May 05, 2017 – May 07, 2017 – Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally

Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally – Gates: Friday, 11am – 11pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 11pm. Vendors, Bike Show, Bike Games! Call 828-246-2101, email or visit

May 11, 2017 – May 15, 2017 – The Wall of Death Show

The Wall of Death will be returning to The Wheels Through Time On May 11th, 2017! ! The American Motor Drome Company and the Wall of Death Thrill Show will be putting on an another UNBELIEVABLE death-defying show and we invite you to come visit The Wheels Through Time and cheer them on and watch this incredible show! If you’ve been, you know what you’re in for! If you haven’t been, we assure you that this is a show that you don’t want to miss and it won’t soon be forgotten!

May 18th, 2017 – May 21st, 2017 – The Kickstart Classic

The Kickstart Classic is a 3 day ride for classic and modern motorcycles from Wheels Through Time museum to the AMCA Denton motorcycle meet. This ride happens annually and is enjoyed by many!  Registration necessary for admission to the museum, welcome reception and ride. Registration available here:

May 27th, 2017 – May 29th, 2017 – Memorial Day Honorarium

We would like to invite you out to our Memorial Day Honorarium which is taking place at The Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina THIS WEEKEND!  The Honorarium is taking place from May 27th through May 29th! Military motorcycles will be featured and displayed around the Wheels Through Time property!

Each year, veterans from near and far visit the Wheels Through Time on Memorial Day to see some of the great military motorcycles that helped carry our soldiers through World War 2!  In 2017, we expanded our Military Might Exhibit and are eager to share it with our visitors and especially our honorable and admirable veterans!  Also, on display are many other military artifacts as well as pictures and literature that have been preserved at The Wheels Through Time!

  • We will be offering free admission to all veterans and active military!
  • Dano McConnell will be leading the flag ceremony before 1:00pm!
  • Military motorcycles will be featured and running on the museum grounds!
  • Military machines are welcome to be displayed!

May 26, 2017 – May 28, 2017 – Maggie Valley Spring Rally in the Smokies

Maggie Valley Spring Rally in the Smokies – Bike Rally, Bike Shows, Bike Games, Tours/Rides, Vendors, Open Car Shows, DJ, Southern Rock Concerts  &  More!  For more information visit: or call 336-580-1638.

May 30, 2017 – Jun 04, 2017 – Slingshots in the Smokies

Slingshots in the Smokies  – 3rd Annual Slingshots in the Smokies will take place in the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds for 2017.  We will have a large tent and vendors, also Slingshot parking, group rides and entertainment!  This is the leading Slingshot Owners Event in the USA!  For more information please call 561-351-9095 or visit

Jun 08, 2017 – Jun 10, 2017 – Indian Victory Slingshot Rally in the Smokies

Indian Victory Slingshot Rally in the Smokies – Bike Rally, Bike Games, Bike Shows, Vendors, Tours/Rides, DJ, Concerts, & More!  For more info visit  or call 336-580-1638.

Jun 22, 2017 – Jun 24, 2017 – Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Tri-Five Reunion

Maggie Valley Swap Meet  / Tri-Five Reunion – $5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Friday & Saturday from 8am – 6pm, Sunday, 8am – 4pm. Contact Rodney Buckner @ 423-608-4519, or visit

June 30th, 2017 – July 2nd, 2017 – Thunder In The Smokies Summer Rally

Thousands of bikers roll into the Great Smoky Mountains for the busiest motorcycle weekend of the year. 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.


Do to unforeseen circumstances, we have cancelled the 2017 History Festival and will not be open Tuesday, July 4th or Wednesday, July 5th.  We invite you to join us during our normal business hours and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Saturday, July 1st through Monday, July 10th   The WTT 15th Anniversary History Festival

In July of 2017, The Wheels Through Time will celebrate it’s 15th Anniversary and to no ones disappointment will be represented with a History Festival which will run from Saturday, July 1st until Monday, July 10th!    Dozens of rare machines will come to life creating a timeline of our two-wheeled motorized history, new memorabilia will be displayed, and history will be discovered.  We invite you, your family, and friends to come out and celebrate our 15th birthday and enjoy our first history festival at The Wheels Through Time!

