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Saturday, October 16, 2021 (2 events)

Cruise the Smokies Fall Rod Run

Saturday, October 16 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy a vintage car show at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car’s unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will feature live music for some real good fun. Free for spectators!

Some event highlights include:
Special Guest Car: Christine!
50/50 ticket sales Friday and Saturday
Motor raffle ticket sales each day with giveaway on Saturday
Cruising poker run thru the mountains starting at 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cash drawings Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m.
Random cash giveaways throughout the day
Racing simulator with cash prizes
Poker cruise at 1 p.m. Friday
Poker walk at 1 p.m. on Saturday
Live band (Sugah and the Cubes) at 5 p.m. on Friday
Live band (Jim Plemmons and the Wreckers) at 2 p.m. on Saturday
Over $10,000 in cash giveaways for the weekend 

Dracula is coming.

Saturday, October 16 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Hide the kids, grab the crucifixes, and wear something with a very high neck. See this hair-raising performance on select evenings throughout October.

The Cherokee Historical Association, in partnership with the Havoc Movement Company, is proud to present “Dracula: The Failings of Men,” happening on select evenings throughout the month of October. Based on the terrifying classic by Bram Stoker, this action-horror production will have you grabbing for the garlic cloves and hiding behind your blanket. It’s so frightening, kids under 12 are not recommended!

The tale launches you back in time to London circa 1897, when a ghost ship carrying a dark and ancient evil washes ashore. The only passenger appears to have been a shrouded figure—one with a distinctive taste for blood. Join Ada Van Helsing as she pursues something that’s part-myth, part-legend, and fully evil.

Get your tickets here! Only 199 seats are available per show!

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