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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Day Trips to Haywood County

Another weekend has come and gone, along with another opportunity to spend a day here in the heart of the Smokies. Not only are day trips to Haywood County full of excitement and plenty to do once you reach us, but the drive itself is an adventure full of sweeping vistas and rugged mountain terrain. […]

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Maggie in the Fall—A Splendor all its own

For an explosion of autumn color, Maggie Valley is the place to be. Whether you’re hiking popular Waterrock Knob or shopping on Soco Road, vibrant hues will flood your vision. There’s an unparalleled magic when it comes to autumn in the Smokies. Not only are outdoor excursions popular this time of year, there are a […]

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Tie the Knot at Chestnut Ridge

Tie the Knot #TTKhaynow presents: Chestnut Ridge Event and Wedding Venue. In this series we feature local wedding venues, photographers and more using photos taken from real weddings. This week Victoria McFall of Victoria Grace Photography guest blogs to tell us some of her favorite features of Chestnut Ridge and why it is an ideal […]

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Two bull elks headbutting in the morning fog at Cataloochee Valley | Photo by Adrienne Rainy

Smoky Mountain Elk Fest 2019 Photo Contest Winners

We asked you to submit your best elk images, and with over 400 images submitted – our judges had their work cut out for them! On September 14th the winners were displayed at the inaugural Smoky Mountain Elk Fest.  We are excited to officially announce the winners and honorable mentions of the 2019 Smoky Mountain […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Fall

Leaf-Peeping Adventurer’s Guide to the NC Smokies

The fall season draws many a visitor to our parts. People flock to watch the vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows saturate the skyline—and we can’t say we blame them! Whether you’re planning an extended stay or a motorcycle ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll want to keep reading to learn about how to make […]

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September in Maggie: A Month of Fun Events

September can get lost between summertime and leaf season, but the fun never slows down in Maggie Valley. If you’re hoping for a relaxing getaway during a mild weather month, come visit during September. There is a variety of entertainment for family members of all ages, and during your stay, be sure to visit our […]

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Apple Harvest Festival 2017 in Waynesville, NC

2019 Waynesville Apple Harvest Festival Guide

When the warm weather of summer slips away, the people of Waynesville start to get excited for the coming season. The leaves will soon start adding speckles of color to the mountain vistas, and the apples growing throughout the county will finally be ripe for picking during the autumn harvest. On October 19th, 2019 gather […]

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Experience Fall in Waynesville, North Carolina

Waynesville in the fall offers an unparalleled magic. Whether frolicking on Main Street or hiking a mountain peak, the scenery explodes with vibrant autumn colors. Leaf lookers from near and far enjoy this beautiful time of year. Along with the natural splendor, the fall season is bustling with events. Take a break from outdoor recreation […]

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4 Best BBQ Spots in Haywood County

They don’t just call us the Smokies because of the lingering fog that rolls over the mountains every morning—we also do homestyle, smoked BBQ better than anyone else in the South. We’ll let y’all settle the age-old tomato-based versus vinegar-based versus mustard-based BBQ sauce debate amongst yourselves—but we recommend you do it in one of […]

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5 Waterfalls in Haywood County You Have to See

If you’ve been to our peaks and valleys before, you know this to be true: there’s something new to discover every time you visit. Outdoor adventure is pretty much our middle name, and there aren’t many better ways to explore nature than hunting down some of our most scenic waterfalls. Keep reading to learn how […]

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