Tennessee State Parks, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian, and the Cherokee Nation will host the first-ever Cherokee Heritage Festival. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Red Clay is an interpretive site on the National Park Service’s Trail of Tears Historic Trail and is honored by Cherokee people today as sacred ground. We are honored to have two Cherokee leaders as speakers – the Honorable Terri Henry, the first female chairperson of the Tribal Council for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Principal Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The festival will include a dedication of the new Seven Clans Sculpture, an exhibit featuring documents, pictures and Cherokee artwork, hikes & demonstrations by noted Southern herbalist and writer Darryl Patton, traditional dances, games, guided tours through the park, food, storytelling, Cherokee stickball, quilt raffle and interactive, living interpretations of Native Americans and early settlers from the early 19th century. There is a $5 charge for parking (per car).
There is a $5 charge for parking (per car).
10 am-5 pm