A Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, tipis, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the Annual American Indian Pow Wow. This annual event is a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones. Plan to join us for this colorful and interesting event, presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association, at Traders Village on September 14-16, 2018.
Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year-old toddlers to grandmothers in their 80s. Dancers will compete for prize money in the following categories:
Tiny Tots, Little Boys, Little Girls, Junior Boys, Junior Girls
Golden Age Men & Ladies
Ladies Cloth, Buckskin, Fancy Shawl and Jingle Dress
Men’s Straight, Traditional, Grass and Fancy
All dance competitions will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, 12:00p.m.-3:15p.m. and 6:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:00p.m.- 3:30p.m. on Sunday.
Artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country will showcase their wares and talents at the arts & crafts show and sale. The arts & crafts sale will be open from 5:00p.m.- 10:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The Indian food booth will serve authentic Native American foods all weekend long. Everyone, spectators and competitors alike, can enjoy authentic Native American fry bread, Indian tacos and more.
Visitors are invited to enjoy a true-to-life experience of days gone by as they see the tipi which provides a close-up look at life with this age-old form of portable shelter.
There is no admission charge to Traders Village, all events are free and parking is $4.00 per vehicle. Traders Village centrally located near Hwy 360 at 2602 Mayfield Rd in Grand Prairie.
For more information call 972-647-2331.