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September Calendar of Events

September 2011

Tues. & Thurs. Canton Tailgate Market, Colonial Theater Parking Area 8am - noon, call 646-3412

Wed. & Sat. Haywood's Historic Farmers Market in HART parking lot off US 276 in Waynesville. Produce, plants, baked goods, cheese, meat, fish and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wed. & Sat. Waynesville Tailgate Market - American Legion parking lot near downtown Waynesville Haywood County grown vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, honey and nursery stock. 8 a.m. to noon.

1st "Ballroom Dance Classes" at the Maggie Valley Club. 6 - 8PM Fill your next few weeks with a new experience. Call to sign up 828-335-0588.

1st - 5th Labor Day Celebration in Canton. Rides, games, live entertainment. Labor Day parade will be on Monday at 10am. Come enjoy this annual event with the Town of Canton.

2nd Need someone to hike with? The Maggie Valley Club would love to have you join them for a weekly group hike. RSVP required. Call 828-926-4826 to sign up.

2nd Art After Dark- more than a dozen fine galleries & studios Remain open till 9pm offering demonstrations, special showings, refreshments & music. Main Street & historic Frog Level section of Waynesville. 6-9pm, 456-3517

2nd "Travis Tritt" at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 9PM show Call 800-748-3000 for ticket information.

2nd & 3rd 41st Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. The main shows begin at 6:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium. 452-2881

3rd Labor Day Pool Party at the Maggie Valley Club. Summers last hoorah! Call 828-926-4826 for more information.

3rd Flea Market at the Haywood Fairgrounds. Over 100 booths. 7 - 2pm Call 400-1529 for more information.

3rd Qualla Arts Open Air Indian Art Market. Don't miss this free daylong event that offers traditional Cherokee food, where you will witness beadwork, basket weaving, sculpture, and woodworking crafted by Cherokee artisans practicing hundreds-of-years-old art techniques. Artwork will be available for purchase. Please call Tonya Carroll (828) 497-3103 x203 for further information.

3rd BLOCK PARTY in Waynesville Downtown is Alive at Night, dancing in the street with live bands, 7-10pm, children's area, eats & treats, many shops & restaurants open, a portion of Main St. is closed. Call 828-456-3517.

3rd Flea Market at the Haywood Fairgrounds. Over 100 booths. 7 - 2pm Call 400-1529 for more information.

3rd & 4th "Labor Day Weekend" Maggie Valley Arts & Craft show at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 9am - 4pm. Call 828-497-9425 for more information.

4th "ZZ Top" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 7:30PM Show Call 800- 748- 3000.

9th "Ron White" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 9:00PM Show Call 800- 748- 3000 for ticket information.

9th - 11th Thunder In the Smokies Motorcycle Rally at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. $20 weekend pass or see website for discount tickets. Bike Show, Bike Games, music with Cody McCarver, Burns & Poe, Eric Lee Beddingfield. Call 246-2101 for more information.

9th - 18th "Farm Fresh Fun" is this year's theme at the NC Mountain State Fair, WNC Ag Center, Fletcher. Call 828 - 687 1414 or visit

10th 2nd Annual Chestnut Saturday - Come to Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley for a day of family fun. Event includes bluegrass music, clogging, tours of the chestnut orchard, crafts, vendors and delicious food. Free for children 12 and under. Adults $10 - 10am till 5pm

10th Wine Tasting at the Maggie Valley Club. Join us and learn more about picking your favorite fall wines and pairing them with your favorite foods. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. 6 - 8PM. RSVP required 828-926-4826.

11th "Masters of Motown" features stylish costumes & fully choreographed tributes backed by live band. Fine Performing Arts Center at WCU. 3PM Call 828-227-2479 for tickets.

16th & 17th Fall Rally in the Valley sponsored by the Carolina Harley Davidson Dealers Association will be held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Music, bike games

16th & 17th Southeastern Tribes Cultural Arts Celebration at Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. This celebration will bring together master dancers, craftsmen, artists and athletes from the five main southeastern tribes. This event teaches and perpetuates the history and culture of these tribes through live demonstrations of traditional tribal dance, storytelling performances, craft demonstrations, primitive skills encampment and juried competitions. (828) 497-3481

17th "Creedence Clearwater Revisited" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 7:30PM Show Call 800- 748- 3000.

17th & 18th "Railfest 2010" at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City. Railroad enthusiasts and history buffs world wide will gather for three days of railroad fun! Motor car rides and display, storytelling, singing, dancing and mountain folk music. Call 1-800-872-4681 for reservations.

18th "Photo Special Excursion" with the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Takes passengers on a seventy-one mile roundtrip excursion from Bryson City to Andrews, and includes two photo run-bys, a layover in Andrews and picnic lunch. This eight hour excursion departs at 9:00am.Call 1-800-872-4681 for reservations.

18th Sunday Concert Series, "Pyramid Brass" will be performing 3pm at the Haywood County Library, in Waynesville. Brass Quintet. Call 828-452-0593 for more information.

18th The "Haywood Community Band" will be performing at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion. Bring a chair, come early and enjoy an evening in beautiful Maggie Valley, listening to truly talented performers. This is a free event! 6:30PM Call 828-452-7530 for more information.

24th Fly Fishing Lessons at the Maggie Valley Club. Equipment provided. $10 Members, $15 nonmembers. Call 828-926-4826 to sign up.

24th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Popular vote car show, parts swap, parts vendors, food vendors & trophies. Free entry to spectators.

24th "Rick Springfield" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. Call 800- 748- 3000 for ticket information.

30th - Oct.1st 20th Annual High Country Quilt Show will be held at the Maggie Valley Town Hall. 10am - 4pm. Call 828-926-4427 or 828-926-6003 for more information.

30th - Oct. 16th "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at HART Theatre, Waynesville. This hilarious show is full of heart and went on to become one of Broadway's biggest hits. "No holds barred" by the contestants in this years annual spelling bee. For reservations call 829-456-6522.

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