Labor Day Festival Choctaw Nation

Choctaw Nation Announces 2022 Labor Day Plans

Published May 17, 2022

DURANT, Okla. – The 2022 Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival will return this year after being canceled for two years due to the pandemic. The festival will take place on the Tvshka Homma Capitol Grounds Sept. 2 through Sept. 4.

“I am thrilled to announce the 2022 Labor Day festival and look forward to gathering with everyone,” said Chief Gary Batton. “The festival gives us an opportunity to fellowship, share stories and come together as a tribe.”

For years Choctaw families and friends have gathered on the capitol grounds during the Labor Day weekend to celebrate and honor the Chahta culture.

The 2022 schedule will include traditional events like gourd dancing, princess pageants, sporting tournaments, vendor booths, carnival rides, and more.

The festival schedule of events will be available in July on the Choctaw Nation website. Please follow Choctaw Nation social media channels for updated information and visit the Labor Day Festival event page for RV reservations, vendor applications and additional details.


About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.

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