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Kananegsi Basket Festival celebrates the basket makers of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). Visitors can meet with artists, learn the details of basket making during a panel discussion, and purchase unique pieces to take home. The festival will also feature EBCI carvers and weapon makers. Admission is free to the public.
10:00a.m.—4:00p.m. - Marketplace
12:00p.m. - Storytelling
1:00p.m. - Weaver Panel Discussion
Are you and your best fly-fishing buddy ready to rumble with the top anglers around? Then get your $250 entry fee together for this two-person team competition held exclusively in the catch-and-release section of Cherokee’s “trophy waters” known simply as Raven Fork. This tournament offers a payout* totaling $10,000 for the top teams. To enter this tournament you must first acquire a Cherokee fishing permit (a list of permit-selling locations may be found at FishCherokee.com), then register for the event at River's Edge Outfitter. Additional event details will be discussed on November 2 at 7 p.m. during the opening meeting. Open to all ages.
*Payout subject to change.
Full service all-adult first class car with private attendant on the Tuckasegee River Excursion (includes stopover in historic Dillsboro). Narrator onboard to discuss each pairing of four wines with a meal that includes an exclusive sampling of local cheeses, fresh garden salad, a surf & turf entree, and chef-inspired dessert. All passengers also receive souvenir stemless wine glass. Age 21 and over only. 800-872-4681 or click here
This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques. Come see why it's become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by a few thousand aficionados of pottery. Admission is $5 per person and includes a ticket for a day-long raffle. Kids under 12 admitted free!
The fun actually begins a day earlier (Friday) with the WNC Clay Olympics and the lighting of a wood-fired kiln. The kiln is opened on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Come see different artisans compete and display their skills with clay. More info
Our annual Blacksmith Auction features some of the finest artist-blacksmith work, as well as a wide selection of other fine craft items made by Folk School instructors and students. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the school. Free admission. Call 800-FOLK-SCH for more information or click here