This is a festival that really teaches too. Every year on the Friday during the day on the first day of their festival, they offer Education day. If your children don't go with their school, you can register them as a "home school" and take them yourself. I have taken my kids the last few years and they loved the individual attention, the not so crowded part and the fact that they got to try traditional native foods at a discounted price. Education day allows the kids to learn to make native crafts from native elders that enjoy teaching the tradition and meaning of the items being made. Dream catchers, corn husk dolls, medicine pouches, key chains, and headbands are just a few of the craft choices.
The food that they offer during the festival for the weekend after Labor day in September is exceptional. They offer traditional native fry bread, Indian tacos, buffalo burgers, venison sandwiches, buffalo jerky, traditional puddings and soups compliment the meals.
The attractions are authentic. They participate in a traditional pow-wow, demonstrate Lacrosse a native game, play, sing, and dance to various tribal music and have encampments that demonstrate the way of life in the beginning.
It is the smallest of the ethnic festivals, but one that is not overly crowded and truly enjoyable.