You’ve got to stop and smell the onions

It was a stop-and-smell-the-onions time for retired military man Dell George, who took a big whiff of a Colossal Walla Walla Sweet Onion at the Castoldi’s Farm Fresh Produce booth during the Sweet Onion Festival. “There’s no smell,” George said before adding, “I guess you have to cut into one first.” George, who just moved to the area from Florida, had never tasted a Walla Walla Sweet. The final day of the festival takes place today on Main Street, where traffic will be closed between Second and Fourth avenues. Onion desserts, a Bald As An Onion contest, onion bowling and plenty of other onion-related food or events were featured Saturday. Today, the festival opens at 9 a.m. The Kids Zone is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performances will include the Estrellas de Mexico dance team, 11 a.m.; Grape Stomp and Karate Center, both at noon; Glory Road male quartet, 1:15 p.m.; Brady Goss, 2:30 p.m. The festival ends at 4 p.m.

It was a stop-and-smell-the-onions time for retired military man Dell George, who took a big whiff of a Colossal Walla Walla Sweet Onion at the Castoldi’s Farm Fresh Produce booth during the Sweet Onion Festival. “There’s no smell,” George said before adding, “I guess you have to cut into one first.” George, who just moved to the area from Florida, had never tasted a Walla Walla Sweet. The final day of the festival takes place today on Main Street, where traffic will be closed between Second and Fourth avenues. Onion desserts, a Bald As An Onion contest, onion bowling and plenty of other onion-related food or events were featured Saturday. Today, the festival opens at 9 a.m. The Kids Zone is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performances will include the Estrellas de Mexico dance team, 11 a.m.; Grape Stomp and Karate Center, both at noon; Glory Road male quartet, 1:15 p.m.; Brady Goss, 2:30 p.m. The festival ends at 4 p.m. Photo by Jeff Horner.

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It was a stop-and-smell-the-onions time for retired military man Dell George, who took a big whiff of a Colossal Walla Walla Sweet Onion at the Castoldi’s Farm Fresh Produce booth during the Sweet Onion Festival.

“There’s no smell,” George said before adding, “I guess you have to cut into one first.” George, who just moved to the area from Florida, had never tasted a Walla Walla Sweet.

The final day of the festival is today on Main Street, where traffic will be closed between Second and Fourth avenues.

Onion desserts, a Bald As An Onion contest, onion bowling and plenty of other onion-related food or events were featured Saturday.

Today, the festival opens at 9 a.m. The Kids Zone is open from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Performances will include the Estrellas de Mexico dance team, 11 a.m.; Grape Stomp and Karate Center, both at noon; Glory Road male quartet, 1:15 p.m.; and Brady Goss, 2:30 p.m. The festival ends at 4 p.m.

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