Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow   - Sep 03, 2015 to Sep 07, 2015

Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow Choctaw Nation Capital Grounds
Tuskahoma, OK 74574

Phone: 580-924-8280
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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.

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.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Projected Attendance: 100,000

Begins on Thursday at 7pm.
Ends on Monday at noon.
Check website for event schedule.

Located at Capitol Grounds off Hwy 271 S.

Primary Contact:

Shelley Garner




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/18/15

Barbara, as soon as we get the lineup, we will add it to this page under the 'Read More' section. You're also more than welcome to call the event organizers at 580-924-8280. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Barbara Wallace on 06/18/15

We have attended almost every year and enjoy it very much. We normally camp out and enjoy a couple days of fun with our children .. Can you tell me the line up for this year of who will be preforming?? Thanks in advance...


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/20/15

Jeff, as soon as we get the lineup, we will add it to this page! You're also more than welcome to call the event organizers at 580-924-8280. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jeff on 04/17/15

I would like to know who is going to be at the 2015 festival. I have been for the past 5 years, it's been great every year!


From michael perry on 10/03/14

i had a blast with my friend. first time i tried alligator, danced with a Indian princess. too bad i didnt get a chance to make it to the casino.


From Beth Arnold on 09/04/14

Thank you for the best festival yet....we camped on #95... really enjoyed it... met the new Chief.... new lineup on the music... was just a great time.... thank you....can't wait until next year.... great job!


From Lou on 08/22/14

We have been to festival couple of times. Really enjoyed. Hope we can find a place for our rv this year.


From doris amiott on 08/21/14

the music is amazing I love Neal McCoy and Josh Turner that was amazing


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/14/14

Lenora, for more information about camping at the festival, please call 580-924-8280. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Lenora Norton on 08/14/14

I know there is camping available at the festival but have yet to do it but this year we would like to so if someone can give me any information on how much n if we need to reserve it would b greatly appreciated! We will b needing a tent site for Thurs thru Mon. Thx


From Dollar General employee on 08/07/14

I really love your pow wow, I just don't get to come because I am working. I love pow wow time because it is a time that I can help serve people as they come through to buy their supplies. we always try ordering extras just for this reason. we love to see everyone that comes back year after year and some of them I have seen for seven years straight. I hope that everyone that comes this way has a very good journey and we hope to see you at Dollar General in Clayton, Oklahoma this make some noise this year at tuskahoma. have a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


From Candy Lievsay on 07/17/14

I am a big Matthew West fan. I am coming on Sun. August 31st. I live near Tulsa. How early do I need to arrive on Sunday? I want to get a pretty good seat. I called the number and that would not tell me how early people start assembling for the evening entertainment. I have never been here before and I want to have a good experience. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/07/14

April, at this time we only have the lineup for performers, which you can see by clicking the 'Read More' button above. For more information, please call the event organizer at 580-924-8280. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From April on 07/06/14

Will you have a map we can print off and schedule of events?


From mike on 06/29/14

You think there is someone performing at 9pm on Saturday but it just hasnt been announced yet?


From Amanda on 06/24/14

2014 Labor Day Entertainers Friday, August 29 5 pm - Dead Snake Road Band 7pm - Chris Cagle 9 pm - Merle Haggard Saturday, August 30 7 pm - Jeff Foxworthy Sunday, August 31 5 pm - Kingsmen Quartet 7 pm - Jason Crabb 9 pm - Matthew West


From Amanda on 06/24/14

Katee where is the list ?


From katee on 06/19/14

Hi i noticed the lineup of entertainers is up online and it looks great this year. Im just wondering their is no one on the 9pm sat.night slot any thoughts on this?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/18/14

Gina, absolutely! If you'll click on 'Lodging within 15 miles' under the map feature on this page, it will show you the names of what is available. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Gina on 06/18/14

Can youn please name some nice hotels close the the festival. Thanks!


