Corn has long been an integral part of the annual cycle of life for many Native American people. A festival is always planned to celebrate the first tender ears of corn that are ripe for picking…and enjoying.

Join IAIS staff and friends at the 13th Annual Green Corn Festival on August 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. l as they welcome the first corn of the season with music, food, family & fun.

This year’s performers will be the Eastern Suns they are honored to welcome back the Native Nation Dancers, Sdrum group and the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancer. !

This fascinating cultural event highlights fun-filled activities for the whole family including drumming, dancing, kids’ crafts, storytelling, powwow style food, the sale of arts and crafts and much more! Admission for this event, held rain or shine is $10 for Adults; $8 Seniors; and $6 for Children.

The Institute for American Indian Studies is located on 38 Curtis Road in Washington Connecticut. For more information 860-868-0518 or

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