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2019 Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow

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Join us for the 56th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow on August 8-11, 2019 on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho. The festival is always held the second weekend in August. The Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow is a top-rated powwow complete with traditional Native American dancing, singing and arts and crafts. Thousands of Native Americans from all over North America compete in singing and dance competitions featuring some of the top dancers and drum groups in North America.

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow: Grand Entry

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow activities include the Fort Hall All -Indian Jr/Sr Rodeo, Miss Shoshone-Bannock Contest, All-Indian Festival Parade, Children’s Day Powwow, Festival Princess Contest, Traditional Indian Handgames, Indian Relay Horse Races, Buffalo and Salmon Feast, Indian Art Show and many others. Enjoy authentic Native American food and arts and crafts. Tribal elders share words of wisdom about their proud culture. Few events offer a better opportunity to enrich your knowledge and appreciation for native tribal customs and culture than the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow.

Thursday morning marks the beginning of the annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow. Every year, the Children’s Parade starts the four-day event. Around 10:00 a.m., the main streets in Fort Hall will be lined with eager onlookers as they wait for the colorful floats to pass by. The parade features the Miss Shoshone-Bannock nominees, the Fort Hall travel and safety departments, horse riders, a baby buffalo, children dressed in traditional attire and everything else that depicts Native American culture at its finest. The purpose of the parade is to teach children about the culture and give them a strong sense of identity.

All events are open to the public.

Thursday 10:00 am – Children’s Parade
Saturday 10:00 am – Festival Parade
Both parades start at Fort Hall Elementary at 10:00 AM and ends at the Dance Arbor. Registration for the parade: 7:30AM – 9:00AM at the Fort Hall Elementary parking lot.
Fort Hall Elementary: B Street, Fort Hall, Idaho; Parade Committee:

Grand Entry Schedule
Thursday 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Dance and Singer Registration:
Friday – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow Mini Gallery

Thursday Schedule
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Children’s Parade Registration opens and judging begins at Eagle Rd. & Agency
10 a.m. Arts and Crafts vendor booths open
10 a.m. Children’s Parade: starts at the corner or Eagle Rd. & Agency and travel down Bannock Drive the Festival Dance Arbor
12:00 Noon Jr. Rodeo at the Rodeo Arena
12:00 Noon – 6:00pm Art Show submissions accepted at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center
12:00 Noon Barbecue at Festival Arbor – sponsored by Fort Hall Housing Authority
1 p.m. Kid’s Traditional Games at the Dance Arbor
2 p.m. All Indian Co-ed Softball Tournaments begins at the Fort Hall Softball Field
4 p.m.-6 p.m. Bone Hog Handgame Tournament – Registration at the Gambling Arbor
4 p.m. SR. Rodeo at the Rodeo Arena
5 p.m. Indian Relay begins at the Rodeo Grounds
6:30 p.m. Bone Hog Handgame Tournament begins at the Gambling Arbor
6:45 p.m. Quetzalcoatl Aztec group
7 p.m. Children & Veteran Powwow – “Honoring War Warriors & Youth” Special & Giveaway
Friday Schedule
24-hour Traditional Gambling at the Gambling Arbor
7:00 am Men’s Golf Tournament registration opens @ Aberdeen Golf Course
8:00 a.m. Festival Fun Run/Walk registration end 8:30 a.m. at the east side of Fort Hall Softball Field
9 am Ladies Golf Tournament registration opens @ American Falls Golf Course
9 -11am Junior Royalty Contest Registration
11 a.m. Princess Contests begin at the Dance Arbor: Tzi-tzi Princess, Future Princess, Little Princess, & Festival Princess
9 a.m. All Indian Co-ed Tournament continues at the Fort Hall Softball Field
9 a.m. Horseshoe All Indian Tournament (Singles) Registration 9-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Hall Softball Field Area.
10 a.m. Arts and Crafts Vendor booths open
10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. Art Show and FREE Stage open during Art Show hours at the Hotel & Event Center, Registration close @ 8 p.m.
1 p.m. INFR Tour Performance at the Rodeo Arena
2 p.m. All Indian Men’s Slow-pitch Tournament begins at the Fort Hall Softball Field & NOP Park
All Indian Women’s Softball Tournament begins at the Fort Hall Softball Field & NOP Park
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elders 55 &Up Three Man Handgame Tournament – Registration at the Gambling Arbor
4 p.m. Registration-Opens for dance and singing contests at the Dance Arbor & closes at 10 pm
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. First Five Bone Hog Handgame Tournament –