Dippin N Sippin River Run | Cherokee, NC

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Dippin N Sippin River Run

Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Six Exciting Tube Races, Music by Country Music Star Mitch Rossell, Beer & Food

Get ready for a day filled with thrilling races, live music by Mitch Rossell, and non-stop fun at the Dippin N Sippin River Run!

Interested in volunteering or becoming a vendor? Learn more information below.

Registration Dates & Times

Friday, July 14  •  10am - 4pm
Saturday, July 15  •  9am - 11am

First Tube Race

Saturday, July 15  •  11am

Limited Tickets Available!

Adults (Over 21) - $40
Adult VIP Section - $60
Adult Access Island - $20
Children Island Access - $10
Children 3 and Under - FREE

Can't Miss Music by Mitch Rossell

Mitch has 3 #1 songs as a writer with Garth Brooks and Mitch has opened for Garth on his most recent stadium tour. Mitch has a duet out with Trisha Yearwood. He also recently had an appearance on America's Got Talent, which sky rocketed his song “Son” to #1 on the iTunes Music chart June 6 through June 10. Check out his heartfelt performance!


498 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719

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

Calling all Food Truck, Wine or Beer Truck, & Craft Vendors

We are looking for talented food truck and craft vendors to be part of this incredible event.
Reserve your spot today and let your creations shine at this year’s Dippin N Sippin River Run!
Reserve your spot below or call 800-438-1601.


Volunteer Sign-Up

Volunteers will likely be required to work a minimum of two hours and will be granted free entry
to the event as a token of appreciation for their valuable contributions.

Fire Mountain Inferno

Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 am to Sunday, May 5 at 3:30 pm

Join us for 2 days of adrenaline-pumping action at the 2024 Fire Mountain Inferno mountain bike event!

Welcome to the Fire Mountain Inferno mountain bike event in Cherokee, North Carolina, recognized as the Best Mountain Bike Race in the annual Best of the Blue Ridge survey by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.   

Scheduled to take place from May 4th to May 5th, 2024, the Fire Mountain Inferno is poised to captivate riders and spectators alike with its breathtaking scenery and challenging terrain. Organized by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, this year's event will feature riders of all skill levels.

Divided into four categories – expert, sport, beginner, and junior – participants will tackle a variety of challenges, from thrilling descents to grueling cross-country routes, as they navigate the renowned Fire Mountain Trails. With the full support of the Eastern Band, attendees can anticipate an unparalleled experience celebrating the rich heritage and natural wonders of Cherokee.

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 FishCherokee.com 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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