Weather Alert

|
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:59am

Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair Weekend

Time

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 · 8:00 am

Location

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
6900 Hueco Tanks Rd. #1
, Get Directions

Description

Hueco Tanks’ 19th Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 19th and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 20th at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks Rd. #1, El Paso, Texas, 79938.

The fair is a free, family-oriented event focused on natural education and cultural understanding. Tours begin at 8 a.m. both days of the fair; mildly to moderately strenuous; suitable for all age groups. 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. After 10 a.m. both days, visitors can browse informational booths on the environment, local history, desert wildlife, area parks, and native plants.

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.

More information is available at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/interpretive-fair-weekend. The site will be updated with any changes.

Javascript is required to view this map.