40th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival – Pow Wow Calendar

40th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival

August 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Allentown, PA

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August 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Museum of Indian Culture: 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA

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Contact: Pat Rivera
Phone: 610-797-2121
Email: [email protected]
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Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a weekend of live Native American drumming, singing and dancing. This year’s entertainment includes host drum “Youngblood Singers” from Shinnecock Indian Nation, NY, and guest drum “Black Bull Moose Singers” from the Anishnawbek Nation, Canada, Aztec Dancing by the Salinas Family from Mexico City, Katrina Fisher—Cree hoop dancer, and Iroquois Social Dancing performed by the Onyota’a:ka Dancers and Singers from upstate New York. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will feature David White Buffalo, Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Featured dancers will include head man Reed Brown (Lakota) and head woman Rozlynn Tone-Pah-Hote (Kiowa).

This year’s featured performer is Native American performing artist Joanne Shenandoah. Joanne is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians. She is a Grammy Award winner, with over 40 music awards and 17 recordings. She has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world, from North and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia, and Korea with praise for her work to promote universal peace. She is a board member of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge.

The festival includes activities for people of all ages, including: a children’s hand-on activity area where they can learn to make Native American style crafts such as dreamcatchers, cornhusk dolls, and Navajo sand painting, and help paint our Roasting Ears of Corn Festival mural. Other activities include face painting, pony rides, lifeskills demonstrations including Atlatl and Tomahawk throwing, flintknapping, primitive fire making, flutemaking, and Native Cooking demonstrations by Heart to Hearth; and artifact displays by the Indian Artifact Collectors Association of the Northeast; and Cree demonstrator Katrina Fisher will present her award-winning Plains teepee program.

Vendors will offer hand-crafted items such as handmade Navajo and Zuni silver jewelry, Iroquois wampum jewelry and bead work, Kachina dolls, pottery, leather clothing, moccasins and handbags, hand drums, soap stone carvings, dreamcatchers and other crafts. American Indian cuisine of Frybread, buffalo burgers, buffalo stew, Indian Tacos, blueberry wajopi, corn soup and of course….fire roasted corn!


Museum of Indian Culture: 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA


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Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: January 31, 2020

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2 thoughts on “40th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival

  1. Maureen Ramage says:

    Are they still having the powwow in August in benton pa? I don’t see it on the calendar anymore. I was hoping to go there and learn more about the culture. It is part of are ancestry and I wanted to bring friends with us ,in hope they would see what are ancestry were realy like. Thanks and stay safe, maureen Ramage

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