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Oconaluftee Indian Village
Date(s): Apr 12, 2016
When: 10a-4p
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village Drama Rd

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a replica of an 18th-century eastern Cherokee community located in Cherokee, North Carolina, USA. The Cherokee "living museum" is operated by the Cherokee Historical Association.

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): May 27, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
When: various check description
Where: Oconaluftee Island Park adjacent to the Island Indian Art Market (At the intersection of HWY 441 &

Spend an evening with the Cherokee People by a roaring fire! Listen as Cherokee storytellers (in period dress from the 17th century) spin tales of days gone by. There will be myths & mysteries passed down through the ages & talk of history of the greatest native nation in the southeast. Experience the dance & storytelling. Your Cherokee hosts will provide light refreshments (marshmallows for roasting & drinks). Sit by the fire near the Oconaluftee riverside & enjoy a unique & entertaining experience. 

Date:                                                           Hours:

  • May 27 – October 1, 2016 only on Friday & Saturdays          7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • June 27 – July 2 Every Evening                                           7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Cherokee story telling & dance

Admission/Ticket Price:

FREE ADMISSION!

Locations with exact address:

Oconaluftee Island Park adjacent to the Island Indian Art Market

(At the intersection of HWY 441 & HWY 19, Cherokee, NC 28719)

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor

Lisa Frady, Events & Group Tour Coordinator

Angela Hernandez, Special Events Assistant

Email @: FrieHusk@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: LisaFrad@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: AngeHern@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6492

Phone @: 828 359.6471

Phone @: 828 359.6473

Cherokee Welcome Center toll free phone @: 1 800 438.1601 or phone locally @: 828 359.6490 & email @: travel@nc-cherokee.com

Event Supervisor & Fairgrounds staff:

Daniel Tramper phone @: 828.399.0835 email @: dtramper@gmail.com website @: www.deerclan.com

Music on the River
Date(s): May 27, 2016 - Sep 03, 2016
When: Friday & Saturday-beginning May 27 & ending September 3, 2016. 7-9p
Where: Cherokee Welcome Center Kiosk, 940 Tsalagi Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719. The stage is located directly be

Evening musical performances staged downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, Gospel, & country. Evening performances are near local eateries, shopping, & the downtown water features; along with room to dance & the enjoyment of experiencing the beauty of what the riverside area provides.

Date:    

Friday & Saturday-beginning May 27 & ending September 3, 2016.                                         

Hours:    

 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.                        

Admission/Ticket Price:

FREE Admission – Open Air Event

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE Admission – Open Air Event

Locations with exact address:

Cherokee Welcome Center Kiosk, 940 Tsalagi Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719.

The stage is located directly behind the downtown Welcome Center Kiosk.

General Contact Information:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor

Lisa Frady, Events & Tour Groups Coordinator

Angela Hernandez,  Special Events Assistant

Email @: FrieHusk@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: LisaFrad@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: AngeHern@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6492

Phone @: 828 359.6471

Phone @: 828 359.6473

Cherokee Welcome Center toll free phone @: 1 800 438.1601 or phone locally @: 828 359.6490 & email @: travel@nc-cherokee.com

 


Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Ø     May 27, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     May 28, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     June 3, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Country)

Ø     June 4, 2016 –AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     June 10,  2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     June 11, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     June 17, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     June 18, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     June 24, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     June 25, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     July 1, 2016 – Reba Elders: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Gospel)

Ø     July 2, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     July 8, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     July 9, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     July 15, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     July 16, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     July 22, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     July 23, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     July 29, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     July 30, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     August 5, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     August 6, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     August 12, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     August 13, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     August 19, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     August 20, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     August 26, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     August 27, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     September 2, 2016 – Reba Elders: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Gospel)

Ø     September 3, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

 

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament
Date(s): Sep 02, 2016 - Sep 04, 2016
When: Fishing Hours
Where: Cherokee Enterprise Waters

Presenting 20,000 reasons to get excited about spring fishing. This tournament requires just an $11 entry fee plus $10 per day permit to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish in the rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes. Prizes can be redeemed at The Beetle Stage next to the Cherokee Welcome Center on Hwy 441 N on Friday and Saturday from 4p-6p and on Sunday from 12p-2p. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold. Contact:  828-788-0034 for more information or at www.fishcherokee.com

 

4th Annual Seven Clans Rodeo
Date(s): Sep 02, 2016 - Sep 03, 2016
When: The Gates will open @ 6 p.m. Rodeo will start @ 8 p.m.
Where: (Old Elementary site between KFC & the Bureau of Indian Affairs building) Adjacent to Oconaluftee Is

Between the Broncos that will be busted, the bulls that will be bucking, to the rodeo clowns who are avoiding being stomped in the head by either; there will be all sorts of skilled competition & top named riders in this SRA-sanctioned event. Remember bull riding, bronco riding, saddle bronco, & barrel racing.

