Jeff's 2012 Powwow Calendar

Before you travel any long distance, please call or e-mail the contact person listed below to verify that the dates shown are accurate.  For the most part, I rely on information provided by other parties when I assemble these calendars every year, and the information provided here is only as accurate as those other sources are.  If you discover information that needs to be updated, please contact me.

I do not plan to go to all of these events.  I only provide this information for the people who often ask me when and where powwows take place. 

This year's schedule includes Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, South Dakota and a few in West Virginia.

Latest Update:  September 21, 2012

NOTE: SOME DATES HAVE CHANGED !!

January PA Morning Star Celebration Benefit
John Carol School, Bel Air, MD
410-838-8333 x 2002    glsjcs@yahoo.com
February 14, 2012

SD

Cedar River Singers Round Dance (competition powwow)
National Guard Armory, Vermillion, SD
605-202-0271
http://www.cidarriversingers.4t.com
February 25 - 26, 2012 DC

1st Presidential Powwow (traditional powwow)
D.C.
734-323-0762
e-mail: powwow@nativeyouthalliance.org

March 17, 2012

PA

Lawilowan American Indian Festival (Walking the Red Creek Path)
Student Recreation Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Contact:  Noni Nickerson    717-776-1075    ManyHawks@comcast.net
Contact: Arvil Meisenhelter    717-817-6421    walksas1one@yahoo.com
http://www.lawilowan.com

March 17 - 18, 2012 SD Annual USD Wacipi
1101 N. Dakota St, Vermillion, SD
April 13 - 15, 2012

SD

Lakota Omniciye Wacipi
Young Center
Spearfish, SD
605-642-6578
e-mail: urlamarcus@bhsu.edu
April 14 - 15, 2002

PA

Annual New Faces of Ancient People
Mt Nittany Mdl School, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College, PA 16801 (Boalsburg, PA)
apache@psu.edu
  PA Camp Bucoco Social
Slippery Rock, PA
724-368-8310
 

NY

Thunderbird
National Museum of American Indian
New York City
 

PA

Wild Bills Powwow
Lazybrook Park
3 miles East of Tunkhannock on Rte 6.
(315) 396-7615
 

PA

Spring Corn Planting Fest
2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA
Call Pat Rivera at 610-797-2121
 

PA

Eastern & Western Indian Powwow
Lazybrook Park, PA  (Rte. 6; about 3 miles East of Tunkhannock)
J Longfeather 570-965-9088; 570-396-0628; KayeriWhiteHawk@aol.com
 

PA

Whispering Wolf Band Native American Festival
1673 Manor Rd, Windsor, PA, 17366  (near York)
Cindy 717-741-1059
  PA Old Stone House
Slippery Rock , PA, 16057
Brandon 724-738-4964, bcd8079@sru.edu
May 05 - 06, 2012 WV

Wajila Oyate Spring Horse (traditional powwow)
Jefferson Country Fairgrounds
Kearneysville, WV
605-299-2558
wanjilaoyatewacipi.webs.com
WanjilaOyate@gmail.com

May 05 - 06, 2012 PA Swatara Creek Powwow (traditional powwow)
Historic Ferry House, 441 N & Union St., Middletown, PA 17057
Paul Bear    717-215-3079
TheTurquoisbear.com
May 11 - 13, 2012 PA Naff 0f Western Pennsylvania's First Annual Gathering
Luzerne Park, Rt. 40, East Brownsville, PA 15417
Friday Local School Educational Day 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dove- 724-580-7262 or 724-963-9960
Eagle- 724-823-8171
Dove 724-580-7262 or 724-936-9960
May 12 - 13, 2012

PA

Mothers Day Powwow (intertribal powwow)
Fire Station, Noxen, PA
Natalie "Wisteria" 570-947-2097 or Wisteria18704@yahoo.com
May 18 - 20, 2012 MD Frederick (contest powwow)
797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD
252-532-0821
e-mail: powow@vance.net

May 18 - 20, 2012

Note: This same powwow was also listed for May 19-20, 2012

PA

Ontelaunee Park Intertribal Powwow (traditional powwow)
7911 Kings Hwy, New Tripoli, PA
Mark One Hawk 484-941-1317
e-mail: Ontelauneepowwow@yahoo.com 
Facebook: ontelaunee
May 26, 2012 DC

