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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)

 

Unto These Hills
Date(s): May 28, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: 7:30p
Where: Mountainside Theater Drama Rd

Legendary drama

OIV Time of War
Date(s): Jun 11, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday Shows are at 12 & 3 p.m."
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Oconaluftee Indian Village special event

OIV Time of War Oconaluftee Indian Village
Date(s): Jun 21, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: varies
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Watch as the Cherokee prpare for war with demonstrations.  Please call the Cherokee Historical for exact times.  828-497-2111

Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby
Date(s): Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 06, 2016
When: Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: • Friday: Cherokee Fairgrounds • Saturday: Cherokee Oconaluftee Island Park

A free fishing event for children! The event last for two days, on the first day pre-registration will be available. On this day our guests can enjoy a full day of fun with many attractions & eligibility for prizes at the end of the day. On day two there will be four hours available to fish, free breakfast, & lunch will be provided for registered children. Prizes will also be given away worth up to $20,000.00 on the second day (only to registered children). Also on the second day (Saturday) children will be able to enjoy listening to music, celebrity guests, live animal exhibits, free food, & more!   

Date:                                              

August 5– 6, 2016

Hours:

 

 

                              

Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

 

 

 

Music, zip lines, food, animal exhibits, clowns, fishing, door prizes & more!

Admission/Ticket Price:

FREE!

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE!

Locations with exact address:

  • Friday: Cherokee Fairgrounds
  • Saturday: Cherokee Oconaluftee Island Park

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Cherokee Welcome Center 498 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Email @: http://www.travel@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 1 800 438-6492

Contact Information for Vendors:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor

Email @: FrieHusk@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6492

Lisa Frady, Events & Tour Groups Coordinator

Email @: LisaFrad@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6471

Angela Hernandez,  Special Events Assistant

Email @: angehern@nc-cherokee.com

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

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

Frieda Huskey, Lisa Frady, & Angela Hernandez

Blueberry Festival
Date(s): Aug 13, 2016
When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Fairgrounds 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Sponsored by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA), Featuring Blueberries and various recipes for Blueberries.

Date:                                              

August 13, 2016

Hours:                              

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

9:00:

Opening Ceremony & Concession Stand Opens

             

Corn Hole Game Tournament Begins (2 children from each community)

              

Blueberry Pancakes and Blueberry Products

             

 Huckleberry-Blueberry Nutritional and Cultural Values

10:00

 Children’s Activities Indoors until 2:00 PM

11:00

Community Clubs Talent Show-one act from each community-Singing Group(s)

1:00

 Adults and Youth Categories: Huckleberry-Blueberry (Must include recipes)

2:00

 Awarding of Prizes for Blueberry/Huckleberry Products

Admission/Ticket Price:

FREE!

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE ADMISSION @ the Cherokee Fairgrounds

Locations with exact address:

Cherokee Fairgrounds 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Carmaleta Monteith by phone @: 828 497-2717 or E-mail @: Carmaleta@msn.com

Space available for vendors @ $5.00 per table, tables will be free to fundraising groups and children’s activities to reserve tables call:

Lucille Wolfe (828 736-5285) or Bessie Wallace (828 497-2389)

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

Carmaleta Monteith

KOA Mid-Fall Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Aug 20, 2016
When: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cherokee KOA Office, 92 KOA Campground Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Cast your line for a chance at a big one! Compete with other anglers for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Cherokee KOA Trout tournaments are held in March and August. Fishing Season is closed in the month of March until the opening day. To obtain a permit required to fish in the Cherokee streams or ponds, the cost is $10.00 daily for each person 12 and up and is available among a variety of business entities within Cherokee or can also be purchased online. 

Date:                                              

Aug 20, 2016

Hours:                              

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Fishing Tournament

Admission/Ticket Price:

There is an admission price of $11.00 for all ages plus a $10.00 daily permit for people 12 and up.

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

Cherokee KOA Office of the KOA Campground (Must be staying at the KOA Campground)

Locations with exact address:

Cherokee KOA Office, 92 KOA Campground Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Website @: http://www.koa.com/campgrounds/cherokee/ or Cody Bartmess @ email: jcodybartmess@gmail.com or by phone # @: 828 497-9187

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

David Masarik contact info: 828 497-9187

National Rifle Association
Date(s): Aug 20, 2016
When: 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

This event entails a variety of events that will include rifles, games, & raffles. All proceeds will go to supporting men & women’s sports, Boy Scouts, School’s Shooting Teams all across North Carolina, etc.!

Date:                                              

August 20, 2016

Hours:                              

5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Variety of festivities for all! There will also be a meal provided @ 7:00 p.m. which will include Prime Ribs, baked potatoes, salad, & a drink. 

Admission/Ticket Price:

There is a $40 pre-register fee required for entrance. There will be no tickets available upon arrival; has to be pre-ordered.

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

http://www.friendsofNRA.org this web-site will allow pre-registering for tickets to attend the event as well as a purchase of a meal ticket (Please order meal tickets ahead of time to ensure a chance to win at door prizes! Children 12 and under will receive a free hotdog meal that will include chips & a drink!) Participants can also contact the number provided below to be able to pre-order tickets as well. 

Locations with exact address:

Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Phone @: 828.736.6631 &/or 828.226.0738 or by Email @: Rangemaster1@yahoo.com

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

Lance Grant & Bruce Hawkings

Qualla Arts & Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market
Date(s): Aug 27, 2016
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual Inc. 645 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719.

The Open Air Indian Market will highlight artists of the Eastern Band of Cherokee that are members of Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual. This event promotes traditional Cherokee arts & crafts with each being authentic, homemade & one of a kind. The event is held outdoors in the Cultural District of Cherokee, NC. Storytelling, craft sales & demonstrations will be the focus of this event. Music is provided by the Sound of Music. A traditional Cherokee meal will be for sale by the NAIWA (North American Indian Women’s Association).

Date:                                              

August 27, 2016

Hours:                              

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Live demonstrations & Storytelling along with a Traditional Indian meal served by NAIWA

Admission/Ticket Price:

$10.00 a meal

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE!

Locations with exact address:

Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual Inc. 645 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719. 

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Email @: Vicki@quallaartsandcrafts.org & also phone number @: 828 497-3103

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

Vicki Cruz