Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby | Cherokee, NC

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Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby

Friday, August 5 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Introduce your kids to a love of fishing at this free two-day event. On Friday, you may register for this event in person. On Saturday, we will give out free fishing poles 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. Entry is free (provided you register) and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Over $20,000 in prizes will be awarded this weekend!

Pre-register online at and print registration details. You will need to bring your registration with you to the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds along with the child you pre-registered, on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 10am – 6pm or Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 6am – 10am. If you do not pre-register, you can register your child in person. Please note, your child must be present with you in order to register them – there will be no exceptions. 


Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds and Oconaluftee Islands Park

545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Cherokee Welcome Center
Phone: 800.438.1601

Rainbows & Ramps

Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the nearing of springtime, mark the beginning of fishing season, honor the elders and enjoy regional entertainment.

Easter Extravaganza

Thursday, March 30 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Come celebrate the hallowed tradition of Easter, featuring an Easter egg hunt of over 24,000 Easter eggs, fabulous prizes, and the Easter bunny!

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Cherokee Days

Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is co-hosting Cherokee Days in Washington D.C. at the Native American Smithsonian. Join us for a three day event to experience the story of three nations and one Cherokee story.

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