POCOHONTAS FESTIVAL COMING IN NOVEMBER

The 2019 Pocahontas Festival… which celebrates the life, legend, and legacy of Pocahontas and Virginia’s Indian tribes… will be held in a little more than a month… on November 16-17 along Gloucester’s Main Street. The Gazette Journal (www.gazettejournal.net) reports that the festival this year will fall on the 25th anniversary of the first Pocahontas Festival in Gloucester… when the Pocahontas statue was dedicated. It is hoped to now become an annual event. The first day will include a progressive tour along Gloucester’s Main Street, with stops scheduled from the Pocahontas statue to the mural painted alongside the Gloucester Main Library. Free shuttle buses will be running, so folks can hop on and off as they please. Native American dancers and drummers will be performing on the lawn next to the mural. There will also be an art show and special museum exhibits, along with other planned activities. Applications are still being taken from any Virginia Indian tribe that wants to participate.