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One of the most popular events we get asked about at the Brantford Tourism and Visitor Centre is the Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow, which is celebrating its 33rd year.
Taking place on July 28 and July 29 at Chiefswood Park in Ohsweken, the event is steeped in tradition but also has contemporary flare.
This year, hundreds of local and international dancers are expected to compete in traditional dress and dances. More than 30 native food booths will serve delicious offerings for the whole family.
You can also explore the best in traditional and contemporary arts and crafts that native artists and artisans have to offer.
Gates open at 10 a.m. and the grand entry of dancers and dance competition occurs at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.
On Sunday, July 29, the grand entry of dancers will take place at noon. Awards and closing ceremonies take place at 5 p.m.
Daily admission for adults costs $10, children ages six to 12 cost $2 and two-day passes are $15 each.
Patrons are permitted to bring cameras and lawn chairs. In the event of of rain, the powwow will be relocated from Chiefswood Park to the Gaylord Powless Arena.
For more information, contact Six Nations Tourism at 1-866-393-3001 or call Tourism Brantford at 519-751-9900.
Jocelynn Blacker is a tourism counsellor with Tourism Brantford.