Published On: Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016

Things to do in Cherokee for October

This year’s Trick-or-Treat Night will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 at the Acquoni Expo Center. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./ One Feather)

MR. SKELLINGTON: Jack Skellington was one of the numerous costumes seen at last year’s Trick-or -Treat Night.  This year’s event will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 at the Acquoni Expo Center.
(SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

 

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Event: 4th Annual Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K

When: Saturday, Oct. 1, packet pickup and late registration from 6-7:45am, half marathon starts at 8am, 5K starts at 8:15am

Where: Acquoni Expo Center

What: This fourth annual event benefits the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation.  Each race is capped at 600 participants.

Cost: Half Marathon entry fees – $50 before Sept. 30 or $55 the day of the race; 5K entry fees – $30 before Sept. 30 or $35 on race day

Info: Register now at imathlete.com, greg@gloryhoundevents.com

 

Event: Cherokee Indian Fair

When: Tuesday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: Most of the events will occur at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds with a few Indian ball games occurring at the UNITY Field

What: Indian ball, Royalty pageants, Parade, carnival, arts and crafts displays and awards, Indian dinners…you know what the Fair is

Cost: EBCI tribal members and members of any federally-recognized tribe (must show enrollment card) receive free entrance.  For all others, it is $10 a day for 6 and up; five and under is free.

Info: Cherokee Welcome Center (800) 438-1601

 

Event: .38 Special Concert

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center

When: Friday, Oct. 7 at 9pm

What: This Jacksonville-based band started in 1974 and has had a string of hits including “Hold on Loosely”, “Caught Up in You”, and “If I’d Been the One”.

Cost: Balcony seats $22.50, Upper Floor $25.50, Floor $35.50

Info: www.ticketmaster.com

 

Event: KOA Fall Fishing Tournament

When: Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7:30am – 6pm

Where: KOA Campground at 92 KOA Campground Road in Cherokee

What: This tournament features thousands of dollars in prize money, and is only open to KOA campground guests.

Cost: Fishing permit required ($10 per person)

Info: 497-9187

 

Event: Styx Concert

When: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30pm

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center

What: This Chicago-based band started in 1972 and has also had a string of hits including “Lady”, “Come Sail Away”, and “Mr. Roboto”.

Cost: Balcony seats $30, Upper Floor $40, Floor $50

Info: www.ticketmaster.com

 

Event: Hope Anchors the Soul Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk/Run

When: Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 4pm

Where: Little Snowbird Playground in the Snowbird Community near Robbinsville

What: This annual event, to promote breast cancer awareness, is being hosted by Cherokee Community Health – Snowbird and Jen’s Divas and Gents.

Cost: There is no cost for the walk/run, but t-shirts will be available for purchase at $15/each.

Info: Jennifer Wachacha, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse with Cherokee Community Health – Snowbird (828) 346-6990

 

Event: Groundbreaking for Snowbird Day Care Center

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2pm

Where: 1220 Old Tallulah Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771

What: Groundbreaking for the new center

Cost: Free

Info: Monica “Tigger” Lambert 359-6700, monilamb@nc-cherokee.com

 

Event: Pink Bingo Game

When: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 1:30pm

Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds exhibit hall

What: This bingo game, sponsored by Principal Chief Patrick Lambert and the Women’s Wellness Center, is in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  You will receive an extra card if you wear pink to the event.

Cost: Free

Info: Denise Walkingstick 359-7008

 

Event: Martina McBride: Love Unleashed Tour Concert

When: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30pm

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center

What: McBride, four-time Country Music Association “Female Vocalist of the Year”, has sold 14 million album in the United States during her 25-year career.

Cost: Balcony seats $37.50, Upper Floor $47.50, Floor $57.50

Info: www.ticketmaster.com

 

Event: Groundbreaking for Birdtown Senior Athletic Center

When: Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 2pm

Where: next to Birdtown Community Building

What: Groundbreaking for new center

Cost: Free

Info: Monica “Tigger” Lambert 359-6700, monilamb@nc-cherokee.com

 

Event: Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament

When: Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: Cherokee Catch-and-Release Waters at Raven’s Fork, FishCherokee.com has a full map available

What: Two-person team competition with a guaranteed payout totaling $10,000 for the top teams

Cost: $225 entry fee plus each person must have a Cherokee fishing permit

Info: FishCherokee.com, Cherokee Welcome Center (800) 438-1601, travel@nc-cherokee.com

 

Event: Annual Trick-or-Treat Night

When: Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30pm

Where: Acquoni Expo Center

What: This free event features booths from area business and tribal programs and organizations.  Kids get to trick-or-treat in a safe environment.  You must be costume to trick-or-treat, and no outside bags are allowed

Cost: Free

Info: 359-6180, radocrow@nc-cherokee.com or manuhern@nc-cherokee.com

 

WARRIOR: Bo Taylor, a member of the Warriors of Anikituwah, hands out candy at last year’s Cherokee Indian Fair Parade. This year’s event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4 with the them “Living Cherokee Strong”.

WARRIOR: Bo Taylor, a member of the Warriors of Anikituwah, hands out candy at last year’s Cherokee Indian Fair Parade. This year’s event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4 with the them “Living Cherokee Strong”.