Cherokee Heritage Festival: Native Plant Walks

September 21, 2019, 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit
21 Davis Loop
Hayesville, NC 28904
Please register at our table for one of the two Native Plant Walks upon arrival at the festival.

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, 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.

There is no admission fee for the festival, parking, shuttle bus or Native Plant Walks.