The annual National Lentil Festival returns to the streets and parks of downtown Pullman this Friday and Saturday.

The festival, co-sponsored by Washington State University, highlights the little legume of the Palouse, while also celebrating the farmers, workers and agricultural industries that make farming on the Palouse possible.

The ever-popular festival highlights many activities, including:

  • More than 350 gallons of Lentil Chili, free while it lasts from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Friday.
  • Live music in Reaney Park and Spring St. all weekend.
  • National Lentil Festival Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday.
  • Live cooking demos in Reaney Park all day Saturday.
  • A fun run.
  • Tour de Lentil Bike Ride.
  • 3-on-3 basketball.
  • Beer and wine garden.
  • Games for kids.

More information, including parking and schedule of events, can be found on the National Lentil Festival website.