1936 is when the Lettuce Festival hit its stride.
This year, Opel Sorenson is named the Lettuce Queen for the three day festival. The Governor of Washington came down to Kent to crown her.
The baseball game from years past expanded to a fully tournament while other events were added to draw attention. A flower show, industrial exhibits and a soap box derby bring flair. A Lettuce King was even crowned, in Al Opperman.
The parade was still a big hit, even though there was a little rain. In the four divisions of the float competition the winners included: Shaffer Brothers, Angle Lake Garden Club, Renton Legion, and the ladies drill team of the Evergreen Lodge, Sons of Herman.
The flower show attracts 700 visitors from 12 states and 40 cities. In total, the 3 day fete attracts 20,000 visitors to Kent.