Maggie Arts and Crafts Show is Oct. 20, 21

Oct 08, 2012
Photo by: Max Maier David and Margaret Millsaps are shown with their hand-made walking sticks.

The Maggie Valley Fall Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.  In its 20th year, the show’s popularity continues to grow.

“We have been receiving phone calls from visitors who actually plan their vacation around this event and want to double check the dates and make reservations,” said Teresa Smith, Maggie Valley Chamber director.

Seasonal items, yard art, paintings, photography, pottery, wooden bowls, furniture, jewelry, goat milk soaps and more will be featured at the event.

“There really is something for everyone, from the most affordable handicrafts, to the more expensive museum quality items,” said Smith.  “Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, it’s fun just to walk around and see the amazing variety of unique items — but rarely do you see anyone leaving without something in their hands.”

In addition to a wide selection of unique arts and crafts, there will be chainsaw artist Jeremy Buckner, and a variety of foods.

“We expect the foliage to be at full peak that weekend,” said Smith.  “And with a spectacular 360 view of the mountains, the festival grounds provide a beautiful setting for this outdoor event.”

Both the event and parking are free.  For information, contact the Maggie Valley Chamber at 926-1686 or visit