Pullman’s annual National Lentil Festival, a self-described “food and brew fest” celebrating the crop that’s the pride of the Palouse, is back this weekend. Since its inception in 1989, this festival has pulled in event-goers from all over the region, winning accolades for its excellence. Featuring live music, beer and wine gardens, food aplenty and eclectic activities ranging from a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to a parade to a miniature golf tournament — and, of course, a lentil cook-off — this festival is sure to entertain lentil fanatics, as well as those dragged to it by lentil fanatics.
Aug. 19-20 • Free to enter • Reaney Park and surrounding area • 690 NE Reaney Way, Pullman • lentilfest.com
— Isaac Handelman