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The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

To Present the 28th Annual Cherokee Fall Festival

September 7 & 8 2019 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 7 & 8, 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 28th Annual Cherokee Fall Festival’s theme is “Out of the Ashes”. 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. Have your name written in Cherokee. The Tennessee State Parks will be doing a Birds of Prey program both days. Stop and check out our new exhibit.

Meet Bill Landry. Bill will host a book signing on both days from 11-1.

Other activities include posters from Cherokee Elementary school, Cherokee North Carolina, . 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 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, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Tickets are $10.00 each, students 13-18 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. Check out our website for more info



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28th Annual Cherokee Fall Festival

576 Hwy. 360
Vonore, TN 37885

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