Sacred Springs Powwow | OCT 6 & 7


Saturday, October 6th:

  • cecilOver 100 Native dancers competing for best dancers in ten categories
  • Largest Indian Market at an outdoor powwow with 50 Native arts, crafts, and food booths
  • Two outstanding powwow drum groups
  • Tiny Tots dance - all children in regalia dance to the drum
  • Native Culture Tent with storytellers, flute players, White Shaman lectures, performances throughout the two days

Sunday, October 7th:

  • shawlFinals in all eight dance categories
  • Aztec Danzantes Honored Dancers Contest
  • Tiny Tots dance and win prizes
  • Indian Market closes at 5:00 PM
  • Native Culture Tent featuring special performance
  • $15,000 dance prizes awarded for first, second, third and fourth places

Experience the 2018 Sacred Springs Powwow that celebrates the Native American culture that has been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years.

Powwow Schedule               

For the powwow Arena and Native Culture Tent schedules, please visit us at a later date.


Our sponsors this year are: San Marcos Arts Commission, City of San Marcos, Tomblin Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas State University, Affordable Golf Carts. Our special co-sponsors are the Texas State University's Hispanic Business Student Association, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Lambda Gamma - outstanding student organizations.

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San Marcos Arts Commission




Photo by Paul Collins


SAT/SUN OCT 6 & 7, 2018

TWO-DAY PASS: Adults/$8
Children under 12 years FREE

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat. Admission: Adults/$5
Sunday - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun. Admission: Adults/$5

Meadows Center | 201 San Marcos Sprgs. Dr. San Marcos, TX

ADMISSIONS: Get your early tickets


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Head Staff:

Southern Drum - TBA
Host Northern Drum - Eagle Point Singers
Master of Ceremonies - Tim Tallchief (Osage)
Arena Director - Bill Takes Horse (Crow)
Head Man Dancer - TBA
Head Lady Dancer - TBA
Head Gourd Dancer -TBA
Head Contest Judge - Gwen Takes Horse (Choctaw)

Directions, Map, Parking, and Shuttles

For a map and directions, CLICK HERE.

Parking will be available in the parking lots on both sides of Bobcat Stadium. There will be signs for shuttle pick-up points at the covered waiting area of both parking lots. The shuttles will run continuously on Saturday from 9:30 until 9:30 and on Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM..

What's a powwow?

A powwow is a festival celebrating Native American culture with drums, dancers dressed in phenomenal regalia, and Native foods, arts and crafts. 

San Marcos first experienced a powwow in 1995 when the Lucky Tomblin family brought Kiowa and other indigenous people to the area.  The Sacred Springs Powwow is conducted in honor of the Tomblin Family.