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October 31, 2023 (San Diego) -- On Sunday, November 12 from 9 3 p.m., the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Visitor Center will be transformed into a seasonal marketplace featuring one-of-a-kind gifts from makers and artists with nature-themed offerings. The event supports the independent vendors participating and a percentage of all sales will benefit the park through the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation.

In addition to products including ceramics, jewelry, soaps, cards, home goods, woodworking pieces, and fine art, attendees can peruse the Visitor Center Gift Shop which will be fully stocked with brand new Mission Trails merchandise. Quantities of the new MTRP merchandise will be limited,with first sales at the holiday marketplace.

For the event, the MTRP Foundation will provide shuttle service that will transport patrons to and from an overflow parking lot at Patrick Henry High School.

Shuttles will begin at 8:30 AM and the last one will leave the Visitor Center at 3:30 PM. Please note that although shuttles begin early, doors to the Visitor Center will not open until 9 AM. Parking will be impacted near the Visitor Center that day, so we recommend that hikers explore other sections of the park, including Old Mission Dam, East Fortuna Staging Area, and the Kumeyaay Lake Campground.

Holiday Marketplace Vendor List:

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