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24th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival

& Mother’s Day Powwow

Boling Park in Canton, GA

1200 Marietta Hwy  Canton, GA  30114

May 11 - 12, 2013


Directions  |  Press Release

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Schedule  |  Host Hotels



Saturday 11am – 7pm

Sunday    11am – 6pm


Native Dancing, Singing, Drumming

Arts and Crafts

Native Cuisine and Americana Favorites

Living Tipi Village

Live Buffalo, Warrior on Horseback, Birds of Prey Show

Aztec Dance Company

Primitive Skills Demonstrations such as Fire-by-Friction, Hide Tanning, Earthen Cooking

Native Storytellers and Flute Players

Wildlife Displays, Pony Rides, Kids’ Activities

Native American Film Stars

Audience Participation and much more


Host Drum:  TBA

Invited Guest Drum:  Red Boys

All Drums Welcome

Inter-Tribal Dancing, Exhibition Dancing

Grand Entry 1PM Saturday and Sunday

Inter-Tribal Competition Categories:

        All age levels combined, except for tots.

      1st, 2nd, 3rd places in all categories

      Men's Traditional, Men's Fancy, Women's Traditional, 

      Women's Fancy, Women's Jingle, Tots

Designated Iron Man/Woman Competition Categories:

       Iron Man $ all men's categories combined

       Iron Woman $ all women's categories combined

Due to such a large showcase our schedule does not allow for all categories and age brackets. Competitions are scheduled as a courtesy and we do have cash payouts at the completion of all

dance-offs. Daily feast and honorariums contingent with the gate.

Arena Director:  Anthony Lett, Cherokee, NC

Head Lady:  Bobby Orr, Salish Flathead

Head Man:  TBA

Cherokee Nation Ambassador & Flute Player:  Tommy Wildcat

Katrina Fisher- Northern Cree Encampment

Dale Arrowwood- Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey

Robert “Redhawk” Eldridge- Cherokee Educator

Mark Eaton- Cultural Educator and Sequoyah Demonstrator

Diana Summerhawk- Native Storyteller

Lloyd & Dawn Arneach- Storytellers from Eastern Band of Cherokee

Richie Taylor- Brain Tanning Demonstrator

Buck Windsor- Earth Cooking Skills

Sawgrass- Muscogee Creek Encampment

Aztec Dance Company- TLALTLACAYOLTL

Tickets on sale at the gate:

              Adults (13 years and up):   $15

              Children (6-12 years old):  $5

              5 years and under:              FREE

$2 Off discount tickets are available at particitpating North Georgia Kroger stores. Call Kroger for specific locations.


General Information:



Vendors and Artists are by invitation only.

**Acts are subject to change without notice.

**No pets allowed- this does not apply to Service Dogs.




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