TALKING TREES CHILDREN’S TROUT FISHING DERBY

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EVENT DATE

Aug 3, 2024

EVENT TIMES

6 AM – 2 PM

ages

3-11

cost

Free

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JOIN IN THE FUN!

The first 1,500 registrants will receive a free fishing pole, BUCKET HAT, AND FISHING TACKLE!

We provide fishing poles, bait, t-shirts, a chance for prizes, and much more to pre-registered participants. This is a fun, family event where all children between the ages of 3-11 can enjoy a day of fishing in Cherokee!

Meal tickets will be provided for registrants, one per child. Don’t worry adults! We will also have food trucks on-site.

You must pre-register online.

Accessibility: This event is accessible to children with disabilities. For questions about accessibility, please contact Lisa Frady.

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DIRECTIONS

Registration Form

One Entry Form Per Child

Tips and Reminders

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5 Trout Limit per registered child.

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Free bait & tackle while supplies last.

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You can bring your own bait & tackle but no Treble Hooks allowed!

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Children and Parents should wear water-friendly shoes and shorts.

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Bring towels, snacks for the family, a cooler for fish and portable chairs.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Talking Trees Children’s Trout Fishing Derby is made possible through the generous donations of the following sponsors and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  If your business or organization would like to sponsor this worthwhile event where 2,500 children are provided fishing gear and everything needed to have a free, fun outdoor experience with their families, please contact us.  Your donation includes publicity and links to your website.

In addition, the Talking Trees Children’s Trout Fishing Derby draws over 5,000 visitors to the Oconaluftee Islands Park where your logo will be displayed on the main stage banner and throughout the park, depending upon your level of giving.

Golden Trout – $10,000+

Become our main sponsor and get your logo prominently on the stage banner, your own bridge banner, links to your website and more. Contact Lisa Frady for details.

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Rainbow Trout – $5,000-$9,999

2024 tabcc logo
2024 jmt logo
2024 great smokies inn logo

Brook Trout – $3,500-$4,999

S&ME logo

Donaldson Trout – $1,500-$3,499

owle construction logo
2024 pautzke bait co logo
2024 robins & mortan logo

Brown Trout – $500-$1,499

2024 color nix purser & associates logo
2024 powerscreen logo
2024 Cherokee Enterprises logo
2024 smart electric company logo
grannys kitchen logo
ew2 environmental inc logo

CONTACT

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Stay a Little Longer

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We can’t wait to see you at the Talking Trees Children’s Trout Fishing Derby, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there! So why not make a full trip out of your weekend and explore all the adventure Cherokee has to offer?

Fire Mountain Trails
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Fire Mountain Trails

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.
Sequoyah National Golf Club
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
River Tubing
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River Tubing

Oconaluftee Islands Park
Fire Mountain Disc Golf
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Fire Mountain Disc Golf

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Event provided by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Sponsors.