Pow Wow, Cherokee

Cherokee Pow Wow

July 1-3, 2016
At the Cherokee Pow Wow, experience authentic Indian dancing, drumming and tribal regalia. Dance competitions kick the excitement up even higher. When strong personal, familial, and spiritual traditions are paired with a healthy dose of competition, it's a festival of drum, song and dance. Hundreds of world-champion dancers and drummers compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. Don't miss the "Grand Entry" march on Friday at 7 PM, Saturday 1 & 7 PM and Sunday at 1 PM.

Cherokee Pow Wow

Craft vendors from across the country will be on site and offer of a variety of items. Food vendors offer burgers, fry bread, meat pies, roasted corn, snow cones, and a variety of cold beverages. It's a cash only event!

On July 2nd, watch fireworks at 10 PM.
Friday: 5-10:30 PM
Saturday: 12-10 PM
Sunday: 12-6 PM
Admission: $12/day or $10/day with three cans of food. Cash only!

Pow Wow Cherokee

Directions
Pow Wow is held at the Acquoni Expo Center (1501 Acquoni Road). Cherokee is just 52 miles from Asheville via I-40 West to Exit 27, then U.S. 19 to U.S. 441 in Cherokee (Just over an hour's drive).

While you are there, learn more about the Cherokee at the Museum of the Cherokee, Unto These Hillsoutdoor drama and the Oconaluftee Indian Village.

For more info, contact the Cherokee Welcome Center at 1-800-438-1601.

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Cherokee
Cherokee
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