The Thunder in the Smokies rally is the oldest and largest motorcycle rally in the Great Smokies. Rain or shine they are here. Thousands of bikers roll into the Great Smoky Mountains for the busiest motorcycle weekend of the year.

Come join in the fun for the 17th Annual Fall Thunder in the Smokies Rally from Sept. 6-8 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.

Maggie Valley is a biker-friendly town and a great place for bikers to gather for a rally in the valley surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. It makes for a rumbling weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains. The tour ride is second to none. Besides all the mountain roads do not miss the hilarious bike games where $1,000 cash prize goes to the winners and another $1,000 cash prize to the bike show winners.

The rally will be in Maggie Valley, 3374 Soco Road, only minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maggie Valley is less than 10 minutes from I-40. 

All bikes and ages are welcome.

For just $20 you can enjoy the entire weekend. Save money by getting your tickets ahead of time by clicking your way to

Friday, Sept. 6

Open at 11 a.m.

Music lineup:

5:30 - 7 p.m. – Ali Randolph

7:30 - 9 p.m. – Jody Medford

 9:30 - 11 p.m. – Sweet Tea Trio

Saturday, Sept. 7

Open at 9 a.m.

10 a.m. – The Tour Ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway leaves out to Waterrock Knob.

Noon – Bike Show Line Up - $1,000 Prize

1 p.m. – Bike Show Winners Announced

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Bike Games - $1,000 Prize

Music Lineup:

5:30 - 7 p.m. – Southern Express Bluegrass

7:30 - 9 p.m. – Jody Medford

9:30 - 11 p.m. – Janelle Arthur

Sunday, Sept. 9

Open at 9 a.m.

9 – 10 a.m. – Free Pancakes! Sponsored by the CMA Biker Church at Thunder in the Smokies

Last minute shopping with the vendors

Music and vendors until 3 p.m.


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