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5 Things to Do in Cherokee NC This Fall

In Cherokee, NC, Fall is a time of transformation. The leaves put on a dizzying display, competing for color, and the air is crisp and cool. Here in Cherokee, Fall is a time to slow down and gather with loved ones. If you've been before, we welcome you back! If this is your first time to Cherokee, we invite you and your family to explore the beauty, and the bounty, of the season. Welcome!

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Fall Foliage Peak Continues in Cherokee

Cherokee is a unique place to see Mother Nature show off her colors, as it's bordered by two national parks -- the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park. With vibrant colors spreading throughout the middle and lower mountain elevations, there are so many great places to take in the gorgeous view. Here are a few places in and around Cherokee with some of the very best views.

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A Bounty of Goodness: The Cherokee Indian Fair, Oct 6-10

Don't miss the 103rd annual Indian Fair at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, October 6-10. In addition to food, agricultural competitions, rides, games, and entertainment, there's a little something for everyone, including authentic music, art, dance, and cultural demonstrations like archery, blowgun, and stickball. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate and children 5 and under are admitted for free.  

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It Takes a Village: Freddy Wilnoty II Celebrates Cherokee Culture

Freddy Winoty II is a Cherokee native and the lead singer for the dance performances that happen twice daily at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. With a long, rich legacy of art in his family, Freddy has made a name for himself in his own art and performance work. Meet Freddy for yourself and see why he says that his work isn't just about entertaining--it's about living out his Cherokee culture every single day. 

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Stepping into History at the Oconaluftee Indian Village

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a living history museum replicating a small Cherokee town in the 1790s. Watch live demonstrations from finger weaving, beadwork, basket weaving, making weaponry--including the ever-popular blowgun demonstration--and more, plus catch one of two live dances performed daily. Find out for yourself why the Village was awarded another Certificate of Excellence based on outstanding customer reviews. You have until November 7th to catch the action. 

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