Toledo Cheese Days is July 12-15, 2018.

This year's theme is "The Legend of Bigfoot"

   Cheese Days is Toledo's biggest annual summer celebration that includes a parade, classic car and motorcycle show, pancake breakfast, kids carnival, many auctions and raffles, arts and crafts, sports tournaments, wine, beer and cheese tasting and much more.

Most of the big Cheese Days events are on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

This year's Cheese Days magazine is our biggest and best ever, with glossy color photographs, maps, biographies and a feature article on the True Legend of Toledo's Bigfoot by Jake Morgan. The Toledo Lions Club and the Cheese Days Committee are immensely proud of all the hard work done by our volunteers. Get your collector's edition copy of our 68-page color magazine in Toledo for just $2 or get the smaller but free PDF here.

2018 Cheese Days Events Schedule

Thursday, July 12th

 

Cheese Days Kick-Off Celebration - with a toast to the 2018 Big Cheeses!

Come one, come all! Enjoy a relaxing social soiree with live music and yummy hors d'oeuvres! Toast the 2018  Big Cheeses in style on Thursday night, at 6 pm! $10 entry

Location: Morgan Arts Center

 

Toledo Made: 1 pm - 5 pm

Arts, Crafts, Gifts, and Products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo Community. Contact Di Morgan at 360-864-4ART or www.artgallery505.com.

Location: Art Galley 505, 205 Cowlitz St, Toledo, WA

 

Coloring Contest

Age Categories: Preschool & Kindergarten; 1st and 2nd grades; 3rd and 4th grades

Prizes will be awarded to each group. Pick up your contest picture at Toledo Market Fresh. Submissions must be turned in on or before July 3rd to Toledo Market Fresh.

 

Friday, July 13th

 

22nd Annual "Cheddar Open" Golf Tournament

Registration starts at 9 am. Shotguns start at 10 am.

Four-man scramble. Contact John Sanford 360-864-6474 or Dale Pomeroy 360-864-6317. Proceeds go to the Toledo Lions Club. $60 entry

Location: Newaukum Valley Golf Course

 

Second Time Around Garage Sale: 10 am - 6 pm

Once again, the Mighty Fine Seniors offer their Second Time Around Garage Sale. All proceeds benefit the Toledo Senior Center. Contact Diane at 360-864-2112

Location: Head Start Building behind Toledo Senior Center

 

Toledo Made: 4 pm - 8 pm

Arts, Crafts, Gifts, and Products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo Community. Contact Di Morgan at 360-864-4ART or www.artgallery505.com.

Location: Art Galley 505, 205 Cowlitz St, Toledo, WA

 

Tennis Tournament: 3 pm

Events: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles

Anyone 12 yrs of age and over is welcome to play!

Pre-registration forms are available at Betty's Place or from Mrs. Armstrong. Due to scheduling, please preregister. Balls are furnished. Trophy/Ribbon prize awards. $5 entry per event

Contact Signora Armstrong, 360-864-2594

 

Frog Jumping Contest: 5 pm - 7:30 pm

Come have a hoppin' good time racing frogs! Frogs available for rent. Cash prizes!

1st Place: $15; 2nd Place: $10; 3rd Place: $5

$1.00 per frog/race

Location: Toledo High School Track Field

Contact: Adam Hackett 360-508-1764

 

Bingo: 6:30 pm - 9 pm

No limit on cards! Proceeds go to Toledo Youth Soccer Club. Hot dogs and concessions available.

Location: Toledo High School Multipurpose Room

Contact Ronda at 360-262-3090

 

Toledo Cheese Ball: 8 pm - 11 pm

Put your best foot forward and join us at the Cheese Ball. Relive the magic of Prom with this formal ball.

$10 entry

Location: Camp Singing Wind

Contact Jamie at: jamie.cummings.toledo@gmail.com

 

Concert at Donna's Place: 8 pm

Nashville artists Branch & Dean perform at Donna's Place, 112 Ramsey Way. Buy tickets online at www.toledocheeseday.com.

 

Saturday, July 14th

 

Coffee House: 5 am - 11 am

Start the day off right with coffee, hot chocolate, muf­fins, and donuts at the Toledo Lions Club Car/Motorcycle Show! Contact Ken Masters at 360-864-4817

 

Ham & All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast:

7 am - 10:30 am (or as long as the food lasts!)

Ham, eggs, biscuits, pancakes, gravy, and beverages!

$5 Donation

Location: Toledo Senior Center

Contact Diane at 360-864-2112

 

18th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show: 7 am

Come see cars and motorcycles from nearly every make and decade! Sponsored by the Toledo Lions Club and over 150 local businesses!

$20 fee to enter your vehicle

Awards at 3 pm

Location: Toledo Middle School Field

Contact Brad Dykstra at 360-864-4634

 

Cheddar Challenge!

Registration begins 6:45 am - 7:45 am at the Toledo Fire Station. Race begins at 8 am. 3-mile run/walk for all ages! Sponsored by Toledo Girls Softball.

$10 entry, $18 with T-Shirt

Contact Kristi Marcil at 360-219-3177

 

Second Time Around Garage Sale: 9 am - 4 pm

Day Two! The Mighty Fine Seniors offer their Second Time Around Garage Sale. All proceeds benefit the Toledo Senior Center. Contact Diane at 360-864-2112.

Location: Head Start Building behind Toledo Senior Center

 

Kids Fun Fest: 9 am - 3 pm

Fun and games for kids that include: End of the Rainbow, Dinosaur Dig, Rock Muncher, Tattoo Parlor, Soda Walk, and much more!

