37th Iroquois Indian Festival Saturday-Sunday


The 37th annual Iroquois Indian Festival will feature crafts culture and more this weekend.
Held at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, the festival is open 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s lineup:
•10am, Festival and art market opens with traditional and innovative works from Iroquois artists.
•11am, Sky Dancers from Ontario will perform social dances, including some with audience participation.
•Noon, Perry Ground, who’s the emcee for the festival, will tell generations-old Iroquois stories.
•1pm, Stone-carving demonstration by Noel Chrisjohn Benson.
•2pm, Special thank you to museum trustee Larry Joyce, who served on the museum board from 1995 to 2018.
•2pm, Sky Dancers.
•3pm, Tools of the Hunt. Mohawk educator Mike Tarbell will present a program about early hunting tools.
The schedule repeats on Sunday, with the exception of Barry Keegan presenting wilderness Skills at 3pm.
On both days, there will be displays and exhibits, including white corn preparation, wildlife rehabilitation, flintknapping, archeology, children’s activities, nature walks, a raffle and more.
Two food vendors will offer Native dishes and also hot dogs and fries.