Visitor Info


JULY  12, 13, & 14, 2013

The Taos Pueblo Pow Wow is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event


Fees are $10 per person, per day.  A 3-day pass is $20. There is also a 2-day pass available for purchase (Sat & Sun) for $20. Children 10 & under are free.  For further information, please call 575.741.0974 or 575.741.0181. No refunds will be given due to adverse weather conditions. Tickets are available only at the gate.



Parking is located directly west of the pow wow grounds.  There is no fee for parking.  Handicapped parking is located near the main entrance to the grounds.  We apologize that we cannot allow handicapped parking or drop offs within the pow wow grounds.  Parking areas are not lit so we strongly advise to bring a flashlight.



Gates are open to visitors at 10am on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.  The Pow Wow ends approxmiately at 10pm on Saturday & Sunday; 6pm on Sunday.



Admission & camera fees are seperate for both Taos Pueblo and the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow.  Please visit the Taos Pueblo website for more information on admission fees.



There are many arts & crafts and food vendors that set up at the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow.  Sterling silver jewelry, beadwork, shawls, paintings, and the like will be for sale at the numerous booths that encircle the pow wow grounds.  There is also a variety of different foods like curly fries, fried bread, bratwurst & sauerkraut, roasted corn, custard, & shish-ka-bobs that should be sampled while you enjoy your visit to the pow wow.



Since there is no permanent seating under the arbor, visitors are advised to bring their own chairs.  Please allow room for drums under the arbor.  We apologize that we cannot allow canopies outside or inside the arbor. 



Camera fees are $10 per camera.  Video cameras are $15 each.  Digital tablets and cell phones (Droids, iPhones, etc) will have to pay the $10 camera fee as well. Please register your camera at the booth next to the admissions gate to obtain a tag for your camera. Commercial video taping, and photography ( ie., resale, as an art piece, stock photography, or to put on a website) at the pow wow will require advance notification of the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Committee.



Photos are for personal use only.  Please do not use flash attachments.  Please have your camera tag visable and attached to your camera.  Please DO NOT enter dance arena to take pictures.  Please ask permission of an individual before taking their picture.  It is allowable to take photos/video of arena & surrounding area.  Do not touch dancers regalia without permission.  No refunds will be given due to adverse weather conditions. 


Restrooms and portable washing stations are available on the perimeter of the pow wow grounds.


Pets are not allowed within the pow wow grounds.  Pets are allowed within the campground area but must be kept on a leash at all times.


This years host hotel Quality Inn has been sold out! Please refer to information below regarding Overflow Hotels.

Overflow accomodations can be found at the Whitten Inn located at 615 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM. Rate is $69 + tax for double accomodations per nite. Reservations can be made at 866.737.0447 or at Please ask for the "Taos Pueblo Pow Wow" rate.

The Hotel Don Fernando de Taos would like to offer a special rate of $69.00 plus tax, per night, for our King Leisure Rooms and Rooms with 2 Double Beds (single or double occupancy) for visitors / participants of the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow 2013. The rate includes a full breakfast. Call (575) 758-4444 Local or (800) 759-2736 Toll Free


Camping areas are located north and east of the pow wow grounds.  A water spigot is located on the north side of the pow wow grounds.  While we do welcome RV's, we cannot supply hookups to electricity, water, or sewage. Taos Montebello RV Park (575.751.0774) is located 2 miles west of the pow wow grounds on US Hwy 64 where those facilities are available. Open fires and pets are allowed in the campgrounds, but all pets must be kept on a leash.  The TPPWC will provide trash pickup after the pow wow and strongly encourage campers to clean up their area after they leave.  This includes all arbors made of tree branches and trash in your camp area. 

Camp fires are allowed only in fire rings and grills. Fireworks are prohibited and smokingis restricted to enclosed buildings.

**Showers are available at the Northside Health & Fitness Center (575.751.1242), 1307 Paseo del Pueblo Sur (half a mile south of the pow wow grounds) for $5 and $10.75 to use pool and gym per person; hours are Friday 5pm - 9pm; and Saturday and Sunday 8am - 8pm.  In addition, showers are also available at the Taos Pueblo Community Center - located at the Taos Pueblo; Showers are free.



Daytime temperatures can be quite warm (upper 70's to mid 80's), while nighttime temperatures can be cold (40's to 50's).  It is advisable to bring a medium weight jacket for the evening. Please be advised that the pow wow grounds are located in a rural area. Roads are not paved and terrain around the pow wow grounds is grassy and sometimes uneven.  Comfortable shoes are a must. 

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