The Indian Festival and Pow Wow begins on Thursday, November 1 and goes through Sunday, November 4, 2012. The event takes place at the Antebellum Plantation at Stone Mountain Park. The festival hours on Thursday and Friday are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. On Saturday, the hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday’s hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Celebrate the Native American culture at this vibrant festival filled with lots of color and energy. Dance is a major part of the Native American culture and performers from across the U.S. and Central America will be performing intertribal dances and showcasing their drumming skills. A Dance and Drum competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday with a grand entrance beginning at 1:00 each day.
There will also be lively music, traditional cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and wildlife presentations at the festival. At the craft area, guests will be able to learn about authentic crafts such as flint-knapping, bow making, and pottery building. Participants will also be able to learn various primitive skills such as how to start a fire the old fashioned way and how to cook on an open fire.
Real teepees and other traditional native dwellings will provide interactive experiences for adults and children. Families can also participate in an adventure to learn about the differences between the East and the West. They will compare and contrast the lifestyles of Southeastern and Plains Indians to learn about the unique qualities and skills that each culture used in their every day life.
An artist marketplace will also give attendees a chance to buy one-of-a-kind gifts. There will be artwork for sale by world-renowned Native American artists, and other Native-inspired arts and crafts will be available, as well. Some crafters will also be demonstrating how they make their items by hand.
Tickets to the Indian Festival and Pow Wow are $12 and they can be purchased at the park. The Stone Mountain Park Adventure Pass will also get you into the festival as well as other park attractions.
For more information about the Stone Mountain Park Indian Festival and Pow Wow visit their website at http://festivals.stonemountainpark.com/.