Festival to fete sweet onions

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WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival will be held on Main Street on July 14 and 15.

The festival starts with a fun run at 8 a.m. July 14, with sign up at 7 a.m. The festival opens at 9 a.m. The kid zone at Third Avenue and Main Street will have sack races, contests and activities, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Other events both days include sweet onion food competitions and demonstrations. The beer and wine garden opens at noon.

Music on Saturday will start at 5:30 and end 11 p.m. Groups scheduled to play are Retro Flash, Gary Winston with Real Deal and the Coyote Kings with Mush.

Sunday includes music by Kate Morrison and the B Side, a sweet onion salsa competition and a onion eating contest for kids.

The festival will end at 4 p.m. July 15.

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