Drumroll, please: Introducing CHOMP!, King County’s first Local Food and Sustainable Living Festival.

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Unlike cold-brew coffee, sustainability isn’t a trend … it’s a lifestyle. And thanks to King County Executive Dow Constantine’s Local Food Initiative, we’re moving in the right direction. That’s why King County is proud to introduce CHOMP!, a modern festival that celebrates, educates and promotes local food and sustainable living practices.

Forget the cotton candy and funnel cakes – bring on the quinoa! Cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, kids’ activities and live music are just some of the free activities taking place at CHOMP! So come on out to King County’s Marymoor Park on Sunday, Sept. 13 to celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable.

Farm to Table Dinner

We’re kicking-off CHOMP! with a Farm-to-Table Dinner hosted by King County Executive Dow Constantine and Leslie Mackie of Macrina Bakery on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Clise Mansion Garden at Marymoor Park. Guests will enjoy a locally sourced dinner prepared by some of King County’s many acclaimed chefs, including:

This is a great opportunity to connect with pioneers of the local food initiative while enjoying a tasty meal with live music from Sundae + Mr. Goessl. Tickets to this inaugural CHOMP! kick-off dinner are $150 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance, a non-profit organization committed to protecting the rural character and the viability of farms, communities, and businesses of the beautiful Snoqualmie River Valley. Tickets are limited, so reserve your spot today!

Learn. Grow. Live. Share.

Come celebrate eco-friendly living on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Marymoor Park for King County’s first local food and sustainable living festival. CHOMP! offers a full day of FREE programming where attendees of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities such as cooking lessons, scavenger hunts, farming demonstrations, bike demos, Springfree Trampolines, crafts and more. Learn more about these unique and interactive activities on the CHOMP! website,

CHOMP! is offering three unique and diverse music stages. Check out the NW Indie Stage featuring Naomi Wachira, The Banner Days, Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount and more. There’s also the Ethnic Folk Stage, where you can enjoy music and dance from India, Brazil, the Balkans and more. Be sure to bring the little ones to the Pea Patch Stage for some family friendly music by Eli Rosenblatt or some educational tunes from Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist.

In addition to all the great programming and music, there will be a variety of food and beverage options available for purchase. Be sure to stop by the CHOMP! Farmers Market to shop from a special selection of fresh produce and farm products from local King County farms.

For more details about CHOMP!, visit the website, www.chomplocal.org, to sign up for e-mail updates, or follow updates via the event Facebook page.

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