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78th Annual Shinnecock Powwow
August 30 - September 2, 2024

Come join us for the 78th Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow on August 30, 2024! As a top-five powwow of the year by Powwows.com, we are proud to offer cultural and traditional experiences like no other.  Native arts, crafts, and food will all be available for attendees to enjoy, and our vibrant community of dancers and drummers from across Indian Country will showcase their passion and skill. Get your tickets today and experience the unique celebration of Native American traditions that only the Shinnecock Powwow can offer.

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Join Us in Supporting this Rich Tradition

As we prepare for the 78th Annual Shinnecock Powwow, we invite you to contribute financially to make this event even more meaningful. Your support will allow us to continue providing a culturally rich family event while accommodating the increasing number of visitors and participants. By choosing to become a sponsor, you will be making a tangible difference in the preservation and celebration of Native American heritage.

$20 Adults

$10 Seniors (over 65 years old), Children (ages 6-12) & Military with ID

​Children under 5 years old free

Cash or Credit Accepted at the Gate for entry

Free Parking

 

Drug and Alcohol Free Event

 

No Pets Except Service Animals with documentation

No drones allowed

 

Drum & Dance Contests & Dance Specials with over $50,000 in Prize Money 

Gates Open

3pm Friday

10am Saturday, Sunday, Monday

 

Sunset Fire Lighting

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 

Grand Entry

7pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday

12:30pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Dance and Drum Contests

Golden Age (50+) & Adult (18-49)
(Traditional, Northern, Southern, Eastern War, Eastern Blanket, Grass, Jingle, Fancy)

1st - $1000
2nd - $600
3rd - $400
4th - $200

Juniors (13-17)
(Traditional, Grass, Jingle, Fancy, Shawl)

1st - $500
2nd - $300
3rd - $200
4th - $100

Kids (5-12)
(Traditional, Grass, Jingle, Fancy, Shawl)

1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50
4th - $25

Drums
(Traditional, Grass, Jingle, Fancy, Shawl)

1st - $4500
2nd - $4000
3rd - $3500
4th - $3000

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Driving: Use W Church St, Southampton, NY 11968 in your GPS. When you arrive at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, follow the signs.

 

Rail: The Long Island Railroad has a stop in Southampton, only 3.3 miles away from the powwow grounds. We will run a shuttle to and from the train station.

Bus: Coming from NYC? Check out Hampton Jitney to the Southampton location. Cabs can bring you to the reservation. 

  • What should I bring?
    Powwow takes place outside in a field; not all areas are shaded. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sunscreen. Hats, umbrellas, blankets, and lawn/beach chairs are encouraged.
  • How do tickets work.
    Children under 7 years old are free. Discounts are available for elders over the age of 65, military personnel, and veterans. Tickets are valid for a single day only. There are no weekend passes. You can purchase tickets online in advance or at the gate.
  • What's Included in my ticket?
    Admission to the powwow and free parking.
  • Are tickets refundable?
    No. Shinnecock Annual Powwow is a rain or shine event. We only cancel or postpone the competition if the weather conditions are so severe as to threaten the safety of attendees. Any updates to the schedule will be announced on our social media platforms and website.
  • Is this event handicap accessible?
    The Shinnecock Powwow takes place in a large, open grass field without stairs or other obstacles. Accessible parking spots are available for people with disabilities, and parking attendants will assist if those spots are full.
  • Do vendors take cash or credit?
    Some vendors take credit cards and online banking, while others do not. It is advisable to bring plenty of cash with you to avoid any problems. Goods can range from $5 to $1,000+. There is an ATM with fees on site.
  • How do I get there?
    Driving: Use 1 Church St, Southampton, NY 11968 in your GPS. When you arrive at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, follow the signs. Rail: The Long Island Railroad has a stop in Southampton, only 3.3 miles away from the powwow grounds. We will run a shuttle to and from the train station.
  • Where can I stay?
    There are many hotels in the immediate area. It is better to book sooner rather than later. Shinnecock is located in the heart of the Hamptons and takes place on a popular weekend. Hotels are expensive and book quickly. We suggest looking at hotels in surrounding areas like Riverhead or Manorville.
  • Can I explore the reservation?
    No. This is our home. We ask that guests do not venture from the powwow grounds and other marked areas.
  • Are pets allowed?
    For safety purposes, only service animals with documentation are allowed, and they must remain leashed at all times.
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