Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Native American Festival: October 9-12, 2019

Now in its 31st year, the annual Moundville Native American Festival celebrates Native American culture through performers, vendors, demonstrators, living history teachers, and more.

Visit the tools and weapons range to learn how to throw an atlatl, or stop by the Native American stage to watch stomp dancers, social dancers, and the great hoop-dancer, Lyndon Alec. Don’t miss the fantastic music of GrayHawk Perkins and many others! Learn about traditional pottery firing, weaving, beadwork, and other crafts. Bring your children by the children’s area for face-painting and make-and-take crafts.

Our vendors’ area will feature unique Native American crafts. Our food courts will offer Native American foods, plus regular festival fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and shaved ice.

Don’t forget to visit the Jones Archaeological Museum and the Knotted-Bird Gift Shop to pick up a festival t-shirt (Youth – $10, Adult – $12, Adult Plus – $15 )! If you need to order a t-shirt, you can do so by calling the Museum Gift Shop at 205-371-2572.

Festival Admission

General Admission

  • Adults — $12
  • Seniors — $10
  • Students — $10
  • Children 5-Years-Old and Under – Free

Field Trips and Groups

To register a school, church, scout troop, or other groups, please email Lisa Rasco at llrasco@ua.edu.

Group rates are available with early registration. Pre-registered groups of 10 or more are $8 per person.

This is a great trip for students, so please share with your schools. Teachers, register your class for a field trip to the festival today!

Group Registration Form

Be a Festival Volunteer!

Volunteer Application form (online submission)

Volunteer Application form (printable PDF)

Main Stage Schedule

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Festival Map

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Moundville Archaeological Park would like to thank the corporate sponsors who make the Native American Festival possible: