The Festival at Mt Si


The Festival at Mt Si (formerly known as Alpine Days) is a great family fun day and the the classic community festival; after all, it’s been a tradition for over 70 years! Although the days may vary, the festival usually takes place the second weekend of August.  

Festival at Mt Si Chili Cookoff
Festival at Mt Si Chili Cookoff

The Festival is jam packed with activities and events.   These include the annual Chili Cookoff, the Grand Parade, the Cherry Pie Eating Contest, and the Burstin’ with Blueberries Dessert Contest.  Artists from all corners of Washington come to show off and sell their craft along with tasty food vendors. Near the end of the day, the best way is to go out is with a bang, which they celebrate with fireworks!  The fun filled day is even more memorable in the presence of the majestic Mt. Si.

Just a sneak peek of some fun activities include:

Wife Carrying Contest

The concept is simple, carry your wife across the course and win her weight in beer! The only rules are that both parties must be 21 and over, and the commitment to have fun!  All official rules can be found on the Festival website.

Festival at Mt Si Wife Carrying Contest
Festival at Mt Si Wife Carrying Contest

There’s also a softer version for the younger athletes; carry your sibling and win their weight in root beer! Both parties must by UNDER 21 to participate and set aside the sibling rivalry for the day.

Pet Contest

Festival at Mt Si Pet Contest
Festival at Mt Si Pet Contest

Your little friend will have the chance to shine with the Festival at Mt. Si pet contest.  The contest welcomes all well behaved pets.  Pets compete for best costume or for the most dazzling tricks!  This event does not have a registration fee.

Festival at Mt Si Location

The Festival is always held on the second weekend of August at Si View Park near downtown North Bend.  Note that Orchard Drive adjacent to Si View Park will be closed during the Festival.  The Festival Committee has provided a number of parking alternatives.  These include the North Bend Park and Ride locations, Torguson Park, and the US Post Office.  

Si View Park (Festival Location)

North Bend Park and Ride

US Post Office

Torguson Park