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Celebrating 44 years, the Museum of Indian Culture invites you to Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian festival.  The Roasting Ears of Corn festival is planned for August 17 and 18, 2024.   See below for details.  

2024 Roasting Ears of Corn Festival 


Aztec Dancers

When:    August 17 and 18, 2024

Where:   Museum of Indian Culture - Little Lehigh Parkway                  2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, Pa 18103

Time:       Gates are open to the Public 10 am -  6 pm. 

                 Grand Entrance is at 12 noon.



This year, Juno Award-winning powerhouse Crystal Shawanda will perform both days at 11:00 am and again at 4:00 pm..  At noon is Grand Entry.   With drummers ready, Emcee, David White Buffalo, from Rosebud Sioux Tribe, South Dakota will call the dancers to the dance arena for a daylong celebration of Native American drumming, Singing and Dancing; and special performances  and Traditional Aztec Dancing by the Salinas Family from Mexico City.




Vendors will offer a wide array of products like   Sweetgrass,  T-shirts, Handcrafted Zuni and      Navajo silver jewelry,  Wampum jewelry,  Beadwork, Kachina Dolls, Pottery,                          Leathergoods 

and so much more! 


Cultural Heritage Techniques and Artifact Displays


Crystal Shawanda


We will also offer cultural heritage demonstrations like:

Lenape Cooking,

Flute making,

Primitive Fire making,



Cree Tipi Display and more!  

You can also try your hand at tomahawk and atlatl throwing!  

This year, the American Indian Collectors Association of the Northeast (IACANE) will host their Native American Artifact Show at our Roasting Ears of Corn Festival.  This show will feature thousands of artifacts from across North America.  Experienced collectors will be available to answer questions and identify your artifacts.

No Native American festival would be complete without food....specifically frybread and Indian Tacos.     Additional foods for sale will include Buffalo Burgers, Hamburger, Hotdogs, Corn Soup, and of roasted corn!  


Kid's Activities

We didn't forget the kids, in fact our Children's Area includes activities to create Native American inspired crafts like "wampum" bracelets, Sand Art, Totem Poles.  And just around the corner.....       Pony Rides



Some things to know.....


  • Museum will provide limited seating in the entertainment area.     You may bring your own lawn chair....                                                but please keep your canopy at home. 

  • No pets please.  Service animals only. 

  • Free Parking

  • ATM available

  • The festival is held outside in the Little Lehigh Parkway.                    As a result the grounds are uneven and may be difficult                for those with certain physical disabilities.

  • Schedule may change at anytime.  In the event of extreme weather conditions festival schedule could change and will be noted on the Museum of Indian Culture's Facebook page.

  • Museum is closed during the festival



We thank you for your continued support and encourage you check back often and stay up-to-date with museum happenings on social media.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

To help ensure the continuation of our  Roasting Ears of Corn Festival for years to come, please consider making a donations below.            Thank you!

Museum of Indian Culture

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Roasting Ears                 of Corn Festival 

August 17 & 18, 2024


Gates Open 10:00 a.m.

Grand Entry 12:00 noon


$10 Adults

$7 Seniors (62+)

$7 Ages 11 - 17

Free ages 10 and Under

Free with membership card


Native American Dancers Day Money Application


limited to the first 30 qualified dancers




Festival Volunteer Application

Artisan / Vendor Information


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