May Daze Social (traditional powwow)
The Mall, Washington, DC
734-323-0762
e-mail: powwow@yahoo.com

May 26 - 28, 2012

PA

Cherokee Indian Festival (traditional powwow)
Temple U., Ambler, PA
215-549-4191    chiefbuffy@gmail.com
http://www.secherokee-confederacypa.org
 

NY

Drums Along The Hudson
Upper Manhattan Inwood Hill Park
218th Street & Indian Road, New York, NY
dah@lotusmusicanddance.org
212-627-1076 ext. 18
109 W 27th St., New York, NY
http://drumsalongthehudson.org
  WV

AAIWV Homecoming PowWow (teaching powwow)
State Fairgounds, Fairlea, WV
E-mail pcappleton@aaiwv-ani.org 
or  call 304-762- 2416
Vendors contact gmurano@concord.edu
Drums/Dancers contact miska1967@aol.com
All drums and dancers welcome.

  MD Drums on the Pocomoke
Cypress Park, Pocomoke, MD
302-732-9350
May 26 - 28, 2012 PA Roy Kane Memorial Rendevouz and Powwow
Trout Run, PA 17771
Jim Peacewalker Arvin 570-377-0385 jpeacewalker@chilitech.net
15 miles north of Williamsport on US Rte 15.
(small, no parking for large campers)
This is a "mountain men" event with a powwow
 

PA

De-Un-Da-Ga Powwow
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation, Carlton, PA
(412) 882-0613 email: http://www.langundowi.org/PowWow.htm
NO PETS !!    Lakota traditions
  SD Memorial Day Wacipi (contest powwow)
Powwow Grounds, McLaughlin, SD
605-823-2024
  SD White Horse Spring Wacipi
White Horse Community, Cheyenne River, SD
605-733-2694    605-964-7812
dhighelk@yahoo.com
June 01 - 03, 2012 NY Gateway to the Nations (competition powwow)
Floyd Bennet Field, 50 Aviation Road, Brooklyn, NY
718-686-9297;  redhawkarts@mindspring.com
http://www.redhawkcouncil.org
June 08 - 10, 2012 SD Oglala Lakota Veterans Powwow (traditional)
Powwow Grounds, Pine Ridge, SD
605-441-6430    605-685-3401
e-mail: gfoxoz@hotmail.com
June 22 - 24, 2012

SD

Graduation Wacipi (traditional powwow)
Oglala Community College, Kyle, SD
605-455-6000    mpourier@olc.com
http://www.olc.edu
June 22 - 24, 2012 SD FRC Indian Day Celebration (contest powwow)
Fort Randall Casino, Pickstown, SD
605-487-7871 ext. 473
e-mail: swade@fortrandallcasino.com
http://www.fortrandall.com
  MD Brandywine Powwow
Piscataway Tribal Grounds, Waldorf, MD
240-464-5899    240-432-7878
e-mail: piscatawayindians@yahoo.com
  PA

Hunlock Creek Vol. Fire Co. Powwow and Gathering of All People
Hunlock Creek, PA
Russ & Rhoda 570-759-3711

  MD Freeland Powwow
Freeland, MD (S of York at state line)
  NJ Nanticoke Lenni Lenape
Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown, NJ
856-455-6910
may not take place due to health issues PA Back to the River
Riverside Campground, Montgomery, PA
www.riverside-campground.com
Contact MAKWA PH# 717-567-3588 OR CELL #717-582-6514
  PA PNAIA Columbia Powwow
Columbia Consolidated Fire Dept.
265 S. Tenth St., Columbia, PA 17512
717-858-6911    franklittlebear@att.net
  PA Glen Rock Powwow
Glen Rock, PA
June 16 - 17, 2012 PA

Eastern Delaware Nation Powwow
Forksville, PA 
570-928-8083; whisperingwindsranch@chilitech.net

Historically, this has been the largest powwow in Eastern Pennsylvania with participants from many different tribes and nations.

