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Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling

The Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 31 at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in Cherokee. 

Sit by a bonfire, alongside a river, and listen to some of Cherokee’s best storytellers. The bonfire is free and open to the public. There will be no bonfire events in September. 

For more information, call 800.438.1601 or click on www.visitcherokeenc.com.


Cherokee Indian Fair

The annual Cherokee Indian Fair will run Oct. 4-8 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds.

The Indian Fair Parade kicks off the festivities on Tuesday. Like the typical county fair, Cherokee invites a top-of-the-line carnival to provide amusements all week for the young and old alike. From games to high-tech rides, the carnival is always a welcome feature at the Fair. Community arts and crafts exhibits, Miss Cherokee contest. Nationally known entertainers.

For more information and a full schedule of events, click on greatsmokies.com/events.


• “Scare-Okee Haunted Island Light Show” will be held from dusk to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 through Oct. 31 at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in Cherokee. Walk around the island and enjoy the music and array of lights (including flashing lights), haunted talking trees, and an interactive skeleton keyboard. Fun for all ages. No pets allowed. Free admission. 

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