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Feast of the Flowering Moon Celebrates Indigenous Culture and Community in Chillicothe, Ohio


Chillicothe, Ohio – As Memorial Day weekend approaches, the historic downtown of Chillicothe, Ohio, prepares to host the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon festival from May 24th to May 26th. This beloved event, organized by Feast of the Flowering Moon, Inc., promises a vibrant celebration of Native American culture alongside family-friendly entertainment for residents and visitors alike.

The festival’s lineup boasts an array of activities designed to honor and preserve Native American heritage while providing enjoyment for all attendees. From traditional music and dance performances to artisan crafters and a Mountain Man Encampment showcasing skilled craftsmen and demonstrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

“This festival is not just about entertainment; it’s about education and preservation,” says a spokesperson for Feast of the Flowering Moon, Inc. “Our mission is to create an experience that celebrates and respects Native American culture while fostering community engagement and social development.”

The festivities kick off on Friday, May 24th, with the opening of the festival grounds at 11:00 am. Throughout the day, attendees can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Native American dancing, with performances scheduled at various times in the park. The evening’s highlights include the crowning of the 2024 Miss Feast Queen and live musical performances on the main stage.

Saturday, May 25th, promises even more excitement, starting with the Pretty Baby Contest and continuing with a diverse range of activities, including a car show/cruise-in, the Memorial Day Service at Veterans Memorial Park, and the Memorial Day Weekend Grand Parade. Live music takes center stage throughout the day, with performances from bands such as MacKenzie Mash and Yoctangee Fire.

The festival reaches its conclusion on Sunday, May 26th, with a final day of festivities. Attendees can enjoy more Native American dancing, the thrilling Ducky Derby on the lake, and musical performances from acts like the Zion Baptist Praise Team and 7 Mile Bluegrass.

Feast of the Flowering Moon, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, encourages attendees to check for updates on the festival schedule, as it is subject to change prior to the event. With its rich blend of cultural celebration and community spirit, the Feast of the Flowering Moon promises to be a Memorial Day weekend to remember in Chillicothe, Ohio.