Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (May 29, 2019) — The Oneida Indian Nation carries on its time-honored tradition as the presenting sponsor of the Village of Chittenango’s annual Oz-Stravaganza this weekend May 31 – June 2. As the Oz-Stravaganza presenting sponsor since 2011, the Oneida Indian Nation is proud to once again show its support of the community and play an integral role in this year’s celebration, which attracts thousands of people from all over the region.
With “The Magic of Oz” as this year’s Oz-Stravaganza theme, the Oneida Indian Nation’s parade float will feature Grand Marshal Ruby Rakos, who starred as Judy Garland in several productions of the musical Chasing Rainbows: the Road to Oz, about Judy’s early years and her journey to Oz – and, as part of its annual tradition, children of the Oneida Indian Nation. The Oneida Indian Nation’s Oz-Stravaganza float is colorful and includes a large swirling cyclone.
Yellow Brick Road Casino Celebrates Fourth Anniversary
This exiting weekend also marks the fourth anniversary of the Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellow Brick Road Casino, located right up the road from the Oz-Stravaganza festivities. To celebrate, Yellow Brick Road Casino has exciting lineup of anniversary and Oz-Stravaganza themed gaming promotions, food and drink specials and complimentary cupcakes.
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2
- Oz-Themed Gaming Promotions: Special edition $60,000 Super Cyclone of Cash, giving lucky guests a chance to stuff their pockets with cash, Free Play, dining vouchers and more; and anniversary Hot Seat, where two guests can win an anniversary t-shirt every half hour from 12pm – 10pm.
- $4 Food Specials at Dorothy’s Farmhouse: Hofmann Hotdog or Bratwurst with fries; house-smoked pulled pork sliders with fries; and Fried Shrimp tossed in spicy firecracker sauce.
Sunday, June 2
- Complimentary anniversary cupcakes (while supplies last) 2pm- 5pm
- A slice of Wicked Good Pizza and a bottle of domestic beer for $4 (12pm – 5pm)
Long-Standing Support for the Village of Chittenango
In addition to the Oz-Stravaganza, the Oneida Indian Nation has shown its support for the Village of Chittenango in many other ways, including several years of sponsoring the Summer Music in the Park series, expanding food and convenience offerings in the area with the addition of a brand-new Maple Leaf Market, which is now serving gran and go meals from some of Turning Stone’s most popular restaurants.
The Oneida Indian Nation is proud to once again partake in this fun-filled community tradition, while also celebrating the four-year anniversary of Yellow Brick Road Casino, and its new Turning Stone Grab & Go culinary program at Maple Leaf Market.
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 4,750 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Point Place Casino, 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.