Events

MAGGIE VALLEY EVENTS 2019
May 17 & 18 Icons of Hotrodding Festival – 1950s and 1960s Hotrod and Custom Car, Truck & Van event for 1969 and older models, 50s & 60s music, Automotive & Vintage Vendors, Pin-stripers, Food Vendors, Judging with Awards & Trophy presentation. Family friendly event!  May19 Maggie Valley Concert Series 6:30PM-8:30PM The Haywood Community Band play regular concerts at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion (3987 Soco Road Maggie Valley) every third Sunday evening at 6:30 P.M. FREE EVENT  - Bring a chair or blanket and come early!
May 23-27 American Motor Drome Co: Wall of Death Thrill Show @ Dale's Wheel Through Time Museum 9am-5pm
May 24-27 Memorial Day Weekend @ Dale's Wheels Through
May 28 – June 1 Slingshots in the Smokies – Annual Slingshot Owners event! We will have Great Vendors, Seminars, Group Rides & Entertainment! This is the leading Slingshot Owners Event in the USA!                                                                                                        June 16 Maggie Valley Concert Series The Haywood Community Band play regular concerts at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion (3987 Soco Road Maggie Valley) every third Sunday evening at 6:30 P.M. FREE EVENT  - Bring a chair or blanket and come early!
June 20 – 22 Maggie Valley Swap Meet/Camaro & Firebird Show - $5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Thursday & Friday from 8am - 6pm, Saturday, 8am - 4pm.
June 28 – June 30 Thunder in the Smokies Summer Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Tour Rides, 25+ Vendors, $1,000 Bike Show, 3 Hours of Bike Games with a $1,000 Prize, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more!
July 4 Backyard Fourth! Our fireworks will be held on Thursday evening! Come celebrate Independence Day at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds! Gates open at 6pm. Bring your Blanket, Chairs, Picnic Basket, Bubbles, Hula Hoops, Balls and Yard Games! This is an alcohol free event. Enjoy our great fireworks at dark!
July 6 & 7 Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – Free event! Artist from across the Southeast sell Handmade Arts & Crafts with a variety of foods on site. Open both days 9am - 4pm.
July 12 & 13 Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s / Maggie Valley Swap Meet – 8 am–6pm Friday, 8am4pm Saturday. Old Gas Station Items, Old Pumps, Old Signs & Tags, Toys, Car Shows!                                                                                   July 21 Maggie Valley Concert Series The Haywood Community Band play regular concerts at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion (3987 Soco Road Maggie Valley) every third Sunday evening at 6:30 P.M. FREE EVENT  - Bring a chair or blanket and come early!
July 26 & 27 Hillbilly Jam - Open to the public 10am - 10pm both days! Music Festival with Crafts and Food Vendors. Moonshiners of the Discovery Channel, Car & Bike Show & More!
August 17 SoWo Fall Tour – European Car Show, Mountain Cruise & Loads of Fun!                                                                                      August 18 Maggie Valley Concer Series The Haywood Community Band play regular concerts at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion (3987 Soco Road Maggie Valley) every third Sunday evening at 6:30 P.M. FREE EVENT  - Bring a chair or blanket and come early!
August 31 & Sept 1 Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show – Free Event! Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods!
September 6 - 8 Thunder in the Smokies Fall Motorcycle Rally – Largest & Oldest Rally in Maggie Valley! Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Tour Rides, 25+ Vendors, $1,000 Bike Show, 3 Hours of Bike Games with a $1,000 Prize, Concerts, Fire Dancers, the Latest Bikes & Products on display, Church Service and more!
September 13 - 15 Smoky Mountain Elk Fest – New Event! Step out of your end-of-summer rut and experience the first Annual Smoky Mountain Elk Fest!
September 20 & 21 VWs in the Valley – Volkswagen Car Show & Swap Meet! Live DJ, Cash Prizes and Trophies! Open Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday from 7am - 6pm.
September 26 - 28 Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / C-10 Nationals - $5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Thursday & Friday from 8am - 6pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm.
October 5 Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet – Free Admission! Family Event with Car Show, Automotive and Food Vendors! Open to the public Saturday, 8am-6pm. (Rain Date Sunday, 10/6)
October 8 Decision America North Carolina Tour – Tuesday evening, 7pm – 9:15pm The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association presents a Christian Music Festival and Prayer Rally.
October 10 - 12 Maggie Valley Spyder Rally – Gathering of Can-Am Spyder Owners & Enthusiasts. Vendors for Can Am Products and Parts, Food Vendors and Live Music!
October 19 & 20 Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show – Free event! Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods!
October 25 - 27 Smokin Rods in the Smokies – Pre 1949 Car Show! Vintage Street Rodders of America event with DJ, Food Vendors, Crafters & other Swap Meet Vendors!
November 30 “Maggie Gets Lit” – 9am – 7pm - Activities include a Coat & Food Drive, collecting donations for the Animal Shelter, contests for best dressed Santas and Dogs and Ugliest Sweater, plus singing, shopping, food, beverages and a Kids Zone! Help light up Maggie Valley!

