Cherokee's Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament: March 28-29
Cherokee's Memorial Day Trout Tournament: May 23-24
The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament: July 11-12
The Qualla County Trout Tournament: Sept 5-6
Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly-Fishing Tournament: Nov 7-8
***Please note: there will be no fishing allowed starting March 13 through March 28th, the day of the first fishing tournament.
Come have a "Hopping" good time this Easter at Cherokee KOA!
Thursday night-Movie Night with S'mores
Friday-Easter Craft, Coloring Easter Eggs, Night time Glow Hayride
Saturday-Basket weaving, Easter Egg Hunt, Visit with the Easter bunny, Dance Party (you never know who may show up!)
Sunday-Pajama breakfast with the Easter Bunny ($5)
$5 Personal visit with Easter Bunny & Gift at your site. Please register at the main office for a time slot.
Summer fun has begun when Christmas comes in July!
Join us for 2 weeks full of Holiday fun!
Break out those lights and decorations, we will be having a site decorating contest.
Decorate cookies with Mrs Claus, Build a toy with one of Santas elves, Sunday mornings have breakfast with Santa himself.
Pajama party every Saturday evening with a DJ
Milk and cookies, caroling, Hayrides, Gingerbread house decorating is just a bit of the Jolly ol' time we will be having.
Santa, Mrs Claus and their elves will be around camp everyday so keep an eye out.
You are invited to join us for Big foots Birthday Bash weekend! He will be spending his birthday right here with us at Cherokee KOA.
Saturday evening will be his birthday party so come on over for some cake and ice cream, catch a dance or 2 with the birthday boy!
A memorable experience for the whole family!
October 30- November 1
A spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast! $10,00.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area's largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The newly renovated location will allow for even more show cars, vendors and entertainment. Don't miss this incredible event!
Enjoy a vintage car show featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car's unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will be hosted with music by a professional DJ for lots of old-fashioned fun. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the event. 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thunder in the Smokies May 1-3, 2020, June 26 - July 28, 2020 September 11-13, 2020
OLDEST & LARGEST RALLY IN MAGGIE VALLEY & THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF NC
Come ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Dragon's Tail, the Cherohala Skyway and more scenic roads. With top-notch performers, tasty treats and an enthusiastic crowd, it's sure to be a good time. Win $1,000 at the Bike Games or win $1,000 at the Bike Show. Stock up on gear with a great selection of vendors. You don't want to miss the Thunder in the Smokies Rally. We offer Tour Rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Exciting entertainment, $1,000 Bike Games Prize, $1,000 Bike Show Prize, Vendors and much more during our three-day rally! We are THE LARGEST RALLY IN MAGGIE VALLEY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF NC. All bikes and ages welcomed. Join us at the Handlebar Corral for a rumbling weekend where thousands of bikers roll into town for the busiest motorcycle weekend in town.
Ready for your next big adventure? If you think life is simply better on two wheels, join us this spring for an exciting weekend of mountain bike racing at Fire Mountain Trails. Cross-country racing for all levels of experience will take place on Saturday and enduro-racing happens on Sunday. With prizes, vendors, and food trucks, it's bound to be a stellar weekend on the trails.Registration
Online registration is open now and closes on April 30, 2020.
On-site registration will be open on the dates and times shown in the schedule below.Limits
There is a limit of 120 participants in the Enduro races on Sunday.
Tanya Tucker is coming to Harrah's Cherokee Event Center on Saturday, May 9. Tucker had her first country hit, the classic “Delta Dawn,” at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning Tucker has become one of the most admired and influential artists in country music history, amassing 23 Top 40 albums and a stellar string of 56 Top 40 singles, ten of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard country charts. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards.
The Charlie Daniels Band is bringing their Fire On The Mountain Tour with special guests The Marshall Tucker Band and Scooter Brown Band to Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center on May 23. The CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South's Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Don't miss The CDB perform their hits live with special guests The Marshall Tucker Band and Scooter Brown Band.
The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The carnival is a summer celebration you won't want to miss. Entrance is free to the public.
The voices of an 11,000-year-old culture are inviting you to come out and play. Cherokee culture speaks in its most thrilling ways through dance, music, storytelling, and arts and crafts. You're invited to hear and experience it all during the Cherokee Voices Festival, now in its 22nd year. It's free of charge and held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum.
Live music daily from noon to 10:00 PM. Advance tickets for adults (13 and older) are $40 daily, or $ 90 for all three days. Ticket prices at the gate are $45 daily, or $95 for all three days. Advance tickets for children (7-12) are $15 daily, or $45 for all three days. Ticket prices at the gate are $15 daily or, $50 for all three days. Thursday's lineup features Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, The Baker Family, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Feller & Hill and The Bluegrass Buckaroos, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Friday's lineup features Amanda Cook & Kennesaw Ridge, Deeper Shade of Blue, The Farm Hands, Sideline, Audie Blaylock & Redline, and Dailey & Vincent. Saturday's lineup features Carolina Blue, The Crowe Brothers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Grascals, The Malpass Brothers, and Mike Snyder.
Taste of Scotland & Celtic FestivalA day of Scottish fun, food, fashion, music, clans, border collie demonstrations, crafters, Cherokee and re-enactor demonstrations, seminars, and culture for the whole family! Attend this year in beautiful downtown Franklin North Carolina.Always Father's Day Weekend. June 19-21, 2020
Elevate – The Smoky Mountain Tattoo FestivalWestern North Carolina's premiere tattoo event experience. Enjoy tattooing from some of the most prestigious artists in the world, live entertainment all weekend long including drag queen competition, air guitar competition, tattoo competitions every day of the event, and so much more!$5,000 CASH PRIZE AND WEEKEND GETAWAY FOR BEST OF SHOW!HUGE CASH PRIZES EVERY SINGLE DAY!!First Annual Elevate – The Smoky Mountain Tattoo Festival is located inside of Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Resort, you'll be surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains. The resort includes a world class spa, gaming, bowling, and shopping!
This three-day motorcycle rally will have you opening up your throttle or just gently cruising over to ride the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway! In addition to the ride and beautiful scenery, we'll have music, bike builders, games with prizes, a bike show, plenty of vendors to check out and much, much more. All bikes and ages welcome!Admission is $15 on Friday, $15 on Saturday, and $10 on Sunday.
Weekend passes are $30 (covers all three days).For more event details, visit the Blue Ridge Run Facebook page or blueridgerun.com.
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