Toledo Cheese Days: July 9-12, 2020

   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 11, 2020.

* Coronavirus Update *

    Public safety is our top concern. Due to statewide restrictions on large gatherings, all 2020 Cheese Days events are canceled. Stay home, stay safe, and we look forward to celebrating with you in 2021.

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Cheese Days Kick-Off Celebration - with a toast to the 2020 Big Cheeses!

    Come one, come all! Enjoy a relaxing social soiree with live music and yummy hors d'oeuvres! Toast the 2020 Big Cheeses in style on Thursday night, at 6 pm! $10 entry

    Location: Morgan Arts Center


    Toledo Made: 1 pm - 6 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

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


    Toledo Thursday Market: 2 pm - 6 pm

    Steamboat Landing

    Location: 115 Ramsey Way, 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 10, 2020

    24th 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


    Toledo Made: 1 pm - 6 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

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


    Tennis Tournament: Canceled

    This year's tournament is canceled due to construction equipment for the new high school blocking the courts.


    Frog Jumping Contest: 5:30 pm - 7 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 Elementary School Ball Fields

    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: to be determined

    Contact Lori Neumann-Niles 360-880-8527

  • Saturday, July 11, 2020

    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!


    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 Mary 785-3054


    Breakfast Buffet: 6am - 10 am

    Location: Bonanza BBQ, 102 Kellogg Way


    20th 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


    Kids Fun Fest: 10 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


    Toledo Library Bake & Book Sale:

    9 am - 5 pm

    Location 241 Cowlitz St., Toledo, WA


    Food and Assorted Vendors: 9 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 "A Century of Memories." Parade Marshalls are the 2020 Big Cheeses, Ron and Sue Smith and Dale and Jeannette Koth.

    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.

    Trophies presented to the 1st and 2nd place winners of each division at the judges booth, located at the Presbyte­rian Church.

    SPECTATORS: 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 Made: 11 am - 6 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

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


    Toledo Fire Department Open House: 12:30 pm

    Join us for some fire house fun! Cooling station, kids activities, meet a firefighter

    Location: Toledo Fire Dept.


    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


    THS Class of 1960 60th Reunion

    Class of 1960 will be holding a reunion on July 11 and 12 during Cheese Days.  Anyone wishing information may contact the following:


    Wine and Cheese Tasting Garden:

    4 pm - 8 pm

    Taste local wines, beers, and cheeses!

    Intro to Wine: $15 w/ Commemorative Wine Glass

    Wine Lovers: $25 w/ Commemorative Wine Glass

    Beer Clencher: $15, 12 oz cup, 2 Beers, 2 Free Tastings

    Location: Steamboat Landing

    Contact Pam Olmstead at 360-864-2855


    Midnight Dance: 9 pm - Midnight

    Free Dance for all ages!

    Location: Toledo Market Fresh Parking Lot

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020

    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


    Toledo Made: 1 pm - 6 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

    Location: Art Gallery 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.

    $8 Adults; $7 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


    16th 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.






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