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It’s not too late to take home the summer’s biggest trout. And biggest purse. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for your share of $20,000 in the pristine, freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). For those unfamiliar with tagged tourneys, you’ll discover the waters stocked with fish tagged with different colors. Just catch and redeem them for cash from $25 to $5,000. Prizes can be redeemed at the Beetle Stage Pavilion next to the Cherokee Welcome Center on US 441. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold. - See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/the-qualla-country-trout-tournament/#sthash.SwU2SVBq.dpuf
Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing local breweries. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating. 800-872-4681 or click here
Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center. More info
Between the broncos that will be busted, the bulls that will be bucking, and the rodeo clowns looking to avoid getting stomped in the head, there will be all sorts of skills competitions and top-name riders in this SRA-sanctioned event. Gates open at 6 nightly, with the rodeo starting at 8.
General admission tickets for both nights can be purchased with cash at Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn (Cherokee and Asheville locations). General adult admission (ages 12 and up) are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate. Children's (ages 4-12) tickets can be purchased for $6 in advance or $8 at the gate. Kids 3 and under admitted free! Cash only.