All vendors for the 2023 Pow Wow have been selected. We are no longer accepting applications.


  • 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.


Age Categories and Rules for Dancers

Platinum Combined Ages 65+

Golden Age Combined Ages 54 – 64

Senior Adult Ages 35 – 53

AdultAges 18 – 34

TeenAges 13 – 17

JuniorAges 6 – 12


  • Dancer Registration will be open 4 –7 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023 and 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023.
  • The deadline for dancers to participate in the Dance Competition is 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023.
  • Judges will be selected by the Head Judge.
  • Points awarded will be based on a point system designed by the Head Judge.
  • Points will be awarded starting with the 7 p.m. Grand Entry on Celebration Friday.
  • Dancers are allowed to enter in only one category (exceptions for dance specials) and will not be allowed to switch categories.
  • Dancers competing for their category will be issued a number that must be worn and visible to those recording numbers in order to receive points.
  • All minor participants (Under 18) must be accompanied by a guardian/parent (Over 18) at the time of prize payouts.
  • Should any part of your regalia disassemble during your contest, points will be deducted.
  • Points will be deducted from a Dancer is he or she is seen leaving the arena before flags are posted or if the Dancer is observed holding up the Grand Entry procession.
  • Any Dancer suspected of consuming alcohol or drugs and acting inappropriately will be disqualified.
  • Competitors providing incorrect Social Security numbers or registration information will be disqualified from the contest and their numbers will be retrieved.
  • All Dancers competing must be in full regalia and dressed appropriately for the category in which they will complete.

All inquiries, questions, concerns can be handled through the Hunting Moon Pow Wow hotline (414) 847.7522 / 1.800.PAYSBIG ext. 7522 or contact us.