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Events for October
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Date(s): May 01, 2014 - Nov 08, 2014
When: 10a-4p - except Sundays
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

 

Join us for an interactive journey through Cherokee history. Our tour guides, well-educated in traditional Cherokee culture and donned in native dress, take guests on a stroll through a pivotal time in the life of the Oconaluftee Indian Village. For more information, visit www.cherokeehistorical.org

Email   CHAsales@cherokeeadventure.com

Phone (828) 497-2111

Website  www.cherokeeadventure.com

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express
Date(s): Oct 04, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014
When: Friday Departures, 3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday departures, 12pm & 3:30pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Everett Street, Bryson City, NC

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. Activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos, trick or treating, bouncy house, hayrides and live musical entertainment. And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes!  Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

For more information: 800-872-4681, www.gsmr.com

Chief's Challenge Run/Walk
Date(s): Oct 07, 2014
When: 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Where: Downtown Cherokee Downtown Cherokee , Cherokee NC

Principal Chief Michell Hicks considers the health of people to be of paramount importance. One of the ways he stays fit and encourages others to help them stay fit is to run or walk on a regular basis. Each year, he challenges all of us to a walk or run to kick off the Cherokee Indian Fair. The route is through "main street" along the route of the Cherokee Indian Fair Parade.

taramcco@nc-cherokee.com

Phone  (828) 554-6783

Website   www.visitcherokeenc.com

Cherokee Indian Fair
Date(s): Oct 07, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
When: 12p-10p
Where: Cherokee Welcome Center/Fair Grounds 498 Tsali Blvd , Cherokee NC

For over a century, the Cherokee Indian Fair featured and features artwork, crafts, agricultural items and traditional foods made by Cherokee artisans. Vendors from throughout the region participate in the craft sales including beadwork, belts, white oak baskets and pottery. Top entertainment compliments the visual feast-all in the crisp autumn air of the Smokies! Parade, carnival, stage entertainment, games, food and more!

travel@nc-cherokee.com

Phone   (800) 438-1601

Website www.visitcherokeenc.com

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express
Date(s): Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
When: Friday Departures, 3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday departures, 12pm & 3:30pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Everett Street, Bryson City, NC

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. Activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos, trick or treating, bouncy house, hayrides and live musical entertainment. And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes!  Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

For more information: 800-872-4681, www.gsmr.com

Trail of Tears Memorial Walk
Date(s): Oct 11, 2014
When: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Cherokee Historical Association 564 Tsali Blvd , Cherokee NC

Each year on the last day of the Cherokee Indian Fair, the Cherokee Historical Association hosts this walk in memory of the Cherokee people's forced removal from their ancestral home lands in the Southeast. The walk starts at the Cherokee Historical Association offices on Tsali Blvd and concludes at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. All are welcome to participate.

Emaillblythe.cha@gmail.com

Phone(828) 497-2111

Websitewww.visitcherokeenc.com

Big Rigs Antique Truck Show
Date(s): Oct 11, 2014
When: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Where: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Trucks big and small pour into Cherokee for this unique event. Show and shine like you have never seen it before. This event comes complete with a parade of trucks in downtown Cherokee. You must see it to believe it!!

jbccgregg@bellsouth.net

Phone  (828) 421-9399

Website  www.visitcherokeenc.com

Fall Hike Week at Fontana
Date(s): Oct 12, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Where: Fontana Village Resort, 300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC 28733

Includes guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as many other scheduled events. Join other guests for an assortment of evening lectures and programs. Contact our Outdoors Program for more information by calling 828.498.2122 or click here.

Harvest Festival
Date(s): Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
Where: Stecoah Valley Center, 121 Schoolhouse Rd., Robbinsville, NC

Every October this three-day event begins with a Friday evening campfire and storytelling.

