Hardy hosts the annual Turtle Island Native American Association of Arkansas' celebration of Native American heritage each year in October. The three-day event includes traditional dance and drumming, a princess contest, as well as a trading area where Native American arts and crafts are available for purchase. The event is held in Loberg Park on the banks of the Spring River, the traditional camping grounds for the Native Americans during summer solstice. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the dancing. Check the Calendar for event dates and details.
6th Annual Turtle Island Pow Wow. October 2, 3 and 4, 2015. Held in Loberg Park along the banks of the Spring River. Presented by Turtle Island Native American Association of Arkansas and the City of Hardy, Arkansas.
Open to the public - Free Admission.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy as we dance with our drums beat to the songs of our ancestors. We will have different styles of dance, some you will be able to participate . . . There will be special dances for the children.
Native American Arts and Crafts will be available for purchase.
Friday, October 2, 2015 School Day 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Saturday, October 3, 2015 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 10 A.M to 4 P.M.
Emcee - Ken Dixon - Choctaw - MS
AD: James Mabe - Comanche - TN
HEADMAN - Jeremy Thigpen - Echota Cherokee - TN
HEADLADY - Terra Hartley - Comanche-Cherokee - AR
FLUTE - Daniel Yellowhorse - Cheyenne - AL
DRUM - Blood, Sweat & Tears - TN
AZTEC DANCERS - - QUETZALCOATL
All Drums, Dancers and Gourd Dancers Welcome
Contact: Jerry Hunt or Clare Martin 870-972-6995 or 870-530-3344