Cherokee is the last exit of the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile 469)
 at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
It's 1 hour from Asheville, 2 hours from Knoxville & 3 hours from Atlanta 
The Cherokee Blue Ridge Run Motorcycle & Music festival is held at the Cherokee Fairgrounds on 441 There is NO camping at the fairgrounds, attendees can find information about local campgrounds, cabin rentals, motels and hotels and more at the Visit Cherokee website here