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 15 & 16, 2020.
Please join us for a weekend of American Indian drumming, singing, dancing, food, and more.
See award winning demonstrations
Native American Cooking presented by Heart to Hearth Cookery that focuses on the foodways of the Eastern Woodland Indian (which include Lenape, Iroquois, Wampanoag, Penobscot and others),
Plains Teepee Program presented by Cree Native, Katrina Fisher.
Other demonstrations include flintknapping, flutemaking, and sweetgrass basket making.
Experience throwing a tomahawk or using an atlatl (spear thrower). Try your hand at primitive firemaking.
Peruse the marketplace
for Native American jewelry, fine art, pottery and clothing. There is a price range for everyone.
Vendors will offer hand-crafted items such as handmade Navajo and Zuni silver jewelry, Iroquois bead work, Kachina dolls, pottery, leather clothing and handbags, hand drums, soap stone carvings, Indian trade silver and other crafts
Savor Native American cuisine like buffalo burgers, Indian Tacos, Frybread, Corn Soup, Buffalo Stew and of course...
fire roasted corn.
There is plenty to do with the kids at our children’s craft area, from making sand art
pictures to weaving dreamcatchers, painting the
festival mural or getting faces painted, and pony rides.
About this year's featured performer:
is Native America’s most celebrated musicians and lecturer. She carries beauty in her soul and voice but also through her interactions with diverse communities around the world. She provides strength and passion for the people that is found in the likes of iconic philosophers and wisdom-keepers. Holding a Grammy and 40 plus music awards, plus an Emmy nomination, she is an Ambassador of peace, human and earth rights, capturing the hearts of audiences all over the world. Her philanthropic efforts have included works with organizations for earth and human rights specifically women and children. In addition, she is a founding member of the Hiawatha Institute for Traditional Knowledge a non-profit educational organization who’s aim is to provide all with ancient knowledge of her ancestors. Joanne will be performing during the festival both days at 11 am and 4 pm.
Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
August 15 & 16, 2020
Gates Open 10:00 a.m.
Grand Entry 12:00 noon
$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