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34th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
 
34th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Mid August
Description
The Museum of Indian Culture in Allentown, PA, invites the public to its 34th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian Festival, on Saturday & Sunday August 16th and 17th, 2014. Gates open 10:00 am until 6:00 pm rain or shine. Grand Entrance is at 12:00 noon. Admission: $7 adults, $5 children 8-17 and seniors over 62, FREE for children under 8. Live music and dance performances include “Silver Cloud Singers” (Southern Drum), White Buffalo Singers (Northern Drum), Aztec Fire Dancing by the Salinas Family from Mexico City, Matthew White Eagle Clair—Mikmaq hoop dancer, and American Indian dancers, singers and performers from Canada, New York, and throughout North America. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will feature George Stonefish, Delaware from Canada. Featured dancers will include head man Robert SilentThunder (Gros Ventre, MT) and head woman Kristian Smith (Cheyenne River Sioux, SD). This year’s festival will also feature world-renowned Native American recording artist Arvel Bird, Paiute violinist and flutist and Cree demonstrator Katrina Fisher with her award-winning Plains teepee program. The festival includes: a children’s hand-on activity area where they can learn to make dreamcatchers, cornhusk dolls, and Navajo sand painting, have their face painted, hear American Indian stories, and help paint our festival mural lifeskills demonstrations including Atlatl and Tomahawk throwing, Flintknapping, Arrow making, Flutemaking, and Native Cooking demonstrations by Heart to Hearth and artifact displays and appraisals by Lee Hallman, the Museum of Indian Culture’s curator. Vendors will offer hand-crafted items such as handmade silver and beaded jewelry, Kachina dolls, pottery, leather clothing, soap stone carvings, Indian trade silver and other crafts. American Indian cuisine of Fry bread prepared by Danielle Shenandoah (Oneida, NY), buffalo burgers, buffalo stew, Indian Tacos, corn soup and more will be available. The Museum of Indian Culture is a non-profit, member supported organization dedicated to presenting, preserving, and perpetuating the history and cultural heritage of the Northeast Woodland Indians and other American Indian Tribes.
Performers
Live music and dance performances include “Silver Cloud Singers” (Southern Drum), White Buffalo Singers (Northern Drum), Aztec Fire Dancing by the Salinas Family from Mexico City, Matthew White Eagle Clair—Mikmaq hoop dancer, and American Indian dancers, singers and performers from Canada, New York, and throughout North America. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will feature George Stonefish, Delaware from Canada. Featured dancers will include head man Robert SilentThunder (Gros Ventre, MT) and head woman Kristian Smith (Cheyenne River Sioux, SD). This year’s festival will also feature world-renowned Native American recording artist Arvel Bird, Paiute violinist and flutist.
Venue
Museum of Indian Culture
Times
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors over 62 and children 8-17, children under 8 FREE. Free parking on-site.
Website
http://www.museumofindianculture.org
Infophone
610--797-2121
Email
info@museumofindianculture.org
 


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