Festivals, Parades and More Events Not to Miss
No matter what time of the year you find yourself in Southwest Washington, there is never a shortage of events in the dozens of cities and towns that comprise Lewis and...
Lewis County Sites to See
Seminary Hill Natural Area This 72-acre hillside is dense with second-growth trees and carefully tended hikes. Even in the heat of summer, the canopy of fir, maple and cedar...
Fun and Frivolity That’s Family Friendly
Great Wolf Lodge The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, which opened in March 2008, offers more than the average hotel stay. The lodge features an enormous indoor water park,...
Take a Tour of Unique Sites
If you have a hankering to get out and take a country drive, the rural nature of our region provides the perfect opportunity. But while you’re out and about, make some time...
Tour Abundant Historic Offerings
Lewis County is home to several sites that provide a peek into what once was. Enjoy a visit to one or several of these attractions and receive a lesson into part of the...
Evidence of Centralia Massacre Visible Today
By The Chronicle Two two sides of the “Centralia Massacre” of 1919 are told in a downtown Centralia statue and a nearby mural. The Industrial Workers of the World, a...
71st Annual Loggers’ Jubilee a Success
By Lisa Broadt / lbroadt@chronline.com Both sat on the west side of the field on Saturday, but Renee Geerards and Dick Martin saw the 71st Loggers’ Jubilee from very...
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...
Gravity Racers Speed Through Vader
Competition: Racers in Homemade and Expertly Engineered Derby Cars Accelerate Small Town Spirit and Sportsmanship By Amy Nile / anile@chronline.com Kevin Flynn has a vision...
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...
Musicians Hone Their Craft at Annual Winlock...
Workshop: Attendees Learn From Professionals Such as Mark Johnson, Who Plays Banjo With Comedian Steve Martin By Kyle Spurr / kspurr@chronline.com WINLOCK — Local musicians...
Schwingfest Celebrates 50th Anniversary
By The Chronicle FRANCES — Southwest Washington on Saturday celebrated its Swiss Heritage with the 50th Annual Schwingfest Organized by the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society, a...
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: Weird, Wild and Wonderful; Explore the...
Take an idyllic Sunday drive through Lewis County’s rural pastures. While you take in the scenery, consider checking out some of the area’s most unique roadside...
2013: Take a Tour Through Historic Ambiance
Advertising Flash-Back: Bing Crosby Promoting Washington State Tourism in the 1960’s Fort Borst Park This 101-acre park includes the 1860s Borst Home, a one-room...