Na­tive Amer­i­can fes­ti­val starts Sat.

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Make plans to ex­plore Na­tive Amer­i­can cul­ture with the 23rd an­nual In­dian Springs Na­tive Amer­i­can Fes­ti­val and Pow­wow.

Held in Butts County at the his­toric In­dian Spring Ho­tel/Mu­seum, the fes­ti­val will be held Sept. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Satur­day and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun­day. The grand en­try will be­gin at 1 p.m. each day.

For $5 (adults) or $3 (chil­dren), you can spend the day meet­ing Na­tive Amer­i­cans from dif­fer­ent nations, lis­ten­ing to their sto­ries and tra­di­tional mu­sic, and see­ing demon­stra­tions of the Me­soamer­i­can cul­ture through dance and mu­sic.

Fea­tured per­form­ers at the fes­ti­val are the Aztec Dancers Javier Al­faro and Fam­ily. The winged Am­bas­sadors (Birds of Prey) are also back, with Dale Ar­rowood, Con­ser­va­tion­ist and Mas­ter Fal­coner, who will pro­vide ed­u­ca­tional facts and in­ter­est­ing de­tails about each bird.

In ad­di­tion to the at­trac­tions, there are sev­eral ven­dors fea­tur­ing arts, crafts and demon­stra­tions. There will also be plenty of food to pur­chase at the event.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, contact Trina Mans­field at (770) 655-5905 or email t_r_m@etc­

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