2018 Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow
47th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow will be held on February 9-11, 2018 in Hollywood, Florida. This celebration of Native culture and arts, hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow events will be held in the Hard Rock Live arena and outdoors in the Hooter’s parking lot located on the east side of Seminole Paradise adjacent to State Road 7 and the main entrance to the Seminole Hard Rock property. Don’t miss the dance and drum competition excitement! Over $150,000 in cash prizes will bring the best singers and dancers from all across the country to compete.
Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow
With the two venues, in addition to the usual lineup of Native arts, crafts, foods, and music, the Fair will host a Pow Wow dance competition open to all Native people from across the Americas. The Pow Wow will feature a drum competition of northern and southern drums; a dance competition in northern traditional, southern straight, fancy, grass and chicken for the men; and, northern traditional, southern buckskin, fancy, jingle and northern/southern cloth combined for the women.
Additional categories include teen/junior (8-17 yoa) in northern/southern combined and fancy/grass combined for boys and for girls, northern/southern combined and fancy/jingle combined; Golden Age (50+ yoa) for the men in northern/southern combined and fancy/grass combined and for the women, northern/southern combined and fancy/jingle combined.
Pow Wow Registration (in person)
IN PERSON REGISTRATION CLOSES 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO GRAND ENTRY.
$10 at registration for Pow Wow.*
$50 at registration for Drum.*
Registration will be held Thursday from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm/Reopen from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm at TBA in front of the ticket window.
Pow Wow Head Staff
Southern Emcee: Juaquin Hamilton
Northern Emcee: Howard Thomson
Arena Director: Chaske LeBlanc
Arena Director: Wendall Powless
Drum Judge: Calvin “Beaver” Campbell
Pow Wow Schedule
Afternoon Grand Entry at 2:00 p.m.; Dance Session ends at 5:00 p.m.
Evening Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m.; Dance Session ends at 10:00 p.m.
Afternoon Grand Entry at 12:00 p.m.; Dance Session ends at 5:00 p.m.
Evening Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m.; Dance Session ends at ?? p.m.
Alligator wrestling, wildlife shows, and exhibition dancing will also be performed throughout the Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow weekend.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33144
For More Information:
Pow Wow: 800.683.7800 ext 11468; Wanda Bowers — 954.444.9827; Eugenia Osceola — 786.537.1905; Trudy Osceola — 954.347.6347
hotel & Travel: 954.967.3614 NativeAmericanTravel@semtribe.com
Vendors: Virginia Osceola 954.292.2597; Elrod Bowers 954.662.9381
Camping: Alice Tucker 954.732.8353; Intaz Kahn 954.818.6065
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow on the second weekend in February at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
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