The Mela entered into the 3rd Day. As its gates opened at 2 P.M., people entered in to buy their provisions from the Adivasi Hat as from other stalls.
When the evening came, the crowd of visitors swelled. Men, women and children enjoyed the taste of ethnic foods from the stalls of Tribal Food Plaza. The art lover admired the beauty of various items of tribal arts and crafts such as the famous Saora paintings, terracotta, combs, bamboo crafts, wood crafts, dokra objects and purchased the items of their choice.
The diversity of tribal material culture exhibited in the Tribal Village segment was also witnessed by thousands of visitors. They were curious to know about the style and contents displayed in the tribal huts set up by various ITDAs and Micro-Projects representing the tribal communities of their respective areas.
The stalls set up by government departments and undertakings and private agencies were also visited by the people to know about their products, services and other activities.
As a matter of routine the tribal dances were staged in the open air auditorium in the evening. These were the Gond dance of Nowrangpur, Saora dance of Gunupur, Dongria Kondh dance of Rayagada district, tribal folk dance performed by the students of EMRS, Chandragiri. The rhyme and rythme of these live performances entertained the spectators to their hearts content. They returned home cherishing the hope to witness such ethnic events next year.