Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival should be a crowd-pleaser
10/23/2012

Kathy Fry, marketing director for the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee, said that this year's Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival July 14-16 is going to be a chart-topper.

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Lora Abcarian -- The Produce News -- July 5, 2006

Kathy Fry, marketing director for the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee, said that this year's Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival July 14-16 is going to be a chart-topper.

For the first time in its 22-year history, the event has been expanded to more than two days, and admission and parking are free to all attendees. A kickoff dinner and silent auction will be held Friday, July 14, to honor the valley's sweet onion growers and acknowledge the support of event sponsors. The festival will then move into high gear at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16.

Ms. Fry said that the marketing committee has historically worked with local nonprofit organizations as a way to "give back to the community." By all indications, the festival this year could draw 10,000 event-goers to sample food, participate in fund-raising activities for local organizations and just generally have fun under the Walla Walla sun.

Sponsored by a variety of organizations and individual donors both large and small, the event maintains firm footing. This year, Railex ltl cold train has come on board as one of three Platinum Colossal sponsors. The other two are Comcast and Charter Communications.

Six local chefs will provide cooking demonstrations -- a festival tradition -- with each incorporating the trademarked Walla Walla Sweet Onions into their presentations. Recipes for using the sweets will also be available.
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