Maggie Valley, situated in North Carolina's stunning Smoky Mountains, is known for its unrivaled location and friendly, small town character.|
When you visit Maggie Valley, you are sure to discover the maning of Southern hospitality wherever you go and whatever you do. It is our pleasure to welcome you as our guest and wish you a pleasant stay.
Maggie Valley is blessed with the ideal year-round climate, beautiful mountain scenery and warm Southern hospitality. Proud of our southern mountain heritage, we are building the future with a concern for preserving the past.
We're far enough south that spring comes pretty early, bringing a fantastic display of natural blooming beauty to the mountainsides as Dogwood, Redbud Trees and an amazing number of wildflowers put on their show.
Our Summer heat is tempered by our cool mountain elevations and evening temperatures drop to create some of the most relaxing evening environments. In the fall our hardwood forests put on a spectacular fall foliage color display attracting more Visitors than other time of the year. The winter brings a quiet, slower season while providing us with some of the best skiing in the south.
- Blue Ridge Parkway - From Maggie Valley follow HWY 19/Soco Rd to the blue Ridge Parkway entrance ramp. Once on the parkway ramp you will have the choice to go towards the Great smoky Mountain National Park entrance or towards Asheville. Either way provides beautiful views of the mountains, vistas, sunrises, and sunsets!
- Cataloochee Valley Elk - from Maggie Valley go east to the second traffic light and make a left at the Maggie Valley Inn and travel down Hwy 276. Go approx. eight miles and turn left on Cove Creek Road just before Interstate 40. Drive approx. 20 miles nto the park. There you can hike, fish or visit the homestead and church.
- Great Smoky Mountain National Park - The park covers 523,000 acres of natural forest area. The oconaluftee Visitor Center is one and one half miles north of Cherokee on US 441 N. (828) 497-1900.
2009 Maggie Valley Events & Festivals |
Januaury 10- March 7-- Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad Winter Schedule-- Nantahala Gorge Excursions depart Bryson City on Saturdays at 11:00AM. Call 800-872-4681 for information. www.gsmr.com
January 10- March 31--- Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad. Special discounts to NC residents on tickets reserved in advance. (Must present photo ID at depot) $5 off adult/& $2 off child. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations.
March 28 & 29-- Bank of America US Open
Nantahala Outdoor Center. Two days of big- time racing at NOC! Call 888-905-7238 for details
April 4-- Knobscorcher Mtn. Bike Race
Tsali Recreation Area - Fontana Lake. Southeastern Regional Championship second qualifying race.Call 888-905-7238 for details.
April 4 & 5--- US Junior Team Trials
Nantahala Outdoor Center. This competitive whitewater event is for paddlers under 18. Call 888-905-7238 for details.
April 11 & 12-- Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
"Peanuts Easter Beagle" Departs from Bryson City to the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
April 24 - 26---Thunder in the Smokies Spring Rally
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Call 828-246-2101 for details. www.handlebarcorral.com
April 25 & 26--- Outfitter's Store Demo Daze
Nantahala Outdoor Center. All boats in NOC's demo fleet will be available for free test paddling. Pool rolling, free instruction clinics. Call 888-905-7238 for details
May 2---Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
BSA Freedom Train. Departs Bryson City 10:30AM.
Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
May 10--- Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
Mothers Day Brunch.Call 800-872-4681 for reservations.
May 16---"Old New and Blue" Bluegrass Gospel Festival
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. A benefit for Outdoor Mission Camp.10am - 10pm Performances by Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, White Top Mountain Band, Hominy Valley Boys and many more. Crafts, Dance tent, Jam sessions. Call 828-926-3253 for ticket information.
May 16---A Salute to Elvis & Country Legends. Eddie Miles. Eaglenest Entertainment. 7:30pm 828-926-9658.
May 16,17 & 23, 24----Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
The Lone Ranger Excursion. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
May 23 & 24--- Vettes in the Valley
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Celebrate an American Classic. Over 400 Corvettes attend for People's Choice Car show, Poker Rally, Sales Corral,Parade and even more! 828-734-9126
June 20--- Great Smoky Mountain Trout Festival
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds www.gsmtroutfestival.org
June 21-- Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad.
