Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby | Cherokee, NC

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Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby

Friday, August 4 to Saturday, August 5

Friday, August 4: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 5: 6am – 2pm

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Friday, August 4, 2023

  • 10:00am – Registration Begins
  • 6:00pm- Registration Closes

Saturday, August 5, 2023:

  • 6:00am – Registration Opens
  • 7:00am – Island Opens
  • 7:30am – Opening Remarks
  • 8:00am – Fishing Begins
  • 9:00am – Door Prize Drawings
  • 10:00am – Registration Closes or until Capacity
  • 10:00am – Door prize Drawings
  • 11:00am – Door prize Drawings
  • 12:00pm – Fishing Ends/Door Prize Drawings & Awards

Admission/Ticket Price: Free Admission


Friday: Registration at 2093 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC 28719
Saturday: Oconaluftee Island Park, 86 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC 28719

Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Cherokee Welcome Center
Phone: 800-438-1601

Come join us for one of the largest Children’s outdoor events in Cherokee, NC. This two-day free event is for children ages 3yr – 11yr.

Day one will include registering your kids at the Cherokee Parking ­Lot before you get to the Great Smokey’s Park entrance (2093 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC 28719. 

Day two will include fishing, free lunch for all participants. Trophies will be given out for the three biggest fish in each age category. Door prizes will be given out throughout the day with the grand prize given out at the end of the day. 

Bring the whole family to this great outdoor event and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Where and How to Register: Pre-register online at print registration off and bring it with you to the 2093 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC 28719 along with the child you pre-registered, on Friday, August 4, 2023 from 10am – 6pm or Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 6am – 10am. If you do not pre-register, you can register your child on the same days and times listed above. Please note, your child must be present with you in order to register them. There will be no exceptions.

Contact Information for vendors: Lisa Frady at (828)358-6471, email:

Staff member responsible for event: Lisa Frady at (828)359-6471, email:

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