A two-day festival will bring Native American dancers, drummers, exhibits, crafts and demonstrations to the Watson Homestead, 9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post.
Presenter Seven Generations of Stewards was formed with a mission statement to educate and share Native Nations’ cultures, traditions and foods.
The free event will be held Sept. 22-23. Gates open at 9 a.m. with a grand entry ceremony at 10 a.m. each day. Gates will close at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 4 p.m. on Sept. 23.
Throughout each day at the main arena, traditional dance and drumming performances will feature The Thunderbirds, an American Indian dance troupe comprised of New York tribe descendants. Also featured at the main arena are the Nahui Ollin Aztec Dancers as represented by the Salinas family of Mexico City. The Old Bridge Singers will provide music with songs and drumming expected at Native Nation Festivals and Pow-Wow events.
Storytelling and educational interactive workshops in beadworking, moccasin-making, flint-knapping, toys, games and other artisan products from vendors will also be featured.
Camping and lodging options for the festival will include Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center campsites and cabins. Local hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds also available within surrounding areas.