Fathers Day Brunch Call 800-872-4681 for reservations.
July 4--Red, White & Boom
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Grab the gang and head on down for an afternoon of fun and entertainment before the annual fireworks. 2PM - ?
July 4--- Sizzling 4th of July Sale
Nantahala Outdoor Center. Live music and lots of fun! We'll blow out summer merchandise at the Outfitter's Store so that you can finish summer with some sweet gear. Call 888-905-7238 for details
July 11 & 12--- Summer Arts & Crafts Festival
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Artisans from all over the Southeast come to sell their wares at this annual event. Live entertainment & great food! 828-926-1686.
July 15-- Folkmoot Under the Stars
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds More details to follow.
July 23-26-"Motorcycle Mama's Smoky Mountain Ride - In" Hosted at the Maggie Valley Conference Center. www.mountaingoldproductions.com
July 24-August 2---Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
Day Out With Thomas. Nine fun filled days.Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
August 1 & 2--- NOC/Dagger Freestyle Shootout
Nantahala Outdoor Center. Bigger and better in 2009! Compete against kayaking's rising stars!
August 14 & 15---The Porter Family
Eaglenest Entertainment. Gospel Explosion in Song
Call 828-926-9658 for ticket information. 6PM www.eaglenestnc.com
August 21 - 23--- Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
Dog Days of Summer Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
August 28 - 30--- Valley Classic Auto & Truck Show.
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. More information at a later date. 828-734-9126
September 5 & 6--- Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show. Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
September 5 & 6---NOC - Tsali Challenge Triathlon. Tsali Recreation Area on Fontana Lake. Lake paddle, trail run and mountain bike run. Call 888-905-7238 for more information.
September 11-13---Thunder in the Smokies Fall Rally
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Call 828-246-2101 for details. www.handlebarcorral.com
September 12--- The Bellamy Brothers
Eaglenest Entertainment. Call 828-926-9658 for ticket information. 8PM www.eaglenestnc.com
September 18 &19--- 8th Annual Maggie Valley Fall Rally in the Valley. Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. www.chdda.com
September 18 - 20---Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
Railfest 2009. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
September 25 & 26--- 6th Annual WNC BBQ Festival.
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Lip smackin BBQ from all over the USA can be found at this annual event. Competition at its best. Join in on the fun, be a judge at the People's Choice or the Wine & Swine competitions. 828-926-1686.
September 25 - 27---NOC Nanty Fest/Guest Appreciation Festival.
Nantahala Outdoor Center. Granddaddy of all gear sales! Paddling club events, the gear swap, live music and paddling videos. Call 888-905-7238 for more information.
September 26--- NE Georgia Mustang Club 36th Annual Fall Regional Mustang & Ford Meet.
Eaglenest Entertainment. Call David Osborn at 770-586-0338. Free Event.
October 1 - 3--- Run to the Valley Rod Run
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. 1972 and earlier vintage classic and hot rods. firstname.lastname@example.org
October 1 - 3--- High Country Quilt Show.
Maggie Valley Town Hall. Call 828-926-4427/ 828-926-6003
October 1 - 30--Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad
October Leaf Season Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
October 2-4, 9-11,16-18, & 23-25--"Peanuts" The Great Pumpkin Patch Express-Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
October 17 & 18--- Fall Arts & Crafts Festival.
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Maggie Valley's largest gathering of crafters for the year. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Artisans from all over the Southeast will be in attendance. Live entertainment & great food. 828-926-1686
October 23---- Iron Horse.
Eaglenest Entertainment. 7:30pm Bluegrass to suit everyone. 828-926-9658. www.eaglenestnc.com
October 24 - 26--NOCtoberfest
Nantahala Outdoor Center. This fall festival will keep everyone entertained with a 5K trail run, special German cuisine at our restaurants, pumpkin games & big sales at our Outfitter's store. Call 888-905-7238.
November 6 - December 23---Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad. "The Polar Express" Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
December 3---Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad.
Polar Express Home School Day. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
December 31---Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad.
New Year's Eve Gala. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. www.gsmr.com
Dates are tentative and subject to change.
- Maggie Valley, North Carolina
4048 Soco Rd. Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Reservations: 800-305-6703 or 828-926-7800
E-mail: Ramada Limited