Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show Returns to Maggie Valley

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. — The Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show returns August 31 and September 1 to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.  In its 28th year the popularity continues to grow.

“Labor Day is a very popular time to visit the mountains,” says Teresa Smith, Maggie Chamber Executive Director. “The temperatures are perfect — pleasant during the day and cooler at night. This outdoor event gives our visitors and locals a pleasant way to spend the day shopping.”

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,” says 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 a variety of mouth-watering foods.   

“We expect a record crowd to be in attendance this weekend,” says Smith. “The festival grounds provide a beautiful setting for this outdoor event,” says Smith. 

The event runs 9:00 am-4:00 pm both days. There is no admission; donations appreciated. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Haywood County Animal Shelter. Parking is free. For more information contact the Maggie Valley Chamber at 828-926-1686 or visit



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