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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 12, 2019

Chickahominy Fall Festival is Sept. 28-29

By Community Member | September 10, 2019 12:44 pm

The Chickahominy Indian Tribe will join Native American friends and visitors from all over the country when they gather for the 68th annual Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow-wow on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, located at 8200 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge, VA, in Charles City.

Grounds will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday with grand entry commencing at 12 p.m., and will re-open on Sunday 11 a.m. with grand entry beginning at 1 p.m.

The festival/Pow-Wow will feature Native American dancers, drummers, singers, and cultural demonstrations. United States Armed Forces Veterans will be honored each day. Vendors will have traditional Native American items for sale that include jewelry, pottery, beadwork, and more from around the United States.

Keith Colston of the Tuscarora/Lumbee tribe will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Host Northern drum is Stoney Creek from North Carolina and Host Southern Drum is Red Blanket of Delaware. Maurice Proctor of the Piscataway Tribe will be the Arena Director. Will Richardson of the Haliwa-Saponi will be the Head Male Dancer, Danielle Bradby of the Chickahominy will serve as Head Female Dancer, Justin Gray of the Piscataway/Rappahannock will be the Junior Head Male Dancer, and Mikayla Adkins of the Cherokee/Chickahominy will be the Junior Head Female Dancer.

The festival is open to the public. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the gate. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Pow-Wow etiquette will be followed. No alcohol, drugs, or pets are permitted on the Pow-Wow grounds.

For more information and directions to the grounds, please visit www.chickahominytribe.org or call organizers at (804) 829-2027 or (804) 557-3775.