It’s just a few weeks away, so here are important details about the 29th annual A Taste of Edmonds, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Aug. 12-14.
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Civic Playfield, 310 6th Ave. N, Edmonds
Admission: $3 (12 and under free)
Food Booths: 40 food booths featuring a wide range of palatable delights.
Arts and Crafts Booths: More than 70 quality vendors offering original, hand-crafted work including jewelry, art, photography, clothing, pottery, glass, leather items and many other crafts.
Kids’ Area: Inflatables, pony rides, rock wall, a giant slide, model hydroplane racing, Woodland Park Zoo’s dino display, face painting, free craft activities and booths that cater to children.
Entertainment: Three stages of fabulous entertainment
• The Beer Garden Stage sponsored by Budweiser and welcomed by KISS 106.1 will feature such bands as The Afrodisiacs, Randy Hansen, The Spazmatics, The Beatniks, VANITY (a Las Vegas dance band), Underride, Whiskey River and Shane Cobane as Elvis.
• The Frontier Communications Main Stage is welcomed by KOMO News Radio and will have The Smithereens (“A Girl Like You,” “Blood and Roses”) Star Anna and The Laughing Dogs, No Rules featuring members of the Sonics, British Export, The Halyards and the NW Rivals.
• The Kids’ Stage is welcomed by the new 94.1 KMPS and will feature artists including J.P. Patches, Buck and Elizabeth, Kid’s Karaoke, Reptile Isle and Naomi’s Musical Dream (a salute to Disney).
Free Shuttle: Coldwell Banker Bain Realty of Edmonds is sponsoring a shuttle will drop people off at the festival entrance on 7th Avenue. The buses will depart and return to Edmonds-Woodway High School every 15 minutes, beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Parking and shuttle are free.
Beer Garden Reunions: Aug. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. for Meadowdale High School Class of 2001, Edmonds Woodway High School Class of 1991, and Lynnwood High School Class of 1981.
• Fair Rewards will have a special kiosk. Participants can log on to computers and receive discounts from participating vendors, along with free gifts.
• The new 94.1 KMPS will be live on site from the Kids’ Area Friday 4-6 p.m. with Tony Thomas. There will be free face painting for kids while Tony is on the air.
• Black Pine Spas will have its 60-foot-by-20-foot interactive display on site, featuring the latest in home spa innovation.
* Tulalip Resort Casino and Quilceda Creek Casino will be on site to spread the luck.
• Miss Washington USA and Miss Washington Teen USA contestants will visit Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. to sign autographs and answer questions.
• Washington’s Lottery will be on site selling favorite games and will have “second chance” drawings all three days of the festival.
• Enjoy a glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere in the wine garden and learn how to play the French game petanque.
• Woodland Park Zoo will have a display promoting its “Dinosaurs. Real Close.” exhibit.
• KOMO News Radio will have a prize wheel where guests can stop by and try their luck at winning some great prizes.
• Verizon Wireless Show Car Tour will give festival guests a “Real Indy Car Pit” experience by racing the clock to change the tires on the world’s fastest race cars.