The Oneida Indian Nation’s Shako:wi Cultural Center is hosting a Craft Fair on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm. This fun, educational and family-friendly event will feature more than 20 authentic Native American crafters and artists along with several Native food vendors, and is free to attend.

Guests will find original hand-made Oneida and other Haudenosaunee arts and crafts. One-of-a-kind jewelry, beadwork, wood carvings, textiles, ceramics, and much more will be available for sale.

Haudenosaunee dancers from around the region will participate in a Smoke Dance competition at 1 pm. The brilliant colors and intricate designs of traditional Haudenosaunee regalia will be on full display during the fast-paced dance that is sure to entertain.

A Fry Bread competition also will be held throughout the event. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to sample the entries and vote for their favorite of this traditional Native food. Only 100 Fry Bread judging tickets will be sold, so get yours early.

A hand-crafted white pine log building on Nation Homelands, the Shako:wi Cultural Center features a variety of artifacts and exhibits to help guests experience thousands of years of Oneida history, from the key role they played as allies of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War to the current day, as the Oneida people have worked to revitalize their community.

Shako:wi is located at 5 Territory Road, Oneida, NY 13421 and open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call (315) 829-8801.