2nd Annual El Camino Real de los Tejas Festival at Caddo Mounds

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El Camino Real Festival 2014_22Alto, Texas- The second Annual El Camino Real de los Tejas Festival will kick off at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site on Saturday, October 17. Travel back in time on the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas this fall and enjoy food, fun, pioneer skills, presentations, crafts, music, a Caddo bow demonstration, nature and archeology hikes.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to experience life during the pioneer days in East Texas. Numerous vendors will be set up at the site and events will be going on throughout the day. Listen to music, browse crafts, take a guided hike, and don’t forget to bring your appetite!

The festival will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. Admission to the festival is free but donations are welcome and encouraged.

Sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission, the Friends of Caddo Mounds Inc., and the Texas Forest Trail Region.

El Camino Real Festival 2014_17Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and ceremonial center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and the preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information visitwww.visitcaddomounds.com.

For more information call 936.858.3218 or email caddo-mounds@thc.state.tx.us.

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, 1649 State Hwy. 21 West.

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