Haunted Island | Cherokee, NC

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Haunted Island

Friday, October 27 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Join us for two days of spooktacular fun! Cherokee myths will come alive on a Haunted Trail where you might have the misfortune of encountering centuries-old legends like Spearfinger, Uktena, booger dancers, and others. You can dance to the beats from our undead DJ, play dreadful carnival games for prizes, and participate in the Zombie Run!

Special Guest Star Brad Byers will be performing his jaw-dropping and death-defying stunts three times a night. Mr. Byers has performed on America's Got Talent and his recorded performances can be seen at Ripley's Believe It or Not museums around the world.

Register for the Zombie Run at hauntedcherokee.com.

Be sure to bring cash as there are no ATMs on site.

Haunted Trail – $6 (each time a victim goes through)
Bouncy Houses – $5 (unlimited bounces)
Carnival Games - $1 (per game)
Bonfire – Free to enjoy
Zombie Run on Oct. 28 - $30 ($5 discount available if you register from Oct 7 – 27, 2017 online. Volunteer Zombies are free!)


Location:

Oconaluftee Islands Park 

HWY 441
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Chris Watty
Phone: 828.359.6486
Email:


Cherokee Heritage Day

Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

One Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme. 

Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

Monthly Themes
May 12 - Anisgvti (Planting Month) 
June 9 - Cherokee Voices Festival
July 14 - Guyegwoni (Corn in Tassel Month)
August 11 - Galoni (End of Fruit Month)
September 8 - Dulisdini (Nut Month)
October 13 -  Duninvdi (Harvest Month)
November 10 - Nvdadegwa (Hunter Month/Big Moon)
December 8 - Vsgiyi (Snow Month)


Christmas Parade 2018

Saturday, December 15 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Experience the many sights and sounds of festive holiday entertainment between the Cherokee Bear Zoo and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian at Cherokee’s annual Christmas Parade. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs, as well as bags for the candy thrown from passing floats. All parking along the parade path and surrounding areas will cease 15 minutes prior to the parade and roads will not open again until the conclusion of parade festivities. 


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