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Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival

Yoctangee Park
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 800-413-4118
The American Indians go by 13 lunar moons as opposed to twelve months. At the end of May, tribes celebrate the annual rebirth of the world, when Mother Earth gives her bounty back to her children. The Shawnee in Ohio call it Flowering Moon. The powwow was a time for singing and dancing as the Indians thanked the Creator for their surviving the Starving Moon and for celebrating Mother Earth�s rebirth. A sundown dance celebrated the day�s end when the warriors could relax. A feast is a joyous religious celebration honoring a god, saint or event. A festival is generally an event with entertainment and performances. A feast is a festival, but a festival is not necessarily a feast.
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Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival
Thu May 25Fri May 26Sat May 27Sun May 28

12-1030 pm Fri, 9 am - 1030 pm Sat, and 9 am - 6 pm Sun. Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Started in 1984, the festival draws crowds of approximately 85,000. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafter's and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with good food, fun, games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. This is an educational experience for the entire family. Handicap parking is available at the Feast. The handicap parking will be from the Alley of West Water by crafts etc glad tidings to Walnut St. All events are FREE to the public.

Cost: Free

Contact: Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival, Phone: 740-887-2979

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
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