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Native American Festival in Albany this weekend

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November 16, 2007

Albany--If you're looking for a fun and exciting away to spend your weekend, you might want to head to Albany.  That's because the Parks at Chehaw is getting ready to kick off one of its biggest events of the year, the Native American Cultural Festival.

Every year it attracts hundreds of people from all over the state as well as the rest of the country. The event gives people a chance to learn about the history and many traditions of different Native American tribes.

You'll also get to watch Native American dancers perform some of their traditional dances. Vendors from all over the U.S. will also be at the event selling arts and crafts. Park organizers say they're expecting a pretty big turnout from the community.

"We generate good income from that event, and it's just a very popular event. It's probably one of our signature events people expect from year to year," says park director, Doug Porter.

This event along with many others generate approximately 100-thousand dollars for the park. Some of that money will be used for park repairs.

Today's event will officially kick off at 9 AM and last until 2 PM. If you can't make it to the festival today, you still have Saturday and Sunday to do so.  This weekend the event kicks off at 9 AM as well.

For further information on the event you can contact the park at 430-5280.