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Hope Wirtzberger, age 7 when this photo was shot in 2007, puts the finishing touches on the onion she decorated while her mother Rebecca holds it steady at the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival. The festival has come a long way since its origins, and the 28th annual event will be held this weekend.

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All for the love of an onion

The Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival has bloomed over the past three decades.

Who'da thunk two women dressed as onions as part of a taste-off for national bragging rights for best sweet onions would lead to one of Walla Walla's signature festivals."It was an invitational tasting competition on Main Street," said Carolyn Keyes, one


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