CHOMP!, King County’s celebration of local food and sustainability returns, Aug. 20


CHOMP!, King County’s celebration of local farming, food and sustainability, is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at King County’s Marymoor Park. Now in its second year, this fun, family-friendly event is presented by PCC Natural Markets and hosted by King County Parks.

Kick off the weekend by attending CHOMP!’s Dinner in the Park on Friday, August 19 at 6:00 pm in the Willowmoor Farm area at Marymoor Park. Guests will enjoy a locally sourced five-course dinner prepared by some of King County’s many acclaimed chefs. Proceeds benefit Food Empowerment Education & Sustainability Team (FEEST).

Join King County Parks the next day and celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable at CHOMP!. This FREE all-day event features cooking demonstrations from guest celebrity chefs, hands-on workshops to make you a better backyard farmer and gardener, kids’ activities, a community gardener competition, live entertainment, and so much more. Check out the full list of activities.


New for 2016 – CHOMP! celebrates King County’s amazing community gardeners and cooks with three fun competitions that let you show your creativity in the garden and in the kitchen.

Wacky Produce – Bring your spectacularly odd King County fruits and vegetables for our panel of local farmers to judge in three categories:
• Largest fruit or vegetable
• Fruit or vegetable that looks most like a human face
• Fruit or vegetable that looks most like an object or animal

Sign up for the Wacky Produce Competition here.

Homemade Hot Sauce – Is your hot sauce a three-alarm, four alarm or just plain delicious? CHOMP! judges will choose winners in three categories including:
• Hottest
• Most flavorful
• Overall top-rated by judges

Sign up for the Homemade Hot Sauce Competition here.

Backyard Chicken Pageant – Take your chicken to the park! Our judges will select a single “Best in King County Backyard Chicken.” All breeds welcome.
• Chickens will be judged on health, plumage and of course, personality

Sign up for the Backyard Chicken Pageant here.


All entrants who register and are present with their entries at CHOMP! on Aug. 20 will receive a $10 PCC gift card. Grand-prize winners in each category will win a $100 PCC gift card. Learn more about competition schedule and rules at

For more details about CHOMP!, visit the website,, to sign up for e-mail updates and follow updates via the event Facebook page at or read the press release.

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