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2019 Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow

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Join us for the 30th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow on May 11-12, 2019 at Boling Park in Canton, Georgia. This north Georgia tradition features many favorite activities for all audiences, including a Native American dance competition; warriors on horseback; Native film and TV stars; hoop dancers and Aztec dancers; tipis, wigwam and living Indian village and displays; Northern Plains encampment; primitive skills; environmental and wildlife displays; Native American artisans; Save the Horses rescue group; train rides and other activities for children; Mother’s Day Honor Dance and much more. The grand entry will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow

The Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow features some of the finest Native American and non-Native artisans and crafters on the Powwow Trail and where we monitor our crafters on the merits of their wares, we stress for the buying audience to share in our oversight. Where we are not opposed to foreign trade, we showcase Indigenous wares of the Americas, hence the theme of our event, not Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan or the Philippines.

Visitor Participation
We will host several dance games and friendship dances throughout the weekend that require audience participation. There is no need to be shy as Native America was founded on the understanding of our relationship with one another and good times and laughter are the best medicine on earth. You are going to love it because you can wander through all the cool primitive skills village sites where you can learn or participate in earth cooking, flint napping, archery, blowgun demonstrations, fire-by-friction, brain tanning and lots more.

Food will be served throughout the day and is scheduled to include Native American cuisine such as buffalo burgers, gator tail, roasted corn, Indian frybread, Indian tacos and other dishes. We do have some bleacher seating but you are welcome to bring a fold-up lawn chair in case the bleachers are full.

Public Welcome – Rain or Shine Event – No Pets

Hours
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine Event

Admission
Adults (13 & up): $15
Children (6 -12): $5
5 years and under: Free
Weekend pass $20 at gate

Native American Dance Competition
Native dancers only; see dance competition rules and prize money breakdown. Click, Here.
Grand Entry will be at 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Head Staff
Emcee: Jody Gaskin
Host Drum: Red Boys
Hoop Dancer: Cody Boettner
Arena Director: Charles Meseth
Head Judge: Anthony Lett

Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow Activities

  • Feast for singers, dancers, performers and sponsors
  • American cuisine such as buffalo, gator tail, roasted corn,
  • Indian frybread and more
  • Flight of the Raptor with Ray Pena
  • Cherokee Encampment: Sandy and Wahlahah Brown
  • Creek Encampment: Jim Sawgrass
  • Plains Cree Encampment: Katrina Fisher
  • Primitive Skills: flint knapping, fire by friction, hide tanning, earthen cooking
  • Native arts and crafts, jewelry and clothing
  • Aztec dancers
  • Tipis, living Indian village and displays
  • Environmental and Wildlife Displays
  • Our friends from Save the Horses rescue group
  • Train Rides from Wayne’s Train
  • Pony Rides, Rock Wall, Bungee Jump
  • Kid’s activities and much more

Grand Entry Schedule: Saturday and Sunday 1:30 p.m.

Powwow Schedule
Saturday
10:00am Gates Open & Welcome
10:15am Native American Flutist ~ Kris Kelly
10:30am Ray Pena ~ Birds of Prey
11:30am Ricardo Garcia & Family ~ Aztec Dance Company
12:00pm Cody Boettner ~ American Indian Hoop Dance
12:45pm Drum Calling Song ~ Dancer Line up
1:00pm Grand Entry
1:15pm Inter Tribal Dancing
1:30pm Contest
3:00pm Mother’s Day Honor Dance for All Moms
3:00pm DANCER FEAST under the pavilion
3:15pm Ray Pena ~ Birds of Prey
4:00pm Cody Boettner ~ American Indian Hoop Dance
4:30pm Ricardo Garcia & Family
5:00pm Contest and Inter Tribal
6:00pm Close See You Tomorrow!

Sunday
11:00am Welcome our guests
11:00am Ray Pena ~ Birds of Prey
11:45pm Ricardo Garcia & Family ~ Aztec Dance Company
12:15pm Cody Boettner ~ American Indian Hoop Dance
12:45pm Drum – Calling song ~ Dancer line-up
1:00pm GRAND ENTRY
1:15pm Intertribal
1:30pm Contest
3:00pm Mother’s Day Honor Dance for All Moms
3:00pm DANCER FEAST under pavilion
3:15pm Ray Pena ~ Birds of Prey
4:15pm Cody Boettner ~ American Indian Hoop Dance
4:30pm Ricardo Garcia & Family ~ Aztec Dance Company
5:00pm Contest and Intertribal
6:00pm Close ~ Happy Mother’s Day! See You Next Year!!

Vendor & General Powwow Information
Phone: 770-735-6275; Email: rollingthunder34@gmail.com

Location
Boling Park
1200 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114

The Cherokee County Mothers Day Powwow is at Boling Park, which is located behind the Cherokee High School; the entrance to Boling Park is just below the National Guard Armory and the Park is bordering the Etowah River. Parking can be found at Cherokee High School, Canton Elementary and, Etowah Flooring Carpet One which is directly across the street from the entrance to Boling Park.

Parking: Parking is FREE but Boy Scout Troop 241 has a one-dollar donation bucket should you elect to accommodate them accommodating you. Cherokee High School along with other local lots lend to overflow and our Powwow Shuttle buses and shuttle carts help transport folks wanting to put their thumb out. Feel free to walk a few feet while remembering those that endured the infamous “Trail of Tears”. Just follow the drums!

Camping: The only ones permitted to camp within the grounds are our contracted primitive skills educators, dancers and vendors who also have to stay in a designated area away from the secured perimeter. For others who wish to camp: Sweetwater Campgrounds 1400 Fields Chapel Rd, Canton, GA 30114 678-721-6700.

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HOST HOTEL – Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
138 Keith Drive, Canton, Ga 30114, 770-345-1994
*mention the powwow and receive a discount

Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the next Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow in Canton, Georgia.

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