Taste of Edmonds is Elvis themed

Aug 07, 2013

The 31st annual A Taste of Edmonds is set for Aug. 9-11 at the Civic Playfield in Edmonds and has an Elvis theme.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, at 310 6th Ave. N. Admission is $4 (12 and under get in free).

Join the fun as entertainers perform Elvis songs, vendors dress like Elvis, and you become part of the show. Thank you, Thank you very much!

Here are some of the attractions for this year’s A Taste of Edmonds:

Food booths: 35 food booths featuring a wide range of palatable delights, of course!

Arts and crafts booths: More than 70 vendors offering original, hand-crafted work including: jewelry, art, photography, clothing, pottery, glass, leather items and many other crafts.

Children's area: Features inflatable rides, pony rides, rock wall, a giant slide, the Frog Zone, model hydroplane racing, free craft activities and booths that cater to the wee ones.

Entertainment: There are three stages of entertainment: The Beer Garden Stage, the Main Stage and the Kids Stage.

The Beer Garden Stage will feature popular bands The Beatniks, Spike & The Impalers, The Afrodisiacs and the No. 1 Van Halen tribute band The Atomic Punks. Note: A $2 cover charge applies to beer garden from 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Main Stage will feature Heart By Heart, which includes recent Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Steve Fossen and Mike Derosier, original members of the band Heart.

Also appearing will be a Beatles tribute band British Export, the Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry and Elivis tribute bands Danny Vernon & The Devilles and Tracy Alan Moore & Rising Son.

Appearing on the Kids Stage will be Repile Isle, Little Elvis, 5th Avenue actress Naomi Morgan and the Disney Dance Team.

Roving entertainers include jugglers, unicyclists, stilt walkers, belly dancers, clowns, musicians and more.

Free Shuttle: A shuttle bus will drop folks off at the festival entrance on 7th Avenue. The buses will depart and return to Edmonds Woodway High School every 15 minutes, starting 11 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Parking and shuttle are free.

Special Attractions:

• Fair Rewards will have a special kiosk. Participants log in on the computers and receive discounts from participating A Taste of Edmonds vendors and gifts.

• Black Pine Spas will have their 60 foot by 20 foot interactive display on-site featuring their latest in home spa innovations.

• Tulalip Resort Casino and Quilceda Creek Casino will be on-site to spread the luck. Check out the prizes and give-aways.

• Miss Washington USA and Miss Washington Teen USA contestants will visit Saturday from noon-2 p.m. to sign autographs and answer questions.

• Washington’s Lottery will be on-site selling all your favorite games and will have second chance drawings all three days of the Taste.

• This year the Wine Garden is pouring a selection of wines from Washington and around the world, sponsored by Edmonds native Jeff Boyer Uncorked and World Wines at Home. Whether a seasoned connoisseur or a novice sipper; there is something for every palate.

• Radio Disney takes over the Kids area on Sunday with Kids Karaoke, prizes and giveaways, Disney Dance Team, and much more.

• KOMO News Radio will have a prize wheel set-up where guests can stop by and try their luck at winning some great prizes.

• The Taste has created more covered dining area for folks to eat under cover, sun or rain.

The Taste is a family friendly festival, but please leave your pets at home.

For more information, visit www.atasteofedmonds.com or call the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 425-776-6711.

-Edited by Beacon staff


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