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Contact: Lynn Cartmell, 575-278-2201
Capulin Volcano to Host 3rd Summer Market
Capulin, NM–Capulin Volcano National Monument will be hosting its third annual Summer Market on June 28, July 19, and August 9.The summer market will be open from 10 a.m. to3 p.m. Area artisans will be selling locally harvested and artisanal food items such as honey, handmade soaps, baked goods, fresh produce, jams, herbs, and crafts. Local musicians and entertainers will also be present to demonstrate their talents. Past performers have included Red Dirt artists, Powwow dancers, and cowboy poets. Lunch can be purchased from Mr. C's BBQ from Raton, NM.
Created to celebrate regional culture, offer economic opportunities for artisans, and reconnect residents with the natural treasure that marks the landscape in their own backyards, the Summer Market is a partnership program of Tucson-based Western National Parks Association (WNPA) and the National Park Service (NPS).
Capulin Volcano National Monument will be open on Market days for regular hours of operation 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and National Park Service staff will offer Junior Ranger programs twice daily. Visitors are advised that increased summer visitation often necessitates a wait for driving to the volcano rim.
The Summer Market, Park Store, and Visitor Center at Capulin Volcano are fee-free;standard fee of $7 per vehicle (or appropriate pass) or $5 per motorcycle is required to drive to the top of the volcano. Capulin Volcano is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton, NM, via US Highway 64/87. The park entrance is on New Mexico Highway 325, 3 miles north of the town of Capulin, which is at the junction of NM Hwy 325 and US Hwy 64/87. For more information, call 575-278-2201, or visit our Facebook page @CapulinVolcanoNPS.
About Western National Parks Association
Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education partner of the National Park Service since 1938, is affiliated with 66 national parks in 12 states.www.wnpa.org.
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