2019 National Powwow
Join us for the 18th National Powwow on July 9-12, 2020 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana. The National Powwow has been held every three years since 1969, with dances taking place in different parts of the country including Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kansas. Since 2005 the National Powwow has been held in Danville. We are proud to enter our forty fifth year of National Powwow and invite you to join our celebration of culture and tradition. If this is your first powwow, we welcome your questions and hope that your experience is an enjoyable and inspiring one.
National Powwow in Danville, Indiana
NOTE: This information is from the 2017 National Powwow. Use it as a guide until the 2020 information is available. It is in the same location, so much of this should still be correct.
Daily entrance fees are $5 per adult, $2 12 and under, and children under 5 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate only.
Programs with a full schedule of events are available at the gate for $4.
Main Dance Arena – Rain or Shine Event
The main dance arena will be in the shelter of the Equine Center pavilion. Dances will be held rain or shine, and there is plenty of shaded seating in the grandstands around the arena. Sunscreen is suggested while you explore the grounds from our Tipi Encampment to Vendor Row, to the Seminars classrooms and Craft Exhibition Hall.
Food vendors will be available throughout regular traders hours. Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
National Powwow Parking
Parking is $1 per car with all proceeds going to civic partners in YOUR community. Please park in designated spectator parking areas only and enter through the spectator gate. Handicapped parking will be available.
Lost and Found is located at the NPW Office in the Equine Center Pavilion.
In case of a lost child, please contact our MC stand in the Equine Center Pavilion. An announcement can be made over the loudspeaker.
At National Powwow, we always have a dance session specifically for the children, led by our Head Little Boy and Head Little Girl. Once that session has been scheduled, we will announce it here.
Registration – Raffles – Donations – Your Support
National Powwow is an expensive undertaking, and we can’t do it without you. There are a number of ways you can help, including pre-registration, donations, advertising, etc. Visit our website (http://nationalpowwow.com) to do this online and early!.
This summer, we’re raffling off a piece of custom ledger artwork drawn from your own image (single person, unframed). This artwork by Mac Colvin is valued at $125. The raffle runs until September 30, 2016. Tickets are $5 each.
National Powwow Location
Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex
1900 East Main Street – P.O. Box 7
Danville, Indiana 46122
Phone (317) 718-6154 – Fax (317) 718-6155
The Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex is a state-of-the-art site located on 110 acres in Danville, Indiana, within easy access of the Indianapolis airport and the interstate. On-site camping is available.
Instructors and special guest speakers for our seminars, workshops and lecture series are all highly qualified presenters with excellent credentials in their area of expertise. We’re currently working on scheduling so this list is subject to change, but here are some of the seminars that you may find at National Powwow:
Arts & Crafts Exhibition & Competition
The purpose of the National Powwow Arts and Crafts Competition and Exhibition is to highlight and showcase Native American style art and craftwork and to celebrate those artists who excel in this realm by recognizing the best craftsperson in each category and to award one exceptional artist with the Les Bircher Memorial Award for Craftsmanship, first instituted at the 3rd National Powwow in 1975.
Tipi Encampment & Contest – Arrive Early for $50!
Welcome to the National Powwow 17 Tipi Camp! We hope we have a great turnout of tipis and urge you to participate in the tipi contest. $50 travel money will be given to the first 20 tipis on-site at our NPW16 Tipi Encampment (whether entering the contest or not). Camping fees will also be waived for pre-registered tipi campers. Please return your completed Tipi Contest Registration Form to Tipi Coordinator, Tim Deane (TWDbear@aol.com) to reserve your space. More info on Tipi Encampment
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next National Powwow at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana.
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