Festival will celebrate the Lenape Nation

July 3, 2013 by  

The 15th annual Thunder Mountain Lenape Nation Festival is taking place in Saltsburg for two days this August.

The festival will feature such traditional Native American foods as fry bread and buffalo, as well as the usual festival foods such as hot dogs and tacos. In addition, there will be activities such as a scavenger hunt, special guest presentations, demonstrations, a Chinese auction, and vendors.

Performances will be given from dance groups such as Mana Polynesia and drum groups of the caliber of the Muddy Creek Singers and Young Thunder. Vendors will likely be selling a variety of Native American inspired or created arts and crafts. The festival should be a great opportunity to learn about the Lenape Nation or to celebrate all Native American heritages.

The organizers are currently looking for Boy and Girl Scouts to volunteer to help at the festival. All volunteers will receive their Indian Lore badges for helping and will be allowed to camp on the grounds through the weekend.

It is very likely that volunteers and vendors will come from all over the Pittsburgh area, as will many of the visitors. Organizers are likely working with local print companies to prepare for the festival by designing and creating products such as banners and signs.

The 2013 Lenape Nation Festival will take place in Saltsburg from August 17-18. Tickets are $5 each and festival T-shirts are $10 each. For more information, or to volunteer at the festival, call 724-639-3488.

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