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High Plains Powwow

Saturday, 09 Sep 2017 01:00:pm – 09:00:pm
Location: Carbon County Fairgrounds, Rawlins, Wyoming

Carbon County Museum invites you to the fourth annual High Plains Powwow at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. Join us on Saturday, September 9th to take in the majesty of Native American cultures through song and dance. Whether you are new to the powwow world, or are a veteran observer, this event is not one to miss.

This Northern Traditional style contest powwow is free to the public, and dancer registration is open to all tribes. Over $9,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to contestants in 22 classes of dance competitions. (Tribal ID is required for dancer registration).

high plains powwow

The High Plains Powow on September 9th is a free event open to the public. Contest dancing begins at 1:00 p.m. featuring native dancers in traditional regalia from surrounding reservations such as Wind River, Pine Ridge, Crow, and Uintah. Dancers ranging in ages from two to fifty-five and over will compete throughout the afternoon exhibiting traditional dances and regalia. Awards will begiven in each dance category. 

Vendors are urged to bring their wares, as space is still available.
$75 – Food Vendors
$50 – Craft Vendors


Camping is available at the fairgrounds, but be sure to call ahead to make arrangements.

Hotel reservations can be made at a discounted price at the following locations in Rawlins (be sure to mention “High Plains Powwow”):

Rodeway Inn
1801 E. Cedar Street in Rawlins
(307) 324-2783

Want more information?

For sponsorship and advertising information, contact Stacy Fevinger at

For vendor details, contact Lauren Hunley at (307) 328-2740 or

For questions or for full details, contact Kelly Bohanan at (307) 328-2740 or You can also visit our High Plains Powwow webpage at