Cherokee Indian Festival celebrates Mother’s Day
by Michelle Babcock
mbabcock@cherokeetribune.com
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CHEROKEE — Residents can celebrate the area’s history this weekend at the 24th annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Powwow at Boling Park in Canton.

The event will feature Native American dance exhibitions and performers, Aztec dancer warriors on horseback, a bison, shows, Native American cuisine, native arts and crafts, archery, storytellers, musicians, kid’s activities, pony rides, a living tepee village, ironman and ironwoman competitions, honorary Mother’s Day dance and more.

Cherokee County’s history will be on display through entertainment, education and cultural fellowship, in addition to celebrating mothers.

“This year’s event is dedicated to the real warriors of the world, women,” according to a news release for the event

The event is hosted by Rolling Thunder Enterprises and the city of Canton and is open to all ages, according to the release.

Tickets are available at the gate and adult tickets cost $15, children ages 6 to 13 are $5 and children under 5 are free. Discount tickets can be found at participating north Georgia Kroger stores.

The festival is open Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be an ATM on-site. Boling Park has a no- dog policy, but service dogs are welcome.

The venue is outdoors on a grassy field or semi-hard dirt, so wheelchair accessibility may be hindered due to rain expected today and Saturday.

Parking will be conducted by Scout Troop 241 of Cherokee County, and $1 donation buckets will be available. The festival will take place rain or shine except in the event of a heavy downpour.

Benefits supported by the festival organizers include The Cherokee Horse Rescue, My Brother’s Keeper Wildlife Rescue and The Sacred Circle Resource Bank.

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