Just get to the Everett Sausage Festival -- the 35th -- this weekend for lots of family-friendly activities such as children's games, carnival rides and kid-friendly music all done against the backdrop of a Bavarian theme.
The kids games include fishing, free throws, football toss and more and everyone wins a prize. There are also more than 30 arts and crafts booths along with a variety of food booths offering salmon to elephant ears to corn on the cob.
There's also lots and lots of bratwurst and homemade kraut.
The Bavarian Beer Garden, traditional Bavarian Dinner and Xtreme bingo -- nonstop games from open till close -- will keep the adults entertained along with something new this year: a wine bar.
On Friday and Saturday inside the beer garden, red and white wines from Spain, Argentina, France, Italy, California and Washington will be served. On Sunday, a sparkling brut from Spain will be served.
For adults, music on the beer garden stage starts Friday with '80s music of the Spazmatics, blues from the New Blues Brothers and rock hits from The Machine. Music continues Saturday with young country from Latigo Lace, current and classic dance hits from Expertease, rock from No Rules and Lynard Skynard/southern rock from Whiskey River. On Sunday, there's a jam session with Below Average White Band.
For family friendly music and entertainment, check out this selection on the Family Stage:
4 p.m.: 5 Bit, a cappella kings
5:30 p.m.: Immaculate Conception Talent Show
7 p.m.: Northwest Savoyards theatrical group
8 p.m.: British Export, Beatles tribute
Noon: Reptile Isle
1 p.m.: Applause Studio, kids singin n' dancin
2 p.m.: Reptile Isle
3:30 p.m.: Voices Northwest barbershop
5 p.m.: Alderwood Dance Spectrum
6:30 p.m. The Gothard Sisters Irish music and dance
8 p.m.: Americans Got Talent contestant
12:30 p.m.: North Sound Karate Martial Arts Exhibition
1:30 p.m.: Diva & The Dixies: Stars of Teatro ZinZanni
3 p.m.: Shane Cobane Elvis Tribute
4:30 p.m. Cheryl Arnold & Blue Mariah Classic Country
Also, this year's Everett Sausage Festival will hold a raffle with a grand prize of $10,000 in cash. Other first, second and third place prizes are a five-day Sunriver, Ore. vacation, a 42-inch plasma television and a Weber grill. The drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the family tent.
The 35th Everett Sausage Festival runs from noon to midnight Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett.
Admission is free; there are costs for carnival games. A free shuttle bus will run from Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. For more information go to www.everettsausagefest.com.
Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; email@example.com.
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