One of my BFF’s, Mary, and I decided to check out the Chehaw Native American Festival in Albany, Georgia this year and I’m so glad we did. I haven’t been in a couple of years and I forgot how exciting it is to learn about the Native American culture. As this was her first year attending, I went a little overboard with photos for her. While I normally spend several days where ever I travel, we were on a time schedule that only allowed us one day at the Chehaw Native American Festival. We were able to see everything there was to see for that day (they recommend going for both days to see it all) and we even managed to work on a hike around the zoo, without feeling rushed. The ticket price included the festival as well as the zoo. My stepdad, may he RIP, was part Cherokee Indian so I’ve always been interested in the culture.
Each year the Indian festival “educates visitors on current culture through dance, music, demonstrations, and vendor booths showcasing and selling Native American crafts and jewelry throughout the Americas.” I stocked up on some herbs for different ailments as well as homemade soaps. This is the perfect festival for those who live in Georgia and want to have a staycation, as well as a great event for those vacationing from out of state. They have several camping options available on sight and there are plenty of places to stay in Albany if camping is a little too primitive for your liking.