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Maggie Valley Festival Grounds


When it comes to toe-tappin’ festivities, or events that will get your engines running, the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds does it right. This venue hosts a plethora of events year-round that everyone can enjoy. Discover what events to expect and be on the lookout to mark your calendars.

Arts & Crafts Show

If you’re a crafter at heart, you won’t want to miss out on the craft shows that come to these Festival Grounds. Browse handmade items and artisan creations while you’re surrounded by stunning mountain views. These shows are great for finding gifts for others or something special to take home for yourself.

Motorcycle Rallies

When you think about motorcycle rallies in Maggie Valley, one specifically comes to mind—the Thunder in the Smokies motorcycle rally. This event draws thousands of bikers and bike enthusiasts from across the Southeast for sweet rides, live music, and generous prizes. You’ll really see the Festival Grounds come to life for this event.

Car Shows

Consider yourself a car collector? An automobile aficionado? If so, you’ll want to listen up. The Maggie Valley Festival Grounds host several car shows throughout the year. We’ve got hotrods, mini trucks, European cars, jeeps, and so much more. These annual events are worth the drive!

Concerts and Live Music

Kick back and enjoy some live mountain music that sings to the soul. Join us for concerts and live music at the grounds. Some of our most anticipated events for tunes are the Hillbilly Jam and the Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Festival.  You never know what artists may be coming through, so keep a lookout for our events schedule. Your favorite band may just find themselves in Maggie!

Festivals & Seasonal Events

Last but not least, we have several seasonal and themed festivals that make their way through the festival grounds. One of our popular events is the Smoky Mountain Elk Fest where people can enjoy great food, entertainment, and unique vendors. You can also enjoy celebrations centered around holidays and unique themes like the Boho Hippie Fest. Pick whichever suits your fancy and come join us!

No matter what brings you here, we hope that you enjoy having fun with us in Maggie Valley. You can find all of our events here, or you can check out the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds website to see their lineup of events. Be sure to tag us in your festival photos with #MaggieValley or @VisitNCSmokies.

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