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25th Annual Cherokee Fall Festival

September 10 & 11, 2016 Cherokee Fall Festival Will Take Visitors Back in Time. The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Tennessee’s only tribally owned museum will host the Cherokee Fall Festival formally known as the “Great Island Festival” on September 10-11, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. At Sequoyah Birthplace Museum visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to experience Native American food, Cherokee arts and crafts demonstrations, music and dance and the blacksmith shop will be doing demonstrations both days. Special demonstrations and displays will include Cherokee life in 1700’s and a Civil War encampment and the Civil War battle re-enactment will be at 2:00. The 25th Annual Cherokee Fall Festival’s theme is “Homecoming”. Visitors will be able to meet and talk with Cherokees from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation in North Carolina. Check out our reconstructed 1800’s dog-trot log cabin. Meet and chat with Miss Cherokee, Taran Swimmer. Have your name written in Cherokee. The Tennessee State Parks will be doing a Birds of Prey program both days. Also performing will be the Snowbird Cherokee Choir. They will be singing hymns in Cherokee out of the new Cherokee Hymnbook from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Press. These hymn books will be available for sale in our gift shop. Other activities include posters from Cherokee Elementary school. Darts, beads, talking sticks, face painting and free Cherokee name cards will be available for children. We will also host a children’s blowgun competition on Saturday and an adult blowgun competition on both days. Traditional Indian Fry bread and Indian tacos, and other food and drinks will be sold. This event is funded in part by Tennessee Arts Commission Rural Arts Program Grant, East TN Foundation Grant-John D. Grubb and Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County, Tickets are $5.00 each and children 12 and under are free. For more information about the Great Island Festival, contact the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum at (423) 884-6246
Date: September 10, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Location : Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Category: Children’s Event / Events
Contact : Charlie Rhodarmer
Contact email : seqmus@tds.net
Sponsor : East TN Foundation