Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014

13th Annual Talking Trees Trout Derby facts and schedule

Angela French helps her son, Kaden Wolfe, at one of the ponds made for  the younger children at last year's Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby.  This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2.  (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

Angela French helps her son, Kaden Wolfe, at one of the ponds made for
the younger children at last year’s Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

  • Pre-Registration for the event is on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10am – 6pm at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
  • Children must be 3-11 years old to participate in the event
  • Child must be present to register, no exceptions
  • Parent/Guardian can complete registration form and liability form prior to registration, bring completed forms to registration
  • Both registration and liability forms must be completed for each participating child
  • Free bait and tackle will be available while supplies last; you can bring your own bait and tackle (no Treble Hooks allowed)
  • Bring towels, snacks for the family, a cooler for fish and portable chairs
  • Children and parents should wear water-friendly shoes and shorts
  • A child wearing the Derby Armband gets in free at Unto These Hills drama and the Oconaluftee Indian Village all weekend.  Child must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Local Merchant Discount Coupons will be available on Friday – Registration Day
  • Volunteers will be in hot pink Talking Trees Trout Derby Shirts

 

Schedule for Friday, Aug. 1 – Pre-Registration Day

  • 10am – Registration for Derby begins, exhibits will open
  • 11am – Food booths will open
  • 11am – Deer Clan Productions performance #1
  • 1pm – Deer Clan Productions performance #2
  • 2pm – Stick Ball games between Big Cove and Wolfetown (6-9 year olds)
  • 3pm – Deer Clan Productions performance #3
  • 4pm – Stick Ball games between Big Cove and Wolfetown (10-12 year olds)
  • 6pm or immediately following Dock Warriors Event – Special Prize Event and Trout Derby orientation

Schedule for Saturday, Aug. 2 – Derby Day

  • 6-8am – Guaranteed gear pick-up for pre-registered children (children must have armbands and t-shirts on)
  • 6-10am – Participant registration if or until participant limit has been reached (limit of 2,500 children), no gear or door prizes will be handed out after 10am
  • 7am – breakfast for participants available (cereal and juice)
  • 7:45am – opening remarks and invocation
  • 8am – fishing begins, exhibits open
  • 8:30am – sponsor recognition
  • 10:45am – lunch begins
  • 12pm – fishing ends
  • 12:30pm – sponsorship recognition
  • 1pm – door prizes and awards

–  Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby Committee

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