Roasting Ears of Corn Festival

08/19/23 - 08/20/23

Repeats: None

Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103
(610) 797-2121
Region: Lehigh Valley
Hours of operation: 10am - 6pm
Admission fee: $10 adults, $7 children 12-17 and seniors over 62, FREE for children 11 and under.

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, and Aztec Dancing by the Salinas Family from Mexico City, This year’s Master of Ceremonies will feature David White Buffalo, Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Featured dancers will include Creeative Native American Dancers & Educators; head man Brandon Petahtgoose, (Anishnawbek Nation) and head woman Kim Wheatley (Ojibway Nation). Festival favorite, world-renowned Native American recording artist Arvel Bird, Paiute violinist and flutist will be returning to perform both days at 11:00 am and again at 4:00 pm. Bird has dazzled audiences around the world with his contemporary fusion of Native American and Celtic fiddle rhythms. His world tours have included Scotland, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He has won numerous music awards including a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, Native American Music Award, and Indian Summer Music Award. He is also a four-time Indiana State Fiddle Champion. 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 “wampum’ bracelets, gourd rattles, and drums, 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 Cookery; 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 roasted corn!

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