Growing up in the Lower Valley and having friends that their mothers would make Homemade Tamales was always a big treat! When I was working in the Hop harvest, some of the ladies would take orders from us guys working on the night shift for their Tamales. (they made a killing on me!) I am getting that craving again, and just in time for this weekend!

Bring your appetite to the Lower Valley this weekend and take in the Wapato Tamale Festival. The event, hosted by the Wapato Chamber of Commerce, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Wapato. The event includes dancing, vendors, live music, and of course, tamales. Free admission. For more information, call 509-877-4262.