From Packwood to Pe Ell, Numerous Opportunities to Celebrate Rural Life Abound
Festivities, Food & Fun: Enjoy These Community Celebrations in 2017

NOTE: Festival season is just about over in Lewis County, but check back soon for what we have in store for 2018!

Celebrating what makes our communities special is what we do best in Lewis County. For years, just about each of the cities and towns — and even some unincorporated areas — have put on annual festivals that bring local residents and visitors together to have a bit of fun and just enjoy rural life.

Take Morton's Loggers Jubilee, for example. It turns 75 this year, and has paid homage to the timber and logger culture that sustained the economy in East Lewis County for years. Now, the weekend-long celebration in August brings some seriously talented folks together in competition as part of its logging show. Toledo's Cheese Days is another example, celebrating the cozy town of just over 700 people for what will be its 96th year. Cheese Days honored 125 years of their area's history this year as part of "125 Years of Connections."

Aside from the rich tradition of each town, you have to see some of the fun and quirky events. Bring the kids out to Toledo and pay $1 for them to take part in the frog jumping contest. In Mossyrock, the blueberry pie-eating contest draws the crowds. In Morton, the lawnmower races are a hilarious and fun sight each year on Friday night. And in Onalaska, you're bound to see a boat or two capsize in the annual race across Carlisle Lake.

We encourage you to attend more than just one of these festivals. We think you'll find something awesome about each town and each community represented here. Take some time to read up on the festivals, check your calendars, and we'll see you here in Lewis County as festival season is underway!

Coming up:

Harvest season is celebrated in Onalaska at the Apple Harvest Festival, Lewis County’s newest community celebration that has grown to encompass an entire weekend at the beginning of autumn. Bring the family out for a parade, pancake breakfast, canoe and kayak races at Carlisle Lake, pie-eating contest and much more!

More things to do nearby: Go on a nature walk on the new trails at Carlisle LakeTake a drive on scenic State Route 508 and link up with the White Pass Scenic Byway