Monday, June 28, 2010

Kent Washington's 2010 Cornucopia Days

Kent is a town in Washington. I don't know if Kent is considered a Seattle suburb, but I do know Kent is part of the Seattle - Everett - Tacoma metropolitan sprawl, all blended together like a big continuous city.

Before Kent fused with the Seattle metro zone it was long linked with Auburn, with the two towns often referred to as Kent - Auburn.

My biggest sister, I mean, big sister, well, actually, both adjectives are correct, lives in Kent. Kent has an annual festival called Cornucopia Days. Part of Cornucopia Days is the crowning of Miss Cornucopia. I do not know if my big sister is trying out for the Miss Cornucopia competition.

The Websters definition of Cornucopia...
1 : a curved goat's horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance
2 : an inexhaustible store : abundance
3 : a receptacle shaped like a horn or cone

I can see where someone would want to be known as Miss Receptacle Shaped Like a Cone.

Kent's Cornucopia Days takes place from July 8 through July 11 at various locations with a variety of entertainment options, like dragon boat races, a Carnival, Grand Parade and new events like Kent Cornucopia Days Bike Ride.

Some of the Kent Cornucopia Days Events...

* Crowning of Miss Cornucopia
* Funtastic Shows Carnival
* Kent Lions Street Fair & Taste of Cornucopia
* Farmers Market (Sat., 9-2)
* Kent Youth Soccer Association's 11th annual Cornucopia Cup Tournament
* Kent Valley Artists Association Art Show
* Kent Cornucopia Days First Annual Bike Ride
* Plaza and Gazebo Stages
* Dragon Boat Races
* Blood Drive
* Safety Fair
* Beer Garden
* Pet Adoptathon from KCACC
* Grand Parade (Sun., July 11 at 2 pm)

Cornucopia Days Hours

Thursday, July 8th
3:00 pm until closing for the Carnival

Friday, July 9th
10:00 am - 8:00 pm for the overall Festival & Street Fair
2:00pm until closing for the Carnival

Saturday, July 10th
10:00 am - 8:00 pm for the overall Festival & Street Fair
8:00 am - 6:00 pm for the Kent Cornucopia Days Dragon Boat Races
11:00 am until closing for the Carnival

Sunday, July 11th
10:00 am - 5:00 pm for the overall Festival & Street Fair
2:00 pm for the Parade
12:00 noon until closing for the Carnival

I am fairly certain I will not be able to attend the 2010 Kent Cornucopia Days. Unless my sister is crowned Miss Cornucopia. That I'd have to see in person.

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