The 31st Annual Fall Festival & Tennessee State Pow Wow, the original educational Pow Wow, is Oct. 19-22, starting at 9 a.m. at Long Hunter State Park.
General admission is $6, $3 for seniors and children ages 6-12. Children ages 0-5 get in free.There will be Indian tacos, chili, hominy, fry bread, books and music, CDs and cassettes, Native American Arts & Crafts, Indian jewelry, paintings, crafts, pictures, pottery, clothing, storytelling, Indian games, demonstrations, drum contest and competition dancing. Categories are fancy traditional, straight grass cloth, buckskin, fancy shawl, jingle dress, senior and junior.
International award-winning recording artist Arvel Bird will be performing Celtic Fusion (with a Native American twist) several times over the weekend.
Master of Ceremonies is Tim Tallchief of Jones, Okla. Master of Ceremonies for Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings is Winona Yellowhammer of Franklin. Arena Director is Marty Pinecoose of Salem, Ore.
Proceeds go to the NAIA Scholarship & Emergency Relief Funds. NAIA-TN is a non-profit tax-exempt corporation chartered in the State of Tennessee in 1983. Their motto is “Indians working for Indians.”
The event is sponsored in part by Anheuser-Busch Inc., AT&T, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Nashville Gas, Greater Nashville Regional Council, Tennessee Arts Commission, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Tennessee Valley Authority and Regions Bank.