Miss Carrot 2017.

It’s International Carrot Day! Valley residents are celebrating this obscure holiday in Everett.

On a day like today, a person cannot help but get up early. Farmer Brown is no exception. After all, this was his big day.For the last several years, Brown has relentlessly petitioned the Everett trustees to bring the

For the last several years, Brown has relentlessly petitioned the Everett trustees to bring the International Carrot Day festival (not to be confused with the Annual Carrot Festival way out west in Holtville, CA) to his hometown. Year after year, as one would expect, the trustees have dismissed Brown’s bizarre request. So, earlier this year, Brown had an idea. He decided to turn his attention to the Valley Railway.

The Railway is always looking for ways to promote its operations and facilities, so it jumped at the idea of hosting a Carrot Festival along the Everett Team Track access road – provided the revelers emptied the bulkhead flat car, cleaned up after themselves, and cleared out before the evening local returned.

The day’s festivities included speeches from world-renowned carroteers Peter Glazebrook, and Joe Atherton, along with carrot chopping competitions, and the crowning of Miss Carrot 2017.

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