Thursday, June 9 –

6pm – Official Kick-off Party – Valley Tavern

Friday, June 10 –

9am WNC JeepFest gates open
10:30amGoat Trail and Shelton Laurel stagings start (Calvary Road Baptist Church, 2701 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751)
Goat Trail – Traveling the Goat Trail will take you on a 35 mile trip from Maggie Valley. You’ll head to Harmon Den, past Buzzard’s Roost and down the Goat Trail. It’s a narrow logging road trail that is stock capable, featuring some rocks, ruts, and mud. Before getting back to pavement, you’ll finish off with a creek crossing. Look to spend a couple hours plus on this route, where you’ll end up at I-40 at the Tennessee/North Carolina border.
Shelton Laurel – Traveling to Shelton Laurel will take you on a 16 mile trip from Maggie Valley. Leaving I-40 at the Fines Creek exit, it’s a narrow 4-mile-long trail, with brush and branches that could scratch your vehicle. There are some mud holes, with a few moderate, technical spots. The trail is stock Wrangler or Gladiator capable, but not recommended for other Jeeps unless they are modified and the driver is capable.
11:00am – Goat Trail & Shelton Laurel Guided Rides depart
5pm – WNC JeepFest gates close
6pmWNC JeepFest After Party – Bearwaters Maggie Valley (NEW LOCATION)

Saturday, June 11 –

9amWNC JeepFest gates open
9am – Show & Shine starts (Categories are: Best In Show, Most Modified, Best Trail Rig, Crowd Favorite, Best Theme, Sponsors Choice, Best Midsize, Best Overland Build, Most Stock, Best Overall Classic)
10:30am – Guided Rides: Goat Trail and Shelton Laurel stagings start (Calvary Road Baptist Church, 2701 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751)
11:00am – Goat Trail & Shelton Laurel Guided Rides depart
1pm – Show & Shine entries closed
3pm – Show & Shine prizes awarded
5pm – WNC JeepFest gates close
9pm 2nd Annual Glow Parade – Lineup starts at 8pm. On the road AT DARK (9pm+) Parade will leave from the Maggie Visitor Center (1094 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751) and travel through Maggie Valley and end in Ghost Town parking lot.

Sunday, June 12 –

10:00amCataloochee & Heintooga Trail Ride stagings start (Maggie Valley Festival Grounds parking lot (3374 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751).
Cataloochee is a 21 mile trek from Maggie down into Cataloochee valley where spectators can visit historical homes/churches and potentially view the elk herds. Stock friendly ride consisting of pavement and gravel. It is part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and was one of the largest and most prosperous settlements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From there riders can cross over into TN or loop back into Maggie Valley.
Heintooga is a 28 mile trek from Maggie Valley to Cherokee along Heintooga Ridge and coming out into Round Bottom, following the Raven Fork River. Stock friendly scenic ride. Will end at the Oconoluftee Island Park where people can picnic or play in the river. From there they can follow 441 into TN or connect to 23/74 or take 19 back over into Maggie Valley.
10:45am Cataloochee & Heintooga Trail Rides depart

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