The Penn State Powwow

April 22-23, 2023

Group of drummers at the 2014 Powwow

The 17th annual Penn State Powwow will be conducted Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23. 

C3 Sports Complex, 200 Ellis Place, State College, PA 16801

Admission is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 11 a.m. both days.

Dancer Grand Entry at Noon and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, ends at 9 p.m.
Dancer Grand Entry at Noon Sunday, ends at 5 p.m. 

Head Staff

  • Host Drum: Highway Men, South Dakota/Oklahoma/Ohio
  • Co-Host Drum: Thunder Nation, Pittsburgh/Cleveland
  • Co-Host Drum: Medicine Horse, PA
  • Co-Host Drum: Red Blanked, Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation
  • Co-Host Drum: Maza Napin, Yankton, South Dakota
  • Head Veteran Dancer: Clayton Logan, Cattaraugus Nation, Seneca, New York. Vietnam Veteran
  • Head Male Dancer: Craig Fox, Ojibwe, Wikwemkoong Unceded Territory
  • Head Female Dancer: Gmewin Migwans, Ojibwe, Mchigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Arena Director: Roger Campbell, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Sioux, Sisseton, South Dakota, Vietnam Veteran
  • Emcee: Guy Jones, Lakota, Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Standing Rock, North Dakota
  • Head Cook: Mike Zerby, ission Band Potawatomi, Wabash River Valley, Indiana
  • Cafeteria Supervisor: Joche Gayles

      Call for Volunteers

      Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Bruce Teeple, at for more information about volunteer opportunities.

      Thanks for considering sharing your time with the Powwow.

      Contact Us / Powwow Coordinator

      For more information about our powwow and how you can participate, please email John Sanchez at He is our powwow coordinator and he is always happy to talk powwow.

      John Sanchez /
      123 Carnegie Building
      Penn State
      University Park, PA 16802-5100