Thousands of bikers will roll into Maggie Valley for the Thunder in the Smokies motorcycle rally June 24–26.
Held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, the three-day biker fest will feature a packed line-up of bands, bike show, bike games, vendors and food trucks.
A perennial crowd favorite is the belly-splitting hilarious bike games with $1,000 in cash prizes, happening from 1:30–4:30 p.m. Saturday. A bike show held at noon Saturday also includes a $1,000 prize purse.
Live music will rock the festival grounds starting at 3 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday, running until 11 p.m. both nights. Friday’s line-up includes Sons of Ralph, Tricia Ann Band, Ali Randolph Band and Kayla McKinney & Twisted Trail. Saturday’s line-up includes 3000 Souls, Ali Randolph Band and Chelsea Foster Band.
A group ride on the Parkway will head out from the festival grounds at 10 am. Saturday. Sunday morning, there will be free pancakes sponsored by CMA Christian Motorcycle Association Chapter 1101 of Maggie Valley served at 9 a.m., with a church service by Freedom Biker Church at 10 a.m.
Hours are 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday. A weekend pass is $20.
Thunder in the Smokies is put on by Handlebar Corral. It’s the oldest and largest bike rally in the Smokies brings thousands of bikers to Maggie for its spring, summer and fall rallies.