Maggie Valley is located in Haywood County. Other towns located in Haywood County Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, and Clyde. The following are events in Haywood County.

Hay Now(Haywood County) Events 2019
Wednesday & Saturdays Haywood's Historic Farmers Market HART Theater Parking Lot 250 Pigeon Street Waynesville Saturday 8am - noon Wednesday 3:30 - 6:30pm
May 9 Souther Story Tellers: Ron Rash@Folkmoot 112 Virginia Ave. Waynesville 6-9pm
May 9-12 The Foreigner@HART Theatre(Weekends) 250 Pigeon St. Waynesville Friday& Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 3pm
May 11 Whole Bloomin Thing Festival Historic Frog Level in Waynesville 10am - 5pm
May 11 Kids Crafting Workshop@ Shelton House 49 Shelton St. Waynesville
May 11 Second Saturday Market@ Folkmoot 112 Virginia Ave. Waynesville 6-8pm Music Food Fun Dance Lessons
May 14 Friends of the Smokies Classic Hikes Must Pre-Register Big Caldwell & Rough Fork Loop 9.4 miles 1,650 ft. climb Difficult Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk $20 Members, $35 New or renewing hike.friendsofthesmokies.org
May 16 Original Waynesville Tailgate Market 171 Legion Field Waynesville Wed. & Sat. 8am - 12pm
May 17 - June 9 The Bridges of Madison County@ HART Theatre(Weekends) Main Stage 250 Pigeon St. Waynesville Fri. & Sat 7:30pm - Sun. 3pm
May 18 Shelton House Crafter Showcase Spotlight 49 Shelton St. Waynesville
May 18 Gathering of the Clans Hawkwood Baronial Birthday XIV 758 Crabtree Rd. Waynesville 2pm-11pm Medieval Re-enactors as they present Heavy Weapons Fighting in Armour, Rapier and Cut and Thrust Fighting, Archery, Thrown Weapons and the glorious presentation of our Equestrian Riders in the Jouse. 'We will Rock You'
May 19 Haywood Community Band Concert Maggie Valley Pavilion 3987 Soco Rd. 6:30pm free event
May 25 Rockin' Block Party Downtown Waynesville 7pm-10pm younger children's activities 6pm-7pm
May 25 Songwriters in the Round @ Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Avenue Waynesville 7-9pm
May 31-June1 Ole Smoky Farm Fest @ Haywood Fairgrounds 758 Crabtree Rd. 8AM-6PM
June 7-September Pickin' in the Park Every Friday till September! 77 Penland St. Canton Local bluegrass music, clogging and lots of local musicians jamming. Concessions are available for purchase
June 8 Junaluskans Flea Market at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym from 8AM-11:30AM with special early bird shopping available from 7:30-8AM for a 5 fee Everyone welcome to attend.
July 18 @ 10AM-July 28 @ 12PM 36th Annual Folkmoot Festival Folkmoot is an international folk festival held since 1984 in Waynesville, North Carolina
July 20 @ 10AM-11AM Folkmoot USA Parade of Nations Join Folkmoot in a 38 year tradition and “meet the world” on Main Street. All international groups plus local groups will be in attendance. Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.

Asheville is 30-40 minutes from the Clarketon Motel in Maggie Valley. Clarketon Motel in Maggie Valley offer much cheaper lodging rates than Asheville. Savings can be in the hundreds. Below are events happening at the Bilmore and Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Biltmore Concert Series Asheville NC 2019
For Tickets to the following concerts copy and paste the following link in your search engine https://www.biltmore.com/concerts?cid=ppc:biltmoreconcertseries:google:seg-1concert:non-brand:concert&gclid=Cj0KCQjwn8_mBRCLARIsAKxi0GKenCz9fL8odHW2BrRp1dMJZ48WH4Xx4ZxY-BTILSl5cZQTOpFXMOMaAsVCEALw_wcB&c
July 25 The Beach Boys
July 26 B-52's
August 3 The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band
August 6 Chicago
August 9 O'Jays and Kool & The Gang
August 10 Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman

