Rally – Bike Games – Bike Shows – Vendors – Rides
Rat Rods – Hot Rods & Custom Car Show
Pin-Up Girl – Hula-Hoop Contests
Rock-A-Billy Bands & More
www.MaggieValleyRallys.com

September 2-3
Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Sat. & Sun., 9am to 5pm daily

Open to the public with $1 admission or one-1, non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank; Children’s admission is free. 100+ Talented Craft Vendors from throughout the Southeast present a variety of unique handmade crafts and jewelry. Onsite visit Food Vendors; watch Craft Demonstrations; listen to Music; Local & Non-profit vendors welcome.

September 8-10
Thunder in the Smokies Fall Festival
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Gates: Friday, 11am – 11pm, Saturday, 9am – 11pm & Sunday, 9am – 3pm
Ride the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy Tour Rides, Music Concerts, Bike Builders, Bike Games, Bike Show, Prizes, Vendors and much more during this three-day rally. All bikes and ages welcomed. Onsite Beer Sales.
www.HandlebarCorral.com

September 15-16
Volkswagons in the Valley
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

September 28-30
Maggie Valley Fall Swap Meet & Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
$5 Admission Daily
Friday, September 28 from 8:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday, September 30 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Sponsored by The Rod Shop, this will be an event with gas pumps, oil pumps, oil cans, vintage car tags, pedal cars & gas station signs.
www.southeasterngasandpetroleumexpo.com

October 7
43rd Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Open to the public 8am to 5pm

Sponsored by NE GA Mustang Club, Fri. is a cruise-in day for car cleaning, fellowship, & show setup. Sat., popular vote car show for all Ford vehicles; Top 3 in 30 classes! Open to all Ford bodied & powered products. Food Vendors Onsite both days! RAIN OR SHINE with Free Admission for Spectators.
negeorgiamustangclub.org

October (DBA)
High Country Quilters Annual Quilt Show
Maggie Valley Town Hall

Celebrate Fall in the most beautiful place to see the colors, Maggie Valley. High Country Quilters will have a large selection of handmade quilts of all sizes on display with many for sale.

October 21-22
Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Sat. & Sun., 9am to 5pm daily, Free admission. 100+ Talented Craft Vendors from throughout the Southeast present a variety of unique handmade crafts and jewelry. Onsite visit Food Vendors; watch Craft Demonstrations; listen to Music; Local & Non-profit vendors welcome.

October 20-22
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC

The US Cellular in Asheville, NC comes alive with fine traditional and contemporary crafts. Over 200 craftspeople fill the two levels of the center selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry. Live regional music. Thursday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 5pm Admission: $8; Children under 12 free.
www.southernhighlandguild.org

October (DBA)
Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Open Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Join more than 100 artisans & craftsmen for this long-running event which boosts unique & exclusive hand-made items from all across the Southeast. Chainsaw demonstrations and a variety of foods are also onsite. Free Parking and Free Admission.

October 21
21st Annual PumpkinFest
Historic Downtown Franklin, NC

Pumpkinfest in Franklin, NC has grown to be one of the most popular events in Western North Carolina. Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a giant playground full of activities to be enjoyed by all ages.

The highlight for many festival goers is the opportunity to participate in Franklin's World Famous Pumpkin Roll. Hundreds vie each year for the $100 top prize for rolling their pumpkin the farthest. There will be a limited supply of pumpkins for sale downtown or bring your own.

Other activities include a wide variety of live entertainment including great music and roving street performers including a fire eater/spinner. The Kids Zone has also been expanded this year to include inflatables, lots of games for all ages and much more. You can also participate in many different contests from best costume to eating pumpkin pie, a screaming contest and more. Plus, there are dozens of arts & crafts booths, great festival food and great shopping in downtown Franklin.

Franklin's Main Street is closed for this event.
http://www.townoffranklinnc.com

November 25, 2017 and December 2, 2017
Winter Wonderland
Historic Downtown Franklin, NC

Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring: living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides & pony rides (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and much more.
www.townoffranklinnc.com/winter-wonderland-franklin-nc.html

 



 


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