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In conjunction with Darnell Farms’ Labor Day Celebration, Jackson Co. NC NAACP’s President Enrique Gomez (professor of Astronomy and Physics) will conduct ‘sky scrolls’ to help guests become better acquainted with the night sky.  

As part of the weekend, there are also games, hay rides, corn maze, fishing, swimming, camping, music, labor speakers, fresh produce, home-made ice cream and other great food.

The old fashioned street festival features local music throughout the day, handcrafted arts, festival food, and a children’s area. Stay for the full day or return later to enjoy the headliner show at 8 p.m. followed by the fireworks show at 10 p.m.


The only casino in the state features 102,000 square feet of gaming space, a 3,000-seat
entertainment center, and 20,000 square feet of conference and meeting space.

777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC


This powerful outdoor drama re-enacts Cherokee history from the first contact with Europeans through the tragic “Trail of Tears”. The story is told from a Cherokee perspective by descendants of those who avoided removal and is presented nightly except Sundays from June through mid-August.

688 Drama Rd.
Cherokee, NC
(866) 554-4557


Go back in time to the 18th century when Native Americans dominated the land. Guided tours will take you through craft demonstrations by award-winning artists who will explain Cherokee crafting techniques, meet historical Cherokee people in the living history section, and view special shows throughout the season such as “Time of War” and traditional Cherokee dancing. Open seasonally, from April until November

564 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC
(833) 630-7033