Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Sept. 2017, Survival Suit Races, Deadliest Catch Crabber Boat and Crew, Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, PNW, AK Marine Traffic Underway Source

Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Fishermen’s Terminal 29th Annual Event Benefiting Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial, September 23, 2017; 11am to 6pm. Fishermen’s Fall Festival celebrates the return of the North Pacific and Alaska commercial fishing fleets to Fishermen’s Terminal in WA Ship Canal. Fishermen’s Fall Festival purpose is to increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of the fishing industry as well as Fishermen’s Terminal to Seattle while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation. This is an all-volunteer event that depends on over 200 volunteers for its success.

Fishermen’s Fall Festival is a great day of celebration, family fun, live musical performances, Deadliest Catch, AK Bering Sea Crabber boat and crews, fishing information, educationdemonstrations, delicious fresh wild seafood, community fun story time and remembrance. Fishermen’s Fall Festival is FREE & 100% volunteer operated, come out and support Pacific Northwest fisheries and commercial fishing industry.

Commercial Fishing, Commercial Industry and Boat Spotting Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, PNW, AK Marine Traffic Underway Source, Inquiry to: boating@saltydogfishingnews.com Thank you for supporting the Pacific Northwest and Alaska fishing season fleets, eat fresh and always buy wild!

Survival Suit Races, Trident Seafoods Fish Chicks and Deadliest Catch Crews, AK Fishermen, Fishermen’s Fall Festival, West Wall, Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, PNW, AK Marine Traffic Underway Source NW – Go Girls!

Fishermen’s Fall Festival Highlights Include:

Survival Suit Races: Fisheries and fishermen get extra competitive. The most fun and unusual team-oriented immersion suit event you”ll see.

Survival Suit Races Time & Details: Start at 3:00 pm on the west wall at Fishermen’s Terminal. The Survival Suite Races at the Fishermen’s Fall Festival is a great community event; it highlights the safety gear that’s used on the vessels of the “Deadliest Catch” – for local fishermen we understand the value of survival suit training, it’s not just a race or game to seasoned fishermen, fast survival suit training at sea is a lift or death situation while underway. This event at Fishermen’s Fall Festival; for this annual event is for pure fun and speed! Each survival suit team has ‘4 people’.  Anyone can race, even kids as long as they have a parent or guardian’s authorization and approval.  It’s completely free to take part. Survival suits are provided.
Survival Suit – Race Rules: Each racer must start on the dock, get into a survival suit, jump into the water then swim 150 feet from the dock to the raft, when all members of the team, including their arms, legs, fingers and toes are in the survival raft, the time is called. The team with the fastest time WINS! Lots of yelling, cheering and excitement…. some teams train months in advance!

Deadliest Catch, Brenna A. Captain Sean Dwyer, F/V Alaskan Rose, Seiner, Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Fishermen’s Terminal, Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, PNW, AK Marine Traffic Underway Source NW

Salmon BBQ: The best deal on the waterfront!  Each salmon meal includes the beverage and dessert with fresh corn-on-the-cob.  100% of proceeds benefit the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation.

The Reptile Man: Always a favorite!  Reptile Man, Scott Peterson and his assortment of exotic reptiles, from Anacondas to lizards, slither and crawl through a fantastic and educational performance.

Salmon Fillet Contest: Participants pit their skills against one another as they fillet fast and furiously for prizes and bragging rights.

Fishermen’s Fall Festival – Schedule of Events 2017:

Main Stage

Main Stage Emcee, Mike The Gas Man Gastineau 
Mike Gastineau recently wrapped up 21 years as a talk show host at Seattle’s first sports talk station Sports Talk Radio KJR. We are honored to have Mike as our celebrity Main Stage Emcee at the 2016 Fishermen’s Fall Festival

11:00    –   Shifty Sailors – Known for their striped shirts and rousing renditions of sea shanties the sailors have been a fixture at Fishermen’s Fall Festival for the past decade. Sea shanties, good songs, and great harmonies; a new take on an old genre, a cut above everything else. A must see at the festival! Following their performance the sailors will be performing impromptu songs throughout the festival.

