Are you looking for something culturally enticing this fall season? If you happen to be in the Atlanta area or perhaps you’re new to the city, you will want to check out the Indian Festival going on between October 31 and November 3. Stone Mountain Park is home to a lot of various festivities and family recreation.
This is the largest and most vibrant Native American festival in the state of Georgia. It is also known to be of the top 20 tourist events identified by the Southeastern Tourist Society. The center of Atlanta, Georgia, and Stone Mountain, Georgia, is about a 30-minute drive, so going to the Antebellum Plantation is well worth the drive.
The festivities include highlights of the Native American culture, including various arts and crafts with actual demonstrations. You can enjoy Native American dance and instrumental music, like drum and dance competitions. Enjoy learning about the many Indian cultures in cooking and story-telling.
Native American Culture
Learn some of the Native American trades, such as flint-knapping, starting a fire, making homemade bows, how to make pots, and cooking on an open fire. All of the festivities and competitions aren’t limited to one tribe; it’s an intertribal festival, celebrating many tribes from the Atlanta area.
They have tipi tours, where you can experience Indian dwellings along with other types of living quarters. The entire family can enjoy camping, building, and other activities.
There are original hand-crafted items sold by various vendors. Many of them are created right in front of you as a demonstration. Certainly, there are a plethora of gift ideas for just about everyone on your holiday gift list.
Drum and Dance Competitions
On November 2-3, there will be drum and dance competitions held at 1 p.m. each day. There is no registration fee to compete. However, all competitors must participate on both days to be eligible for prizes. There are prizes for men, women, and children in these competitions. If you want to register, you may do so between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. Another incentive for the competitors is that they gain free admission to the Pow-Wow and can bring up to four guests for free.
Bring your family and friends to learn about Native Americans and their culture. There are a lot of fun cultural activities and something for everyone. Entrance fee to both events is $15; children under 3 are free. Parking is $10. If you have an All Attractions Adventure Package Ticket, admission is included. No pets allowed.
Times: Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.