Thursday, October 04, 2007

Spawn. Just Spawn.



That's the "ohfishal" tagline for this year's Salmon Days Festival, where I'll be this weekend. The forecast is kinda crappy - to really crappy, but it never seems to affect the crowds of folks who come out to celebrate the Northwest. Salmon and rain go together like birds of a feather, so it seems fitting to slush through puddles on the way to the hatchery to watch the salmon jumpin'. It's a good time no matter what, but I'd rather have last year's warm sunny weekend, to the previous year's thunder, lightening and hail (just like yesterday's storm, oh my GOSH!).

Advertising blurble ahead:

The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, presented by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, is the annual celebration of the returning salmon to our lakes, streams and downtown hatchery. This two day event held annually the first full weekend in October draws crowds of more than 150,000 people. Salmon Days features a weekend full of salmon and free fun, including more than 300 artists, the Foods of the World, a Grande Parade, 5k and 10k runs, four stages of live entertainment, the Field of Fun for kids, tours of Issaquah's hatchery and much more.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2007
Times: 10am - 6pm both days
Booth Location: Same spot as last few years! Booth #318, located on W. Sunset Way, at the corner of the driveway entrance to the hatchery.

Link: Salmon Days

I say don't miss the Kiwanis Salmon Barbeque - yum.