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2019 Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Pow Wow

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The 69th Annual Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Pow Wow will be held August 29-September 2, 2019 at Tvshika Homma, capital of the Choctaw Nation. The Choctaw Nation invites all visitors to enjoy tribal heritage activities, an intertribal powwow, Choctaw cultural exhibitions, stickball games, arts and crafts, free concerts and carnival rides. This annual Tuskahoma event offers activities for all ages including sports tournaments, quilting demonstrations, live performances, buffalo tours and more.

Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Pow Wow

The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival kicks off with the Choctaw Princess Pageant. Come and see which lucky contestant is crowned Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Choctaw Nation.

The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival will present a series of free concerts featuring national stars and well-known performers. Open to the public, these concerts are always a huge draw. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy live musical performances from some of the top names in entertainment with crowds of festival-goers.

Come to this festival to learn about Choctaw traditions and tribal customs. Celebrate this prime example of Native American culture with traditional village events, Choctaw dancing, stickball games, storytelling, silversmithing and demonstrations of primitive weaponry. Children’s activities will include a corn game and pottery-making. Don’t miss the Choctaw Nation Powwow and witness the amazing spectacle of hundreds of dancers around the nation descending on Tuskahoma in full regalia to compete in a variety of native dance competitions. Gourd dancing and traditional drumming will all be highlighted.

Events & Activities for the Entire Family
The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival will also feature traditional arts and crafts, handmade American Indian items on display, sporting tournaments, carnival rides and a State of the Nation address. Visitors will also enjoy a 5K run and walk, horseshoe tournaments, gospel singing, mechanical bull rides, pony rides for the kids and Inca flute players. Bring the entire family to enjoy an extensive selection of fun activities and information booths, and be rewarded with an exciting look into contemporary native culture. The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival is the place to be this Labor Day weekend.

  • Labor Day Pow Wow (Friday, Capital Lawn)
  • Labor Day Stickball Tournament
  • War Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
  • Volleyball Tournament
  • Tough Tough Choctaw
  • Youth Fitness Challenge
  • Labor Day 5K Run
  • Horseshoes Tournament
  • Choctaw Indian Arts Show
  • Chief Batton Labor Day Golf Tournament
  • Labor Day Mens and Womens Fast Pitch Tournament
  • Choctaw Country Market

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20th Annual Labor Day Powwow (Friday)

All drums, dancers and princesses welcome! Bring your own chairs. No alcohol, drinks or drugs.

Schedule
2pm – 5pm: Gourd Dance
5pm – 6pm: Break
6pm: Gourd Dance
7pm: Grand Entry; Intertribal & Contest Dancing

Choctaw Labor Day Powwow Contest Categories
Tiny Tot (6 & Under)
Teens (7-12) $150 $100 $75
Boys: Traditional, Straight, Grass, Fancy
Girls: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle, Fancy
Sr Teens (13-18) $150 $125 $100
Boys: Traditional, Straight, Grass, Fancy
Girls: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle, Fancy
Adults (19-49) $500 $400 $300 $200 $100
MEn: Traditional, Straight, Grass, Fancy
Women: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle, Fancy
Golden Age (50-64 Combined) $500 $400 $300 $200 $100
Sr Golden Age (64+ Combined) $500 $400 $300 $200 $100

Choctaw Labor Day Powwow Head Staff
Head Man: To Be Announced
Head Woman: To Be Announced
Gourd: To Be Announced
MC: To Be Announced
AD: To Be Announced
Southern Drum: To Be Announced
Northern Drum: To Be Announced
Color Guard: To Be Announced

Reserved Parking: for staff & Dancers acro street in Village Parking Area

Location
Tvshka Homma: Capitol of the Choctaw Nation
Council House Road
Tuskahoma, 74574
(918) 569-4465

For More Information:
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: Call 800-522-6170 Facebook Page
Powwow Information: Willard Polk 580-924-8280 x2349; Kerry Steve 580-924-8280 x4090

Choctaw Nation Museum
A great way to begin any day of the festival is by visiting the Choctaw Nation Museum. The museum holds many historical artifacts and information about the Choctaw culture and past, including actual objects that were carried across the Trail of Tears and interactive exhibits.

Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow Schedule

Thursday Detail
Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festiva schedule is subject to change.
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-Museum Gift Shop Open
7:00 p.m.-Princess Pageant, Amphitheater
Friday Detail
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.-Capitol Museum Hours
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.-Museum Gift Shop Open
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.-Crafts for youth at playground by CCA & YAB
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.-Education Tent Open
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.-Mobile Library at playground
10:00 a.m.-Arts and Crafts exhibits open
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-Going Green Tent Open (New Labor Day Recycling Prize Reward) Located by the entry gate at ballfields.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.-Information Booth
11:00 a.m.-Choctaw Social Dance Class on Capitol lawn
Noon-5:00 p.m.-Quilt entries at Information Center (Click here to see additional Quilt Show Information)
Noon-6:00 p.m.-Membership Services Building opens~*The Membership Services building houses CDIB, Membership, Voter Registration, Car Tag, and Hunting and Fishing representatives.
Noon-6:00 p.m.-Voter Registration
Noon-8:00 p.m.-Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
2:00 p.m.-Gourd Dancing on Capitol lawn
5:00 p.m.-Registration for Chief Batton Physical Fitness Challenge, on ouncil Chambers lawn
6:00 p.m.-Chief Batton Physical Fitness Challenge
6:00 p.m.-Gourd Dancing on Capitol lawn
6:00 p.m.-Midnight-Carnival open (see schedule)
6:00 p.m.- Jerry Tims, Amphitheater
7:00 p.m.-Stickball Tournament at Stickball Field
7:00 p.m.-Pow Wow Grand Entry on Capitol lawn (see schedule)
7:00 p.m.-Fast-Pitch Tournament at Red Warrior Park
7:00 p.m.- Neal McCoy, Amphitheater
9:00 p.m.- Trace Adkins, Amphitheater
Saturday Detail
Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festiva schedule is subject to change.
6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m. -5k registration, Capitol Museum
7:30 a.m.-5k Race begins and ends at Capitol Museum
8:00 a.m.-Fast-Pitch Tournament continues
8:00 a.m.-Fittest Choctaw Registration, at Council Chambers lawn
8:00 a.m.-Co-ed Volleyball Check-in
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.-Choctaw War Hoops, 3-on-3 Basketball Team Check-In
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.-Crafts for youth at playground by Daycare & YAB
9:00 a.m.-Co-ed Volleyball Tournament
9:00 a.m. – Fittest Choctaw Competition begins at Council Chambers Lawn
9:00 a.m.-Quilt Show at Information Center
9:00 a.m.-Horse Shoe Tournament
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.-Education Tent Open
9:45 a.m.-Terrapin Race Registration at playground
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers; Drawing at 7p.m. MUST BE PRESEN TO WIN & PRESENT I.D.
10:00 a.m. – Choctaw War Hoops, 3-on-3 Tournament
10:00 a.m.-Noon-Buffalo Tours, load bus at Capitol Museum
10:30 a.m.-Terrapin Races, playground
10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.-Choctaw Village activities (see schedule)
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-Going Green Tent (Located by the entry gate at ballfields)
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.-Capitol Museum Hours
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.-15th Annual Choctaw Nation Art Show opens, second floor, Capitol Museum
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.-Museum Gift Shop Hours
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.-Membership Services Building opens~*The Membership Services building houses CDIB, Membership, Voter Registration, Car Tag, and Hunting and Fishing representatives.
Noon-Midnight-Carnival open (see schedule)
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.-Mobile Library at playground
4:00 p.m.-Tough, Tough registration on Council Chambers lawn
5:00 p.m.-Tough, Tough contest on Council Chambers lawn
6:00 p.m.- Kylie Morgan, Amphitheater