From shelia cirkles on 06/01/14

love going , we go every year waiting to see this years lineup


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/19/14

Michael, last year we received the entertainer information in mid-July. As soon as receive the information for this year's lineup, we'll post it here. You're also more than welcome to call the event organizers at 580-924-8280. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From michael on 05/17/14

When does that info usually become available?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/12/14

Michael, sorry that information is not available yet, but as soon as we hear we'll update this page. Please check back later in the summer. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Michael on 05/11/14

Any info on who the entertainers are this year yet? Thank you


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/17/14

Amanda, sorry we don't have that information yet, but as soon as we hear we'll update this page. Please check back later in the summer. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Amanda on 03/16/14

Who are the entertainers of 2014? When do the list normally get posted, cant wait to see who will be there this year


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/04/14

Ronald, for information on camping at the event, you'll need to call 580-924-8280. To see area lodging, please click on 'Lodging within 5, 10 or 15 miles' underneath the map feature on this page. We hope you have a great trip, and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Ronald Gomez on 02/28/14

I live in California, but I will be attending the labor day event. I would like to know if camping is still available at the event and if not...where would be the closest spot to find a hotel. thank you


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/24/14

Mel, sorry we don't have that information yet, but as soon as we hear we'll update this page. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Mel on 02/22/14

Who are the entertainers of 2014?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/09/14

Beth, sorry we don't have that information yet, but as soon as we hear we'll update this page. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Beth on 01/09/14

Do you know who the entertainers will be for 2014?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/29/13

Tiffany, please click the orange 'Website' button above, and scroll to the bottom of the page where it says 'RV and tent campground guidelines.' Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tiffany on 08/28/13

We are thinking about camping at the festival will you give me the link for the information about camping or give me the information. Such as how much it is check in time and such. Thank you!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/27/13

Julie, according to the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival website, all carnival rides are free. If you have any questions, please call 580-924-8280. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Julie on 08/27/13

is everything free like carnival rides?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/23/13

Shirley, according to the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival website, the evening performances begin at 730pm. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Shirley Simmons on 08/22/13

What time in the evening does the live entertainers start


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/08/13

Brandi, the 2013 live entertainers will be Neal McCoy and Ronnie Dunn on Friday night, Don Williams and The Band Perry on Saturday night and Jeremy Camp on Sunday night. Have a great time at the festival, and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Brandi Haworth on 08/08/13

Hi this will be our 1st trip to the Pow Pow, Could you please say who will be the live entertainers?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/06/13

Jeanette, we're so glad that you're going to make it to the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow! You can see what hotels are available in the area by clicking on 'Lodging within 15 miles' underneath the map feature on this page. For more information on the concerts, please contact the event coordinator at suefolsom@choctawnation.com. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From jeanette duncan on 08/05/13

I am a huge Neil McCoy fan and am planning on attending you labor day festival for the first time. Could u recommend a hotel and information on the concerts. Are they outdoors and the best time to arrive to get good seats. I would appreciate any information. Thank you and have a nice day!


From Tiffany on 05/06/13

My family and I have been going to tushkahoma for the past 5 years we enjoy the family environment the concerts are always great. We never run out of things to do.and I don't think my family and I could that everyone enough for the work they put into this labor day weekend. It a fun safe way to have a wonderful time on labor dayn


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/26/13

Hot Diggity Dogs, please use the contact information listed at the top of the page to reach the event coordinator. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Hot Diggity Dogs and Kabobs on 02/25/13

I would like information on participating as a vendor at the Labor Day Festival


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/07/13

Donald, please contact the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival event coordinator directly by calling 580-924-8280 or emailing suefolsom@choctawnation.com, and she will be able to help you. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From donald brown on 01/07/13

i am intersted in being a food vendor at tuskahoma this year


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/11/12

Barbara, please contact the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival event coordinator directly by calling 580-924-8280 or emailing suefolsom@choctawnation.com, and she will be able to help you. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Barbara Roberson on 12/11/12

I am interested in becoming a vendor at this event. Can you send me information? thanks


 
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