LIFE AT CHIMNEY ROCK FESTIVAL-June 3rd & 4th
Chimney Rock Interpretive Association invites you to the Life at Chimney Rock Festival at Chimney Rock National Monument on Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Family activities and interactive demonstrations of the skills of the Ancients will be led by CRIA volunteers and will include pounding yucca, making coil pottery, creating rock art, weaving, corn grinding, and throwing a spear with an atlatl. Visitors can learn about astronomy and dendrochronology, try tasting a sample of Anasazi beans and get a close-up view of a peregrine falcon. A food vendor from Laguna Pueblo will have a variety of lunch items and drinks for sale including fry bread, frito pie, and hamburgers.
This years’ Native American Market will include pottery, jewelry, paintings, wood carvings, and other art available for sale. The vendors are from the Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, Santo Domingo, and Santa Clara as well as the Navajo and Southern Ute Nations. Some will be demonstrating their crafts, and all are willing to share their knowledge and skills with visitors.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The entrance fee to the monument will be reduced to $10 per vehicle for this special event, which enables visitors to access the festival and all the regular amenities at the site. These include self-guided tours of the cultural sites, access to the nature trail, and Visitor Plaza. The monument is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm.