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The Gathering 2017 - Native American Harvest Festival

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Clarke County Fairgrounds

890 West Main Street

Berryville, VA 22611

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This is a historic year for The Gathering 2017 celebration including non-competitive Native American dancing and singing at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Virginia. Specials, prizes and scholarships awarded to dancers and singers. To learn more about Native American Indians living on the U.S. East Coast visit http://harvestgathering.org/index.html.

Visitors from around the globe are invited. Ask an Indian a question now. Explore the Indian Trader’s Market; Indian Dancing & Music Demos and Story Telling; North American Bushcraft School; Live Dark Water Concert; FREE Painted Pony Hour; Uniformed Services and Military Veteran Tribute; Elder's Honor Ceremony; Children’s Candy Dance and much more.

The event is Oct. 21-22. Gates open at 9 am each day. Be sure to arrive before dancing "Grand Entry" which begins at 12:00 noon each day. General Admission is suggested $5 contribution. Children 6 and under free. Big Family? We will not turn anyone away from The Gathering. Group and individual advance ticket sales available here.

Sanctuary on the Trail™ is collaborating with the community working in partnership with various Native American Indian individuals to bring this cultural, heritage event to the state and the region. More than 5,000 people attended The Gathering 2015 and close to 10,000 attended the Indian Village offered during the 2016 Bluemont Fair.

The Gathering is about Native American people and neighbors Celebrating the Harvest with dance, regalia, storytelling and giving thanks. A spectators fantasia of rich culture and arts.Here are a few frequently asked questions.


Q1. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

A1. Follow signs to FREE parking in the fairgrounds.

Q2. What can/can't I bring to the event?

A2. This is a dog friendly event (dogs on leash please). Specific areas are designated horse-riding areas. Check online for more details as they are available. No alcohol or drugs please. Food and drinks permitted. Comfortable cushion for the bleachers optional.

Q3. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A3. Email info4TheGathering.org.

Q4. Is this a Pow Wow?

A4. Yes.

Q5. Are there other overnight accomodations?

A5. There are local B&Bs and hotels are in Berryville, Winchester and Lessburg, Va. Check our web site for listings.

Q6. Are you still taking vendors for the Indian Village?

A6. Yes.

Q7. How much does it cost to get in?

A7. General Admission is suggested $5 contribution, children 6 and under are free. Volunteers and Vendors receive special passes.

- Low-Income Family, please come on out. We won't charge you to enter, just walk on in.

- Dancers in regalia enter for FREE.

Q8. How do I register as a vendor or exhibitor?

A8. Visit: http://harvestgathering.org/vendors-and-exhibitors.html

For more visit: http://harvestgathering.org/index.html

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Clarke County Fairgrounds

890 West Main Street

Berryville, VA 22611

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