The Feast of the Flowering Moon is a four-day festival that offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment for residents and visitors to Chillicothe, Ohio. The festival features Native American music and dancing, crafters and exhibits, commercial exhibits, Mountain Men Encampment with working craftsmen and demonstration, art & craft show, continuous entertainment on the main stage, carnival rides, Queen/Princess pageant and Ross County Idol contest.
Chillicothe, Ohio’s first capital city, is rich with Native American history. Historic, downtown Chillicothe and beautiful Yoctangee Park hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon to celebrate the Native American heritage on Memorial Day weekend.
The festival was started in 1984 by the Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau as a way to help promote the city’s heritage and support “Tecumseh!” Outdoor Drama produced by The Scioto Society. In the early 1990s, festival organizers obtained their own 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit status and has operated as an independent organization since. Although festival organizers continue to work closely and partner with both the Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Scioto Society.