Natural Bridge, VA: The weekend of September 19-21 over 20 Native American nations will convene at Natural Bridge for their annual Monacan Nation Fall Festival.
“Fall festival is a chance for Native American Indian nations to come together and share their culture and historical significance with the general public. It’s an awakening of mind, body, and soul full of fun and excitement.”, Victoria Ferguson Monacan Indian spokesperson.
The general public is invited to spend the weekend visiting with some of the finest Native American craftspeople, artisans, and musicians from around the country. There will be lots of regalia (Native American tribal dress), drumming, primitive cooking, demonstrations, storytelling, and even a bonfire dance at night fall.
“We expect around 20 or so nations will be represented and around 1000 people in attendance not including the general public. The Fall Festival will kick off with a student day on Friday and the general public is invited to stay at the hotel and experience the Fall Festival fun Saturday and Sunday.”
For a full schedule of events visit http://naturalbridgeva.com/events
Media is invited to contact Victoria Ferguson, Monacan Indian nation spokesperson and Natural Bridge Park Monacan Indian Living History Interpretive Program Director to request photo opportunities, interviews, or access badges to the festival.
Date: September 19-21
Hours: Friday Student Day: 9a-2p | Saturday: 10a – 9p | Sunday: 10a – 6p
Cost: $8 for adults and children over 13 | $6 for seniors and children over 5 | FREE children under 5
Student Day: $5 for all general public (Bridge and Cavern tickets sold separately at the Rockbridge Center)
Hotel reservations: www.naturalbridgeva.com or call 800-543-1410.