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Pick of the Patch: September Events in Maggie


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The fun never slows down in Maggie Valley. Summer is always a good time, but around here, fall can be the real crowd-pleaser! Start booking your time off for a Smoky Mountain getaway during the mild-weather month of September. Watch the leaves start to change as you enjoy a mix of enticing indoor and outdoor activities for family members of all ages. Grab tickets to the hottest festivals and in between the good times, grab savory or sweet eats from our local restaurants and sweet shops. We won’t judge if you order seconds for a late-night snack back at your hotel or motel. In Maggie Valley, we’re all about a good time. No matter your taste or style, we’ve got what you’re looking for!


Gather ‘round as artisans and crafters from across the Southeast come to Maggie to share their beautifully crafted treasures. The grounds will be lined with vendors of all kinds so you can peruse the handmade jewelry, home décor, bath & body products, and so much more. This event is free and perfect for the whole family. Tackle some early Christmas shopping or take the time to shop for a special gift for yourself.


As the oldest and largest rally in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s a popular attraction for riders around the United States and Canada. So popular in fact, that the event takes place three times a year: May, June, and September. Along with riding the picturesque mountain byways and highways, you can enjoy bike games, live music, food vendors and more. Maggie Valley is known as a biker-friendly town, and our lodging, shops, and restaurants gladly welcome bikers year-round.


This two-day VW car show and swap meet is hosted by the VW Aircooled Association. Activities include a live DJ on site, car shows, hourly door prize drawings, a community campfire, food vendors and a lot more. Tent camping is not allowed, but VW bus camping is welcomed on site. Pets are welcome to attend if they are on a leash, and they don’t leave a mess. This is a family-friendly event with kids 15 and under admitted free.


This classic car show event is always a favorite with locals and visitors. Fuel your love for street rods, classics, rat rods, muscle cars, customs, pick-ups, and antiques. There is 24-hour security on site for those of you worried about the safety of your show vehicle. Whether you’re an owner or a car fanatic, this event is perfect for enthusiasts of all ages.

September sure is a happenin’ month in Maggie Valley, and one you won’t want to miss. Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of life to spend some time in one of the most scenic and friendly towns in the country. We hope this lineup of events has your wheels turning for planning the ultimate fall getaway. While you’re hopping from one adventure to the next, be sure to snap some pics and tag @VisitNCSmokies or use #MaggieValley.

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