Maggie Valley Summer Arts and Crafts show

Jul 09, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo Briston pottery

The Maggie Valley Summer Arts and Crafts Show returns July 12 and 13 to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.

In its 22nd year, the 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 of Commerce executive 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,” Smith said. “Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, its 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 mouth watering foods.

“We expect a record crowd to be in attendance this weekend.” Smith said. “The mountains are a great way to escape the heat and humidity of other areas, and with a spectacular 360 view of the mountains, the festival grounds provide a beautiful setting for this outdoor even."

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday July 12 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds on Soco Road.

Both the event and parking are free. Craft vendor space is still available. For more information contact the Maggie Valley Chamber at 828-926-1686 or visit .