USA Today Travel just listed Sumner’s own Rhubarb Pie Festival as one of America’s Sweetest Festivals! Check out the listing here. Meanwhile, make plans to join this summer’s festival for food, concerts, classic cars, outdoor movies (new!) and more. Click here for events listings.
Check out Pierce County TV’s coverage of Sumner’s 18th Annual Bridge Lighting. The new bridge will be built specifically to continue traditions like these with modern touches like programmable LED lights and the ability to better accommodate the growing popularity of this event.
Thank you to The Old Cannery for giving our community this gift (and paying the electric bill!) Thank you also to Sunset Chevrolet and Columbia Bank for sponsoring the fireworks.
We’re already making plans for improvements for next year!
It’s a wonderful life indeed! Thank you to the Puyallup Herald for previewing the Santa Parades, coming up this Saturday. Sumner is at 3:30 pm and Puyallup begins at 5 pm. There’s always some debate about whether or not the parade is best to see in daylight in Sumner (dancing children, scouts dressed in packages) or in the evening in Puyallup (lights!). Guess you’ll just have to visit both in order to enjoy it both ways!
Sumner’s parade will begin at 3:30 pm from the High School’s Sunset Chev Stadium parking lot, traveling west down Main Street to Heritage Park. There will be antique tractors, dancing kids, and of course, Santa Claus himself!
KING 5’s Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington recently confirmed that Sumner offers some of the best shopping in the region. Congratulations to winners Sugarbabies for best children’s store, Farrelli’s for best pizza, Northlight Interiors for best home store, The Old Cannery for best furniture, and McLendon Hardware for best nursery. The following Sumner stores also placed in the top five of their categories: Big Foot Java, Elephant Car Wash, Simple Tidings & Kitchen, Sabrina’s Lunch in a Box, Persnickety’s Awesomeness Emporium and The Secret Garden Tea Room.
“This City loves their community–it’s kind of like a feel of 1950 all over again, down here in Sumner.” You bet, Chris Egan! Welcome to Sumner.
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The holiday of Halloween stems from All Hallow’s Eve, the tradition of remembering loved ones who have passed away. With this more traditional, and beautiful, celebration in mind, it’s perfect timing for South Sound Magazine to feature several historic cemeteries in the region, including Sumner’s. Take a look at the article, and if you have a spare few moments, stop at Sumner City Cemetery and take a look at the many people–including farmers, veterans, and early pioneers–who built this community before us.
Heritage Quest Library offers a treasure trove of resources for finding the roots to your own family tree. This Saturday, October 3, they’re even offering free assistance from genealogy experts to help you work around any road blocks you’ve found in discovering your own heritage. If you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful and unique resource in Downtown Sumner, this is a great time to give it a try.
Saturday, September 12, 4-7 pm
Sumner Downtown Association’s Harvest Wine Walk is this weekend! Enjoy sampling a variety of wines while strolling in and out of the stores in charming Downtown Sumner. Highlighted as one of South Sound Magazine‘s Three to See events! Click here for details
Check out the current August issue of Sunset Magazine for a feature on a Perfect Day in Sumner. “Festivals on Main Street, family-run boutiques, and a new cycling path–this little farm town is as all-American as rhubarb pie.” Thank you to author Rebekah Denn and Sunset for such a nice feature!
In addition to the newsstand copies, a version of the feature is also online on Sunset’s blog, Westphoria. Take a look.
The August issue of Sunset Magazine features “A Perfect Day in Sumner, WA” and it’s perfect indeed! Please pick up a copy and plan your visit to the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World. Thank you to Rebekah Denn and Sunset for showing off Sumner so well.
“Festivals on Main Street, family-run boutiques, and a new cycling path–this little farm town is as all-American as rhubarb pie.”
One correction: the fine arts festival was moved into July as part of Rhubarb Days so is not being held August 2-3. See you instead at the Classy Chassis car show on August 16! On the weekend of August 1, you can catch Manestage Theatre’s Hello, Dolly! at the Performing Arts Center and ACT 1 Theatre’s Sympathy Jones at the ACT 1 Theatre Productions Studio.