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Native American Festival starts soon

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Take a trip through history this weekend at Chehaw Park in Albany. People who visit Chehaw's wild animal park this weekend will get a glimpse of the past during the Native American Cultural festival.

Chehaw was named after a Creek Indian settlement here. As the park was developed, arrowheads, tomahawks, clay pipes and spearheads that were used by the Indians were found there.

Hundreds of people from all over the country, including Native Americans of different tribes converge on Albany for the event which starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

"It's a great way to learn about history and you're going to have a lot of fun.  It's going to be entertaining.  You can learn the culture of the Native American's, not just here in the Southeast, but all across the country," said Ben Kirkland, Chehaw Natural Resource Manager.

In addition to the Native American Festival, you can also watch alligator feedings at 2:00 on both Saturday and Sunday, and BMX qualifications are taking place.

 

Here are the Events planned for the festival-

Pow Wow dancing exhibition
Aztec Dancers
Native American Crafts, Jewelry and Music
Primitive Skills Demonstrations
Native American Food

School Day

Friday April 16th, 2010
Vendors and Demonstrators open at 9:30 AM
Arena opens at 10:00 AM, closes at 2:00 PM

$4.00 per Child & Chaperones

Teachers and Bus Drivers Free

Special programs will be set up during the school day to focus on enriching K – 8th grade level education.


General Public

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Vendors and Demonstrators open at 9:30 AM
Arena opens at 10:00 AM
Event closes at 6:00 PM

Sunday, April 18th, 2010
Vendors and Demonstrators open at 9:30 AM
Arena opens at 10:00 AM
Event closes at 5:00 PM

Ages 13 & up $8.25
Ages 4-12 $5.25
Ages 3 & under Free


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