The event occurs at the outdoor 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, located in downtown Hayesville. The Clay County Historical Museum, adjacent to the Exhibit, contains Cherokee art, artifacts, historical displays, life-size replica of a Cherokee basket weaver, and displays of Clay County history. The museum is free and is open during the event which lasts from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The festival also serves as a venue for local artists and crafters, whose artwork is set up on the grounds of the Clay County “Old Jail” Museum.
Festival attendees are invited to visit other Cherokee sites while in Hayesville. The Cherokee Cultural Center, located at Moss Memorial Library is approximately three blocks from the museum. Spikebuck Mound is located at the Quanassee Town site which is located behind the Veterans Recreational Park. The Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary is located across the street from the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit and is connected to the exhibit by a pedestrian-friendly trail.