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Sunday, May 29, 2022 (2 events)

Cherokee’s Memorial Day Trout Tournament

Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, May 29

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. With your $15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit, you can compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded.

Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 517 Sequoyah Trail off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each tournament day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods.

Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online at FishCherokee.com by Friday, May 27, 2022. 

Fisheries & Wildlife Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc.


Seven Clans Rodeo

Sunday, May 29 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The most fun you can have on four hooves.


The Seven Clans Rodeo is thundering across the prairies, over the Great Smokies, and riding into town for your entertainment. Sponsored by the Southern Rodeo Association, this is a big-money rodeo with professional cowboys competing for $1,200. 

Events include Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc riding, Bareback, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Tie Down Roping, and Bull Riding. It’s two days full of skills competitions and fun for everyone—unless you’re one of the riders holding on for dear life. 

Don’t miss it.

Tickets at the Wecome Center and Alan's Pawn & Jewelry:
Kids (3 years old and under): Free
Kids (4-11 years old): $8-10
Adults (12 years old+): $13-15


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