6th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival
Join the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe for the 6th Annual Three Moons Festival. July 28, you can learn more about Louisiana's Native American heritage in Opelousas where various tribes gather to celebrate their traditions together. The event is hosted by Chief Nolan Gobert of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe and is led by Mr. Harvey Whitford of the Blackfeet Tribe and his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Gray Whitford of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe.
Tribal members from across the state will perform traditional dances, drumming, storytelling activities, and special demonstrations featuring primitive crafts and tools. This event is family friendly and also offers educational activities and games for kids including American Stick Ball and Washer games. There will also be outside vendors with craft items for purchase and food! It's not a Louisiana festival without something to eat. The Attakapas tribe will prepare red beans and rice, shrimp fettuccine, jambalaya, corn maque choux, and more.
Last year's activities:
9:30am - Gourd dancing led by former Cheif Mayeaux of the Avogel Tribe of Louisiana
11:30am - Grand Entry 12pm - Flint Knapping Demo by Gary Perry of the Avogel Tribe of Louisiana 12:30pm - Flute performance by Claude Guillory Gallien 12:40pm - Drumming and dancing by Canneci N'de banc of Lipan Apache 1pm - Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Dancers 1:30pm - Jewelry Demo by Theresa Semien Gobert of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe 2pm - Craftsman Demo (Cowhide Chairs) with Danny Lee Petrella of Mamou Choctaw 2:30pm - Drumming by Theresa Semien Gobert & Amy Gobert Cormier of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe 4pm - Inter-tribal Dancing Need accommodations? Visit the "Stay" page for area hotels, B&Bs, and RV Parks.
Farmers' Market Pavilion | 10am-5pm | Free Admission
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