Along with the vibrant celebration of culture and competitive dance at the annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, attendees enjoy shopping at the many vendor booths offering authentic Native art, jewelry, photography, beadwork, and more. This year, space is still available for additional vendors who wish to apply for a space.
The 34th annual powwow takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, at the Robbie Powwow Garden on the grounds of the Center of the West. The vendor booths are conveniently located around the perimeter of the garden. Interested vendors who are enrolled members of North American Indian tribes and nations are encouraged to visit this page and download a vendor registration form.
Powwow Grand Entries are at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and noon Sunday, June 21. Dancers range in age from Tiny Tots (children 6 and younger) to Golden Age (55 and older). Competitive dance categories include traditional, grass, and fancy for men and boys; and traditional, fancy shawl, and jingle for women and girls.
Tickets for the Plains Indian Museum Powwow are available at the gate the days of the event (good for one day only), or in advance at the Center’s admissions desks. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. each day Tickets: $10 for adults 18 and older; $5 for youths 7 to 17; free for children 6 and younger. Center of the West members receive a $1 discount with a valid membership card. Ticket prices are separate from Center of the West general admission. Participating dancers, drums, and their family members are admitted free.
The Plains Indian Museum Powwow is sponsored through the generous support of Choice Aviation; Whole Foods Trading Company in Cody, Wyoming; The Local; and Coca Cola Bottling Company of Cody.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page.