We attended the Native American Festival at Sycamore Shoals state park this weekend as vendors and Danny performed there. We had a great time.
They had a good turn out of folks. There were about 10 to 12 vendors setup inside and outside the reconstructed fort there. Vendors were selling things like gourds, dream catchers, horns, flutes, jewelry, rose petal syrup, corn shuck dolls, wood carvings, etc..
There was also a small exhibition powwow. The dancers, the drum group, and the MC were great and I believed that everyone enjoy themselves and some even participated in the dancing.
There was also storytelling (Freeman Owle), flute music (Daniel Bigay), and lectures on the Cherokees. These were not only educational, but entertaining.
We have been attending this festival for about 9 or 10 years and it just gets better every year.
The staff at Sycamore Shoals are just awesome. They do a great job pulling this festival together. The Johnson City Press did a story on one of the rangers at the park. To see this article, click here.
We also saw a lot of our friends at the festival. It was so good seeing them and catching up on what is going on in their lives.
I have put together a slideshow of photos of the park from this weekend. I hope you enjoy it.