NC Festivals and Craft shows in 2018 for Crafters and Artists

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Pay tribute to the arts, Appalachian and Native American culture on your next trip to Maggie Valley, NC. There is an array of Maggie Valley NC upcoming events that celebrate arts and crafts and the artisans who create them throughout the mountain region.

Maggie Valley, NC, Upcoming Events: Arts & Crafts Shops & Markets

There are several stores and shops that specialize in arts, crafts and supplies in Maggie Valley. Among these are:

  1. Scrappin’ in the Mountains – They sell supplies for scrapbooking hobbyists as well as arts and crafts supplies. It’s located at 3469 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC.
  2. WNC Mountain Crafts – This shop sells arts and crafts supplies and art supplies. It’s located at 4982 Soco Road in Maggie Valley.
  3. Soco Craft and Tower – Another arts and crafts supplier, this shop is situated at 6638 Soco Road in Maggie Valley.
  4. Maggie Mountaineer Crafts – Open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Maggie Mountaineer Crafts sells delicious homemade fudge, molasses, jams, jellies, moccasins, souvenirs, arts and crafts by local artisans. They have two retail stores on the property with thousands of items for sale, including Native American items. They’re located at 2394 Soco Road in Maggie Valley.
  5. Mountain Mike’s Whetstone Woodworks – Don’t miss a trip to the shop of award-winning artist “Mountain Mike,” renowned for his chainsaw art demonstrations and wooden works of art. His shop is located in downtown Maggie Valley. You may also commission custom works of art for hire.
  6. According to Smoky Mountain News, Maggie Valley will soon join the Appalachian Quilt Trail when a commissioned mural by Ammons Cain is hung in the foyer of Joey’s Pancake House. The mural will celebrate the iconic images that make Maggie Valley so memorable.
  7. Nearby Asheville features arts and crafts at its huge regional farmer’s market, open every weekend. They also have the famed River Arts District, where you can browse the works of many local artists and artisans.

Maggie Valley, NC, Upcoming Events: Arts & Crafts Festivals

  • Maggie Valley Labor Day Craft Show – Set for September 1-2, 2018, this annual craft show features the work of over 100 artists and crafters. It’s held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds at 3374 Soco Road in the heart of the city, and it runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Arts and Crafts Festival is also held in the summer, and again in the fall from October 21-22, 2018. You’ll find everything from handmade jewelry to wooden bowls and goat milk soap at the craft show – one of the largest in the Southeast. In addition to original works of art and North Carolina crafts, there will be a chainsaw art demonstration and an array of festival food vendors. Check for additional upcoming festivals here.
  • Nearby Dillsboro hosts the WNC Pottery Festival on November 3, 2018. This festival brings together over 40 master potters from the Western North Carolina region. Dillsboro also hosts Colorfest on October 6, 2018, featuring the art works of regional artists.
  • Neighboring Waynesville is the setting for the Apple Harvest Festival on October 20, 2018. This festival features everything about apples, from homemade cider to apple tarts, as well as works of regional artists and craftsmen, live music, festival fare and more.

Where to Stay in Maggie Valley Near Arts & Crafts Shops & Festivals

Meadowlark Motel in downtown Maggie Valley is just a short walk from the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, local arts and crafts shops, and other attractions. Located on the banks of scenic Jonathan Creek, Meadowlark Motel offers a range of accommodations, from a guest room to a cabin or cottage. They also offer complimentary Wi-Fi and Continental breakfast. They have a nice outdoor pavilion equipped with a full kitchen, and a large recreation area with lawn furniture and picnic tables overlooking the creek. It’s the perfect place to rest between visits to local arts and crafts festivals and shops.

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By |August 30th, 2018|Events, News Flash|