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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:26

Trout derby weekend in Cherokee

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Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Oconaluftee River Islands Park in Cherokee. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hosting the event, which is open to children ages 3 to 11 years old. Pre-registration is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Fishing begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and ends at noon with awards and prize presentations afterward.

On Friday, there will be traditional music and dance, food, games, zip lines, animal exhibitions, professional bull riders and the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation Cornhole Tournament with a $500 first prize. This is a non-sanctioned tournament, but American Cornhole Association rules are followed. All boards and bags will be provided. Registration is required. .

This event is accessible to Children with Disabilities.

843.909.0847 or www.cherokeetroutderby.com

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