Moundville Archaeological Park

Virtual Native American Festival: October 5-10, 2020


Join thousands of online visitors on October 5-10, 2020 to experience the Virtual Moundville Native American Festival! We will have Native American performers, demonstrators, and living history teachers available to teach and celebrate Native American culture through interactive experiences.

Hoop Dancer, Lyndon Alec
Hoop Dancer, Lyndon Alec
              • Enter our Native American performance portal to watch stomp dancers, storytelling, and hoop dancer extraordinaire Lyndon Alec
              • Visit the Tools and Weapons range to learn how to throw an atlatl
              • Learn about traditional pottery firing, weaving, bead work, and other crafts
              • Bring your children to our virtual Children’s Area
              • Purchase unique Native American items in our vendor area
              • Shop in our online Knotted-Bird gift shop to pick up one of our annual festival t-shirts

“I am really excited to go virtual this year because I believe that we will be able to reach more people and encourage them to explore Southeastern Native American heritage and culture,” said Lindsey Gordon, Education Outreach Coordinator at Moundville Archaeological Park. “Even though we are going on the web, we will still have the same great performances and demonstrations as well as some new components, such as park-focused lectures and video series.”

Keep your eye on Moundville Archaeological Park’s website and social media accounts for upcoming details on this year’s Festival! Livestreams and pre-recorded videos will be viewable on Moundville Archaeological Park’s Facebook page and the University of Alabama Museums’ YouTube channel.

Festival Admission

General Admission

General Admission is $10 and can be purchased here.

Virtual Field Trips and Groups

This virtual field trip is only $35 and live performances will occur from October 5th through the 10th. If purchased, you will have access to the festival educators portal and all of its content from October 5, 2020 – June 1, 2021, to allow for flexibility in your teaching schedule. Educators can also purchase prepackaged materials for the “how-to” videos for an additional $5 per student.  These packages also come with materials that can be incorporated into your lesson plans.

Sign-Up/Admission Steps for Educators:

  1. Sign-Up by CLICKING HERE
  2. Purchase Classroom/Virtual Field Trip Admission HERE


*Event for ticketholders only. Visit our ticket sales page to purchase Admission.

Monday, October 5

Start Time Event
9:00 am Festival History with Betsy Irwin (FREE)
11:00 am Performance by Chikasha Hithla Troupe*
1:00 pm Living History Presentation*
6:00 pm Lecture Series: Dr. Kent Reilly (FREE)
7:00 pm Tuscaloosa Library: Story Time (FREE)

Tuesday, October 6

Start Time Event
9:00 am Performance by Mystic Wind Choctaw Dancers (FREE)
11:00 am Storytelling with Amy Bluemel*
1:00 pm Tools and Weapons: Bill Skinner*
6:00 pm Tuscaloosa Library: Story Time (FREE)

Wednesday, October 7

Start Time Event
9:00 am Seyohia Thrower: Garden Demonstration (FREE).
11:00 am Birds of Prey Presentation*
1:00 pm Performance by Lyndon Alec*
6:00 pm Lecture Series: Moundville Archaeology*
7:00 pm Tuscaloosa Library: Story Time (FREE)

Thursday, October 8

Start Time Event
9:00 am Performance by Billy Whitefox (FREE)
10:00 am TBD
11:00 am TBD
1:00 pm Rosa Hall: Creek Life*
6:00 pm Tuscaloosa Library: Story Time (FREE)

Friday, October 9

Start Time Event
9:00 am Performance by Injunuity (FREE)
11:00 am Ask an Archaeologist*
1:00 pm Guy Meador: Flint Knapping*
6:00 pm Lecture Series: First Encounter Discussion (FREE)
7:00 pm Tuscaloosa Library: Story Time (FREE)

Saturday, October 10

Start Time Event
9:00 am Performance by GrayHawk Band (FREE)
11:00 am Performance by Charlie Mato-Toyela*
1:00 pm Performance by Comedian Tatanka Means*
3:00 pm Live Auction to Benefit Moundville Archaeological Park Education Fund
7:00 pm Tuscaloosa Library: Story Time (FREE)