12:00    –    Reptile Man Scott Petersen aka The Reptile Man and his amazing collection of snakes, lizards and turtles for a live show ready to dazzle children and adults alike. A zoologist and educator, Scott presents a collection of live reptiles on stage along with reptile facts and information. This fun and fascinating show teaches all about these amazing reptiles along with the hands on audience participation.

Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Lutefisk Eating Contest, Fishermen’s Terminal, Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, PNW, AK Marine Traffic Underway Source PNW

1:00 – 3:00    The Lost Vuarnets – The beloved rockin’ Whidbey Island band will perform their signature good ol’ Rock n Roll styling’s , always a festival favorite, The Lost Vuarnets return to the Fishermen’s Fall Festival main-stage.

3:00 – 4:00    –    A Street Blues Band – A Street Blues is a charismatic, youth blues band from Washington State with a flair for combining hard rocking blues and contemporary blues standards. Band members Ava Adams-14, Christian Taylor-13, Brook Jones-15, and Croix Stone-17, have a unique chemistry and musicality that’s remarkable for musicians so young. Band member, Croix Stone, the son of Alaska fishing parents and the band has generously donated their time to perform at this year’s festival.

AK Seine Fishing Fleet, Fishermen’s Terminal, PNW WA Ship Canal, Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Sept. 2017, SE AK Seine Fishing Fleet, Trident Seafoods Fish Chicks, Survival Suit Races, Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, PNW, AK Marine Traffic Underway Source NW

4:00 – 6:00   –    Knut Bell – The big man from Skagit County with the deep, burly voice performs his unique blend of straight-up blue-collar country with the sound ranging from rockabilly and western swing to outlaw country-rock and barroom honky-tonk for a two-hour performance.

Seafood Demonstration Stage

Emceed by KOMO TV Personality, Cayle Thompson

11:15 am    –    Salmon/Halibut Fillet Demonstration and Q&A Presentation: by Jon Speltz, owner Wild Salmon Seafood Market and Chef Bill Riley from Chinook’s Restaurant.

12:00    –   Seafood Cooking Demonstration: A seafood cooking demonstration featuring seafood from Fishermen’s Terminals own Wild Salmon Seafood Market.  The demonstration will be followed by a Q & A session and a tasting of the seafood prepared.

12:50  –   Greetings and Welcome from Port of Seattle Commissioner, Fred Felleman

1:00    –    21st Annual Wild Salmon Fillet Competition: One of the festival’s most popular events!! Don’t miss out on this fast paced and exciting competition as the Northwest’s best salmon filleters compete for the grand champion of salmon filleting!

2:00    –    Lutefisk Eating Contest: Presented by Scandinavian Specialties and Mountain Pacific Bank of Ballard. Come and watch as 10 brave people compete to see who can consume lutefisk in the fastest time!! Open to the public with cash prizes.
$300.00 for 1st Place,
$150.00 for 2nd Place
$50.00 for 3rd Place.
(Sign up begins at 10:30 AM the day of the festival at the Seafood Demonstration Stage on a first come first serve basis). Lutefisk samples will be served immediately following the competition.

2:45    –    Winners Announced & Awards Ceremony for Wild Salmon Fillet Challenge

3:00    –    Oyster Slurp Contest: Presented by Taylor Shellfish Farms. Oyster lovers compete to see who can consume raw oysters in the fastest time.  Open to the public with great prizes. (Sign up begins at 10:30 AM the day of the festival at the Seafood Demonstration Stage on a first come first serve basis).

3:30    –    Inochi Taiko: The Fishermen’s Fall Festival welcomes back Inochi Taiko to the Fishermen’s Fall Festival.  Inochi means life force or spirit and embodies the taiko spirit, playing from the heart in a heart pounding, amazingly choreographed performance with audience participation.  A heart pounding experience not to be missed!

4:30   –     Cap’n Arrr “The Misadventures of Cap’n Arrr!” is an interactive comedy performance that will have kids (and grown-ups) rolling on the floor! Cap’n Arrr’s program is packed full of audience participation and includes basic instruction in walking like a pirate, talking like a pirate and laughing like a pirate too!

Fishermen’s Fall Festival, F/V Kaia, departing Fishermen’s Terminal, F/V Keta, AK Bering Sea Crabber, Survival Suit Races, Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, PNW, AK Marine Traffic Underway Source, God Bless our PNW, AK Fishermen & their families!

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