Highfield Hall & Gardens, in coordination with the members of Wampanoag Tribal Nations and the Rotary Club of Falmouth, will present Wampanoag Cultural Celebration Day on Saturday, September 25, outdoors and under the tent on the grounds at the hall.
The event will be a day-long festival to celebrate and raise awareness of the culture and history of local tribes whose ancestral lands include Cape Cod and the islands, and reach to Marshfield and the Blue Hills.
Family-friendly, hands-on activities will include creating cornhusk dolls, clay beads, and quahog shell rattles. There will also be traditional games, dance and tastings of Native American food. Vendors from the Wampanoag Trading Post and other vendors from the tribe will be onsite.
The vendor tables will include Morningstar Herbals, Wampanoag Garden Club and the Wampanoag Trading Post. Wampanoag jewelry will also be for sale.
The food samplings will include traditional fare such as Massasoit venison stew, traditional Wampanoag quahog chowder and native garden potato, squash and onion sauté. A sampling of drinks will be included, but visitors are also encouraged to bring water.
Traditional Wampanoag food sampling will take place from noon to 2 PM, games and activity tables will be available from 1 to 3 PM and interactive dancing will be from 3 to 4 PM.
Admission is $10 per adult; children will be admitted for free. Registration is required and can be made through the hall’s website.