Cherokee Fall Rod Run | Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Fall Rod Run

Friday, October 13 from 7:00 am to Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 pm

Come join us at the best growing show in the Smokies with special guest, Big Daddy Don Garlits! He is bringing up one of the Swamp Rats for some nitro burning cackles!

Spectators are free, Pre-Registration is $35 until October 3rd and at the gate price is $40. See hundreds of Classics, Muscle, Kustoms, and Rat Rod on the beautiful Harrahs Casino property. Vendors to shop and eat with, Valve Cover racing on Saturday, Cruises on Thursday and Friday. Thousands in Cash prizes, and new for Fall 23, T-Buckets Project giveaway!

Visit our event page on Facebook to RSVP.


777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Cherokee Rodders
Phone: 828.226.6853

Fly Fishing Team USA National Championship

Monday, February 26 to Thursday, February 29

40 Anglers take to Tribal Waters

2024 Cherokee Retreat

Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17

An Introduction to the History & Culture of the Cherokee People

A Journey Towards Allyship and Uncolonization

For five days, participants will attend presentations by Cherokee tribal members on a variety of topics centered around Cherokee culture and history with the goal of moving towards uncolonization and allyship.

The legends, language, sense of place, history and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee culture and spirituality and offer participants a background to reflect on their own expressions and connections to the Divine. Times of reflection will integrate the day's learning with the participant's own life experiences and spiritual growth without conflating them.

Rainbows & Ramps

Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Join the local Cherokee people as they celebrate two local favorites, rainbow trout and ramps

At this community festival, savor a "taste of Cherokee" plate with fresh ramps, locally caught trout, potatoes, slaw and cornbread, dessert, and drink!

Bring your whole family and enjoy some good bluegrass music from the Wiregrass band, great clogging from the famous J. Creek Cloggers who were featured on the Emmy Awards Show in 2022 and get a chance to win some great door prizes.

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