It’s over a century old. It’s a cornucopia of sights and sounds—a treat for all your senses. It’s a carnival and an agriculture show. It’s an art show and a game show. There’s food, music, and rides. It’s pure, unfiltered fair entertainment with that unmistakable Cherokee touch: a Ferris wheel, fireworks, and stickball.
Stickball has long been known as the “Little Brother of War,” and you’ll find thrilling demonstrations of it mixed into all the traditional fair fun and food. In fact, you’re going to find ample amounts of all sorts of authentic Cherokee culture, including archery and blowgun demonstrations, local art, dance, music, and more. Happening at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, the 105th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair is October 3-7, 2017.
Headlining the event this year are Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan as part of their Grits & Glamour Tour.
Tickets are available for purchase at the front gate and prices vary by day. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted for free.
Celebrate a different emphasis each day you attend.
Tuesday: Parade Day (Parade at 4 p.m.; Gates open at 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m.; Admission $10 per person.)
Wednesday: Children’s Day (Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.; Admission $10 per person; Children 17 & younger will be admitted free on this day.)
Thursday: Elder’s Day (Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.; Admission $10 per person.)
Friday: Veterans & Visitor Appreciation Day (Gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.; Admission $7 per person.)
Saturday: Community Day (Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 12 a.m.; Admission $15 per person.)