Loggers Jubilee in Morton
What began in the late 1930s as a “friendly competition” between men who worked in the woods has grown to a four-day festival in the small East Lewis County town that...
Packwood Flea Mart – On Memorial and Labor...
Out-of-towners literally take over the tiny East Lewis County community of Packwood twice each year. On Memorial and Labor Day weekends, Packwood is transformed into a...
Blueberries and Tulips Celebrated in Mossyrock
Mossyrock Blueberry Festival Mossyrock was named in 1852 for the mossy crag that rose 200 feet above the east end of Klickitat Prairie. The spot was an early trading post on...
Toledo Cheese Days
Toledo, located a few miles off of Interstate 5 at exit 63, was built on the bank of the Cowlitz River and became populous in the 1880s and 1890s due to that auspicious...
Napavine Funtime Festival
Napavine, just south of Chehalis, is the third most-populated incorporated city in Lewis County, located right off of Interstate 5 via exits 71 and 72. City of Napavine The...
Winlock Egg Day Festival
Winlock became the first incorporated city in the county in 1873, as the railroad began service. A construction camp, called Lee’s Camp, was named for the contractor and...
Chehalis Rich in History and in Summer Activities
By Eric Schwartz, The Chronicle As the county seat for Lewis County, the city of Chehalis has been a hub of activity for the past 125 years. “It’s kind of a return to the...
Centralia’s Summerfest
A Long History Originally called Centerville, the city changed its name to Centralia in 1883 after the city was frequently confused with another Centerville in the state. The...
Southwest Washington Fair
Founded 1909 Chronicle photographs from the 99th Annual Southwest Washington Fair taken during the second week of August 2008. Audio Slideshow produced by Nick George, Photos...
Plenty of History Is on Display at Area Museums
By Edna Fund, For The Chronicle Lewis County Historical Museum, 599 N.W. Front Way, Chehalis, is located in the former 1912 Northern Pacific Railroad Depot. The McKinley...
ARTrails in September
By Carrina Stanton, For The Chronicle Galleries, artists and art studios abound in Southwest Washington and nowhere is that more apparent than during the annual ARTrails...
Indoor Activities: Stay Cool on the Inside
While Western Washington typically boasts warm, dry summers, there are sometimes rainy days that make outdoor fun more difficult. But Lewis County does offer some indoor fun,...
Roller Skating at The Rollerdrome
The Rollerdrome, 216 W. Maple St., Centralia, 736-7376.   A converted 1907 dance hall now functions as Centralia’s only skating rink. Hours before the school year ends in...
Cool Off in the Pool
The Twin Cities offer a couple of public swimming pools in which to cool off on a hot afternoon in Lewis County. The Pearl Street Pool, in the 200 block of Pearl Street in...