Introduce your kids to a love of fishing at this free two-day event. On Friday, dive into excitement at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds for zip lines, attractions, and free fishing gear for eligible participants. Arrive at Oconaluftee Islands Park on Saturday for hours of fishing fun with $20,000 in prizes, celebrity guests, live animal exhibits, and more. Cherokee fishing permits are available for purchase for persons 12 and older at a variety of locations listed on FishCherokee.com or at the Cherokee Welcome Center. Pre-register August 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. Entry is free and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday.