2019 Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow


The Waccamaw Siouan Tribe invites the public to share in their 49th year of "Celebrating Culture and Traditions" during the 49th Annual Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow. The event will be held on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19, 2019 on the Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Grounds in the Buckhead Community of Bolton, NC.

The general admission fee is $8.00 for School Day (Friday the 18th) which also covers Friday night admission, $5.00 for Friday night only, and $8.00 on Saturday the 19th. Adults sixty two (62) years and older are $5.00 on Saturday and children four (4) years and under will be admitted for free. 

During the two day event Waccamaw Siouan History, Traditional foods, American Indian Dance  Competition, Drumming Competition, and Gospel Singing will be taking place. Over $14,000.00 will be awarded in Competition Prize Money. There will be a special "Veterans Honoring Ceremony" held on  Saturday, October 19th. We invite all Veterans, Native American and  Non-Native American, to come join us during this event and and participate in the Parade on Saturday, October 19th. 

Tentative Schedule of Events

Note: this is a tentative schedule and  will be finalized when we get closer to the event.

Friday, October 18th

9:00 A.M. - Craft Traders Open 

9:00 A.M - 2:00 P.M School Day Activities (schools must be registered to participate).    

  • American Indian Beading Technique
  • Pottery
  • Corn Husk Doll Making
  • Story Telling
  • Basket Making
  • American Indian Traders, and more!

2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Displays, Demonstrations, Entertainment, Traders

7:00 P.M. - Grand Entry #1

  • Flag Song, Prayer, Veterans Song
  • Inter-Tribal Dancing
  • Exhibition Dancing
  • Competition Dancing

12:00 A.M. (Midnight) - Grounds Closed 

Saturday, October 19th

9:00 A.M. - Craft Traders Open

9:30 A.M. - Parade Line-Up begins at the intersection of Old Lake Road and Jacobs Road

11:00 A.M. - Parade

12:00 P.M. (Noon) - Welcome

  • Crowning of 2019-2020 Princesses
  • Instructions from Arena Director
  • Introduction of Master of Ceremony 

1:00 P.M - Grand Entry #2

  • Free Style Competition Dancing
  • Inter-tribal Dancing
  • Style Competition Dancing
  • Exhibition dancing
  • Veterans Honoring Ceremony
  • Announcement of Tiny Tot
  • Competition Awards

6:00 P.M. - Grand Entry #3

  • Inter-Tribal Dancing
  • Exhibition Dancing
  • Retiring of Colors
  • Announcement of Competition Awards
  • Victory/Inter-Tribal Dancing

12:00 A.M. (Midnight) - Closing  

For more information please contact the Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow Committee via email at powwow@waccamaw-siouan.org, or call the Tribal Office at 910-655-8778.

Closest Hotels

The following hotels are the closest to the event. We were able to secure a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Express, but not the Quality Inn. More information can be found below.

Whiteville, NC

Quality Inn

1415 N. JK Powell Blvd.

Whiteville, NC 28472


Leland, NC

Holiday Inn Express Leland

1020 Grandiflora Drive

Leland, NC 28451


King Executive Room Rate, $139.00, plus tax.

Based on Availability | Rate Code: POW
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If there are any questions or concerns, please email powwow@waccamaw-siouan.org for assistance.

Pow Wow Documents and Forms

2019 Pow Wow Sponsorship Brochure and Invoice (pdf)


2019 School Day Registration Form (pdf)


Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow Ad Invoice (pdf)


Food Vendor Contract (pdf)


Exhibitor and Vendor Contract (pdf)


Volunteer FAQ Sheet (pdf)


2019 Pow Wow Sponsors