Free concert by Don Richmond and Rifters is part of Adams State Autumn@Adams

(09-09-2008)

It is sure to be a great time at the Fifth Annual Adams State College Autumn@Adams Hoe Down on September 19 and September 20.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Richardson Hall will be hayrides to-and-from the dorms. Bill Getz will drive his team of mules for everyone's enjoyment. A free concert by Don Richmond and the Rifters starts at 7 p.m., bring your own chair and blanket. There will be free refreshments served.

Saturday begins at 10 a.m. with a sheep dog exhibition by Lisa Herrick, on the lawn north of the School of Business. Then the green chile cook-off begins at 11 a.m., as well as piƱata breaking for the youngsters, free sack races - with great prizes, a weaving exhibition and demonstrations by Norma Medina, and a fundraiser for the SLV Cancer Relief Fund.

It only costs $10 to become a green chile contestant and first prize is $100. Participants pay $1 to sample all the green chile and vote for their favorite three.

The 2008 Autumn@Adams theme, "Our Earth-Our Valley/Tierra Nuestra-Nuestro Valle" is dedicated to honoring and promoting the agricultural heritage of sustainable rural living in the San Luis Valley through inspiration and education.

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www2.adams.edu/autumn_at_adams or call 719-587-7827.

By Linda Relyea