Cape Fear Band of the Skarure and Woccon Indians to hold Harvest Gathering

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Band of the Skarure and Woccon Indians will hold its 3rd Annual Harvest Gathering in Wilmington this weekend.

In 2019, the organization re-introduced its Tuscarora and Woccon heritage to the region with its inaugural event.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers decided to hold a virtual gathering last year.

This year’s event will be held in-person on Saturday from noon – 5 p.m. at Sokoto House located at 1219 Dawson Street in Wilmington. The grand entry begins at 12:30 p.m.

The event will feature a number of activities including dancing, drumming, raffles, storytelling, food, face painting and performances.

A highlight of this year’s gathering is an appearance by master storyteller Ramona Big Eagle. There will also be a tribute to one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, James Cotten.

Seating for the event is limited. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth (age 7 and up), and free for children (age 6 and under). Admission tickets and raffle entries are available at Eventbrite.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks. The event will also feature a selection of ‘to-go’ indigenous foods for people to purchase.

The host hotel for the event is the Holiday Inn located at 11020 Grandiflora Drive in Leland.

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