Hardaway Powwow This Weekend at Badin

The Stanly County Town of Badin continues to celebrate its centennial with a series of special events through the year.

A dancer in full regalia celebrates at a Native American powwow event. (Town of Badin photo)

A dancer in Native American regalia celebrates at an unidentified powwow. (Town of Badin photo)

This weekend, the town will host the first “Historic Badin Hardaway Powwow”. Organizers say the powwow will be “a rousing and colorful celebration of spirit and culture,” planned to unite Native American nations from around the country around the famed Hardaway Site. Dancers and drummers will be featured in what planners hope will become an annual event in the town.

The Hardaway site, along the shore of what is now Badin Lake, was first recognized in 1937. Digging was done there from 1948 to 1958, making the Hardaway Site one of the oldest archaeological sites excavated in the southeastern U.S.

The Hardaway Powwow is set to begin with a grand entry Fri. at 6:00 p.m. and continue until 10:00 p.m., followed by an afternoon and evening of activities again on Sat., June 22, from 12:30 to 10:00 p.m. Craft and food vendors will be available throughout.

Click here for more information about the powwow, including an etiquette guide. More details are available by phone at 704-438-1491.

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