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A Taste of Spring: Rainbow & Ramps Festival

The Rainbow and Ramps festival celebrates two of Cherokee's seasonal delicacies: rainbow trout and ramps, both with deep roots in Cherokee culture. The event takes place on March 28th from 10:30 to 2 pm and includes a traditional meal of fresh-caught trout, ramps, and other seasonal vegetables, as well as popular regional music and an all-ages Horseshoe Tournament. 

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Rites of Spring: Rainbow & Ramps Festival

Have you planned your Spring trip to Cherokee? There's so much to do and see!  March 26th is the annual Rainbow and Ramps Festival in Cherokee, and for only $10 a plate you can enjoy the local fare. Ramps, or wild mountain leeks, taste like a cross between garlic and onion and are served alongside friend rainbow trout, fresh caught from the crystal clear waters in Cherokee. If you're an angler, March 26th is also the Opening Day Fishing Competition with $20,000 in tagged fish! Whether you buy a plate of fish at Rainbow and Ramps festival or catch your own, this is where you'll want to be for a true "taste of Cherokee." 

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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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100-Fish Days: Tips on Fishing Cherokee by Michael Bradley of Fly Fishing Team USA

We caught up with Michael Bradley, the 26-year-old Cherokee fly fishing champion who has been fishing the waters in Cherokee since he was child. Since we last spoke, Michael went on to make Fly Fishing Team USA, earning medals at the National Fly Fishing Championship last summer, and he has his sights on big things ahead. Read on to find out where Michael's personal favorite spots are to fish in Cherokee, and what he recommends, for beginners and pros. 

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2017 Memorial Day Trout Tournament: The Heat is On!

Within the 30 miles of Cherokee’s privately stocked freestone streams, participants in the 2017 Memorial Day Trout Tournament will be able to compete for cash prizes. The competition will take place from Friday, May 26, to Sunday, May 28.

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