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Indian Summer Festival at State Fair Park to happen March 10 & 11

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Indian Summer Festival’s 27th Annual Winter Pow Wow will arrive at State Fair Park March 10 and 11.

This traditional pow wow brings people together to dance, sing, socialize, shop, eat and have a great time. The pow wow opens with the pageantry of the Grand Entry. All the dancers line up by dance style and age, then enter the arena while a host drum sings a special song.

Audience members can expect to see dancers representing the 11 Federally recognized tribes of Wisconsin, in addition to veterans who also play a key role in the pow wow.

The pow wow features an extensive marketplace where vendors offer arts and crafts, traditional foods and herbs, jewelry, books and other items for purchase.

Food vendors will offer fry bread and Indian Tacos, corn soup, turkey, as well as other family-friendly fare such as hot dogs and soft drinks. A cultural prayer ceremony will be held Sunday at 10 a.m., and all are welcome to attend.

Pow wow hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Grand entry times are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Those attending the Prayer Ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday morning are admitted free.

Admission for the general public is $10, for elders 60 and over is $8, and children 12 and under are free.

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