Each year Museum Founder Dale Walksler choses a machine to represent the years of commitment to the sport. This years 1915 Indian Special is no disappointment. Watch this machine come to life with a spectacle of thunder and fire!

Each day we will have a special event or offering in celebration of our 15th Anniversary!

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Saturday, July 1st

9:00am – Wheels Through Times oldest machine will come to life again!  The 1903 Indian is a two time winner of the prestigious Century Race in Leeds, Alabama held each year at the Barber Museum Racetrack. The 88 pound speed demon is a sight to behold at speed!

2:00pm Located in the Center Exhibit Hall, the fiery 1000CC 1915 Indian Experimental will come to life!  This machine was as monumental in it’s time as it is now!  Only standing room will be available for this tribute.

3:30pm The Military collection will come to life late afternoon on the Museums new covered patio area.

Sunday, July 2nd Military machines will be started and operated several times throughout the day! Board track machines will be started and operated! *Mothers are Free!

Monday, July 3rd We will run a variety of 3 wheel museum specials and unveil a 1934 Harley Trike on the Dales Channel Network. This bike is 10 years in the making and its gonna look like a million bucks! *Both riders and passengers of trike motorcycles get free admission!

Tuesday, July 4th 9:00am –  We will run the machines that helped win the war!  The HD Liberator WLA Harley Davidson. Over 60 thousand of these machines were produced, and are considered modern hero’s of our culture. Running on July 4th will be a stunning restoration formerly owned by Ltd. Frank Nagy of Michigan who donated this machine several years before his passing. The other machine is a true hero and survivor wearing the same paint as it did 75 years ago and running as good as it did the day it came off the line!

11:00am – Museum Founder, Dale Walksler, will say a few words of appreciation in the center exhibit indoors. Dale will start his first bike – the 1957 Harley custom trike and do  a short lap within the museum. *All active military and veterans receive complimentary admission to the museum!

Wednesday through Monday we will recognize various rider groups in the motorcycle industry with complimentary admission!

Wednesday, July 5th – *All sidecars free admission (includes passengers for all days) Thursday, July 6th – *All BMW riders get free admission

Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th – Iron Dinosaur Racing will be visiting and displaying The Iron Dinosaur – a five time land speed record holder at the ECTA Ohio Mile Track in WIlmington, Ohio!  This year, Iron Dinosaur racing plans to break its existing record of 349.87 MPH! Friday, July 7th – *All Ducati riders get free admission Saturday, July 8th – *All Indian riders get free admission Sunday, July 9th – *All lady riders Monday, July 10th – *All Harley riders get free admission

This history festival at The Wheels Through Time will likely be the first of many more to come and we invite you out to help celebrate timeless event.  All proceeds benefit The Wheels Through Time, a not-for-profit organization.  If you have any questions regarding the festival, operating schedule, or would like to display a military machine, please email us at

Thank you for supporting The Wheels Through Time and helping us make our 15 years here possible!

-Wheels Through Time


July 7th, 2017 – July 9th, 2017 – Iron Dinosaur Racing visits WTT with The Iron Dinosaur!

Iron Dinosaur Racing will be visiting and displaying The Iron Dinosaur – a five time land speed record holder at the ECTA Ohio Mile Track in WIlmington, Ohio!  This year, Iron Dinosaur racing plans to break its existing record of 349.87 MPH!  Come see this extraordinary machine at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina!

July 8th, 2017 – July 9th, 2017 – Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

Free event!  Chainsaw demonstrations and a variety of foods on site. Open both days 9am – 5pm. Contact Teresa Smith at 800-624-4431 or visit for more information.

July 14th, 2017 – July 15th, 2017 – Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo

Gas and oil collectibles, toys, state tags, vintage signs, road maps, and a whole lot more!  Come our the the Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo in Maggie Valley this year!

