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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.
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.
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.
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