Lettuce Festival

As Kent gets ready for the Lion’s Cornucopia Days, the museum is thinking back to a different summer festival.

Back in 1934, Kent was the Lettuce Capital of Washington State.

Kent Leads State

The Kent News Journal, June 26th, 1936.

Lettuce field in the valley.

The success of the lettuce farms led L. “Hum” Kean to think that Kent should hold a Lettuce Festival.

L Kean

Kent News Journal June, 26, 1936

Over 4 years, from 1934 until 1937, Kent was home to a Lettuce Queen, a Lettuce Parade, and the World’s Largest Salad.  Follow the links to explore pictures and stories from Kent’s past summer festivals.


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