Downtown Carrollton's Santa Fe Days - October 8-9, 2011

The 10th Annual SANTA FE DAYS on the Square will occur during October 12th and 13th.

 The festivities kick off at 9:00 AM, Saturday October 12th with our Opening Ceremony – honoring US Veterans.  Also, join us as we celebrate the role of cotton in Indigenous cultures!

This free, family-friendly, non-profit, Native American Indian cultural event features over 70 American Indian Artists and Craftsman, Championship Plains Indian and Aztec dancers. Internationally recognized Southern Drum- Bear Claw Singers will be our host drum.

This year meet our featured artist Louie Garcia, a renowned Tiwa-Piro Pueblo weaver. As our featured artist, Louie will be demonstrating traditional Pueblo weaving of his ancient textile tradition.

Have fun with the entire family. The INTERACTIVE CULTURAL PATH on Elm Street highlights free cultural education and experiential fun. Learn about beadwork, pottery, basket making, dream catchers and other crafts.  Enjoy Traditional children’s games and storytelling by Apache Story Teller-Gregory Gomez as well as the popular INDIGENOUS GROCERY STORE exhibit, sponsored by the Memnosyne Foundation.

The FOOD AS MEDICINE booth, developed by the Indigenous Institute of the Americas,  returns with the consultation of Dr. Patrisia Gonzales –Kickapoo- Professor at the University of Arizona. Come and experience the sights, sounds and time honored traditions of the Native American Indian community. Jewelry, pottery, paintings, fetish carvings and other traditional artifacts and well as Indian Tacos and Fry bread will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit the Santa Fe Days website, email  santafedays@gmail.com, Find us on Facebook at  SANTA FE DAYS or visit the Twitter account Santa_Fe_Days.

There will be plenty of parking spaces. However, instead of driving, take the Dart Rail GREEN LINE to DOWNTOWN Carrollton, TX.  For more information call 972-242-6453.

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