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Seminole Tribe of Florida to Host 40th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair Feb. 11-13 at Hard Rock Live
FREE Cultural Festival to Feature Pow-Wow, Warrior, Hoop and Fire Dancers, Native American Blues Performers, Storytelling, Crafts and More
Hollywood, Fla. (February 8, 2011) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida will be celebrating its 40th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair February 11- 13 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This FREE three-day event that offers a glimpse inside the rich history and traditions of the Seminole Tribe will showcase Pow-Wow, Warrior, Hoop and Fire Dancers, Native American blues performances, storytelling, crafts, food and more.
Opening ceremonies and invocation will take place on Friday February 11 at 9 a.m. Beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy daily Native musical performances from Sonny Nevaquaya, Paul Buster and the Cowbone Band, Hank Nelson Jr. and R.C North and Hybiscus.
Festivities will also feature international championship dances from the Seminole Tribe of Florida and other tribes such as the Cherokee (North Carolina), Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico) and Six Nations (Ontario Canada). Native dance ensembles scheduled to perform include the Deer Clan Dancers, Sky Smoke Dancers, Aztec Fire Dancers, Hoop Dancers and Anikituwa Warrior Dancers. Friday festivities close with the Little Mr. and Miss Seminole Contest and the R.C. North Hybiscus Band.
On Saturday, February 12 at 9 a.m., the Seminole Tribal Fair Clothing Competition takes place. This contest featuring exclusive handmade crafts and clothing submitted for judging by Tribal members of all age groups, will spotlight the elaborate, colorful and delicate handicrafts the Seminole Tribe has been making for generations. Immediately following, spectators can enjoy a variety of compelling dance and music performances. Seminole Superstars Spencer Battiest, Zachary Battiest and Stephen Billie will close out the evening with a special performance at 8 p.m.
All weekend-long, an array of Seminole Indian crafts and artwork including Seminole patchwork clothing and design, Seminole Palmetto dolls, woodwork, Sawgrass basketry and beadwork will be on display. Other traditional art mediums including mixed-media, watercolor, acrylics, ceramics and pencil and ink will demonstrate a variety of Florida Seminole Indian themes and vision.
A diverse assortment of vendors will also be selling handcrafted Native American arts and crafts as well as traditional Seminole Indian food.
The 40th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, tracing its heritage back more than 12,000 years, is open Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and on Sunday, February 13 from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility has quickly emerged as the entertainment capital of South Florida. Attracting music, comedy and sports fans, this 5,500-seat indoor arena further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. For more information please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Eighty-nine tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Play one of the more than 2,500 Vegas-style slots including the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members may enjoy an exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. Convene in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise for Texas Hold 'em, limit Texas Hold 'em, Seven Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 130 globally recognized rock 'n roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA, Four Diamond rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, 40,000-square-feet of meeting room space, a European-style spa, auto salon, 25 boutique shops, 12 nightclubs, Paradise Live, and Hard Rock Live, a 5,500- seat concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood.
40th Annual SEMINOLE TRIBAL FAIR
Schedule of Activities
Friday, February 11
9:00 AM Grand Entry (Invocation)
10:00 AM Deer Clan Dancers (Pow-wow Dancers)
10:30 AM Sky Smoke Dancers
11:00 AM Anikituhwa Warrior Dancers (Cherokee)
11:30 AM Aztec Fire Dancers
12:00 PM Hoop Dancers
12:30 PM Oliver Wareham (Seminole Storyteller)
1:00 PM Sonny Nevaquaya (Flute Player)
1:30 PM Hoop Dancers
2:00 PM Paul Buster & Cowbone Band (Native Music)
3:00 PM Deer Clan Dancers
4:00 PM Anikituhwa Warrior Dancers
5:00 PM Sky Smoke Dancers
5:30 PM Aztec Fire Dancers
6:00 PM Little Mr. & Miss Contest
8:00 PM RC North – Hybiscus Band (Native Music)
Saturday, February 12
9:00 AM Seminole Tribal Fair Clothing Competition
12:00 PM Deer Clan Dancers (Pow-wow Dancers)
1:00 PM Sky Smoke Dancers
2:00 PM Anikituhwa Warrior Dancers (Cherokee)
3:00 PM Aztec Fire Dancers
3:30 PM Sonny Nevaquaya (Flute Player)
4:00 PM Hoop Dancers
4:30 PM Oliver Wareham (Seminole Storyteller)
5:00 PM Hank Nelson (Native Music)
6:00 PM Anikituhwa Warrior Dancers (Cherokee)
6:30 PM Sky Smoke Dancers
7:00 PM Deer Clan Dancers
7:30 PM Aztec Fire Dancers
8:00 PM Spencer Battiest, Zachary Battiest, Stephen Billie (Native Music)
Sunday, February 13
10:30 AM Sonny Nevaquaya (Flute Player)
11:00 AM Oliver Wareham (Seminole Storyteller)
11:30 AM Deer Clan Dancers
12:00 PM Sky Smoke Dancers
12:30 PM Anikituhwa Warrior Dancers (Cherokee)
1:00 PM Aztec Fire Dancers
2:00 PM Hoop Dancers
3:00 PM Sonny Nevaquaya (Flute Player)
3:30 PM Deer Clan Dancers
4:00 PM Sky Smoke Dancers
4:30 PM Anikituhwa Warrior Dancers (Cherokee)
5:00 PM Aztec Fire Dancers
5:30 PM Hoop Dancers
6:00 PM Tribal Fair Closes