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Festival of the Harvest Moon | Discovery Center

Just a reminder that the Post Office Public Meeting is Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from Noon- 3:00pm at the Fawnskin Post Office. In case you don’t remember, that is tomorrow! Need back story? Read the previous coverage:

Day of Discovery

Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Discovery Center here in Fawnskin will be the 12th annual Feast of the Harvest Moon. This festival will take place from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

Traditionally, the Feast of the Harvest Moon was celebrated among American Indian tribes when the period of darkness between sunset and moonrise is successively shorter following the Harvest Moon nearest the September equinox and the Hunter’s Moon in October. It is a time of giving thanks and an opportunity for learning a little about American Tribal history including that of the Serrano of the San Bernardino highlands and mountains.

The Serrano, who were called the Yuhaviatam (People of the Pines) looked to nature and the land to provide the necessities of life including shelter, clothing, food and plants used for medicine.

The festival will include many unique events such as live performances by Elaine Meyers, an accomplished all-around Native American dancer in Fancy Shawl, Jingle Dress, Northern Traditional and Southern Traditional.

Terry Goedel, representing the Yakama/Tulalip Indians from Washington State will demonstrate an award winning hoop dance, a traditional art form that is extremely vivid in color and movement.

Attendees can also attended guided nature walks and story time sessions. Admission and parking are free.

Performance & Activity Schedule

  • 10:15am – Opening Ceremony by Gwen Craig
  • 10:30am- Pine Needle Basket Making Class; 2 hours
  • 10:30am/11:30am/1:00pm – Nature Walk
  • 11:00am/12:30m – Native American Dancing; Elaine Meyers
  • 11:30am/1:00pm – Hoop Dancing; Terry Goedel
  • 11:30am – Nature Walk
  • 12:30/2:30pm – Story Time

Have a great week!

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