Monday, March 16, 2009

National Lentil Festival

Welcome to the official National Lentil Festival blog!

The National Lentil Festival is held the weekend before classes start for Washington State University in the fall. This year it will be August 21-22. The event includes:

Friday Night Street Fair:
World's Largest Bowl of Chili: we give away 300 gallons of free lentil chili within about an hour
Children's Area: including inflatable games, free cotton candy and much more!
Beer & Wine Garden: with a wide selection of microbrews and regional wines, sponsored by the Old Post Office Wine Cellar, for those over 21
Free Concert Stage: sposored by Inland Cellular, with music from your favorite Northwest Artists

Saturday, August 22:
Grand Parade: sponsored by Time Warner Cable, starts at 11:00am and runs through downtown Pullman
5K: Open to runners and walkers, this short race is a great way to see the town
100K: Tour the Palouse Hills on this non-competitive ride through Whitman County
Little Lentil King & Queen Coronation: Children entering grades 2-5 can try out for this
Kid's Area: including a science tent, juggling school, arts and crafts, and stage acts
Lentil Cook-off Judging: sponsored by the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council, allows you to vote for your favorite of our winning 6 lentil submissions
Free Concert Stage: with more great music in the park!

And much more! Check out our website for complete details!

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