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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Schemitzun Mashantucket Pequot Powwow

Enjoy the rich and ongoing heritage of Schemitzun – the Feast of Green Corn and Dance – an annual celebration of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. 

Among the attractions is a 17th century Eastern Woodland Village, where tribal members and friends and family from other Woodland Tribes tell stories, teach you how homes were built, and demonstrate traditional skills including wampum making, beading and flint knapping. It’s not just a celebration of the past, however; as award-winning Native American entertainers and amateur (but traditional) dance contests keep the scene constantly vibrant. Shoppers will find fine arts and crafts, all made by certified Native American Tribal members, full of beautiful craftsmanship and detail.

You can also taste what authentic Woodland cooking is all about, with hearty clam chowder made with traditional family recipes and hand-squeezed lemonade. (Or try Native tacos, kettle corn and other traditional Powwow favorites.)

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors & children ages 6-12, and children under 5 free (also free of drugs and alcohol.) The event lasts from 10 to 10 on Saturday; 10 to 6 pm on Sunday. There is no onsite parking, but there is free shuttle service from five easy to reach locations: Fox Tower valet, Grand Pequot Tower bus loop, Great Cedar bus loop, Two Trees, and MPTN Museum.