Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby | Cherokee, NC

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Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby

Friday, August 4 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Introduce your kids to a love of fishing at this free two-day event. On Friday, dive into excitement at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds for entertainment, attractions, and free fishing gear for eligible participants (children ages 3 to 11). Arrive at Oconaluftee Islands Park on Saturday for hours of fishing fun with prizes, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Pre-register August 4 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. Entry is free and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

Friday, August 4, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Registration begins and door prizes will be given out
Registered children will receive a free shirt, hat, hooks, sinkers, & bait

5:00 p.m.   Registration ends

5:30 p.m.   Rules & Regulations 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Registration begins, breakfast, and door prizes will be given out

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    2,000 fishing poles will be distributed (supplies are limited)

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Fishing begins

11:00 a.m.   Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Tournament winners will be announced

2:00 p.m.   Event ends


Location:

Oconaluftee Islands Park

545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Cherokee Welcome Center
Phone: 800.438.1601
Email:


Turkey Strut 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, November 18 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Get ready for Turkey Day with a 5K. This year, the event will benefit the Cherokee Braves Booster Club, a community organization that supports all athletes of Cherokee Central Schools by organizing team and school events, coordinating athletic programs, and raising monies to support our local athletes. On-site registration will be available from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Or pre-register online at runsignup.com. The race begins at noon.

Pre-sale Tickets:
$15 for adults before November 12, and $20 after November 12 
$5 for adults ages 59 and up
$5 for kids ages 12 and younger


Brothers in the Wind Toy Run

Saturday, November 25 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

All proceeds from this annual motorcycle ride go to children and families in need. Following the ride will be music, drinks, and food at the Fair Grounds. There will also be chances to win door prizes and 50/50 tickets. The requested donation is $20 per rider or $30 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds entrance. Please park at the front entrance to the Fair Grounds. Ride route will be determined just prior to the event, depending on the weather. Signup begins at 10:30 a.m. and riders depart at noon.


Cherokee Lights & Legends Christmas

Friday, December 15 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

It's a traditional Christmas celebration with all the trimmings, but with a unique Cherokee twist. Enjoy interactive displays of Cherokee legends, ice skating, a 40-ft. Christmas tree, and more.


Cherokee Lights & Legends Christmas

Saturday, December 16 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

It's a traditional Christmas celebration with all the trimmings, but with a unique Cherokee twist. Enjoy interactive displays of Cherokee legends, ice skating, a 40-ft. Christmas tree, and more.


Christmas Parade 2017

Saturday, December 16 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 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. 


Cherokee Lights & Legends Christmas

Sunday, December 17 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

It's a traditional Christmas celebration with all the trimmings, but with a unique Cherokee twist. Enjoy interactive displays of Cherokee legends, ice skating, a 40-ft. Christmas tree, and more.


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