Roasting Ears of Corn Festival


The Museum of Indian Culture in Allentown, PA, invites the public to its 40th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian Festival, on Saturday & Sunday August 15th and 16th, 2020. Gates open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. rain or shine. Grand Entrance is at noon.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join a weekend of live Native American drumming, singing and dancing. The festival includes activities for people of all ages, including: a children’s hand-on activity area where they can learn to make Native American style crafts such as dreamcatchers, cornhusk dolls, and Navajo sand painting, and help paint our Roasting Ears of Corn Festival mural. Other activities include face painting, pony rides, lifeskills demonstrations including Atlatl and Tomahawk throwing, flintknapping, primitive fire making, flutemaking, and Native Cooking demonstrations by Heart to Hearth; and artifact displays by the Indian Artifact Collectors Association of the Northeast; and Cree demonstrator Katrina Fisher will present her award-winning Plains teepee program.

Vendors will offer hand-crafted items such as handmade Navajo and Zuni silver jewelry, Iroquois wampum jewelry and bead work, Kachina dolls, pottery, leather clothing, moccasins and handbags, hand drums, soap stone carvings, dreamcatchers and other crafts. American Indian cuisine of Frybread, buffalo burgers, buffalo stew, Indian Tacos, blueberry wajopi, corn soup and of roasted corn.