Location: Toledo Middle School Gym

Contact Dr. Trikosko at drtrikosko@toledoschools.us

 

Toledo Library Bake & Book Sale: 9 am - 2 pm

Location 241 Cowlitz St., Toledo, WA

 

Food and Assorted Vendors: 10 am

Come see local handmade goods and service providers, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the car show!

Location: Toledo Middle School

 

Toledo Cheese Days Parade: 11 am

This year's parade theme is "The Legend of Bigfoot." Parade Marshalls are the 2018 Big Cheeses: Kay & Jerry Pratt, and Ed & Jean Borte.

Parade registration is ongoing. See registration forms online. All parade entries are assigned assembly and dispersal plans. Parade route starts at 5th and Augustus, moves east on Augustus to 2nd, continues south on 2nd to Oak, then west on Oak to 5th.

Ribbons presented to the 1st and 2nd place winners of each division at the judges booth, located at the Presbyte­rian Church. It may take up to an hour for judges to make their decisions.

CROWD MEMBERS: Safety is our biggest concern. Please prevent your children and youth from getting too close to the parade while candy is being thrown. Parade participants may not see them chasing candy that was thrown too close to the parade. Drivers of large trucks and other potentially dangerous vehicles have been instructed not to throw candy from their vehicles. Toledo Lions Club Members will monitor the main parade areas to ensure crowd compliance. Toledo/Winlock Troop 324 Boy Scouts will be selling soda.

 

Toledo Cheesecake Club: Noon - 2 pm

Cheesecake competition hosted by the Toledo Cheesecake Club.

$5 annual membership fee includes judges' tasting

Location: Toledo Middle School

Contact Jamie Cummings at 360-864-2602

 

Toledo Made: Noon - 5 pm

Arts, Crafts, Gifts, and Products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo Community. Contact Di Morgan at 360-864-4ART or www.artgallery505.com.

Location: Art Galley 505, 205 Cowlitz St, Toledo, WA

 

Barbecue: Noon - 5 pm

Featuring baby-back ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, rolls, and soda. Sponsored by Toledo Market Fresh. $9 per person

Location: Toledo Market Fresh

Contact Michael Kirby at 360-864-2161

 

Community Auction: 1 pm

Many find handcrafted and corporate sponsored items will be auctioned!

Location: Toledo Middle School Field

 

Wine and Cheese Tasting Garden: 4 pm - 8 pm

Taste local wines, beers, and cheeses! $12 per ticket, includes keepsake glass

Location: Toledo Boat Launch

Contact Pam Olmstead at 360-864-2855

 

Concert at Donna's Place: 8 pm

Nashville artists Andy Griggs and Branch & Dean perform at Donna's Place, 112 Ramsey Way. Buy tickets online at www.toledocheeseday.com.

 

Midnight Dance: 9 pm - Midnight

Free Dance for all ages!

Location: Toledo Market Fresh Parking Lot

Contact: Dave Coulter at 360-864-2161

 

Sunday, July 15th

 

Church Services: 8 am

Attend the service of your choice.

 

Horseshoe Tournament: 8 am

Sign up: 8am. Playing begins at 8:30am

Three classes: Beginner, Amateur, Advanced. Total payout each class. $5 entry

Location: Kemp Olson Toledo Community Park

Contact Stan Spears at 360-864-2096

 

Second Time Around Garage Sale: Fill a bag! 9 am - Noon

Bags are provided! Fill up the bag given to you at the door and pay just $2! Proceeds benefit the Toledo Senior Center. Sponsored by The Mighty Fine Seniors.

Contact Diane at 360-864-2112

Location: Head Start building behind the Toledo Senior Center

 

Toledo Made: 1 pm - 5 pm

Arts, Crafts, Gifts, and Products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo Community. Contact Di Morgan at 360-864-4ART or www.artgallery505.com.

Location: Art Galley 505, 205 Cowlitz St, Toledo, WA

 

All-Class Reunion: 11 am - 4 pm

Location: Kemp Olson Toledo Community Park

 

Toledo Lions Club Beef BBQ: Noon - 3 pm

Join the community in savoring the best beef with all the trimmings presented by the Toledo Lions Club! Menu includes: Barbecue beef, baked beans, coleslaw, garlic bread, watermelon, and beverages! Bring your own chair.

$7 Adults; $6 Seniors and Children

Location: Kemp Olson Toledo Community Park

 

Lioness Club of Toledo's Cheesecake by the Slice:

Noon - 2:30 pm

Various Cheesecakes with your choice of topping! Pro­ceeds go to the Lioness Scholarship Fund and other projects benefiting the Toledo Community. $3 per slice

Location: Kemp Olson Toledo Community Park

Contact Rachel Phillips at 360-864-8844

 

14th Annual Pie Auction: 3 pm (following the Barbecue)

The Toledo Volunteer EMS and Firefighters Assn. has baked some of the most delicious pies to ever grace our green Earth, and they're all up for auction! Proceeds bene­fit the Toledo Volunteer EMS and Firefighters Assn. Thank you for your generous support!

Location: Kemp Olson Toledo Community Park

 

Lions Club Beef Auction: 2:30 pm (following the Barbecue)

Bid on the delicious BBQ Beef, breads and watermelons!

Location: Kemp Olson Community Park

Here are some examples of past Toledo Cheese Days magazines in PDF format without most of the advertisements.

2017

2015

2014

2013

2012

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