Cherokee Pow Wow - Vasa Park

Has anyone ever been to this event in the past? What was your experience? Is it good for kids?

gobison gobison Message gobison
Oct '12


Just a heads up, entrance fee $12 last year, parking $10, felt I got ambushed before we got in.

eapos eapos Message eapos
Oct '12

Save your money...All the events there are Ripoffs.

PREDATOR PREDATOR Message PREDATOR
Oct '12

Although I did get a replacement silver w/stones wedding band there years ago for a very reasonable price. (I repeat: years ago)


Parking is only 3 or 4 $ and itsthis year 10$ to get in and not a rip off make sure you venture into the park for good food also

Greg Armstrong Greg Armstrong Message Greg Armstrong
Oct '12

I stopped by last year to see if it was worth it. I think that the admission they were asking was too much money for just a few vendor booths/performances.

Antimony Antimony Message Antimony
Oct '12

I hope that's not $10 for children too? Looking forward to checking this out.

nena nena Message nena
Oct '12

nena - The flyer from last year up on the Vasa Park web site says children 10 & under were free, 11-17 (and seniors) were $7, and then adults were $12. But Greg Armstrong above says the prices are down this year.


http://500nations.com/New_Jersey_Events.asp

says admission is $12 for adults $7 for seniors and free for kids 10 and under

darwin darwin Message darwin
Oct '12

Nice idea but too expensive for the community in its present economic state. We all want a fun day with the kids but not at the risk of not eating for a few days.

sister j
Oct '12

I went to this Pow Wow last year and it was very good. It was in Union County in the past and transitioned here. One of the Chiefs (Long Bow) was sick, and they did a special prayer for him. The beauty of this particular Pow Wow is that it is inter-tribal and they recognize the tribal affiliation such as Taino and Arawak. So, this is not a new Pow Wow just new to the area.

Mother Atabey Mother Atabey Message Mother Atabey
Oct '12

I understand the Parking is conducted by Vasa Park members, and it is their money. Has nothing to do with the POW WOW. Correct me if I am wrong. I vote for free parking, otherwise you might as well be parking in NYC!

Gary Makus Gary Makus Message Gary Makus
Jun '13

On first question. Kidz are like little indians. As a former scout, would recommend it for children of cub scout and boy scout ages. (girl scouts and Royal Rangers.....). Would be good for a Troop. Maybe you can work out a group discount. There are trails to hike. Don't see why you can't incorporate an over nighter. Depends on how enlightened the Vasa Park people are.

Gary Makus Gary Makus Message Gary Makus
Jun '13

Where and when is this event? I am not seeing any info on details............would love to attend

mom of one mom of one Message mom of one
Jun '13

This thread dates from last fall, I'm not sure why It was brought back from the dead now...

There is nothing listed on the Vasa Park website regarding a Pow Wow at this point.
http://www.vasaorder.net/eventnj/?sho=pk

Nothing listed at the Sussex Fair gorunds either.
http://njstatefair.org/html/calendar.cfm

Greg Greg Message Greg
Jun '13

That's a shame. They didn't have it last year in Sussex either.

villani villani Message villani
Jun '13

Talked to the Indian staff. Most of the profit goes to Vasa Park (parking and part of the entrance fee). Sad the the Indians are getting screwed again. Event itself is one of a kind. Good for students, herbalists, history buffs, and environmentalists.

Garush Garush Message Garush
3 weeks ago

Pow Wow at Vasa Park Oct 4 and 5, 2014 according to Vasa Park web site schedule.

DiaHillRes2 DiaHillRes2 Message DiaHillRes2
3 weeks ago

Can DiHillRs2 or Garush post the information they have on the calendar? There is nothing online that I can find out about it.

LeRoy Grimace LeRoy Grimace Message LeRoy Grimace
3 weeks ago

http://www.vasaorder.net/eventnj/

Then "Events Calendar"

there is no more info than what I posted before. It list details for the Pow Wow as TBD.

DiaHillRes2 DiaHillRes2 Message DiaHillRes2
3 weeks ago

So how much is the rip off parking and admission price this year Oct 4 and 5, 2014?
It must be overpriced if it is in a TBD status.

Mr Negative Mr Negative Message Mr Negative
3 weeks ago

The listing for the Pow Wow (TBD, TBA or otherwise) must have been removed from that events calendar. Oh well...thanks for trying.

LeRoy Grimace LeRoy Grimace Message LeRoy Grimace
3 weeks ago

This year the ScanFest aug 31st at VasaPark has free parking.

https://www.scanfest.org/index.cfm?vt=hom


Le Roy the Pow Wow is still listed as a TBD on the Vasa Events calendar

DiaHillRes2 DiaHillRes2 Message DiaHillRes2
3 weeks ago

If you say so, DiaHillRes2

LeRoy Grimace LeRoy Grimace Message LeRoy Grimace
3 weeks ago

There is a Pow Wow in Sussex at Fairgrounds Sept 13 &14 I was told....

Jo Anne Jo Anne Message Jo Anne
3 weeks ago

There is a Horse Show on Sept 13 and an Irish Festival on Sept 14 at the fairgrounds according to their website.

http://tickets.njstatefair.org/site/landing?year=2014&month=09&day=25&

LeRoy Grimace LeRoy Grimace Message LeRoy Grimace
3 weeks ago

Garish, first of all I believe the proper term is Native American not Indians show a little respect, and most of the profits do not go to Vasa Park. Got to love the internet though it is an opportunity for uniformed idiots so say whatever they want. However the one correct thing you said was that is an amazing event.

Also Parking is not $10 another incorrect statement.

The event is Oct 4 and 5th

The Cook The Cook Message The Cook
3 weeks ago

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