Cherokee Comicon and Bigfoot University | Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Comicon and Bigfoot University

Friday, August 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We're not just cosplaying around.
 

We’ve built a full weekend around all things comicon, adding a distinctive Cherokee twist. Come decked out in your favorite Cherokee legend or cosplay character and compete in our contest. Participate in panels about comics and Cherokee Legends. And if the pursuit of Bigfoot is your game, come prepared to learn and engage. We’ll host Bigfoot University and an Expedition, hold Bigfoot Talks, and share the very latest in terms of the pursuit of this rather large and hairy legend. Don’t miss our line-up:

August 23: 6-9 p.m.
August 24-25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
August 25: Bigfoot University, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission:
Friday VIP: $10
Individual Day Pass: $5
Sunday Bigfoot University: $30
Students: Free (if dressed in full costume)
Kids under 12: Free


Location:

Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Phone: 800.438.1601


Cherokee Summer Carnival

Sunday, July 3 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The carnival is a summer celebration you won't want to miss. Entrance is free to the public.

Ride ticket prices: 
$20 - Unlimited rides
$3–$5 - Individually purchased rides
$1–$3 - Games


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, June 1 from 7:00 pm to Monday, October 31 at 9:00 pm

Amazing tales as told by the Cherokee storytellers themselves.

Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 7:00–9:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

May 28-30 and then Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, June 1–October 31, 2022.


47th Annual 4th of July Powwow with Fireworks on July 2

Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3

At our Powwow, not all the "Oooohs" and "Aahhhs" are for the fireworks.


Cherokee Summer Carnival

Monday, July 4 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The carnival is a summer celebration you won't want to miss. Entrance is free to the public.

Ride ticket prices: 
$20 - Unlimited rides
$3–$5 - Individually purchased rides
$1–$3 - Games


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