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Local Businesses, Community Members Prepare for Bite of the Burg

Bite of the Burg logo

The annual school year kickoff event, Bite of the Burg, will take place in downtown Ellensburg on Tuesday, September 20.

The Ellensburg community is gearing up for the annual Bite of the ‘Burg street festival, which will take place downtown Tuesday, September 20, the day before Central Washington University classes start.

The event — to be held from 2-5 p.m. on Fourth Avenue, between Pearl and Ruby streets — provides an opportunity for local businesses to introduce themselves to a new wave of customers and show the public what Ellensburg has to offer.

As the Ellensburg Daily Record described it in a recent article, “the 2022 Bite of the ‘Burg is tailormade to introduce CWU students to the community and the historic downtown district.”

A wide range of vendors, from restaurants to retail outlets, will offer free samples from their businesses. CWU’s own 88.1 The ‘Burg will be broadcasting live, providing the soundtrack for the event.

Bite of the Burg file photoPut on by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Bite of the Burg is seen as a way to blend cultures and kick off the upcoming school year.

This year’s presenting sponsor is the Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU), with supporting sponsors Yakima Federal, Care Net, the Daily Record, and Coca-Cola. The chamber welcomes any business to join in as an event sponsor by going to its website to view a full list of benefits and fill out an application.