“Twin Peaks Fest” visits North Bend and Snoqualmie
August 1, 2014
By Emry Dinman
Fans of the edge-of-reality drama, “Twin Peaks,” will celebrate the long-ago canceled television show during the 22nd annual Twin Peaks Fest Aug. 1-3 in the upper Snoqualmie Valley. The show was filmed in the area.
Joining them will be several actors who played iconic roles in the show. They will sign autographs and celebrate, what for several, were their breakthrough roles. The celebrities include Jen Lynch, director and author of the “Secret Diaries of Laura Palmer,” James Marshall, who appeared on the show as the motorcycle- riding romantic James Hurley, and Chris Mulkey, who played the cold-hearted Hank Jennings.
Organizers said there may be other actors attending, too.
The show had a brief run. It debuted April 8, 1990 and then returned for the 1991 season, ending June 10. It topped ABC’s charts in 1990.
The festival celebrating “Twin Peaks” has endured longer than the show – more than 20 years.
Fans come around the world to celebrate with local donuts, cherry pie and “damn fine coffee.” They visit scenes that appeared in the show.
In North Bend, Twede’s Café will serve cherry pie – the same recipe that “Twin Peaks” characters such as Special Agent Dale Cooper enjoyed. Though fans of the show may recognize the pie, the café itself has changed since it was used as a television set. Twede’s interior was altered after a fire in 2008.
Snoqualmie Falls, area bridges and the Sallal Grange will be part of the Twin Peaks Fest tour.
For those who enjoy delving into their intimate knowledge of everything “Twin Peaks”, a trivia contest will be held in recognition to their aesthetic, with the grand prize being a free ticket to next year’s event. A costume contest will also be held with the celebrity guests in attendance to be flattered (or not) by participants’ portrayal of their roles in the show.
The festival has been going on since 1993, as a response to David Lynch’s film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.” Originally organized by Dan and Pat Shook, the festival has changed leadership several times over the years, and is currently led by Rob and Deanne Lindley.
Don’t bother rushing to the computer to buy last minute tickets. Tickets have been sold out since early June.
For more information, visit www.twinpeaksfest.com.
Emry Dinman is a student at Bellevue College. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.