Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Indian Festival & Pow-Wow
Dates: November 1-4, 2012
Times: Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Held at Stone Mountain Park’s historic Antebellum Plantation, the event showcases Native American culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations and more.
• Experience the central role of dance in native culture as Native Americans from across the U.S. and central America compete in intertribal dance and drum competitions.
• Learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking and pottery. Crawl inside a tipi and other traditional native dwellings. Parents and kids participate in interactive experiences such as an East meets West Encampment comparing and contrasting the lifestyle of Southeastern and Plains Indians.
• Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists' marketplace, where world-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer hand-crafted items for sale.
Indian Festival & Pow Wow is included in your all-attractions Adventure Pass ticket, which also includes access to exciting attractions such as Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Mini-Golf, Sky Hike and more! Indian Festival & Pow Wow only tickets are $12 plus tax and can be purchased on park. (Children 3 and under are free).
Dance and Drum Competition Entries:
Dance and Drum competitions are held Saturday and Sunday afternoons, November 3-4. Cash prizes will be awarded in a large variety of categories for men, women and children. Dancers and Drummers must compete both days to be eligible for prizes. Grand Entrance will begin both days at 1:00pm with dancing to follow throughout the afternoon. Dancers wishing to compete must be outfitted with proper regalia. Registration is done onsite from 10:00am-12:00pm Saturday, November 3. Registration is free. Registered dance and drum competitors are admitted to the Pow-Wow free and may bring up to four guests free of charge.* If you plan on participating in the Dance and Drum Competition on Saturday and Sunday, please plan to arrive early to secure parking near the entrance.
Come show off your culture and your dance skills!