7:00 p.m.- Dan and Shay, Amphitheater
8:00 p.m.-Stickball Tournament at field north of carnival
9:00 p.m.- Kip Moore, Amphitheater
Sunday Detail
Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festiva schedule is subject to change.
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.-National Day of Prayer & Worship, Chapel
8:00 a.m.-Bow Shoot, Choctaw Village
8:00 a.m.-Fast-Pitch Tournament continues
8:30 a.m.-Golf Tournament, Sycamore Springs Golf Course, Wilburton
10:00 a.m.-Worship Services at Chapel
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-Going Green Tent Open
Noon-Gospel Singing begins at amphitheater
Noon-Domino/Checker Tournament registration (see map)
Noon-2:00 p.m.-1th Annual Choctaw Nation Art Show opens, second floor of Capitol Museum
Noon-3:00 p.m.-Choctaw Village activities
Noon-4:30 p.m.-Capitol Museum Hours
Noon-4:00 p.m.-Museum Gift Shop Hours
Noon-6:00 p.m.-Membership Services Building opens ~*The Membership Services building houses CDIB, Membership, Voter Registration, Car Tag, and Hunting and Fishing representatives.
Noon-Midnight-Carnival open (see schedule)
1:00 p.m-5:30p.m-Connecting Native Kids to Insurance Coverage, Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.-Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure Checks, Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.-Mobile Library at playground
1:00 p.m.-Domino/Checker Tournament (see map)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.-Education Tent by Outreach Services Youth Activity
1:30 p.m.-Golf Tournament, Sycamore Springs Golf Course, Wilburton
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.-Choctaw Code Talker Association Board Meeting, Council Chambers
1:30 p.m.-Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
1:30 p.m.-Limited Mobility Exercises
2:00 p.m.-Tobacco Prevention/Education, next to Council Chambers
2:00 p.m.-14th Annual Choctaw Indian Arts Showm Capitol Museum
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.-Buffalo Tours, load bus at Capitol Museum
2:30 p.m.- Healthy Families, Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
3:00 p.m.-Weight Loss (Interactive) , Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
3:30 p.m.-Healthy Eating for Kids, Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
4:00 p.m.-Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
4:30 p.m.-Suicide Prevention, Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
5:00 p.m.-Couch to 5k, Healthy Living Expo, next to Council Chambers
4:00 p.m.-Choctaw Dancers, Capitol lawn
5:00 p.m.-Stickball exhibition, Capitol lawn
5:30 p.m.- The Williamsons, Amphitheater
6:30 p.m.- The Kingsman Quartet, Amphitheater
7:00 p.m.-Children’s stickball exhibition, stickball field
7:00 p.m.-Traditional Choctaw Hymn Singing, Chapel
7:30 p.m.- Jason Crabb, Amphitheater
8:00 p.m.-Women’s stickball exhibition, stickball field
8:30 p.m.- Chris Tomlin, Amphitheater
9:00 p.m.-Championship stickball game, stickball field
Monday Detail
Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festiva schedule is subject to change.
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.-Capitol Museum Hours
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.-Museum Gift Shop Hours
9:00 a.m.-Noon-Membership Services Building opens ~*The Membership Services building houses CDIB, Membership, Voter Registration, Car Tag, and Hunting and Fishing representatives.
9:30 a.m.-Cultural Activities, Amphitheater
10:00 a.m.-Labor Day official ceremonies, amphitheater
Posting of Flags-Choctaw Nation Color Guard
The Lord’s Prayer in Sign Language-Choctaw Royalty and Brad Joe
Introduction of Tribal Council and Judges
State of the Nation Address by Chief Gary Batton
Door Prize Drawings
11:30 a.m.-Free lunch for everyone, cafeteria
Noon-Pick up quilts from Quilt Show
Noon-3:00 p.m.-Carnival open

Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Pow Wow

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Pow Wow on Labor Day Weekend (Thursday – Monday) at Tvshika Homma, Oklahoma.

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