Indian Market & Festival at the Eiteljorg Museum

Hours:Mon–Sat: 10 am–5 pm Sun: Noon–5 pm
Location:500 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204
Cost:Adults: $12 Seniors 65+: $10 Children 5–17 & Full-time Students with ID: $6 Children 4 and under: Free Members: Free Native Americans: Free IUPUI: Free
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The Indianapolis Eiteljorg Museum (located in Indianapolis, IN) is hosting the 22nd Annual Indian Market and Festival again and it looks like a lot of fun. Hoop Dancers, Story Telling, Educational, Music and more make this the perfect weekend event to take the kids to.

We have been to the Eiteljorg Museum before and they have a great place to play for kids in the downstairs area and an amazing collection of Native American Art which my kids are happy to look at for a little while…though not quietly. We will be attending the Indian Market and Festival on Sunday and I am amazed at how much there is to see and do…and eat. Yes..there will be food. Lots of delicious sounding (I haven’t had any of it yet but want to try everything) food.

tony-duncan-by-robert-doyle copyIndian Tacos, Buffalo Burgers, Baskin Robbins ice creams, kettle corn, and Hubbard Cravins coffe drinks. They’ve even invited food trucks! Scratch Truck with its “life changing” burgers, Johnson’s BBQ Shack that offers smoked meats and pulled pork, Der Preztel Wagon with fun Star Wars themed items, and Scoutie’s Treat Truck with something called a Mr. Donut Cupcake! Take a moment to wipe the drool from your mouth…I understand completely.

Aside from the food there will be music by Joanne Shenandoah, an award winning singer and multi-talented composer and musician. Joanne will be performing with her sister and daughter on the main stage and storytelling along with her husband, Doug George-Kanentiio, on both Saturday and Sunday.

“A member of the Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation, of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, Shenandoah is the most critically acclaimed Native American singer of her time.”

If all of that isn’t enough to make you want to be there now then check out this Hoop Dancer, Tony Duncan. He will be performing Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm and doing workshops to teach kids how to Hoop Dance. The video below is from his 1st place performance in 2011.

How awesome is that!? Personally I can’t wait to see Tony Duncan perform, but I also want to hear Joanne…and eat the food and see everything. We might be there all day if my kids are ok with that. By the looks of all the events they have I imagine they will want to stay all day. If you are looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend in Indianapolis, you should check out Eiteljorg and the Indian Market and Festival.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
~ Maya Angelou

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