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Mike Crowe: Preserving Cherokee Culture with the Cherokee Friends

Learn about the Cherokee Friends, a program comprised of tribal members operating out of the Museum of the Cherokee Indians, who are experts in their culture and history. Cherokee Friends specialize in storytelling, oral history, historical Native American dress, and traditional Cherokee song and dance, and provide free demonstrations and open Q&As in and around Cherokee, NC. 

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Register by October 15 for Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly-Fishing Tournament

From October 28–30, the much anticipated fly-fishing competition, Rumble in the Rhododendron, takes place along 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters in Cherokee, NC. In this tagged fly-fishing tournament, two-person teams put their skills to the test for the chance to win a share of $10,000.

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Journey Back in Time at the Oconaluftee Indian Village

The Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee, NC, is so much more than a place. It’s a total experience; a living history museum that allows you to journey back in time and see what life was actually like in a Cherokee village in the 18th century. As soon as you step onto the grounds of the Village, you’re transported to a different place and time. Don't miss your chance to go before the Village closes for the season on November 12th. 

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A Celebration of Culture & Community at the 104th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair, Oct 4–8

Tradition, games, food, and the laughter of joyful children mark the 104th annual Cherokee Indian Fair that takes place Tuesday, October 4, through Saturday, October 8. Check out the traditional stickball games, crafts, food vendors, rides, games, and prizes. There’s also live entertainment.


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Top 5 Trees You’ll Likely See During a Fall Visit to Cherokee

As we move into the crisp months of autumn, deciduous foliage in Cherokee begins to show splendid displays of color. Many factors affect the timing and brilliance of fall foliage and 2016 is slated to be even better--and brighter--than last year. Naturalist and botanist Dan Pittillo, a retired professor of biology who taught at Western Carolina University for 40 years, shares his insights on fall foliage you can expect to see in and around Cherokee, NC. 

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