2019 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow
Don’t miss the Annual Grand Ronde Contest Powwow on August 16-18, 2019 at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds in Willamina, Oregon. More than $35,000 in prize money will be on the line during the Confederated Tribes annual Grand Rounde Contest Powwow – one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest. More than 250 Native dancers, many whom will compete for prize money in 20 categories are expected for this weekend celebration.
Grand Ronde Contest Powwow
Registration begins at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by the first Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m. Powwow Royalty coronation will be held Friday evening. On Saturday, a parade between the Uyxat Powwow Grounds and Fort Yamhill State Park will be held at 10:00 a.m. and include cash prizes. Saturday Grand Entries will be held at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. as contest and intertribal dancing continues. On Sunday, the final Grand Entry of the Grand Rounde Contest Powwow will be at 1:00 p.m.
Camping at Uyxat Powwow Grounds is available for $5.00, which includes a parking pass. Parking is $1.00 a day or a donation of canned food. Weekend passes are available for $3. A shuttle also will transport powwow attendees from Spirit Mountain Casino to the powwow grounds.
Public Welcome * All Dancers and Drummer Welcome
Friday: Grand Entry 7:00 pm
Saturday: Grand Entry 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday: Grand Entry 1:00 pm
Camping available – $5.00 (parking included)
Parking $1/day or canned food – Weekend passes availalbe for $3
Shuttle available from Spirit Mountain Casino to the powwow grounds
Emcee: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Head Dance Judge: To Be Announced
Head Drum Judge: To Be Announced
Honorary Host: To Be Announced
Women’s Old Style Jingle: $1000 first place, 3 consolation prizes
Men’s Grass: $800 first place, 4 consolation prizes
Round Bustle/Chicken: $800 1st; 4 consolation prizes
Jr & Teens Team Dance: 1st $75 2nd $45 3rd $30
Grand Ronde Contest Powwow Mini Gallery
Jr (6-12) 1st $150; 2nd $100; 3rd $75; 4th $50; 5th $25
Teen (13-17) 1st $600; 2nd $400; 3rd $300; 4th $200; 5th $100
Jr Adult (18-35) 1st $1000; 2nd $700; 3rd $500; 4th $300; 5th $200
Sr Adult (36-54) 1st $1000; 2nd $700; 3rd $500; 4th $300; 5th $200
Jr Golden Age (55-64) 1st $1000; 2nd $700; 3rd $500; 4th $300; 5th $200
Sr Golden Age (65+) 1st $1000; 2nd $700; 3rd $500; 4th $300; 5th $200
1st $8000; 2nd $5000; 3rd $3000; 4th $2000;
2 $1000 consolation prizes.
All drums will be entered and registered for contest.
Must have 7 singers; there will be no day-pay drums.
Uyxat Powwow Grounds (nex to Ft. Yamhill State Park)
Willamina, OR 97396
More Information: Spirit Mountain Casino (800) 760-7977
The Grand Ronde Contest Powwow is a family friendly event. We thank you for respecting Grand Ronde’s Tribal community and our culture by not displaying gang affiliation or by bringing drugs, alcohol or weapons to this event. No pets are permitted around the powwow arena.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds in Willamina, Oregon in August.
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