Hammonasset Festival

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Repeats every day until Sun Sep 30 2018.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
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$5 for adults, children under 12 are free
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All ages
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This year’s Hammonassett Festival honors Native American heritage and nature with a special theme on Children and Families: We Are All Connected. Each day begins with a Native American blessing and smudging ceremony, led by Allan Saunders (Mohegan).

There will be multiple appearances by our featured performers: • Erin Meeches (Schaghticoke) and the Native Nations Dance Troupe. The Native American dancers will gather in the Dance Circle to share their dances and interpretations, dressed in traditional regalia and accompanied by live singing and drumming of a Native drum group. • The Chankas of Peru who will once again share the amazing Scissors Dance, a traditional highland Andean ritual competition between two or more dancers. Each dancer will showcase his repertoire of acrobatics, gymnastics, aerial jumps, and intricate footwork. • Tchin (Narragansett), Native American storyteller, will make his Hammonassett Festival debut. Tchin is a nationally known performance artist and educator who, through the art of oral tradition, shares stories that have been passed down through generations and that will illu-minate minds of all ages. Music and song will be provided both days by Allan Madahbee (Ojibway) playing Native American flute and guitar. There will also be performances by Scott Shuffitt, playing Native American-style flutes, with Todd Secki on drum. Around the grounds, under tents and in the Butterly Building you will find an array of vendors and traders, exhibitors and educators. There will be live wildlife shows, an expanded children’s area, the ever-popular New England Atlatl Championship, and a variety of food choices.

Guilford Fairgrounds
111 Lovers Lane
06437 Guilford , CT 41° 16' 49.8468" N, 72° 40' 27.57" W
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