CrowFair 2016

The Annual Crow Fair Celebration is one of the largest gatherings of the year for the Apsaalooke Nation and is considered the largest modern day American Indian encampment in the Nation. Deemed the "Teepee Capital of the World" because of the approximately 1,200 to 1,500 teepees in the encampment during the one week of celebration that the Crow Fair is happening.   Every night there is a pow wow, which is a dance competition (in this case) among the tribes, where dance style, dresses and drumming/music are competing against each other. The further into the night the wilder it gets and it is not uncommon that you get swept away by the mesmerizing sound of the drums.   Parades take place in the morning where all participants show their traditional beat and leather work.   There is also a big all indian rodeo, horse races and indian relay going on. All in all this is a major event that everybody who would like to see and get to know some native american culture will really enjoy! The Crow Fair takes place on the 3rd weekend in August and many visitors from all over the world come to enjoy this big gathering.