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Tap your feet at the Clogging Hall of Fame

Clogging traces its roots to Europe some 700 years ago, but in America, “team clogging” as it is known today, originated in Western North Carolina and parts of those mountains are still known as the Clogging Capital of the World. Maggie Valley in Haywood County is home to America’s Clogging Hall of Fame (ACHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the old time square dance and clogging. ACHF is housed in Maggie Valley’s Stompin’ Grounds and sanctions competitions as well as the National Championships dance-off in October. Clogging events can be found throughout the state and at several festivals. Clogging is the official dance of North Carolina and North Carolina State University even has the only Division I-A competitive clogging team in the East. Watching cloggers is a perfect addition to a scenic drive or family vacation to North Carolina’s section of the Great Smoky Mountains. First-timers are always welcome and some lucky cloggers get to compete nationally and can find themselves enshrined in the Clogging Hall of Fame.

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