2016 Events: Southwest Cascade
Packwood Mountain Festival and Fun Run Packwood, Wash. April 29-May 1, 2015 | whitepasscountrymuseum.org For three days at the end of April and beginning of May, the Packwood...
2016 Events: Lewis County
Pe Ell River Run Pe Ell to Rainbow Falls State Park Second weekend in April There’s no handbook for how to manage the Pe Ell River Run. This informal splash of an event...
2016 Events: Thurston / South Pierce County
Roy Pioneer Rodeo 8710 Higgins Greig Road, Roy June 4-5, Sept. 3-4 | royrodeo.com The Roy Pioneer Rodeo covers two weekends, June 4-5, as well as Sept. 3-4, and the outdoor...
Blueberry Festival Draws Crowds to Mossyrock
Victory: Blueberry Pie-Eating Contest Draws Large Crowd By Stephanie Schendel / sschendel@chronline.com  When 9-year-old James Zacher won the pie-eating contest for his age...
Oregon Trails Days Celebrates Tenino’s History
Black Powder Shoot: Event Fires Up Young and Old Alike By Amy Nile / anile@chronline.com If you’re big enough to hold a gun, you can shoot one. That’s the rule for black...
Napavine Funtime Festival Celebrates 40th Year...
Tradition: Funtime Fest Begins Friday Along With Napavine’s Centennial Celebration By Kyle Spurr / kspurr@chronline.com The Napavine Funtime Festival will bring the...
Toledo Cheese Days Offered Full Weekend of...
Youthful: Participants Jumped Frogs, Golfed, Watched a Parade and Showed Off Cars at Annual Festival By Kyle Spurr / kspurr@chronline.com TOLEDO — Between the car and...
Oakville Independence Day Parade: ‘A True...
By Lisa Broadt / lbroadt@chronline.com OAKVILLE —On Saturday, Oakville partied like it was the Fourth of July. Though two days after the official holiday, the town’s...
Thousands Attend Winlock Egg Days
By The Chronicle Thousands of spectators crowded the streets of the usually quiet town of Winlock for the Egg Days parade as it passed by the city’s most iconic landmark...
Heritage Celebrated at Swede Day
By The Chronicle Attendees at the 34th annual Swede Day, held at the Swede Hall in Rochester on Saturday, celebrated Nordic tradition and heritage with a parade, dance...
2013: Vader Cruises into Spring With May Day...
Tradition: Community Continues to Support First Festival of the Season VADER — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Vader Saturday afternoon for the annual May Day...
2013 Events Guide: Best Bets
May 2013 Vader ‘May Day’ Celebration & Parade — Saturday, May 3-4, 2013 Vader May Day Festival and Parade takes place in Vader, about 20 minutes south of Chehalis....
Swede Day Midsommer Festival
A Swedish Flavor The town of Rochester, on the Upper Chehalis River, is said to have gotten its name in 1890 by a pioneer woman named Gaily Fleming, originally from...
Tenino’s Oregon Trail Days
Tenino’s Oregon Trail Days Remind of Storied Past For Tenino, Oregon Trail Days is both its biggest festival and a reminder of its long, storied history. The event, which...
Oakville Independence Day Parade
Rob the Bank and Enjoy Great Zucchini Oakville first attracted settlers as a logging town in the mid-1800s, not long after timber men from the East Coast visited the Pacific...
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...
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...