Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival June 21-22In an effort to stay sweet and beat the heat this year, the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee has made the decision to move the annual Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival up one month. This year’s event (the 30th Anniversary of the festival) will take place June 21st and 22nd in the heart of Downtown Walla Walla.
“Since moving the festival downtown to better connect with the community, we have often had to battle high temperatures in the afternoons which can be rough on vendors and spectators alike,” mentioned Kathy Fry-Trommald, Festival Director. “While we will be closer to the start of prime onion season, with the move to June we think the event will be much more fun and tolerable for everyone. We do not anticipate any lack of onions available for festival.”
This year the festival will be centered around the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Many of the events the community has come to love will be back, in addition to a number of exciting new things debuting this year. Returning this year are the Sweet Onion Fun Run, a Walla Walla Sweet Onion Eating Competition, live kitchen demonstrations by some of the region’s top chefs, the Kids Zone, a classic car show, a grape stomp competition, food competitions, the onion beauty pageant, Sweet Onion Restaurant Week, a beer and wine garden, the festival concert series and more. New this year is a motorcycle poker run, the Sustainable Living Fair sponsored by the Sustainable Living Center, and a pop up art show.
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