Year in Food

Full feasts and snacking sprees to satisfy any craving

click to enlarge The National Lentil Festival in Pullman
The National Lentil Festival in Pullman

75th Annual Kosher Dinner

Enjoy live music, a bake sale, and traditional Jewish-style brisket from New York, slow-roasted in chili sauce and cola. Early March. Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Adults $14/adv, $16/door; kids $7/adv, $9/door.


Sample food from a variety of the Inland Northwest’s growing number of food trucks, ranging from crepes to Jamaican jerk pork and chicken. Mid-May. Lilac Lanes, 1112 E. Magnesium Rd. $15/adv, $20/door.

Spokane Vegfest

Hosted by the Inland Northwest Vegans, this healthy living expo offers speakers and chefs from around the country, cooking demonstrations, food trucks and live music. Summer. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free.

Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival & Run

Find your own secret berry patch at Schweitzer or just join in the festival, including a huckleberry pancake breakfast, huckleberry hikes, a pie eating contest, live music and a color run and ride. Early August. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, 10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint, Idaho. Free.

Wallace Huckleberry Festival

Just one of Wallace’s many annual festivals, this event boasts a huckleberry pancake breakfast, the election of a Huckleberry Hound and Huckleberry Sheriff, and a pie eating contest. Join in on the 5k run/walk to work off all those calories. Mid-August. I-90, exits 61 & 62. Free.

Green Bluff Peach Festival

Head to this lesser known (but equally delicious) Green Bluff festival to enjoy juicy ripe peaches, fresh cobbler, ice cream and pie. Mid-August through Labor Day. Green Bluff, Wash. Free.

National Lentil Festival in Pullman

Help Pullman celebrate the wonder of the lentil at this two-day festival for the tiny legume. The event includes a cook-off, a parade, golf and softball tournaments and food trucks. Don’t forget to pay homage to the Lentil Family of the Year while you’re there. Late August. Reaney Park, 690 NE Reaney Way, Pullman. Free.

Holy Trinity Greek Dinner Festival

With authentic Greek food, a boutique, a shish kebab grill and Greek dancing, this festival will have you saying “Opa!” in no time. Late September. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. Adults $12/adv or $15/door, kids $6.

Green Bluff Apple Festival

Green Bluff’s most popular fruit festival offers corn and straw mazes, fresh-pressed cider, live music and all kinds of apples. Be sure to grab a bag of fresh pumpkin donuts for the road! Mid-September through October. Green Bluff


Aki Matsuri Japanese Food Festival

Check out this festival for dine-in or to-go Japanese dishes, including Bento boxes, senbei and sushi. Late fall. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free. spokanebuddhist

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