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Maggie Valley Festivals & Special Events
Western North Carolina 2018



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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 4-6
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



June 1-2
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 2-3
PlottFest
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Saturday, 9am to 6pm & Sunday, 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 21-23
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



June 29 - July 1
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



July 4
Red, White & Boom 2018
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 20-22
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC

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. Friday & Saturday: 10am to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 5pm Admission: $8; Children under 12 free.
www.southernhighlandguild.org



September 1-2
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 7-9
Thunder in the Smokies Ralley
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 14-15
Volkswagons in the Valley
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Two Day VW Car Show & Swap Meet! All VW models & years welcome. Trophies and cash prizes. Friday gates open at 10:00am till 6:00pm; Saturday gates open at 7:00am till 6:00pm.
www.vwaircooledassociation.com



September 27-29
Maggie Valley Fall Swap Meet & Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
$5 Admission Daily
Friday, September 27 from 8:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday, September 29 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 6
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 11-13
High Country Quilters Annual Quilt Show
First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley

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. A feature of the show is the display of quilts created for the Guild’s special project “Quilts for Heroes.” Every year, the Guild fashions at least 100 quilts that are sent to the USO for distribution to our wounded service men and women to keep them warm on the military flight back to the States. Other service projects of the Guild are heart-shaped cushions for recent biopsy patient ad well as kitty and puppy cushions for local animal shelters.

The show will take place at the First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley, 3634 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC on Thursday Oct. 11, noon to 4 pm and Friday and Saturday Oct. 12-13 from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry is $3 and there is loads of free parking.
highcountryquilters.wordpress.com



October 20-21
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 19-23
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 20
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



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Winter Wonderland in Historic Downtown Franklin, NC


November 24, 2017 and December 1, 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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