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Our area of eastern Washington and northern Idaho, the Palouse Region, grows a quarter of the lentils in the United States. Since its beginning in 1989, the National Lentil Festival has brought national attention to Pullman. The Palouse region of farmlands in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has a reputation for producing the highest quality lentils in the United States. We think that is worth celebrating!


The National Lentil Festival focuses on the local community, local volunteers, and all that makes up the Palouse. Local honorees are recognized at the Unveiling of the Walk of Fame, a local artist designs the festival poster, and local microbrewers, wine and hard cider makers are showcased in the beer and wine garden.


The National Lentil Festival remains a great way for Pullman to come together as a community of families, students, artists, athletes, and business owners. We look forward to making this year's National Lentil Festival a great event for the community and our thousands of visitors that come each year just to celebrate the lentil!

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Reaney Park

Pullman, WA 99163

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2023 PUlse Family of The year: Jim Hermann

Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame was established in 2003 to honor individuals who have served the Pullman community in a significant way, promoted goodwill, improved the quality of life for Pullman residents or brought acclaim to the area through their contributions. This year’s inductees bring the number of commemorative granite plaques to 108.  Each plaque has the names of these individuals inscribed and have been installed in the sidewalks of downtown Pullman. Brochures listing all inductees are available at the Pullman Chamber office.  Donations are always accepted for the Walk of Fame program.

2023 Walk of Fame Induction. Photos courtesy of Dan Walker.

The 2023 Inductees include:

Lance Lincoln

Famous Sports Figure (in Recognition of a Positive Impact Beyond Pullman High School or Washington State University)

Lance has been a teacher for 27 years in the Pullman School District and coached baseball for more than 20 years with 10 league titles, 2 state championships and 7 times named Coach of the Year.

Munir Abdel-Massih Daud 

Distinguished Resident (in Recognition of an Economic and Cultural Contributor to Pullman

Munir started his career as a Project Engineer for the City of Pullman, and in 1975 he founded his own business: Munir Daud and Associates (MD+A), which provided engineering, architecture, and surveying services to the community for 48 years. Munir worked until the day he passed away, April 30, 2023. 

Ida Lou Anderson

Distinguished Members of the WSU Community (in Recognition of Positive National Recognition and Community Involvement)
Ida Louise Anderson laid the foundation for excellence in communication and launched the careers of countless Washington State College students in broadcasting including Edward R. Murrow. She was born in Morganton, Tennessee and moved to Washington state as a small child, settling with her family in Colfax. She was stricken with polio as a child and persevered through serious physical limitations to excel in drama and public speaking.

Lentil Fest Media Kit

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