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National Lentil Festival
August 16 - August 17
Washington State University, the City of Pullman and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce present the 31st annual National Lentil Festival on Aug. 16-17, 2019 at Reaney Park.
Award-winning Merry Cellars joins a craft beverage garden that includes breweries and cider producers from Washington and Idaho. The concert series is headlined by MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Clare Dunn.
In 2018, the National Lentil Festival used food/beverage sales and 5K Fun Run proceeds to donate nearly $7,000 with Backyard Harvest, Community Action Center, Pullman Civic Theatre, Pullman High School Key Club, Pullman Rotary Club, Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement, Whitman County Humane Society and the YMCA of the Palouse.
Also, 895 pounds of lentil chili was rescued from the chili bowl, which provided 3,500 servings for families in need in Whitman County.
Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 with the Tase T. Lentil Mini Golf Tournament at the Airway Hills Golf Center. The festival officially opens at 5 p.m. on Friday at Reaney Park and Spring Street. Here you can enjoy free chili from the World’s Largest Bowl, ZFun mix and trivia, a live cooking demo segment, and live music from Clare Dunn, Smithfield, Melodime and Aaron Cerutti.
The lentil weekend festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with the Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run at the Pullman Heritage Depot. There’s also the Pullman Lion’s Club Lentil Pancake Breakfast, Circles of Caring Tennis Tournament, Co-ed Softball Tournament, 3-on-3 Hoop Classic, Walk of Fame Ceremony and the WSECU Grand Parade.
Gates open at 11 a.m. for Reaney Park and Spring Street for live cooking demos, the Lil’ Lentil Royalty Coronation, Legendary Lentil Cook-off, and a day full of live music from The Talbott Brothers, The Fabulous Kingpins, and Andru Gomez & the Bad Apples.
The Lentil Land Kid’s Area is a great place for kids to do arts and crafts, science experiments with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and meet mascot Tase T. Lentil.