Date:                                              

September 2-3, 2016

Hours:                              

The Gates will open @ 6 p.m.

Rodeo will start @ 8 p.m.

Admission/Ticket Price:

General Admission – Friday through Saturday Night

Adults $12.00 in advance/ $15.00 @ the gate

Children (12 & under) $6.00 in advance/$8.00 @ the gate

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn (Both in Cherokee & Asheville)

Locations with exact address:

(Old Elementary site between KFC & the Bureau of Indian Affairs building) Adjacent to Oconaluftee Island Park

Contact Information for visitors/guests & Vendors:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor

Lisa Frady, Events & Tour Groups Coordinator

Angela Hernandez,  Special Events Assistant

Email @: FrieHusk@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: LisaFrad@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: angehern@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6492

Phone @: 828 359.6471

Phone @: 828 359.6473

Cherokee Welcome Center toll free phone @: 1 800 438.1601 or phone locally @: 828 359.6490 & email @: travel@nc-cherokee.com

Wings over the Smokies
Date(s): Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
When: 9a-4p
Where: Acquoni Expo Center 1501 Acquoni Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Admission/Ticket Price:

Day Passes On-Site $15/day. All refunds will include a $5.00 cancellation charge. No refunds after June 30, 2015.

Friday Night Buffet catered by a local establishment serving home-cooked meals at a charge of just $15 per person.

Where and how tickets can be purchased:

You must preregister @: http://www.gwarranc.org  Pre-Registration is required to guarantee Friday Night Buffet, Masters Breakfast, and rally shirt orders.

Locations with exact address:

Acquoni Expo Center 1501 Acquoni Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Roy Bryant Phone @: 252.883.8738 & Cindy Bryant phone @ 252.904.9488

Contact Information for vendors:

Roy Bryant Phone @: 252.883.8738 & Cindy Bryant phone @ 252.904.9488

Staff member responsible for event:

Roy Bryant Phone & Cindy Bryant

 

NOC Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF)
Date(s): Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
When: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

NOC's Guest Appreciation Festival has something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, & KEEN. Free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Craft vendors, family-friendly activites including corn hole, giant jenga, face painting, a bounce house, a live raptor show and more! Enjoy live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. More info

P.A.W.S. Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Date(s): Sep 23, 2016
When: 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Lands Creek Log Cabins, 3336 Balltown Road, Bryson City, NC

Come out for a dog-gone good time and show your support for Swain County and Bryson City's only animal shelter, P.A.W.S.
This annual event is a community favorite and features a great selection of local items for auction, great wines, and live entertainment.

More info

NOC Bike Trials at GAF
Date(s): Sep 24, 2016
When: 11:30 am
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

This year at NOC's Guest Appreciation Festival, bike trials riders will put on a show on the banks of the Nantahala River. This all-ages bike trials event features classes for beginners through pro riders, with a variety of obstacles suitable for every ability level. Hop on a bike and give it a try, or come out and watch the souteast's top bike trials competitors perform gravity-defying maneuvers right here at NOC. More info

Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon & 5K
Date(s): Sep 30, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
When: • Friday 4:00 p.m.-6:00 pm • Saturday 6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd. Cherokee NC 28719

4th Annual Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K benefiting the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation & the Half Marathon starts at 8am. 5K starts at 8:15am. There will be a 3 hour time limit.

Date:                                              

Friday September 30, 2016 & Saturday October 1, 2016

Hours:                              

  • Friday 4:00 p.m.-6:00 pm
  • Saturday 6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

  • Friday, September 30

®       4:00 p.m.-6:00 pm             ∞ Packet Pick Up/Late Registration - Acquoni Events Center

  • Saturday, October 1

®       6:00-7:45 am              ∞  Packet Pick Up/Late Registration - Acquoni Events Center

®       7:45 am                     ∞  Assemble for Start of Half Marathon

®       8:00 am                     ∞  Half Marathon Starts

®       8:05 am                     ∞  Assemble for Start of 5K

®       8:15 am                     ∞  5K Starts

®       9:15 am                     ∞  5K Awards Ceremony

®       10:30 a.m.                  ∞  Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

Admission/Ticket Price:

□ Half Marathon Registration                              □ 5K Registration

®       January 1, 2015-April 30 - $45 Online            ®  January 1, 2015-April 30 - $25 Online

®       May 1-September 30 - $50 Online                  ®  May 1-September 30 - $30 Online

®       October 1 - Race Day - $55                           ®  October 1 - Race Day - $35

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

http://www.cherokeeharvesthalf.com for registration you can also find us on Facebook. Can also contact Greg Duff directly @: 828-400-4868

Locations with exact address:

Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd. Cherokee NC 28719

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Website @: www.cherokeeharvesthalf.com or by Phone: Greg Duff @ 828-400-4868 or Jeremy Hyatt @ 828-736-3839

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

Contact:  Greg Duff 828-400-4868 or Jeremy Hyatt 828-736-3839