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September 8-9, 2012
You will Witness a real live coast guard helicopter rescue; Listen to Highline fishermen explain all aspects of their fishery in front of actual fishing boats; and to Cheer on the men that risk their lives to bring us seafood as they compete in several fun and often grueling competitions.
The mission of the Commercial Fishermen's Festival is to offer fishermen and industry professionals an opportunity to bond and share information that will save lives, improve productivity, increase demand for seafood products, and promote job opportunities. The mission is also dedicated to educating the public about the fishing industry including the steps fishermen have taken to ensure a renewable resource for the future. The Festival will showcase American fisheries and the process of selecting, preparing and cooking seafood.
The Festival features fun activities for the whole family to enjoy including Dover Sole Relay Races, food, music, and displays of real commercial fishing gear making this commercial fishing extravaganza an event that can't be missed
Cheer on the men that risk their lives to bring us seafood as they compete in fun and often grueling competitions. See the "Maverick" made famous on the popular Discovery Channel television series The Deadliest Catch. Witness a thrilling Coast Guard helicopter rescue.
Come and meet the Captains and crews from boats featured on "Deadliest Catch," and cheer on the men that risk their lives to bring us seafood as they compete in the grueling Captain Phil Harris Highliner Competition (see note and interview below) for the title of Highliner of the Year.
Check out modern and historic commercial fishing boats and equipment, including traditional Native American canoes. There will be demonstrations of fish filleting, oyster shucking, net mending, crab pot knitting and more.
Enjoy live entertainment, great food, craft vendors, and activities for kids. New this year is a Seafood Culinary Stage featuring celebrity chef's demonstrating the best way to select and prepare fresh seafood!
This is fast becoming Oregon's most popular family fun festival making this an event you won't want to miss. In addition, Astoria Sunday Market takes places from 10 am to 3 pm in historic downtown Astoria on 12th Street. Trolley service and a shuttle bus allows for easy and fun access to both of these events.
NO WHINERS, ONLY HIGHLINERS!
Highliners – register at the competition info booth at the Festival to chance to win over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the Captain Phil Harris Highliner Competition!
New this year are Crew Competitions!
Land Lubbers can also join in on the fun by entering the Dover Sole Relay races, Ice Cream Eating Contest, survival suit races.
Kid Highliners! There is a highliner competition designed just for kids! Sign up at the Competition Information Booth.
For complete list of Commercial Fishermen's Festival Events go to: http://commercialfishermensfestival.com/
Survival Suit Races – 3 man teams, bring your own suits
Autographs with "Deadliest Catch" stars and other celebrities!
Dover sole Relay Races
Ice Cream Eating Contest
Commercial Fishermen Memorial
3:00 pm Captain Phil Harris Highliner Competition
Autographs with "Deadliest Catch" stars and other celebrities
Kids Highliner Competition
Continental Western Coiling Competition
Ice Cream Eating Contest
Team Crab pot Stacking Competition
Oregon Ice Cream Tug-of-War: Loggers vs Fishermen!
SEAFOOD CULINARY STAGE SCHEDULE