Rainbows & Ramps | Cherokee, NC

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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.


Woleftown Gym

27 Long Branch Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Lisa Frady
Phone: 828-359-6471

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

10:00 a.m. - Doors Open
10:30 a.m. - Invocation & Welcoming
10:45 a.m. - Wiregrass Band
11:00 a.m. - Serve Elder’s Lunch
12:00 p.m. - J. Creek Cloggers
1:00 p.m. - Door Prizes

Admission/Ticket Price:


Where and how tickets can be purchased:

Woleftown Gym at 27 Long Branch Road, Cherokee, NC 28719

Locations with exact address:

Woleftown Gym, 27 Long Branch Road, Cherokee, NC 28719

Qualla Country Fishing Tournament

Saturday, August 24 to Sunday, August 25

$20,000 in Cash Prizes!

With your $15 entry fee and a two-day fishing permit ($17), coveriong both tournament days, you’ll be competing for your share of $20,000 in the pristine freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters).

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, 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719, which is across the street from Cherokee Welcome Center 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.

Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at FishCherokee.com by Friday, August 23,2024. Fishing hours are one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods.

Fisheries & Wildlife Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc.

7 Clans Rodeo

Saturday, August 31 to Sunday, September 1

Cherokee Indian Fair

Tuesday, October 1 to Saturday, October 5

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