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Cherokee Heritage Festival

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians provide traditional dancing, cultural arts demonstrations, storytelling, singing, flute, frybread at Hayesville's 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit.

   Enjoy traditional dancing, cultural arts demonstrations, storytelling, frybread, singing and flute music during this free festival at the outdoor 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, one of five attractions along a 2-mile Cherokee History Trail in Hayesville.                                                                           Featured Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians include World Champion Hoop dancer Eddie Swimmer, award-winning 96 year-old potter Amanda Swimmer, nationally recognized artisan and storyteller Davy Arch, and the Oconaluftee Village dancers from Cherokee, North Carolina.                                       Children of all ages will enjoy craft activities, practicing blowgun techniques and a scavenger hunt with their families.  Adults will enjoy plant walks and talks in Native Botanical Gardens.  The adjacent Clay County "Old Jail" Museum will be open throughout the event.   

Free parking and shuttle bus.

Sponsored by:  Clay County Communities Revitalization Association  



Date & Time
  • September 15, 2018
  • 10:00AM - 3:00PM
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