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Rocky Gap State Park Taste Of The Outdoors Event Offers More Than Just Great Food
Vendors sought for exciting new family event
FLINTSTONE —The Maryland Park Service is pleased to offer Marylanders a Taste of the Outdoors at Rocky Gap State Park SATURDAY, MAY 21, FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND SUNDAY, MAY 22, FROM 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. This fun filled family event is intended to provide visitors to the park a taste of the great outdoors – including food, recreation and crafts – for two full days.
While visitors will be able to sample culinary favorites from local restaurant vendors, the Taste of the Outdoors will focus on more than just food. Vendors will display information about outdoor recreational activities and help outfit visitors with equipment for the perfect day on the water or in the mountains. Guided hikes through the park will be available, as well as demonstrations of outdoor fitness programs.
Parents are encouraged to bring children of all ages who can enjoy storytelling and a Scales and Tales exhibit featuring reptiles and raptors from the park’s aviary. The event will also showcase park programs, environmental classes and outdoor recreation workshops.
One special activity will be “geocaching” which is an entertaining adventure game for GPS (Global Positioning System) users. A cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the innumerable features and capabilities of a GPS unit.
Event organizers are currently accepting applications for vendors. The cost to participate is $25 and vendors are required to bring their own tables, chairs, tents and other items commonly used for displays.
The only cost associated with attending the event is the park service charge, which is $5 for vehicles with Maryland license plates or $6 for out-of-state cars. Food, crafts and other items will be available for purchase once visitors are inside the park.
For more information about Rocky Gap State Park, the Taste of the Outdoors or to become a vendor for the event, contact Brian Lang on 301-722-1480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 19, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov