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A Handcrafted Maggie Valley Experience


It’s no secret that Maggie Valley is filled with treasures to delight those seeking adventure. Whether it’s the outdoor excursions, the southern cuisine, or the majestic elk, there is so much to love here. What you might not realize is Maggie Valley is flourishing with handcrafted treasures and specialty artisanal pieces for you to call your own. Check out these Maggie Valley talents and their specially designed and curated goods.

Mountain Mike Whetstone’s Woodworks

Specializing in chainsaw carvings and furniture, Mountain Mike is known as one of the top-speed carvers in the world. He has participated in international competitions and continues to create life-size masterpieces every day. Stop by his shop to see what he’s carving and check out his incredible craftsmanship.

Crafted in Carolina

This charming shop features over a dozen artists from Haywood County. The selection of local art and Carolina creations are absolutely captivating. Here you can find jewelry, stained glass, knitted goods, and much more. The best part—everything is made right here in the great 828! Visit this treasure while you can, they will be closing permanently in October.

Maggie Valley Rock Shop & Gem Mine: Blue Earth Traders

Located in the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, the Blue Earth Traders have a wide selection of crystals, minerals, and fossils. Check out their handmade jewelry for a one-of-a-kind accessory. They also specialize in Himalayan Salt Lamps and other Himalayan Salt products. See why this gem of a shop really rocks.

A Different Drummer Pottery

These artisans march to the beat of their own drum—quite literally! A Different Drummer Pottery specializes in crock drums, which are beautiful instruments with a ceramic body and a wooden playing surface. They have been in the pottery business since 1980 and have a unique selection of glazed pottery. Stop by and see their intricate and colorful pieces to take home.


Momma T’s Mountain Made

When it comes to handcrafted items, Momma T’s has it all. Originally started as a soap company, it now offers artisan-made home décor, jewelry, candles, art, and so much more. This is a perfect place to find a gift or something special for yourself.

Maggie Valley is home to many talented individuals who are eager to share their creations with you. Take a mountain-made piece with you and have a story to tell generations. Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming Arts & Craft Shows at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds July 10-11, September 4-5 and October 16-17.  Tag us in your unique finds with #MaggieValley or @VisitNCSmokies. We hope to see you soon!


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