Let Maggie Valley Cure Your Winter Blues

If you aren’t used to the cold, winter can be a tough time to plan a trip. With shorter days and freezing temperatures, it’s sometimes hard to feel peppy or find the energy to get outside and enjoy the beautiful mountains. With that being said, there are a number of ways Maggie Valley can cure […]

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Children running through rows of Fraser firs at Boyd Mountain Tree Farms

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farms

When the second weekend of November rolls around, people don’t walk, they run to Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farms in Waynesville to secure one of their finest Fraser firs to display proudly for the next few weeks. But how did these trees become so popular, and how did the recession of 2008 cause a national […]

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Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

Awaken the spirit of Christmas! Get your holy jolly spirit kickstarted this winter by attending an Appalachian Christmas Craft Show or a holiday concert at Lake Junaluska Dec. 12-15. “In Appalachia, we have a rich history of gathering with loved ones as we take in the festive sights and sounds of the season in this […]

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Enjoy a Tasty Thanksgiving in the NC Smokies

Can you believe the Thanksgiving holiday is just a little over two weeks away? It seems like just yesterday we were waiting with anticipation for the first autumn leaf to turn red. Now the end of fall is here and we are now gearing up Thanksgiving.

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2019 Seasonal Events in Haywood County

Good tidings to all our established and soon-to-be Haywood County festival-lovers! The cool air and the autumnal colors dappling our mountains means the holiday season is right around the corner. And as always, we’ve got some spectacular celebrations planned, filled with the necessary Smoky Mountain staples: home-grown song and dance, plenty of delicious food, and […]

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Aerial Night Shot of Cataloochee Ski Area

Slopes to learn on—or shred—this winter.

A winter in Haywood County is best spent embracing the treasures of the season. So, make the most of your time here and plan a weekend at the Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley for some outdoor adventure! This mountain is famous around these parts—read on to find out why beginners and experts spend days […]

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Fall color in Waynesville, NC.

Waynesville’s Winter Arts Scene

As host to many local and visiting artists, Waynesville’s art scene never slows down, even in the chilly winter months. Whether your goal is to peruse all of the local galleries or attend a singular event, we offer many art-infused options. Main Street’s Art After Dark The final Art After Dark of 2019 will be […]

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The History of Haywood County, NC

History buffs, rejoice: you can find remnants of Haywood County’s past everywhere you look. Whether you’re watching a performance by the Cherokee Indian Dancers at the Folkmoot Festival, exploring the far reaches of the Cataloochee Valley, or sipping on local moonshine, you’re getting a glimpse into our heritage. Here are a few more important pieces […]

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Glowing Jack O' Lantern

Spookiest Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Haywood

Just like the smoky fog that flows down the mountains of Haywood County, the Halloween season brings an aura of mystery and intrigue to our towns. The sudden arrival of cool air and seasonal colors means it’s about to get creepy around here! As usual, there’s no shortage of events going on, but there’s something […]

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Remembering Raymond Fairchild: The Fastest Banjo Player in the World

On Sunday, October 13th, 2019 Raymond Fairchild passed at the age of 80 in Maggie Valley, NC. Local and national legend for his fast picking banjo talents and uncanny humor, Raymond leaves behind a legacy not to be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fairchild; his daughter, Susie Fairchild; his son and daughter […]

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Maggie Valley Lodging Tips & Suggestions

Maggie Valley is known for an array of lodging options. From hotels and motels to inns, cabins, resorts and RV parks, anyone and everyone can find what they need when visiting our corner of the Smokies. Different groups have different goals and desires when traveling and often times, it’s helpful to know which lodging options […]

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