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The Shoshone-Bannock Festival is a top-rated powwow complete with traditional Native American dancing, singing and arts and crafts. Thousands of Native Americans from all over North America compete in singing and dance competitions featuring some of the top dancers and drum groups in North America.

Activities include the Fort Hall All -Indian Jr/Sr Rodeo, Miss Shoshone-Bannock Contest, All-Indian Festival Parade, Children’s Day Powwow, Festival Princess Contest, Traditional Indian Handgames, Indian Relay Horse Races, Buffalo and Salmon Feast, Indian Art Show and many others. Enjoy authentic Native American food and arts and crafts. Tribal elders share words of wisdom about their proud culture.

The festival is always held the second weekend in August. For powwows held at other times during the year, check the tribes’ calendar on its website at Call 208-238-0680 ext. 101 for more information.

Indian Chiefs at the Pow Wow Children in Native American Dress  

Photos by T’cha-Mi’iko