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Tribal Fair & Pow Wow runs Feb. 9-11 in Hollywood

Aaron Lewis. (Courtesy photo)

HOLLYWOOD — The Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow will be held Feb. 9-11 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

The highly anticipated event draws hundreds of dancers and drummers every year, who compete for prize money in a variety of categories.

Competitive dance competitions will feature men’s straight, fancy and grass; women’s cloth, fancy shawl, buckskin and jingle; and men’s and women’s northern traditional. The drum competition will include northern and southern categories.

The “Battle of the Guards,” a competition featuring Native American color guards, is scheduled to be held Feb. 9 and Feb. 10. The event is in honor of the late Stephen Bowers, who was a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade) and a longtime veterans’ leader in the tribe, Broward County and Indian Country. He led the tribe’s color guard for many years.

The Seminole Tribe’s own The Osceola Brothers band will open a free concert featuring country music artist Aaron Lewis on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.

Part of the grand entry at the 2023 Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow. (File photo)

Fine arts, arts and crafts. and clothing contests will also be featured. Female arts and crafts categories include Seminole doll, basketry; a male-only category is woodcarving. Other categories are Seminole patchwork design, beadwork and Seminole clothing with patchwork.
Clothing contests will be held for adults and youth starting Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Categories include old style, modern, traditional, contemporary, jackets (men only) and skirts (women only).

Wildlife shows will also be part of the fair.

Native film festival

The Native Reel Cinema Festival will be part of the Tribal Fair & Pow Wow on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10. Films scheduled to be shown include “Rumble,” “Boil Alert,” “Frybread Face and Me,” “Fancy Dance,” “Borders,” Hey Viktor,” and “Ode to Leviticus.”

Special guests scheduled to attend include Zahn McClarnon, Pat Vegas, Steven Paul Judd, Billy Luther, Cody Lightning, Charley Hogan, Doc Native, Kenneth Shirley and Adam Conte.

On Feb. 10, a meet and greet will be held at 3:30 p.m. and a question and answer panel will start at 9 p.m.

Films are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Feb. 9 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10.

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