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Events Calendar

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Events for November
Kananegsi Basket Festival
Date(s): Nov 03, 2018
When: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

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.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

10:00a.m.—4:00p.m. - Marketplace

12:00p.m. - Storytelling

1:00p.m. - Weaver Panel Discussion

Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Nov 03, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018
Where: Cherokee Catch-and-Release Waters at Raven’s Fork View full map at FishCherokee.com

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.

"Unncorked " - Wine & Rail Pairing Experience
Date(s): Nov 03, 2018
When: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot

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

WNC Pottery Festival & Clay Olympics
Date(s): Nov 03, 2018
When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Downtown Dillsboro

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

Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction
Date(s): Nov 03, 2018
When: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

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