Schedule of Events (Please check back for updates to 2018 scheduled events)
Main Stage Emcee - Mark Christopher of KOMO News Radio
11:00 - 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! Also on the Demo Stage at 3:30 PM
12:00 - Reptile Man Scott Petersen aka The Reptile Manand 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.
1:00 - 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!
2:00 - 4:00TheLost 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.
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.
All-Day - Fishing and Seafood Trivia! Our emcee will be asking trivia questions throughout the day and those with the correct answers will be awarded great prizes from Fishermen’s Terminal merchants; Bay Café, Fishermen’s Green Grocer, Wild Salmon Seafood Market, Chinook’s, Fishermen’s Terminal Barber Shop and Constellation and Company.
Seafood Demonstration Stage
11:00 am - 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 - Seafood Cooking and Fillet Demonstration: A demonstration of filleting a salmon and halibut along with seafood cooking demonstration featuring seafood from Fishermen’s Terminals own Wild Salmon Seafood Market and Chef Pat Donahue, Executive Chef at Anthony's Seafood Restaurants. The demonstration will be followed by a Q & A session and a tasting of the seafood prepared.
1:00 - Welcoming Remarks by Port of Seattle Commissioner, John Creighton
1:00 - 22nd Annual Wild Salmon Fillet Competition: Celebrity Emcee: Seattle TV Broadcaster, KOMO 4’s Connie Thompson 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). Oyster sampling will served immediately following the competition.
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! Also on the Main Stage at 11 AM
4:30 - Heathers Sweater (formerly known as: A Street Blues Band) is a modern acidic rock band that performs with emotion and flare. Band members: Croix Stone: guitar, Brook Jones: bass/vocals and Christian Taylor: drums have a unique chemistry and musicality that’s remarkable for musicians so young. All the band members are from Washington State. Croix Stone, son of Alaska fishing parents, and the band have generously donated their time to perform at this year’s festival.