The Great Onion Festival

Celebrating Sherwood’s legacy as the West Coast’s largest shipper of onions!  In the early 20th century, Italian farmers settling in the Sherwood area, prospered with bumper onion crops from the high water level in Sherwood fields. In a time when transporting foods was regionally limited, Sherwood gained dominance as the prime onion supplier on the Pacific Coast. Cipolla, as in Cipole Road, is Italian for “onion.”  The Great Onion Festival, held at Archer Glen Elementary School, includes live entertainment, the reptile man, games, contests, and raffle prizes.


Sherwood Dance always sets up a booth along with other vendors offering arts & crafts, products, and services.  We always have a great time giving away free treats, tutus, and gift certificates.  


The Sherwood Dance Showstoppers perform on the stage around lunch time.  It's a great way to see what fun dances the Showstoppers are working on for the new year.

Check out our Mini Showstoppers at the 2014 Onion Festival: