Most towns and counties around the country host some form of fair, usually during the Fall when the leaves are just starting to turn and the air is getting crisp and cold. Cherokee is no different. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hosts its annual Cherokee Indian Fair, known for years as the Fall Festival, each October. But, for Cherokee, the Fair is not simply the Fair…it is a homecoming for many, a time to get Chestnut Bread, ride the Gravitron, see whose basket won this year, and watch the roughest sport on the planet – Cherokee Stickball aka Cherokee Indian Ball.
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