PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2016 National Lentil Festival is set for August 19-20.

The festival, now in its 28th year, celebrates the crop that grows abundantly in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The Palouse region grows a quarter of the lentils in the United States.

Lentil Fest will feature food and drink vendors, games and activities, as well as the grand parade.

This year’s poster was recently revealed to celebrate the countdown to the festival. It was created by Kurt Snyder of Colorado.

Lentil Festival Poster. 
Lentil Festival Poster. 

“The design highlights the beauty and vigor of the pulses that grow on the Palouse, and pays homage to the mysterious Giant Palouse Earthworm, which was thought to be extinct until recent discoveries by University of Idaho scientists,” said Snyder.

The National Lentil Festival is sponsored by the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pullman and Washington State University.