Celebrating 40 years, the Museum of Indian Culture invites you to Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian festival.  Our next annual Roasting Ears of Corn festival will be held on the grounds of the museum on August  21 & 22, 2021.

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Joanne Shenandoah

2020 Roasting Ears of Corn Festival Postponed until 2021



Dearest Friends,

The time has come to make a tough decision regarding the 40th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. 

As you all know, the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival is an annual event that draws thousands together to celebrate Native American culture, music and dance. 2020 festival was set to be a big event with Joanne Shenandoah performing and plenty of other entertainment, including cultural and lifeways demonstrations.


This event is also the biggest fundraiser for the museum. Therefore, you know how painful it is to announce that we have decided to postpone the 40th year celebration to August 21 and 22, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision to postpone the event was a hard decision for the Museum of Indian Culture’s board of directors. Due to the current CDC guidelines as well as the state’s reopening phases, the museum had to take precautions to postpone the event until 2021 to allow for the safety of the patrons, performers, vendors, volunteers, and staff. 

The Museum of Indian Culture gift shop is now open and will reopen for regular tours following CDC guidelines. We continue to plan smaller events for late summer to include a Native American artifact show and Native American gathering event, including a virtual concert featuring Joanne Shenandoah.     Fall events are still in place including Native American Heritage Day, workshops, and more.   In addition, the museum will be launching its first virtual 5K run as well as an online gift shop.

Donations to help ensure the continuation of our non-profit Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, and the important mission of the Museum of Indian Culture, can be made here. 

Please check our website or Facebook page within the next two weeks for details for summer and fall events, including virtual events. 


Thank you for your understanding and support. We encourage you to stay in touch with us on social media and look forward to seeing you soon!


Museum of Indian Culture Board of Directors

Roasting Ears                 of Corn Festival 

August 21 & 22, 2021


Gates Open 10:00 a.m.

Grand Entry 12:00 noon


$10 Adults

$5 Seniors (62+)

$5 Youths (8 - 17)

Free:  (7 and Under)

Free with membership card


Artisan / Vendor Application



Native American Dancers Day Money Application


limited to the first 30 qualified dancers




Festival Volunteer Application