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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Palouse Days returns with full slate of events


September 13, 2018 | View PDF

Palouse Days will be back Sept. 14-15 with no blade of grass unclaimed for the annual Palouse Days Show and Shine in Heyton Greene Park. With the perennial comes the new, the first annual lip sync battle to be held at Palouse Caboose at 6 p.m. Friday. Rounding out the night, Eric Jessup will play live music at The Congress.

On Saturday, the full day’s schedule begins with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast ($5 donation) at West Main Street from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. At 8 a.m., the Palouse River Run starts; a 5k, 10k and 1.5k for kids, followed by the downtown Palouse Days parade at 10 a.m., immediately followed by the ping pong ball drop and egg toss.

Grand Marshals for the parade are Aaron and Nicole Flansburg, who led the creation of the Palouse Skate Park and Tony Kettel Skate Gardens, which opened earlier this year.

More floats and participants will join them in the parade.

“It’s a political year, so when that happens, our parade doubles in size,” said Bev Pearce of the Palouse Chamber of Commerce.

At 12 p.m. the duck race begins at the Bridge Street bridge.

“The Misadventures of Peter Rabbit n’ Farmer McGregor’s Garden” puppet show will open at 1:30 p.m. at the Palouse Skate Park. Live music will follow at 3:30 p.m. on the patio of the Palouse Caboose with Rockin’ J Tonz. He will play until 6 p.m.

At 4 p.m, four-person teams will line up for the annual Heidi Keen Classic Barley Bar Relay, in which each participant runs a leg and then drinks a beer before the next teammate takes the baton.

In the evening, Paradox will play music at Palouse Caboose at 6:30 p.m. going into the night, while Blue Highway will start at 7 p.m. at The Congress, playing until 11 p.m.

Also during the day, the Xenodican Club Book Sale will be on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Roy M. Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A sidewalk chalk art contest will run through the day as well.

Further food options during the day will be the Lions Club hamburger trailer and the Xenodican Club will be selling funnel cakes.

The 36th annual Palouse Days Show and Shine will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including prize drawings and a $200 poker walk sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.


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