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It’s over a century old. It’s a cornucopia of sights and sounds—a treat for all your senses. It’s a carnival and an agriculture show. It’s an art show and a game show. There’s food, music, and rides. It's pure, unfiltered fair entertainment with that unmistakable Cherokee touch: a Ferris wheel, fireworks, and stickball.
Stickball has long been known as the “Little Brother of War,” and you’ll find thrilling demonstrations of it mixed into all the traditional fair fun and food. In fact, you’re going to find ample amounts of all sorts of authentic Cherokee culture, including archery and blowgun demonstrations, local art, dance, music, and more.
General admission is $10 per person at the gate, Tuesday through Friday. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted for free. Admission on Saturday is $15. The headlining act that day will be The Legends of Country, which features Larry Stewart, the lead singer for Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow, the lead singer for Little Texas, and Jeff Cook the fiddle player and guitarist for Alabama.
Enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and other federally recognized tribes will receive free admission.
Celebrate a different emphasis each day you attend.*
Tuesday: Parade Day (gates open at 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m.)
Wednesday: Children’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.)
Thursday: Elder’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.)
Friday: Veterans' Day (gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.)
Saturday: Community Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at midnight)
*Schedule is subject to change.
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds
545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Contact: Cherokee Welcome Center