Special Event Opportunities

Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival Logo
Patricia Sweet
Ugly Boy Flutes by Bob Child, Photo by Tom Lotshaw

Saturday, October 28, 2023| 11am-6pm

Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Thank you for considering joining HCAC’s 2023 annual fundraiser, the Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival. We hope you’ll consider being part of this fun event that helps fund our annual operations. 

Event Description: Held at the beautiful Maggie Valley Festival Grounds at the peak of leaf season, HCAC’s annual fundraiser brings all HCAC’s programs and artists together for a truly one-of-a-kind music themed experience. The festival includes award winning bluegrass bands, music themed vendors, raffles, artist member demonstrations and artwork, a child and adult playground, and local drinks and food

HCAC Artist Member Vendor Requirements: 
  • Eligibility:  Must be an active (annual fee paid) HCAC Artist Member
  • Demonstration: The artist must be set up to demonstrate and demonstrate on and off throughout the day with breaks as appropriate. Primary time periods to demonstrate are before the music begins and during intermissions
  • Tent: Vendors must bring their own tent, tables, and chairs
  • Fees: The HCAC Artist Member vendor fee is $50.00. Send Cash/Checks to P.O. Box 306 Waynesville NC 28786 made payable to Haywood County Arts Council.
  • Set Up & Breakdown: Vendors may set up the day before the event. All vendors must arrive by 10am on the day of the event. Breakdown occurs at the end of the last set, roughly 6 – 6:30pm