32nd Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow July 7-9

Posted on: Jul 07 2017

The 32nd Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow will be held this year, July 7-9, at the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Grounds. For three days, visitors can experience unique Native American arts and crafts and delicious food vendors, dance and drum competitions and intertribal dancing. Events will be held Friday, July 7, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance fees are $15 for a day pass, $20 for a two-day pass and $25 for a three-day pass; children 10 and under can enter for free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind Native American food and crafts and observe pow wow dances and dancers in their beautiful regalia. Each day, there will be a grand entrance of dancers that leads​to a display of intertribal dancing. Additionally, there will be gourd dances and a variety of dance competitions that result in cash prices totaling more than $40,000. The dance competitions for women and men are divided by age group and dance style, and include traditional, fancy, and grass, among others.

“The Taos Pueblo Pow Wow is one of the biggest events in Taos,” said Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos. “It’s great to see the number of visitors every year that want to see and experience the beauty of Taos Pueblo and all that is has to offer.”

Pow wows have traditionally been a gathering of tribal nations, bands, villages and pueblos in a common circle of friendship. The Taos Pueblo Pow Wow draws in members of Native American nations throughout the country every year and is one of very few pow wow’s in the United States that has reached the 32-year mark.

For more information on the 32nd Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, visit http://taos.org/events/taos-pueblo-pow-wow/.

Camera Etiquette

Photography at the event is encouraged and a camera fee is included in the admission price. However, the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Committee asks that visitors observe these rules: The arena area & announcers stand are off limits to photographers. Please ask permission of an individual before taking their photo. Please do not touch dancers’ regalia without permission.

More about the Town of Taos…

Located just 135 miles from Albuquerque’s International Sunport and a short, 90-minute drive from Santa Fe, Taos is home to the country’s oldest continuously-inhabited pueblo community, the state’s newest national monument, and the highest peak in New Mexico.  World-class skiing, hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, and mountain biking can all be found nearby.  Motorists enjoy the region’s celebrated scenic drives, including the Enchanted Circle and the High Road from Santa Fe to Taos.  The area also boasts ample four-wheeling and off road trails that crisscross the backcountry.  Golf Digest’s four-star-rated Taos Country Club championship golf course offers players spectacular scenery and panoramic mountain views.  Other hidden Taos travel gems include cultural sites like the San Francisco de Asis Church, the downtown plaza, “El Corazon de Taos,” as well as museums and galleries, weekend music and art festivals, and even llama trekking adventures.  Finally, most Taos travelers find that their getaways are not complete without indulging in the local New Mexico cuisine and its famous red and green chile options that infiltrate everything from breakfast burritos to pizza.  To learn more, go to www.taos.org.

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