Activities Appealing to Children at Pocumtuck Homelands Festival August 6

For the third year, the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park in Turners Falls on Saturday, August 6, 10am-7pm  will offer programming and activities that are of interest to all ages, including children.

Hands on experiences with primitive archery with Walt “Two Horses” Otter will be available throughout the day as well as flint knapping demonstrations by Richard Kern.

Barbara Giammarino, a Penobscot hoop dancer, will be performing at 2 p.m. At the end of the performance she will give children an opportunity to try hoop dancing for them selves.

The Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Recreation and Conservation are planning a very special activity for children which will encourage them to seek more in depth information from vendors and presenters about the cultural offerings of the day.

Medicine Mammals are bringing their tipi and traditional children’s games, plus a couple of story telling sessions at 12:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.

This year children will also have the opportunity to make deer antler whistles ($2 fee) at 1 pm

There will be music throughout the day provided by five diverse performance groups. The event is free and everyone is welcome

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