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Slug Fest

July 20 - 21, 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM

May the slime be with you. Join us for the 41st annual Slug Fest!
Free with admission.

Slugs, slugs and more slugs!

Slip, slime & slugs

It's the most unusual Northwest Festival ever - a celebration of slugs. Learn to see the world through a slug's perspective, craft and wear your own tentacles to become a slug, participate in human slug races, and more!

It's all about decomposition

Why do we have this zaniest of festivals? Well, if you've ever hiked a Northwest forest, you'll know our slugs are among the biggest and best - especially the yellow-green banana slug. But they're also vital to our ecosystem, breaking down organic matter and returning it to the forest floor, where it becomes food for our beautiful plants and trees. Long live slugs!

Going on a Slug Hunt
Stay cool - see cool animals

Remember - Wild Drive tours give you free admission to Slug Fest and core area animals, plus the chance to see elk, mountain goats and more from your air-conditioned car! Book now, spots limited.

Wild Drive
Let's Go to the Slug Races!

Have you ever wanted to slip and slide like a slug? Guests come from all over to race in our slug races! Be sure to register 15 minutes before the start of the race at the Picnic Pavilion.
Race times: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.

ActivityWhat You Can DoWhere
Slugfest PassportComplete activities throughout the park to spin the prize wheel.Throughout the park
Slug RacesSuit up to race! Slime your way through these races!Picnic Pavilion Meadow
Tentacle TentCraft your own tentacle headband to wear!Main Entry
Slug TriviaQuiz yourself on slug facts.Main Entry
Slug SchoolLearn about slugs from a slug enthusiast!Baker Cabin
Spot the SlugSee how many slugs you can find!Cheney Discovery Center
Slug TotsPlay with playdough, bubbles, corn hole, and a digging pit.Main Entry

All activities are free with admission or membership.