Cherokee Indian Fair Parade set for Tuesday, Oct. 8

by Jul 27, 2019COMMUNITY sgadugi

Micah Swimmer, a member of the Warriors of Anikituhwa, walks in the 2018 Cherokee Indian Fair Parade. This year’s 2019 Parade will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 8. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photo)


The Cherokee Indian Fair Parade will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8.  Lineup will be located on 441 Casino Trail and will be closed at 11 a.m.    The parade will be lined up on three lanes and the fourth lane will be a buffer which is to let participants be dropped off.  The fifth lane will be a one-way in from 441 N only.  This is will be happening only on Parade Day.

The judging of the floats will be at 2:30 p.m.  There are no exceptions. All floats will turn in at the McDonalds side onto Casino Trail Road.   If your float is in the judging. please make arrangements to have your float brought in at these designated times.  If you are late with your float, then you will be put in the back of the line and won’t be part of the judging.   Be sure to let whomever is participating on your float know to be on time and if there are children please be sure to have someone to watch over them.   There won’t be any parking at your float while you continue to work on it.  There is parking at the Old Western Steer Parking Lot.

If your float needs more work to be done, please have all your items on the trailer/truck that will need to be added.

There are two drop offs – one will be to turn into the Tribal Pawn Shop, go to end of parking lot and have someone responsible to keep group together until parade time. The other is on Buffer 4 (fourth lane).

Children cannot be dropped off without being chaperoned.

There will be signs, port a johns, and water.  There’s no shade so please bring an umbrella.  You may want to bring a lawn chair, water just in case.

Listed Times for entries: (No exceptions, judged floats)

(Trucks that are pulling the floats will not be able to dismount.)

Community – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Lane 1), Miscellaneous – 2:30 p.m.

Childcare/Youth – 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Lane 2)

Business/Tribal Entities – 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Lane 3)

Pageant Contestant Vehicles:

Miss Cherokee – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Teen Miss – 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Jr. Miss – 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Little Miss – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

When contestants arrive, they can be brought in on Lane 4 and dropped off at the car they are riding on or turn in by the Pawn Shop to the end of the parking lot where they will walk to car.

If you have any questions, please contact the Cherokee Welcome Center 359-6490 or Josie Long 269-8221 or 359-6491.

– Cherokee Welcome Center release