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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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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