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Posted: September 1, 2012 10:07 p.m.

Native American festival to be held Sat.

Make plans to explore Native American culture with the 23rd annual Indian Springs Native American Festival and Powwow.

Held in Butts County at the historic Indian Spring Hotel/Museum, the festival will be held Sept. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. The grand entry will begin at 1 p.m. each day.

For $5 (adults) or $3 (children), you can spend the day meeting Native Americans from different nations, listening to their stories and traditional music, and seeing demonstrations of the Mesoamerican culture through dance and music.

Featured performers at the festival are the Aztec Dancers Javier Alfaro and Family. The winged Ambassadors (Birds of Prey) are also back, with Dale Arrowood, Conservationist and Master Falconer, who will provide educational facts and interesting details about each bird.

In addition to the attractions, there are several vendors featuring arts, crafts and demonstrations. There will also be plenty of food to purchase at the event.

For additional information, contact Trina Mansfield at (770) 655-5905 or email t_r_m@etcmail.com.

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