Here are just 5 of my favorite small-town festivals coming up this summer.

  • 1

    Garlic Fest

    Chehalis

    August 25-27

    The garlic fest is, you guessed it, all about garlic. Some of the many interesting foods offered are: Garlic Elephant Ear,  Salmon Garlic Caesar Salad, and more. Admittance is $5 General Admission, $4 65+ and Military ID, 7 and under free admission.

  • 2

    Old Time Days

    Union Gap

    June 17-18

    This festival includes a civil war reenactment, a parade, and a chance to win the dad of the year award! Admission is always free for everyone and food is available for purchase.

  • 3

    Kla Ha Ya Days Festival

    Snohomish

    July 12-16

    This festival has many activities, from a parade, to a carnival, to sky diving demonstrations. They even have yoga in the park! Admission varies depending on activities you attend.

  • 4

    Watermelon Festival

    Irrigon

    July 29

    The Irrigon Watermelon Festival is an annual even held in Irrigon, Oregon each July. The festival consists of a breakfast, parade, games, entertainment, car show and a street dance at the end of the night.

  • 5

    The National Lentil Festival

    Pullman

    August 18-19

    Since its beginning in 1989, the National Lentil Festival has brought national attention to Pullman. The Palouse region of farmlands in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has a reputation for producing the highest quality lentils in the United States.