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Cherokee Heritage Festival: Native Plant Walks
September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
We will again participate in the Clay County Communities Revitalization Association’s Cherokee Heritage Festival at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit in downtown Hayesville, NC. Enjoy traditional Cherokee dancing, cultural arts demonstrations, storytelling, frybread, singing and flute music during this free festival at the outdoor 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, one of five attractions along a 2-mile Cherokee History Trail in Hayesville. Featured Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will include nationally recognized storyteller and artist Davy Arch and the Oconaluftee Village dancers, as well as other award winning dancers and artisans from Cherokee, North Carolina.
At 11:30 and 1:30, MountainTrue Western Regional Program Coordinator, Tony Ward will guide participants along the easy Quanassee Path, identifying native and exotic species, as well as the problems associated with invasive plants. Tony will also discuss a bank stabilization project on Town Creek which flows beside the path and how native riparian vegetation along streams can have long-lasting benefits for erosion control, wildlife habitat and more. Please sign up for the walks at our table upon arrival to the festival.
There is no admission fee for the festival, parking, shuttle bus or Native Plant Walks.