October 30-31, 2020 (Originally July 24-25, 2020)
Celebrate backcountry mountain living and moonshine at the Hillbilly Jam down in the holler in Maggie Valley at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. It features a big line-up of mostly country and rock music, downhome vittles, arts and crafts, cornhole games, car and motorcycle show, and celebrity moonshiners. Admission is $10/person per day and it runs Friday and Saturday 11 AM until 11 PM.
Formerly known as Hillbilly Woodstock, sit back and enjoy plenty of live music. Bring your chair and claim a spot until the tent for a shady spot on a typically hot summer day. And wear your dancing shoes!
Get your photo made with celebrity moonshiners including Roy Grooms, Mark & Digger, Chico, Mark Rogers, and more.
Find a big variety of arts and crafts for sale - many with a hillbilly twist ranging from chainsaw carved wood sculptures to one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Take home moonshine inspired sauces, jams and more. This is BillyBob with his "Still There" bbq sauces.
The Car and Bike Show runs both days with automobiles, trucks, hot rods, 4x4s and motorcycles. On July 29th is the Hillbillies and Veterans Flag Run escorted motorcycle ride at 10 AM.
See plenty of unusual vehicles and innovation by some creative hillbillies!
Find a big variety of country and festival food - including turkey legs, pork chops, pintos and cornbread!
Tips: Arrive early or stay late to beat the midday summer heat. Wear sunscreen and have rain gear handy for typical summer weather that changes quickly.
There's free parking across the highway. When that fills, take a free shuttle bus from the Eaglesnest Entertainment Center at 2701 Soco Road (2.7 miles away).
Location: Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3422 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC. It's about 34 miles from Asheville. Waynesville is about 8 miles away and Cherokee is 17 miles.
The International Festival in nearby downtown Waynesville is the same day!