Asheville NC Events 2019
May 9-23 Biltmore Blooms 1 Lodge St. Asheville 9AM-5PM Recurring daily
May 9-27 A Vanderbilt House Party: The Gilded Age 1 Lodge St. Asheville 9AM-5PM
To purchase tickets for the following Thomas Wolfe Auditorium concerts visit Ticketmaster
May 16 Jerry Seinfeld 7PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 18 Micro-Wrestling All*Stars Presents..Aheville Invasion! The Road To Full Size! Midget Wrestling 8PM-10PM
June 28 Dwight Yoakam 8PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
September 16 & 17 Kacey Musgraves' Oh, What a World: Tour II 8PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 20 Ray Lamontagne Just Passing Through Tour 7PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 24 Clint Black Still Killin' Time 30th Anniversary Tour 8PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 26 Bill Engvall 8PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 30 John Prine The Tree of Forgiveness Wold Tour 8PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
November 23 Tobymac The Theatre Tour 7PM Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Cherokee is located 20 minutes from the Clarketon Motel in Maggie Valley. Below are a list of 2019 events happening in Cherokee NC 

Cherokee NC Events 2019                                                                                                                                                                   May 22–October 25 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 5PM-7PM Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd. Amazing tales as told by the Cherokee storytellers themselves. Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer. Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019. There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.
May 25-26 Cherokee's Memorial Day Trout Tournament Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded. Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $1,000 at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 5175 Sequoyah Trail of Hwy 441. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online at FishCherokee.com. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day.
May 30-June 1 9AM-6PM The Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering presents the opportunity for gourd artists from across the United States and Canada to meet for one weekend a year to exchange ideas and collaborate on gourd art. Classes provided at this event include wood burning, carving, painting and sculpting, and range from beginner to advanced levels. Other activities include silent auction, live auction, and raffles throughout the event. The Gourd Artists’ Gathering is free to the public. Class sizes and fees vary; classes often fill up quickly. Come on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to see our wonderful displays of finished gourds for raffle, auction, and theme contest. On Sunday, there will still be plenty of opportunities to shop, but our large displays will be dismantled as the display gourds will have been given to the various activity winners.
June 6 6PM-8PM Music By The River Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along. Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
June 6-8 12PM-10PM Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Cherokee’s family bluegrass music festival takes place June 6–8, 2019 with some of the brightest stars in bluegrass music. There will be live music daily from noon to 10:00 p.m. at the Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground in Cherokee. Thursday’s lineup features Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, The Baker Family, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Feller & Hill and The Bluegrass Buckaroos, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Friday’s lineup features Amanda Cook & Kennesaw Ridge, Deeper Shade of Blue, The Farm Hands, Sideline, Audie Blaylock & Redline, and Dailey & Vincent (one 90 minute show). Saturday’s lineup features Carolina Blue, The Crowe Brothers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Grascals, The Malpass Brothers, and Mike Snider (one 90 minute show). Advance tickets for adults (ages 13 and older) are $40 daily, or $90 for all three days. Ticket prices at the gate are $45 daily or $95 for all three days. Advance tickets for children (ages 7–12) are $15 daily or $45 for all three days. Ticket prices at the gate are $15 daily or $50 for all three days. Children under the age of 7 are admitted free with parent/guardian. Tickets can be purchased by calling 770.864.7203 or at AdamsBluegrass.com.
June 6-June 15 5PM-11PM Cherokee Summer Carnival The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The carnival is a summer celebration you won't want to miss. Entrance is free to the public. Ride ticket prices: $20 - Unlimited rides $3–$5 - Individually purchased rides $1–$3 - Games
June 8 10AM-5PM 22nd Annual Cherokee Voices Festival The voices of an 11,000-year-old culture are inviting you to come out and play. Cherokee culture speaks in its most thrilling ways through dance, music, storytelling, and arts and crafts. You’re invited to hear and experience it all during the Cherokee Voices Festival, now in its 22nd year. It’s free of charge and held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum.    

If you would like to check out some of the above events and surrounding areas Clarketon Motel in Maggie Valley NC is centrally located with affordable rates that allow you to stay longer and take advantage of all that the area has to offer.   

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville Tennessee are 1 - 1 1/2 hours from the Clarketon Motel.                                                                                                                                      

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