Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Erin Griffith
PORTALES—The 33rd annual Peanut Valley Festival will be held in Eastern New Mexico University's Campus Union Building on the Portales campus on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22, from noon–5 p.m. Admission is free.
This year there will be approximately 100 vendors selling handmade goods, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and, of course, peanuts.
According to Jeff Blake, director of Student Activities and Organizations, food for this year will include kettle corn, bratwurst, roasted corn, funnel cakes, cowboy taters and BBQ.
Much of the entertainment will occur Saturday afternoon in Ground Zero, including Lorelei Taylor's NA-TA-RAJA belly dancers from 3–5 p.m. Acoustic guitarist Braxton Taylor and Celtic musician Rhomylly Forbes will also perform.
The Community Health Fair, featuring approximately 30 agencies, will be held during the Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in the College of Business.
"The Department of Health will administer flu vaccines, and there will be chiropractors doing spine checks, and other services," said Kris Kuhlmann, director of ENMU Health Services.
ENMU's student organizations will participate in an organizational fair during the festival. The fair will be on the south patio of the Campus Union during festival hours.
For more information, contact Blake at 505.562.2631.