  PA Thunderheart Village Buffalo Valley American Indian Powwow and Gathering
Buffalo Valley Sportsman's Assoc. - R.R. #1, P.O.Box 8, Mifflinburg, PA (4 miles NW of Mifflinburg)
Marty Little Crow  717-637-2548
Dry camping available to public, too.
  NY Kanatsiohareke Summer Festival
4934 State Hwy Rte 5, Fonda, NY 12068
518-673-5356;  405-206-1949;  rwhite@mohawkcommunity.com
June 30 - July 01, 2012 NY Calico Dancers (traditional powwow)
Betar Memorial Park, Glens Falls, NY
518-793-1693
http://www.mcnaa.org
June 30 - July 04, 2012 NY National Kateri Tekakwitha (traditional powwow)
1 mile W on Rte 5, Fonda, NY
607-776-6776
e-mail: metisnnaandca@localnet.com
July 03 - 04, 2012 SD Rosebud Casino Wacipi (contest powwow)
Rosebud Casino, Rosebud, SD
800-786-7673
http://www.rosebudcasino.com
July 04, 2012 SD Green Wood Community Wacipi
Powwow Grounds, Greenwood, SD
605-384-3641 or 605-487-7871 or 605-605-3782
e-mail: djcooke59@yahoo.com
July 07-08, 2012 PA Hobby Horse Ranch Native American Festival (traditional powwow)
428 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA
Jim 610-944-5797; 610-944-9034;  willowearth@att.net
July 13-15, 2012 NY

Iroquois Post 1587 Veterans Powwow (competition powwow)
Community Building, Irving, NY
716-532-3117; 716-949-3802; nancelyn@hotmail.com

July 14 - 15, 2012 MD

Howard County (competition powwow)
Howard Country Farigrounds, West Friendship, MD
252-532-0821
e-mail: powwow@vance.net
http://www.myspace.com/powwow4life

July 20 - 22, 2012 NY Seneca Alleghany Veterans' Powwow (competition powwow)
Salamanca, NY
716-945-2655
http://www.senecapowwow.org
July 21 - 22, 2012 NJ 1st Liberty to Liberty Powwow (traditional powwow)
Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
718-686-9297;  redhawkarts@mindspring.com
http://www.redhawkcouncil,.org
July 21 - 22, 2012 NY Keepers Of The Circle Keep The Fires Burning (traditional powwow)
Native Education and Cultural Center
Rotterdam Junction, NY
518-887-2590; info@keepersofthecircle.org

July 21 - 22, 2012

PA Del Grosso Tipton (traditional powwow)
Amusement Park, Tipton, PA
918-762-.3134
July 27 - 29, 2012 NY Thunderbird (traditional powwow)
Queens City Farm Museum, Floral Park, NY
718-347-3276
e-mail: info@queensfarm.org
http://www.queensfarm.org
  PA Crazy Crow and Free Spirit Powwow
Stark Memorial Ball Park
Lovelton, PA
Marie (Free Spirit) at 610-970-0782
or 570-924-3363
  PA Lenape Village Powwow
Core Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA
Marge Custer 215-357-4005
August 04 - 05, 2012 MD American Indian Intertribal Cultural Organization, Inc. (traditional powwow)
Calvert County Fairgrounds, Prince Frederick, MD
301-877-9616
e-mail: dineh2@aol.com or Aiitco@aol.com
August 04 - 05, 2012 NY

Whitehall
Skensborough Park Drive, Whitehall, NY
518-260-6059
e-mail: moose0113@yahoo.com

August 04 - 05, 2012 NY Bear Mountain (competition powwow)
Harriman State Park, Stony Point, NY
718-686-9297
e-mail: redhawkarts@mindspring.com
http://www.redhawkcouncil.org
August 04 - 05, 2012 PA

Canfield Island Powwow
Loyalsock, PA
Millie 570-267-8706
e-mail: windwolf14@yahoo.com

This powwow is held in memory of Maxkwe (Makwa) who was the MC at many powwows in the area.

CANCELED PA Bull Run Powwow
August 17 - 19, 2012 SD

Wakpala Wacipi
Powwow Grounds, Wakpala, SD
605-845-2067
e-mail: teagleman_2@hotmail.com