Saturday begins with a 5K race and a one mile fun run. The Festival gets underway at 11am with crafts, country fair, weaving and knitting demonstrations, quilt exhibit, antique tractors, corn grinder, music and dance, food and much more. There's always a 7:30 pm Saturday evening concert in the auditorium featuring a bluegrass headliner. The festival concludes on Sunday with a free gospel singing beginning at 2:30 pm. More info

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express
Date(s): Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
When: Friday Departures, 3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday departures, 12pm & 3:30pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Everett Street, Bryson City, NC

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. Activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos, trick or treating, bouncy house, hayrides and live musical entertainment. And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes!  Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

For more information: 800872-4681, www.gsmr.com

24th Annual Chili Cook Off
Date(s): Oct 18, 2014
When: 11am-3pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Frye Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

Looking for a way to "heat" up your Bryson City getaway? Then make your plans now to attend the annual Bryson City Chamber Chili Cook Off, now in its 24th year and a favorite of both locals and visitors. Sample chilis ranging from mild to wild and in red, white, and vegetarian recipes. Enjoy a festival atmosphere with decorated booths, live music, handcrafted arts and yummy homemade desserts. Finally, don't forget to cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice Award given at the end of the day. Bring your appetite and see you there!

For more information please contact the Swain County Chamber of Commerce, 800-867-9246.

Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon
Date(s): Oct 18, 2014
When: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
Where: Acquoni Expo Center Intersect of Acquoni & Big Cove Road , Cherokee NC

13.1 mile half marathon that benefits the Madison Hornbuckle Children's Cancer Foundation. Great run in the mountains of the Qualla Boundary-gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Email  jerehyat@nc-cherokee.com

Phone  (828) 554-6529

Website  www.visitcherokeenc.com

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express
Date(s): Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
When: Friday Departures, 3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday departures, 12pm & 3:30pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Everett Street, Bryson City, NC

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. Activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos, trick or treating, bouncy house, hayrides and live musical entertainment. And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes!  Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

For more information: 800-872-4681, www.gsmr.com

Hauntober Weekend & Haunted Trail
Date(s): Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Where: Fontana Village Resort, 300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC 28733

Events and activities for kids of all ages including face painting, pumpkin carving, ghost tours and hayrides. You can experience The Haunted Halloween Trail for a complete weekend full of fright! Contact our Outdoors Program for more information, 828.498.2122 or click here.

Haunted Indian Village
Date(s): Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014
Where: Cherokee Historical Association 564 Tsali Blvd , Cherokee NC

Spooky happenings at the Oconaluftee Indian VIllage. Halloween fun for everyone! Come if you dare!

Email  lblythe.cha@gmail.com

Phone  (828) 497-2111

Website  http://www.visitcherokeenc.com

NOCtoberfest
Date(s): Oct 25, 2014
When: All day
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, 13077 US Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, NC

A full day of events from the Flint Ridge 5-Miler to the Great Pumpkin Pursuit, pumpking decorating contest and and costume contest to live music with Chalwa in the evening. Great food too.

Rafts of  costumed NOCer's will disperse 400 numbered pumpkins into the Nantahala.  Paddlers will compete to collect as many pumpkins as possible, as  entries into our famous Great Pumpkin Pursuit raffle. More info

Flint Ridge Fall 5-Miler
Date(s): Oct 25, 2014
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, 13077 US Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, NC

Join us as we support our favorite non-profit, MedicForce,  for the annual Flint Ridge Fall 5-Miler, and lend a hand to this  independent organization that utilizes first aid and medical  professionals to provide free first aid training and care to remote  communities throughout the world. Competitors start at the Flint Ridge trailhead at the top of NOC's  Wesser campus, run approximately 4.75 miles along trails, then cruise  down the remaining .25 miles along the road to finish riverside by the  Nantahala.        More info

Masquerade Dinner Train
Date(s): Oct 31, 2014
When: 9pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Everett Street, Bryson City, NC

Celebrate the evening in style on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad! Dress in your Halloween costume and enjoy live music, cash bar, and dinner for a truly unique experience. Call 800-872-4681 for reservations. More info

Downtown Trick or Treat
Date(s): Oct 31, 2014
When: 3:30-6pm
Where: Downtown Bryson City, NC

Enjoy a fun, safe and small town trick or treating experience this Halloween! With the streets closed, the kids are out in full force to fill their bags with candy from the costumed downtown merchants. And don't forget the costume contest open to all ages with the winner in each class receiving a gift certificate to Soda Pops (the local ice cream shop).

For more information please contact the Swain County Chamber of Commerce, 800-867-9246.