Line Roy Commentary: Yelm Chamber of Commerce Highlights Return of Events

By Line Roy
Posted 4/19/22

For two years, we’ve waited. We’ve watched the news, we’ve shopped online, we’ve missed birthdays, holidays and gatherings. But what about what we’ve missed as a …

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Line Roy Commentary: Yelm Chamber of Commerce Highlights Return of Events

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For two years, we’ve waited. We’ve watched the news, we’ve shopped online, we’ve missed birthdays, holidays and gatherings. But what about what we’ve missed as a business community?

We’ve missed events. We’ve missed networking. We’ve missed being able to put faces to email signature lines and we’ve missed putting handshakes to introductions.

But we’re coming back.

At the Yelm Chamber of Commerce, we’re back to networking events in person, back to planning large scale community events, back to giving our members something that they’ve missed, and we want to invite you to join us.

Here are a few upcoming events that you’re going to want to mark in your calendar and make time for:

Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show

Yelm’s Premier Home & Garden Show will feature over 50 vendors, a car show, food vendors, prizes, plants for sale, DIY workshops, demonstrations, and so much more. The first 75 customers through the door will receive a free gift. Head over to our Facebook page at @NisquallyHomeShow to see the day’s schedule.

Yelm Prairie Days

The Yelm Chamber is back to planning the Prairie Days parade, which will be Saturday, June 25. Parade registration will open soon and will be available online. This year’s theme, “Back to our Roots” celebrates the history of the region.

We’re also planning “1924 Day” where local businesses will create an exclusive daily special priced at — you guessed it — $19.24.



Why 1924? To commemorate the year Yelm was established.

Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally

“Meat” us at Yelm City Park on July 23 for the third annual Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally, a fun-filled day of family feasts and festivities centered around the sauciest plate of all — the barbecue plate.

This year, our Amateur Andys will compete for bragging rights and massive trophies, with their registration fees benefiting local small business grants through the Yelm Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Grab a big plate of barbecue from one of our professional food vendors and take a seat in the beer garden or bring a chair to sit in front of the stage and enjoy a full day of live music on the Northwest Chevrolet Stage. Check out the vendors around the park to pick up cooking accessories, spices, clothing, and more. Let the kids loose in our kids section, where they can enjoy carnival games, or take them to the splash pad or playground equipment.

Save some room though because the pie eating contest is happening and you’re not going to want to miss this.

We’re so excited that we can bring back community events and we are inviting you to join us for all of them. It takes more than planning to make them successful — it also takes you.

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Line Roy is the executive director of the Yelm Chamber of Commerce.

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