The Walnut Festival in Yangbi County, Dali
Date: launched on 1 Sep.
Place: Guangming Village, Yangbi County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture
The month-long festival has been set to be launched at the walnut orchard of Guangming Village, which is about 15 km from the county seat of Yangbi. A sacrifice-offering ceremony will be held by locals for the God of Walnut, and different activities will come soon, such as tasting walnut food, countryside sightseeing, walnut products promotion, and cultural shows etc.
Guangming Village sits on the west side of the Cangshan Mt, and is called home by nationalities of Han, Yi, Hui, Miao and Lisu. 65% of the income here counts on walnut trees-the number of which has amounted to at least 81,000 since the 1980s. Its estimate annual output of walnuts stands at 220 tonnes (fresh), with dry nuts worth 2.2 million yuan ($0.35 mn).
*Travel Route: Kunming–Chuxiong–Dali—Yangbi