CAPTION FOR PHOTO: Trader Joann Carter of Roanoke, Va., sets up a display of porcupine quillwork dolls handmade by her daughter, Marcella Brady, during the Hagerstown American Indian Festival and Powwow on Friday.
The once-common art of porcupine quillwork is very labor intensive and now only practiced by very few.
Between 6,000 and 6,500 people are expected to attend the three-day event, featuring traditional music, dancing, arts and crafts, storytelling and food, said organizer Barry Richardson.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hagerstown Junior College's Athletic Recreation and Community Center.
Cost is $4 for ages 3 to 12, $7 for ages 13 to 61 and $4 for 62 and older.