the 2023 Hunting Moon Pow Wow | October 20-22

To attend the 2023 Hunting Moon Pow Wow, all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Head Staff
Host Drum: Smokey Town
Masters of Ceremonies: John Teller Jr and Artley Skenandore
Arena Directors: Ron Goodeagle Jr and Chaske LaBlanc
Head Dance Judges: Darrell Hill & Grace Hill
Head Drum Judges: Pwagen Frank and Marcus Denny
Tabulator: C & T Tabulators
Sound: Hokah Sound

Adult Drum Prizes

(ages 13 and older)

  • 1st place: $25,000
  • 2nd place: $15,000
  • 3rd place: $10,000
  • 4th place: $8,000
  • 5th place: $6,000


  • Drum Registration is Friday, October 20, 2023 from 4 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Head Singers must register their Drum Group to be eligible for a prize payout.
  • Lead singers for each Drum Group must be at least 18 years old and present a valid state-issued ID at the time of registration.
  • Youth Drum mentors must be at least 18 years old and present a valid state-issued photo ID at the time of registration.
  • Registered drum groups must have a minimum of five (5) singers present at all times.
  • All registered singers 18 and older must fill out an IRS form W-9 if they live in the US or IRS Form W8BEN if they live in Canada.
  • Drum groups must set-up at their assigned location each session. Drum group assignments are given at the time of registration.
  • Social Security numbers are required for all prize payouts $600 or more.
  • Social Security numbers will be verified on-site. Invalid Social Security numbers will result in disqualification.
  • Absolutely NO drum hopping or substituting singers for any intertribals or contests. Violations will result in deduction of points for that session.
  • Keep your area clean at all times. Judging will include the cleanliness of your drum area.
  • No Drum Singer shall participate under the influence of drugs or alcohol; this will result in disqualification for that session. Arena house rules will be enforced.
  • Drum Groups/Artists wanting to sell CDs at the Hunting Moon Powwow must receive approval form the committee prior to the Celebration.

All inquiries, questions, concerns can be handled through the Hunting Moon Pow Wow hotline (414) 847.7320 / 1.800.PAYSBIG ext. 7320 or contact us.