Mark your calendar — the National Powwow celebration is coming back to the 110-acre Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex this summer for four days of music, food and fun.

National PowWow dancer

Held every three years since its inception in 1969, the festival first visited Danville in 2011 and is returning this year July 6 through 9 to promote awareness of indigenous American Indian culture and customs. The most recent Hendricks County Powwow in 2017 drew more than 500 participants from across the country and Canada, as well as 3,000 visitors.

National PowWow drum“We are so glad to be back in Hendricks County again,” said Jeff Brewer, marketing chair for the festival. “We are excited to showcase the current styles of dance while also celebrating American Indian history and culture.”

National PowWow veteran danceAmong a diverse schedule of events, guests can expect to see performances by traditional Native American singers and dancers in full regalia, attend primitive skills demonstrations and explore a living history tipi village.

National PowWow tipi campCrafts, artisan vendors, educational seminars, a silent auction and children’s activities round out the offerings and promise to make the Powwow fun and interesting for visitors of all ages.

National PowWow jewelry vendor“We are excited to welcome National Powwow back to Hendricks County,” said Jaime Bohler Smith, executive director/CEO of Visit Hendricks County. “After a lengthy hiatus due to the pandemic, we all look forward to seeing our guests and locals celebrating during the weekend while making a lasting impact on our community.”

National PowWow princess competitionGeneral daily admission to the National Powwow is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Four-day passes are also available. For more information and a full schedule of events, go to