About a quarter of the lentils grown in this country are done so in the Palouse region. So it makes sense that Pullman has thrown an annual festival for the past 26 years to celebrate the fibrous legume. The event kicks off Friday evening with free lentil chili for all, just to whet the palate. Saturday, be on the lookout for the Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run, a softball tourney, yoga and the great lentil cook-off. Also exciting: the beer and wine garden opens at 10 am. Both days, there will be live music from acts like Igor & the Swamp Donkeys, Blake Noble, Cody Beebe & The Crooks and the Olson Bros Band. You’ll never think of lentils the same way again.