July 21st, 2017 – July 22, 2017 – Smokin’ in the Valley – WNC BBQ Festival

Open Friday, from noon – 9pm & Saturday, from 10am – 6pm. Professional BBQ Teams Cookoff!  Live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids zone!  For more info contact Teresa at 800-624-4431 or visit

July 28th, 2017 – July 29th, 2017 – Hillbilly Jam

Open to the public 10am – 10pm both days.  Price of admission $10 per day.  Music festival, crafts, food vendors, Car & Bike Show!  Visit for more information.

Aug 11th, 2017 – Aug 12th, 2017 Smokin Rodz in the Smokies

Pre 1949 Car Show!  Gates open 8am – 4pm with DJ, Food Vendors, Crafters & other Swap Meet Vendors!  Contact Jim Bledsoe @ 423/571-6430, or visit

Aug 17th, 2017 – Aug 19th, 2017 – Maggie Valley Summer Rally

Bike Rally, Bike Games, Bike Shows, Vendors, Tours/Rides, Rat Rods, Hot Rods & Custom  Car Show, Pin-Up Girl & Hula-Hoop Contests, Rock-A-Billy Bands & More!  For more information visit or call 336.580.1638.

Sep 2nd, 2017 – Sep 3rd, 2017 – Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show

Free Event!  Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm daily. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods!  Contact Teresa Smith @ 800-624-4431 or visit for more information.

Sep 8th, 2017 – Sep 11th, 2017 – Thunder in the Smokies Fall Motorcycle Rally

Friday, 11am–11pm, Saturday, 9am-11pm & Sunday 9am–3pm. Family friendly motorcycle rally with vendors, live music, bike games, bike show, tour ride, church service and more!  Call 828-246-2101,  email or visit

Sep 15th, 2017 – Sep 16th, 2017 – VWs in the Valley

All ages welcome! Open Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday from 7am – 6pm & Sunday 7am until. For more information, contact Robert Eastwood @ 276-620-1246 or email or

Sep 21st, 2017 – Sep 23rd, 2017 – Maggie Valley Fall Rally

Fall Bike Rally – Fall Car Shows – Bagger Bike Show, Trike & Bike Shows – Challenge Bike Games – Rally Rides – Concerts (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) – DJ All Weekend – Bike, Car & Truck For Sale Corral – Door Prizes – Vendor Buck$ – Car & Motorcycle Vendors – Pinstriping – Jewelry – Leather – New & Used Parts Vendors – Vendors of all Kind – BBQ – RIBS & Other Great Foods – Cold Beverages – Event Tee’s – Special Guest & Much More.

Sep 28th, 2017 – Sep 30th, 2017 – Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s all Ford Truck Show

$5 Admission Daily for ages 13 & up; Open Friday & Saturday from 8am – 6pm, Sunday, 8am – 4pm. Contact Rodney Buckner  @ 423-623-2723 or 423-608-4519, or visit

Oct. 7th, 2017 – 44th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet

Free Admission!  Family Event with car show and vendors open to the public Saturday, 8am – 5pm.  (Rain Date Sunday, 10/8) Contact Rick Hayslip @ 678-371-5799, or visit

November 11th, 2017 – The 15th Annual Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Raffle

At 2:00pm on November 11th, the Wheels Through Time will proudly give away a 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead to a very lucky raffle entrant!  It could very well be you if you entered into this years raffle!  For the last 15 years, the Wheels Through Time has given away a classic motorcycle, each built by museum founder and curator Dale Walksler.  We invite you to bring along your friends and family to join us this raffle day at The Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina and watch this beautiful ’48 Panhead find a new home!  There is a whopping $20,000 for 2nd place prize and $10,000 for third place prize which will be sure to make any runner-up a very happy winner!  We will have warm refreshments in the morning and chili and cornbread in the afternoon for attendees until tthe goodies run out!  Around high-noon, we will unveil the 2018 Raffle Bike which certainly will not disappoint!  We will have door prizes and other giveaways throughout the day!

If you are unable to join us on Raffle Day, you can watch the event on Facebook Live at 2:00PM ET which can be accessed through our Facebook Page.  To get tickets for the ’48 Panhead, follow this link to the Raffle Page.  You can RSVP the event on our Facebook Page HERE!   If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

The Wheels Through Time Museum will sweep you back in time with its magnificent presentation of vintage all-American motorcycles and automobiles.