SANTA YNEZ The 24th annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow will unite Native American tribes from around the United States and Canada for two days of singing, drumming, and dancing next month.
The celebration, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ largest cultural event of the year, will take place at Live Oak Campground from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6, according to a press release.
Both days will kick off with a gourd dance at noon and a grand entry at 1 p.m. The event will feature a variety of Native American dancing styles such as traditional, straight, fancy, grass, and buckskin and will be performed by dancers ranging from “Tiny Tots” to individuals 70 years old and older.
The Pow-Wow will include Information booths, Native American arts and crafts booths, food booths, and more than $50,000 in prize money.
Live Oak Campground is at 4650 Highway 154 in Santa Ynez. Admission is free. Parking costs $5 and camping fees are $35.