Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow
Aug 31, 2017 to Sep 04, 2017
The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival invites all visitors to enjoy tribal heritage activities, an intertribal powwow, Choctaw cultural exhibitions, stickball games, arts and crafts, free concerts and carnival rides. This annual Tuskahoma event offers activities for all ages including sports tournaments, quilting demonstrations, live performances, buffalo tours and more. The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival kicks off with the Choctaw Princess Pageant. Come and see which lucky contestant is crowned Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Choctaw Nation.
The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival will present a series of free concerts featuring national stars and well-known performers. Open to the public, these concerts are always a huge draw. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy live musical performances from some of the top names in entertainment with crowds of festival-goers.
Come to this September festival to learn about Choctaw traditions and tribal customs. Celebrate this prime example of Native American culture with traditional village events, Choctaw dancing, stickball games, storytelling, silversmithing and demonstrations of primitive weaponry. Children's activities will include a corn game and pottery-making. Don't miss the Choctaw Nation Powwow and witness the amazing spectacle of hundreds of dancers around the nation descending on Tuskahoma in full regalia to compete in a variety of native dance competitions. Gourd dancing and traditional drumming will all be highlighted.
The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival will also feature traditional arts and crafts, handmade American Indian items on display, sporting tournaments, carnival rides and a State of the Nation address. Visitors will also enjoy a 5K run and walk, horseshoe tournaments, gospel singing, mechanical bull rides, pony rides for the kids and Inca flute players. Bring the entire family to enjoy an extensive selection of fun activities and information booths, and be rewarded with an exciting look into contemporary native culture. The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival is the place to be this Labor Day weekend.
A great way to begin any day of the festival is by visiting the Choctaw Nation Museum. The museum holds many historical artifacts and information about the Choctaw culture and past, including actual objects that were carried across the Trail of Tears and interactive exhibits.