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Pow Wow Weekend Planner


What are your weekend plans?

Here at Indian Country Today Media Network, we like a little pow wow action in our weekends. We’ve put together a little list of some pow wows that are taking place this weekend all around the country. So if you’ve got some time on your hands for tasty food, lively music, vibrant dances and stunning art, these are the events for you.

Red Star Intertribal Gourd Dance Society’s Eighth Annual Pow Wow, Missouri

When & Where: October 15- 16 at Benson Convention & Expo Center in Clinton, Missouri. Doors will open at 11am with a day filled with Gourd dancing, concessions serving traditional Native American foods like fry bread, and contests. Contestants must be 18 and older to compete in the following categories: Memorial Men’s Straight, Men’s Fancy, and Women’s Cloth/Buckskin. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: William Two Horses 417.455.2817;

Admission: Free

21st Annual Adai Caddo Pow Wow, Louisiana

When & Where: October 15, 2011 at the Adai Caddo Indian Nation Cultural Center Grounds outside of Robeline, Louisiana. The 21st Annual Adai Caddo Pow Wow festivities will begin at 9am on Saturday and include Traditional Indian Dances featuring tribes from Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, American Indian arts, crafts, and food, and even activities for the children. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Robin Leyva 318.472.1007;

Admission: Free

Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering, Florida

When & Where: October 15 – 16 at the Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City, Florida. Hosted by Dock Green Silverhawk, the event promises to bring “together many of the most talented flute players and makers in Florida, for a weekend full of great performances, flutes, crafts, workshops and camping,” according to the website. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Dock Green Silverhawk 813.754.8990; or Mike Knight 321.639.3561

18th Annual Healing of All Nations Pau Wau, Massachusetts

When & Where: October 15 – 16 at the Bending Water Park in Marion Station, Massachusetts. The weekend fun will include traditional powwow dancing, demonstrations on Native American tool making, weaponry, and survival skills, and delicious Native dishes like the famous Accohannock oyster sandwich, Indian tacos, buffalo burgers and more. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Beverly Council 410.623.2660;

Admission: $4 donation

Alligator Warrior Festival at O’Leno State Park, Florida

When & Where: October 14 – 16 at the O’Leno State Park in High Springs, Florida. According to their site, “Alligator Festival of Lake City Florida Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit, public charity, dedicated to teaching and celebrating our local history by experiencing it together.” Weekend festivities will focus around the annual reenactment of the 2nd Seminole War of 1836 and the Battle of San Felasco Hammock. Attendees will also enjoy live music, dancing, living-history camps, and demonstrations of historic skills, traders, and craftpeople. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Raymond Macatee 386.755.6177;

Admission: $2-$5

For more information on this weekend’s pow wows, check our listings page here.