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Details released for annual Indian Summer Festival

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Indian Summer Festival will celebrate traditional and contemporary Native culture at Summerfest Grounds from September 7 through the 9.

The festival includes crowd favorites like the competition pow wow, choreographed fireworks on Saturday and contemporary as well as traditional Native American performers. Canoe rides will return this year by popular demand and the Fiddle and Jig Contest brings fiddlers and jiggers of all ages together with winners chosen by audience response.

Crowd favorite Brule headlines the Miller Main Stage Saturday night. The group is known for thrilling audiences with a merging of cultural rock, traditional dancers in full regalia and theatrical instrumentations. Eagle and Hawk return on Friday and Saturday nights. Another must-see is the multi-cultural drum jam on Friday night.

Cultural Craft Workshops, for items such as flutes and corn husk dolls, are planned throughout the weekend.

Vendors will offer traditional foods such as frybread, Indian tacos, bison burgers, wild rice, roasted corn and berry desserts.

Festival hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. $12 for seniors age 60+. There are a number of special admission deals.

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