August 18 - 19, 2012 PA Roasting Ears of Corn Fest (traditional powwow)
Museum of Indian Culture, Allentown, PA
610-797-2121
http://www.lenape.org
August 18 - 19, 2012 PA Annual Thunder Mountain Lenape Nation Native American Festival (traditional powwow)
Festival Grounds, 236 Skyline Drive, Saltsburg, PA
724-639-3488
Email: thundermtlenapenation@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.thundermtlenape.org
August 18 - 19, 2012 NY Daniel Nimham (traditional powwow)
Veterans Memorial park, Kent, NY
845-225-8154
e-mail: eeawk@comcast.net
August 24 - 26, 2012 SD Rosebud Fair (competition powwow)
Powwowgrounds, Rosebud, SD
605-747-2381
e-mail: rstsec@gwtc.net
August 25 - 26, 2012 PA Mountain Spirit (traditional powwow)
NACC, Spraggs, PA
304-662-6220
e-mail: bettybaird@frontiernet.net
August 25 - 26, 2012 NY Spirit of the Wolf (traditional powwow)
Rte 29, Bromdin, NY
518-842-6672
e-mail: boverrocker@yahoo.com
  DC National Powwow
Verizon Center
Washington, DC
  DE Charity Riders
New Cumberland, DE
  PA Rock Falls Native American Gathering Honoring all Veterans
Slippery Rock, PA
  PA South Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Powwow and Gathering of All People
Wanname Park, Nanticoke, PA
Russ & Rhoda 570-759-3713
  PA Camp Lackawana (near Lazybrook/Tunkhannock)
Billy 315-396-7615 --- J. Longfeather 570-396-0628
  NY Genundowa - The Festival of Lights.
Hammondsport, NY
607-569-2989
Email: bob@keukalake.com
Website: www.genundowa.com
  PA Two Moons Memorial Powwow
Shartleville Park, Shartlesville, PA
AmyHalfmoon@excite.com    484-866-1242
No dancing on Friday.
  PA Thunder Heart Village City of York American Indian Powwow and Gathering
Kiwanis Lake, Penna Ave & Parkway Blvd, York, PA
Marty Little Crow 717-521-6587, 717-637-2548
  PA Lenape Coming Home Native Gathering
Huntingdon, PA
  PA Utenin Diahoga Native American Gathering
982 Orebed Road, Tanglewood Campground, Mansfield, PA 16933 - Covington, PA
570-549-8299  -  http://www.tanglewoodcamping.com   -  carolsnowbird48@yahoo.com
  PA Lazy Brook Powwow
Billy 315-396-7615 --- J. Longfeather 570-396-0628
  PA Indian Steps Powwow
(very small parking area)
  PA Lenape Nation Powwow
Hawley, PA or a new location
August 31 - Sept. 03, 2012 SD Cheyenne River Sioux Powwow (competition powwow)
Powwow Grounds, Eagle Butte, SD
605-964-6685 or 605-964-7812
September 01 - 02, 2012 PA

Seneca Indian Festival (traditional powwow)
Rte 6, Clarendon, PA 16313
814-968-9144
e-mail: papescollision@westpa.net
http://www.wildwoodsanimalpark.com

September 01 - 02, 2012 NY Annual Iroquois Indian Festival (traditional powwow)
Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, NY
518-296-8949
Email: info@iroquoismuseum.org 
Website: http://www.iroquoismuseum.org
September 01 - 03, 2012 PA Native American Fest during Kipona (traditional powwow)
City Island, Harrisburg, PA
717-589-7744    sunrisesigns@nmax.net
http://www/harrisburgevents.com
No pets !!! Overnight parking restricted.
September 01 - 04, 2012 LI, NY Shinnecock Powwow (competition powwow)
Shinnecook Reservation, Southampton, L.I., NY
631-283-6143 ext. 501 
http://www.shinnecocknation.com
September 08 - 09, 2012 DE Nanticoke Indian Association Powwow (traditional powwow)
Powwow Grounds, Millsboro, Sussex County, DE
302-945-3400
e-mail: info@nanticokeindians.org
http://www.nanticokeindians.org
September 14 - 15, 2012 SD St. Joseph's Indian School (traditional powwow)
St. Joseph Indian School's Football Field
Chamberlain, SD
800-762-2162; http://www.stjo.org; lakota@stjo.org
September 15 - 16, 2012 PA Muddy Run Powwow (traditional powwow)
Muddy Run Recreational Park
172 Bethesda Church Road
W. Holtwood, PA 17532
Arvil Meisenhelter walksas1one@yahoo.com  
717-817-6421 or 717-776-1075
September 22 - 23, 2012 NY FDR Mohansic (competition powwow)
FDR State Park, Westchester, NY
718-686-9297
e-mail: redhawkarts@mindspring.com
http://www.redhawkcouncil.org
September 28 - 30, 2012 PA Annual C.O.T.R.A.I.C. (Council of Three Rivers) Powwow (traditional powwow)
Singing Winds Site, Dorseyville, PA
near Pittsburgh, near PA Tpk.
412-782-4457    gnowinsky@cotraic.com
http://www.cotraic.org
September 29 - 30, 2012 DC National Cancer Awareness Month (traditional powwow)
Exact location to be determined
Washington, DC
734-550-7094
e-mail: info@heritageofhealing.org
September 29 - 30, 2012 PA Friendship Powwow (traditional powwow)
Fire Station, Noxen, PA
Wisteria 570-947-2097 ---- Wisteria18704@yahoo.com
October 13 - 14, 2012 PA Annual American Indian Gathering (traditional powwow)
CCBC Campus, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA 15061
John Goberish 724-480-3450 - john.goberish@ccbc.edu
October 20, 2012 MD American Indian Festival (traditional powwow)
Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro, MD
301-297-4575
e-mail: karen.marshall@pgparks.com
http://www.pgparks.com
October 20 - 21, 2012 MD Healing of All Nations (traditional powwow)
Bending Water Park. Marion, MD
410-623-2660; 410-968-1564 after 4 pm; goldenhawk22002@yahoo.com
  PA

