August 08, 2016
On Aug. 20, the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival will return to Allentown for two days. The festival thrown by The Museum of Indian Culture celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. It is Pennsylvania’s oldest American Indian arts, music, dance and food fest.
Attendees will have a chance to immerse themselves in American Indian culture. There will be demonstrations on American Indian cooking and flintknapping; artifacts will be on display, along with an authentic Plains American Indian tipi.; a marketplace selling American Indian jewelry, fine art and clothing will be on-site; and the featured performers include award-winning recording artist Shelley Morningsong and violinist and flutist Arvel Bird.
Festival goers will also have a chance to throw a tomahawk.
If wielding an axe works up an appetite, cuisine such as buffalo burgers, traditional frybread and fire roasted corn will be available for sale.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for those age 8-17 or over 62 and free for children under 8. Gates open at 10 a.m., with entry beginning at noon.
The festival will take place rain or shine.