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Welcoming eight international countries to the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee World Games is a multi-sport cultural event hosted by Cherokee cultural performers and stickball teams. This event includes cultural demonstrations as well as precision, artistic, trend, strength, and ball sports that encourage Folkmoot’s groups to engage with the community and each other and to celebrate and share their cultures. Held at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, games begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for maximum enjoyment. Food trucks and Cherokee vendors will be available on-site.
Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect, and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures. Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18–28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains.
All Folkmoot ticket sales are final. Folkmoot is unable to manage refunds or exchanges. This is standard procedure for ticket outlets, art and cultural events, sports and other ticketed programs. Enrolled EBCI members are free with a reserved ticket.
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds
545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Contact: Lisa Spring Wilnoty