Iroquois festival returns to upstate NY museum

Associated Press Published: September 1, 2012
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HOWES CAVE, N.Y. (AP) — After being washed out last year by Tropical Storm Irene, the annual Iroquois Indian Festival is back at an upstate New York museum, with an award-winning musician headlining the entertainment.

The 31st annual festival is being held Saturday and Sunday at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave in rural Schoharie County. The event held every Labor Day weekend features native food, entertainment, displays and vendors.

Last year, sections of Schoharie County were devastated by severe flooding caused by the remnants of Irene, forcing organizers to cancel the festival.

This weekend's featured performer is Darryl Tonemah, a medical doctor who won the Best Folk Recording award in the 2007 Native American Music Awards. Also performing will be the Sky Dancers from the Six Nations Reserve in Canada.