Red Clay Powwow leads festival calendar

This weekend in Cleveland, Tenn., Red Clay State Historic Park will host its annual Powwow, featuring American Indian dance, food and arts.

In additional to traditional dancers, musicians and storytellers, the three-day event, which starts today for school groups, will feature living-history demonstrations, crafters selling their wares, games and family activities.

Activities will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, but there is a $5 parking fee.

Red Clay, which lies in the extreme southwest corner of Bradley County, was the site of 11 of the last 12 Cherokee Council meetings before the Trail of Tears.

For more information, call 423-478-0339 or visit

Community Festivals

As the festival season begins to wind down, several community carnivals are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

• Craft and Bake Sale: Cloud Springs Baptist Church activities building, 210 Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe, 9 a.m. Benefits the church's Golden Agers group. 706-866-0164.

• Fall Festival: Belvoir Christian Academy, 800 Belvoir Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free admission, $5 plate lunches. Rummage sale in school gymnasium opens at 8 a.m. 622-3755.

• Fall Festival: Alpine Crest Elementary School, 4700 Stagg Road, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, inflatables, games, silent auction.

• Fall Festival: Burks United Methodist Church, 6429 Hixson Pike, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, free.

• Fall Festival for Senior Adults and Children: NHC Rossville, 1425 McFarland Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, free, fundraiser for the Foundation for Geriatric Education. Live music, silent auction, dunk tank, kids costume parade and contest, children's games. Chili lunch $5 adults, $3 children. 706-861-0863.

• LVES-Toberfest: Lookout Valley Elementary School, 701 Browns Ferry Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, PTA carnival with barbecue, kids games. 314-6148.