Welcome to Schemitzun

The 28th Annual Feast of Green Corn and Dance Powwow

All are welcome to join the family-friendly celebration as we usher in the 2019 harvest season and give thanks and honor to the Creator for our rich heritage and our ancestors, warriors, veterans, and Elders.

Located at the Mashantucket Pequot Cultural Grounds in the heart of one of America’s oldest Indian reservations, Schemitzun features traditional and contemporary tribal dance exhibitions, drum and live music, and plenty of authentic Native American craft vendors. A 17th century Eastern Woodland Village exhibit offers fascinating demonstrations of traditional Pequot cultural practices—including traditional demonstrators.

Authentic Native American cuisine prepared by celebrated New England Native chefs is sure to satisfy every appetite. Sample hearty chowders, local fish, wild game and seasonal fruit beverages prepared the old ways, along with contemporary fare such as Indian tacos, burgers, fry bread, unique desserts and more.

And while you’re in town… be sure to experience “The Wonder of it All” – our AAA Four-Diamond Award winning Foxwoods Resort Casino! America’s first Native American casino, Foxwoods is New England’s premiere entertainment destination with something unique and exciting for everyone. Feeling brave? Check out Foxwoods’ Extreme Adventures, featuring our 350-foot high mile-long Highflier Zipline, Thrill Tower Sky Launch and Sky Drop, On Track Indoor Karting, and the XD Dark Ride. Hit the jackpot in seven casinos featuring 17 varieties of table games and thousands of slots. Enjoy five star service at our award-winning hotels. Delight your palate with over 35 dining options from contemporary casual to award-winning celebrity chef experiences. Two luxurious world-class spas, retail shopping venues from casual to lux aficionados and award-winning golf set amidst pristine woodland beauty are sure to melt your cares away. Chill-So-Cal-vibes-meet-speakeasy-craft-beer-heaven is exactly what Stony Creek Brewery at Foxwoods is all about, and state-of-the-art theaters with headline entertainment and the best in live combat sports are sure to bring you back for more.


***PLEASE NOTE: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND BRINGING CASH FOR PURCHASES. Due to the remote location, there is only one ATM machine onsite. Credit and Debit cards are accepted for admission but may not be accepted by several craft at food vendors. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center members receive FREE admission—simply present your member card at the entry gate.

Adults - $10.00

Children (ages 6 to 12) and Seniors - $6.00

Children 5 and under - FREE admission


Grand Entry—this spectacular dance celebration involves all participants, including eagle staff and flag bearers, featuring hundreds of dancers representing tribes throughout New England and beyond. Dance competitions follow each Grand Entry.

Saturday, August 24 - 10 AM to 10 PM (Grand Entry at 12 noon and 6 PM)

Sunday, August 25 - 10 AM to 6 PM (Grand Entry at 12 noon only)



Public parking is available at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Foxwoods Resort Casino, The Fox Tower and Two Trees Inn, with complimentary round-trip shuttle service throughout the weekend to the powwow from these locations. Limited onsite parking is provided for staff and registered participants only.