Biggest Pow-Wow in Tennessee This Weekend

Oct 19, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Native American Indian Association is hosting its 31st Annual Pow-Wow and Fall Festival this weekend.

The gathering coincides with Native American Indian Month in Tennessee and serves to raise money for the organization’s projects and charities.

NAIA President, Sally Wells, is thankful for the public’s past support and attendance. With a long-time goal just within reach, she’s hopeful for another good turnout.

“We are trying to build the Indian Center here in Middle Tennessee, so that’s what we’ve been doing is trying to set aside the money for this building and the Center. A couple of weeks ago we purchased the land for that Center, so our dream is about to finally come true.”

In addition to the Center, proceeds will benefit the NAIA Education Scholarship Fund and Emergency Relief Fund.

The festivities will take place at Long Hunter State Park and include Native American dancers, musicians, arts, crafts and food. Today features free admission for children and educators and runs from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Things will get started at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Admission is six dollars for adults and three dollars for seniors and children ages six to 12. Children five and under are free.