Dolores and Josephine Toya of Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS
Visitors are invited to spend a beautiful, autumn day in Frijoles Canyon at the Annual Fall Fiesta, 11.a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Bandelier Visitor Center.
Each weekend through the summer, Pueblo cultural demonstrators showcase their work at the park. For the Fall Fiesta, all these artists are invited to come on the one day, sell their crafts, and talk with visitors. Handmade items that are expected to be available include pottery, jewelry, drums, and carvings.
A Pueblo dance group is scheduled to present traditional dances several times during the day.
“We are very lucky to have these fine Pueblo artisans and demonstrators come and share their skills, knowledge and beautiful work with us. Their stories and knowledge of the area help interpret the culture and help us make connections with the Ancestral Pueblo people, Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said.
Their stories and traditions go back in an unbroken line to their long-ago relatives here. They help the rest of us make connections with the Ancestral Pueblo people who made their homes in Bandelier’s cliffs and canyons.
Visitors, remember to use the shuttle buses, which will be running every 20 minutes starting at 9 a.m. at the White Rock Visitor Center.
For information about Bandelier National Monument, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 517 or visit www.nps.gov/band, on Facebook, BandelierNPS.
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