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May Season Openings and Events in Cherokee, NC

May is a great month to plan a trip to Cherokee, North Carolina. The fish are biting, wildflowers are blooming, and some of the most popular attractions in Cherokee are opening for the season. Here is a list of season openings, festivals, and events happening in Cherokee this May.

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Race Roundup: See Cherokee on Foot

Lace up your sneakers! Whether you're running or walking, there's no better way to see Cherokee up close and in person than on foot. You might even pass a (painted) bear, or two! Check out these upcoming walks and races for the 2016 season. There's something for every fitness level. 

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Keeping Tradition Alive: An Interview with Cherokee Potter Tara McCoy

Tara McCoy began learning the art of traditional Cherokee pottery in school on the Qualla Boundary. Over the years she honed her techniques through classes at the Cherokee Pottery Guild and by talking to other potters. We spoke with Tara just before the festival about the development of her craft, her process for pit firing pottery, and the pride she takes in being part of the tradition of Cherokee crafters.

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Can You ID These 9 Wildflowers in Cherokee, NC?

As the days warm into Spring, we are gifted with so many brightly colored budding wildflowers here in Cherokee, North Carolina. Think you know the wildflowers of the region? Test your knowledge and learn more about these Spring beauties that are popping up in and around Cherokee this time of year.

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Celebrate Cherokee Pottery at the Didanisisgi Pottery Festival

Learn Eastern Band of Cherokee pottery styles, the history of the craft and more at the first Didanisisgi Pottery Festival April 16th. Several renowned potters will be sharing their techniques in on-site demonstrations and will have their work available for sale along with traditional Cherokee cuisine served by The North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA).

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