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Grand Prairie, TX (August 19, 2013) – A 2-1/2 day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, teepees, visiting with old friends, making new ones, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the 51st Annual National Championship Indian Pow Wow. The event will take place at Traders Village, in Grand Prairie, Friday - Sunday, September 6th, 7th & 8th. The contests will take place on Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Indian Dance Arena on the west side of the market and is presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association.
Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandmothers in there 80’s.
Artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country will showcase their wares and talents at the Arts & Crafts Show and Sale, under the giant Green Expo building, from10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
The Indian food booth will serve authentic Native American foods all weekend long. Everyone, spectators and competitors alike, can enjoy authentic Native American fry bread, Indian tacos and more.
The Teepee Village will provide visitors with a close-up look at life with this age-old form of portable shelter. Come wander through this true-to-life experience of days gone by.
There is no admission charge to Traders Village, all events are free and parking is $3.00. The market is located at 2602 Mayfield Road in Grand Prairie, five miles south of Six Flags Over Texas, just off State Highway 360 near I-20. For more information, visit www.tradersvillage.com or call 972-647-2331.