Vendors include Oneida Indian Nation Members and other Native American craftspeople throughout Central New York. This year’s craft fair will offer authentic, handmade American Indian jewelry, beadwork, carvings, artwork and more.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (December 8, 2021) – The Oneida Indian Nation announced today the return of its Annual American Indian Holiday Craft Fair at Turning Stone Resort Casino on December 11 and 12. The annual event welcomes guests from throughout Central New York to explore handmade items created by Oneida Indian Nation Members and other Native American artisans across the region. The craft fair coincides with the resort casino’s Gingerbread Village installation, a favorite holiday tradition throughout the area that will be open to the public during the event.

This year’s craft fair will host a variety of vendors, all showcasing traditional Native American art forms passed from generation to generation. Holiday shoppers will find something for every loved one on their gift-giving list, including handmade American Indian jewelry, beadwork, carvings, artwork, textiles, ceramics and more.

“It’s exciting to be back and see everybody again,” Melissa McCann (Turtle Clan) said about the return of the event this year. “The craft fair at Turning Stone is always well-attended, and I know Nation Members are happy to participate both as vendors and as shoppers. Sharing our culture is special and it’s great to see the local community come out to support us. It’s a lot of fun!”

The Annual American Indian Holiday Craft Fair will be located in the Events Center Corridor at Turning Stone and open to guests between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is free and available in the parking garage or any of the resort’s parking lots.


About the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,500 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, YBR Casino & Sports Book, Point Place Casino, The Lake House at Sylvan Beach, The Cove at Sylvan Beach, opening Summer 2022, Maple Leaf Markets, SāvOn Convenience stores, RV Park, and three marinas. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.


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