A unique two day festival will bring Native American dancers, drummers, exhibits, crafts and demostrations to the Watson Homestead.
The Watson Homestead is located at 9620 Dry Run Road at Painted Post. This is presented by Seven Generations of Stewards or SGS that was formed to educate and share Native American culture, traditions, and foods. This event is free to the public on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 with gates opening at 9 a.m. The grand ceremony is at 10 a.m. both days. The gates close at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Traditional dancing and drumming will have “The Thunderbirds” with a group of New York Tribe descendants from Mohawks, Hopi, Winnebago, and San Blas tribes. The Nahui Ollin Aztec Dancers are from the Salinas Family of Mexico City, Mexico. The “Old Bridge Singers” are beatiful songs and drumming.
There will be storytelling, workshops in bead-working, moccasin-making, flint-knapping, toys, games, and others. Traditional Native tools, Native herbs, and Native foods will also be there.
Only documumented support animals ar allowed at the homestead and festival grounds. There are plenty of places to stay nearby.