Celebrating 40 years, the Museum of Indian Culture invites you to Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian festival. The Roasting Ears of Corn festival is currently planned for August 21 and 22, 2021. See below for details.
2021 Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
We are very excited to announce that our 40th annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival will be held August 21 and 22, 2021 on the grounds of the Museum of Indian Culture. Gates are open to the Public 10 am - 6 pm. Grand Entrance is at 12 noon.
This year's event will feature Native American Drumming by Black Bull Moose and Medicine Horse Singers, Traditional Aztec Dancing by the Salinas Family from Mexico city, and Native Nations Dance Theater.
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! We will also offer cultural lifeways demonstrations like Lenape Cooking, Flute making, and Basketry. You can also try your hand at tomahawk throwing!
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!
No Native American festival would be complete without food....specifically frybread and Indian Tacos. Thanks to Robyn Tone-Pah-Hote, Kiowa Nation, we will have both...yum! Additional foods for sale will include Buffalo Burgers, Hamburger, Hotdogs, Corn Soup, and of course......fire roasted corn!
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.
And now the important stuff.....
As this event typically attracts thousands of people, we will be taking appropriate measures to follow all current state mandates by making modifications to ensure the safety of all our participants and patrons due to the ongoing pandemic:
The Museum of Indian Culture and All those attending must follow current CDC, state and local guidelines for outdoor events. This includes face coverings and social distancing.
Vendor booths AND cultural demonstrations will be spaced out.
Museum will provide limited socially distanced seating in the entertainment area. You may bring your own lawn chair.... but please keep your canopy at home.
Temporary fencing barriers will be placed in key areas, like the entertainment area, to separate from foot traffic.
We are required to limit number of participants to 50 % capacity. This will be monitored at the entrance / exit gates.
Unfortunately, please keep in mind that due to the nature of this pandemic, this event may cancel at anytime.
Check back often for updates!
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
Festival Volunteer Application
will be available soon
Artisan / Vendor Application
Sorry, There are no more vendor spaces available.