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Originally published: 2013-04-24 10:05:36
Last modified: 2013-04-24 10:06:07

'Feastival' to debut Saturday

A celebration of wellness and healthy eating will be held Saturday as the "Feastival" debuts at Horn in the West.


The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 27 and will feature live music, face painting, massage and yoga.


Baby goats, ducks and chickens will be on scene to delight visitors, and four musicians will play throughout the afternoon.


Approximately 30 booths will be set up featuring local businesses and vendors, including F.A.R.M. Cafe, Stick Boy Bread Company, Earth Fare, Broyhill Wellness Center, Green Mother Goods and nonprofits and student groups.


The Feastie Boys and Vitality food trucks also will sell lunch during the event.


Appalachian State University senior Claire Bilbao said she created the event in conjunction with the Slow Foods club at ASU, nutrition students and other friends.


"We really wanted to draw attention to the farmers' market space, so my hope is that people will have a good time and then want to come back for the market, so really encouraging people to be healthier and eat local foods," she said.


A $1 to $5 donation is the recommended entrance fee and will benefit the F.A.R.M. Cafe gardens and the BLAST afterschool program, an eight-week program for children at the Wellness Center that promotes good nutrition, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.