Interpretive Fair Weekend
Join us for this free, family-oriented event focused on natural education and cultural understanding.
Oct 19, 2013 08:00 AM
Oct 20, 2013 06:00 PM Every day until Oct 20, 2013
|Where||Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site|
|Contact Name||Jane McFarland|
|Contact Phone||(915) 857-1135|
Update: Desert Rustic Kitchen will provide food during both days of the event. Work up an appetite during a tour, and stay for lunch!
The fair is a free, family-oriented event focused on natural education and cultural understanding. The fair will include attractions such as Native American dancing and drumming, folklorico and matachin dancers, pictograph, birding and nature tours, and booths.
Tours begin at 8 a.m. both days of the fair; mildly to moderately strenuous; suitable for all age groups. After 10 a.m. both days, visitors can browse informational booths on the environment, local history, desert wildlife, area parks, and native plants. Performances and presentations begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 19th, and at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 20th. Families will enjoy Native American dancing and drumming, folklorico and matachin dancers, and presentations on local history.
Admission to the Interpretive Fair is free.
An astronomy program will begin at 6:30 on Saturday, October 19th. The program will also be free. Rangers from Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site and Franklin Mountains State Park will lead presentations and activities about our night skies. Then, view the cosmos through provided telescopes or sit back and enjoy the view! Participants should bring a flashlight, folding chair or blanket, and water.
For resource protection and safety, a short briefing will be provided for visitors without a current orientation card. Due to the sensitive nature of the site, pets are not allowed on trails; for their safety pets may not be left in vehicles unattended.