Swift Horse Powwow
near the fire house
Mount Aetna, PA

  PA Annual Native American Day Gathering
Belle Vernon, PA (S of Pittsburgh near I-70)
  PA Native American Heritage Festival
Columbia Consolidated Fire Dept., Mifflin St., Columbia, PA
  MD Patuxent River Powwow
Kings Landing Park, Huntingdon, MD
  PA Thanksgiving Powwow
Allentown, PA
610-797-2121;  lenape@lenape.org
  MD Havre de Grace Powwow
Havre de Grace, MD
  MD Lenapehauken Powwow
Salisbury, MD
  PA Annual 7 Generations Festival
E.Stroudsburg U, PA  (indoors)
Dr. Leslie Antonette  570-422-3675  lantonette@po-box.esu.edu
November 10 - 11, 2012 PA

Annual Clearfield Veterans Day Powwow (traditional powwow)
Clearfield County Fairgrounds, Clearfield, PA
724-859-5666
e-mail: pjcrow@hotmail.com

November 17 - 18, 2012 DC

1st Victory Dance to Honor Veterans of All Conflicts (traditional powwow)
The Mall, Washington, DC
734-323-0762
e-mail: veteranscoordinator@nativeyouthalliance.org

December    

 

Alphabetical List

Powwows without a confirmed date are not listed in this column.

For addresses, please check the column on the left.

AIICC - August

Bear Mountain - August

Calico - June

Canfield - August

Cedar River - February

Cherokee (Ambler) - May

Cheyenne River - August

Clearfield Veterans - Nov.

COTRAIC - September

Daniel Nimham - August

Del Grosso - July

Eastern Delaware - June

FDR Mohansic - September

Festival (Patuxent) - October

Forksville = Eastern Delaware

Fort Randall - June

Frederick - May

Gateway - June

Gathering (Monaca) - October

Graduation (Kyle) - June

Green Wood - July

Healing Nations - October

Hobby Horse - July

Howard - July

Iroquis (Irving) - July

Iroquois (Howe's Cave) - Sept.

Kateri - June

Keepers - July

Kipona - September

Lawilowan - March

Lakota Omniciye - April

Liberty - July

May Daze - May

Mother's Day - May

Morning Star - January

Mountain Spirit - August

Muddy Run - September

Naff - May

Nanticoke (Millsboro) - Sept.

New Faces - April

Noxen = Mother's Day

Noxen = Friendship (Sept.)

Oglala Veterans - June

Ontelaune - May

Presidential - February

Roasting Ears - August

Rosebud - July

Rosebud Fair - August

Roy Kane - May

Seneca (Salamanca) - July

Seneca (Clarendon) - Sept.

Shinnecook - September

Spirit of the Wolf - August

St. Joseph's - September

Swatara - May

Thunderbird - July

Thunder Mountain - August

Trout Run = Roy Kane

USW Wacipi - March

Victory Dance - November

Wajila Oyate - May

Wakpala - August

Whitehall - August