Sgili (Ghost) Hunt at Oconaluftee Indian Village | Cherokee, NC

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Sgili (Ghost) Hunt at Oconaluftee Indian Village

Friday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Come get spooky in Cherokee!

Cherokee Historical Association is hosting a Sgili (Ghost) Hunt at Oconaluftee Indian Village! The event is three days only and will serve as a fundraiser for CHA. All proceeds will support operating costs at Oconaluftee Indian Village. 

Tickets are $10 per person at 
Doors open at 7pm and the first tour will begin at 7:15pm.

*Please note, this event is a ghost tour and not a haunted house attraction, but it's sure to be lots of spooky fun!*

Experience Oconaluftee Indian Village after dark!

Hear traditional Cherokee stories by fire light then take a guided tour through the Village and adjacent botanical garden trail.

Your tour guide will tell you all about Sgili that have been spotted and experienced inside the Village over the years. Step inside the Village buildings and see what you experience. You're welcome to take photos, videos, and audio recordings on your hunt. This is your chance to experience Oconaluftee Indian Village like never before! Guests will also be guided along the botanical garden trail adjacent to the Village. Learn about the true crime that took place here and be enveloped by the sounds of the woods at night.


218 Drama Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Cherokee Historical Association
Phone: 828-497-2111

Memorial Day Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26

$10,000 in Cash Prizes!

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. With your $15 entry fee and a two-day ($17) fishing permit, covering both tournament days, you can compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded.

Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 517 Sequoyah Trail off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each tournament day, with a final tag turn in time of 4 p.m. on day two. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods.

Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online at by Friday, May 24, 2024.

EBCI Natural Resources Department reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc

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