2019 Running Water Powwow Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival
Experience the 30th Annual Running Water Powwow Cherokee Homecoming & Ripe Corn Festival on August 31 – September 1, 2019 at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, Georgia. Join the hundreds of powwow participants: dancers, storytellers, craftsmen, and vendors who are heading back to to Ridge Ferry Park on Riverside Parkway during the Labor Day weekend to take part in the annual Running Water Powwow. More than 50 arts and crafts vendors will be setting up tents and selling and demonstrating their crafts over the course of the weekend. Craftsmen will be showing how they made weapons the old ways, flute-making, and doing beadwork. Food vendors will also be serving up good eats like Indian fry bread, corn on the cob, buffalo burgers and more.
Running Water Powwow Cherokee Homecoming & Ripe Corn Festival
Naturally, the highlight of the Running Water Powwow weekend festivities is always the dance competition, exhibition and intertribal dancing as more than 125 dancers in full dance regalia are expected to participate in inter-tribal dancing. The dancing starts with a “Grand Entry” parade bringing all the dancers to the arena at 1 p.m. both days.
Bring yourself and bring your family to this great family-friendly Running Water Powwow and have a great Labor Day Weekend. If you loose the dates, just remember, it’s always the Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day!
Age 13 to 64 $ 8.00
Age 12 and under FREE
Age 65 and over FREE
Weekend Pass $ 12.00
HOURS of OPERATION:
Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Grand Entry at 1:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Grand Entry at 1:00 P.M.
Powwow Head Staff
MC: To Be Announced
Headman Dancer: To Be Announced
HeadLady Dancer: To Be Announced
Host Drum: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Entertainment: To Be Announced
Color Guard: To Be Announced
Flint Knapping: To Be Announced
$6,000 Competition Dance Prizes
Age 50 And Over: Men’s Golden Age
Age 17 To 49: Men’s Straight, Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Age 7 To 16 Boy’s Straight, Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Age 6 And Under: Boy’s Tiny Tots
Age 50 And Over: Women’s Golden Age
Age 17 To 49: Women’s Buckskin, Cloth, Fancy Shawl, Jingle Dress
Age 7 To 16: Girl’s Buckskin, Cloth, Fancy Shawl, Jingle Dress
Age 6 And Under: Girl’s Tiny Tots
Ridge Ferry Park
363 Riverside Pkwy NE
Rome, GA 30161
For More Information
Jessi Mantooth 706-584-6748
Cathy Stout 706-766-1616
Trudy Dobson 706-879-8257
Days Inn of Rome
840 Turner McCall Blvd
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Running Water Powwow Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival on Labor Day Weekend at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, Georgia.
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