Thank you for your interest in Haywood County, NC. It’s our mission, during this unprecedented time to keep our residents and visitors informed and focus on the health and safety of all those who live or travel to Haywood County.

As the COVID-19 situation is continuously evolving, we are monitoring it vigilantly. We are working with Federal, state and local governments and health authorities to support efforts to mitigate the spread of this virus. During this uncertain time, we know one thing – we value all of you; many of whom are our repeat visitors who have been coming to our mountains for years.

We encourage you during this time to Stay Safe & Stay Home. Thank you for considering Haywood County and we look forward to welcoming you back.


Lynn Collins
Executive Director

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doreen Yakoski
doreen Yakoski
1 year ago

how do we find out if Hillbilly jam in maggie valley nc will be canceled or postponed

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Reply to  doreen Yakoski
11 months ago

It would be best to keep an eye on their website here: for updates.

Marna Lynch
Marna Lynch
9 months ago

Looking forward to the Second Annual Elk Fest. Is it still on?

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Reply to  Marna Lynch
7 months ago

Unfortunately Elk Fest has been delayed to next year, we hope to see you in 2021.

Myra Hawkins
Myra Hawkins
6 months ago

Will the Apple Festival in Waynesville take place this year?

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Reply to  Myra Hawkins
6 months ago

The Apple Festival is on for this year! You can find the most updated information here:

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