Good weather accompanies a good harvest and nature’s bounty offers opportunities to enjoy summertime festivals.

If your vacation travels takes you to Lynden, Wash., residents will give you the “raspberries.”

The Northwest Raspberry Festival is July 15-16. Two-thirds of U.S.-grown raspberries come from Whaton County.

Are you and your family Chicago-bound to enjoy a Cubs game?. A “Taste of Chicago” could be a stop, touted as the world’s largest food festival, with 300 delights.

From July 2-9, the National Cherry Festival is under way in Traverse City, Mich.

Pack a bottle of Scope mouthwash if you’re near Gilroy, Calif., and the Gilroy Garlic Festival, with garlic bread, fries, frog legs, watermelon and … ice cream.

Fastcast: Sticky.

Isolated showers after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny and hot. High near 96. Southeasterly winds 5 mph. Rain chance: 20 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy, low about 75. Southerly winds 5 mph becoming calm.