2019 Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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