Tim Hill Memorial Tournament – $10,000 in Cash Prizes!

Cherokee Fishing Enterprise Waters 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC, United States

This tournament honors Tim Hill, a long-time employee at our very own trout hatchery who sadly passed too soon. A number of years ago, Cherokee’s Fisheries & Wildlife Management Division created this fun and lucrative tournament in his name. With a registration fee of $15 and a two-day fishing permit ($17), covering both tournament days,...

The Way We Connect with the World

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC, United States

Since 2022, Museum of the Cherokee People’s “The Way We” events have been an opportunity for the Museum of the Cherokee People to honor and highlight Native pop culture and showcase timely perspectives for Cherokee people, primarily by, Cherokee people. These community-centered events put Native self-representation in the spotlight and uplift the work that Native...

Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby

Oconaluftee Island HWY 441N, Cherokee, NC, United States

Join in the fun at the Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby in Cherokee, NC, where kids aged 3-11 can experience the thrill of fishing for free. Hosted amid the picturesque landscapes, this family-friendly event offers youngsters the chance to reel in their very own catch while creating cherished memories. With free fishing poles provided and...

Qualla Country Fishing Tournament with $20,000 in Cash Prizes!

Cherokee Fishing Enterprise Waters 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC, United States

With your $15 entry fee and a two-day fishing permit ($17), covering both tournament days, you’ll be competing for your share of $20,000 in the pristine freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for...

Confluence: An Indigenous Writers’ Workshop

Museum of the Cherokee People 589 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC, United States

Created in partnership with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), author of the award-winning novel Even As We Breathe, this series of workshops offers enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and other federally recognized tribes access to high-quality writing instruction from the world’s top Indigenous writers at no cost....

Cherokee Indian Fair

1491 Acquoni Rd 1491 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

Experience the vibrant culture and traditions of the Cherokee people at the Cherokee Indian Fair. Held annually in Cherokee, NC, this lively event features a variety of activities and attractions, including traditional dance performances, arts and crafts displays, cultural demonstrations, and authentic Cherokee cuisine. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich heritage of the Cherokee...

Midland at the 112th Cherokee Indian Fair

Qualla Expo Center (Old High School Site) Cherokee, NC, United States

On Saturday night, October 5th, at 9:00 PM, the Cherokee Indian Fair is proud to present a special performance by Double Grammy® nominees, Midland! Hailing from Dripping Springs, Texas, Midland has redefined modern Country music with their unique blend of Western plains nostalgia and Bakersfield juke joint vibes. Known for their 2X PLATINUM hit “Drinkin’...

Cherokee Fall Rod Run

Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds 545 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC, United States

Experience the thrill of classic cars and hot rods at the Cherokee Fall Rod Run. Held in Cherokee, NC, this exciting event showcases a wide array of vintage vehicles from across the country. Visitors can admire the craftsmanship and design of these timeless automobiles while enjoying live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities. Whether you're...

WNC Truck Show

1441 Acquoni Road 1441 Acquoni Road, Cherokee, NC, United States

Scareokee

Cherokee Visitor Center 498 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC, United States

Get ready for a spooktacular time at Scareokee! This Halloween-themed karaoke event in Cherokee, NC, promises a frightfully fun evening of singing, dancing, and spooky entertainment. Whether you're belting out...