Fishermen’s Fall Festival is a day of celebration and free fishing-related family fun. The Festival celebrates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal and works to increase the public’s knowledge of our important fishing industry, while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation.
Families will find it’s a fun and educational outing on the waterfront as well as an opportunity to learn more about seafood. Hands-on free children art projects include the popular toy boat building and “Fishing for Fun” fish pond.
This is an all-volunteer event that depends on over 200 volunteers for its success. So feel free to join the fun and lend a hand to this great community festival.
Fishermen’s Fall Festival Highlights
Free historic boat tour. Free public tours will be offered from 11 am – 6:00 pm aboard the 100-year old halibut schooner, the F/V Tordenskjold. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to come aboard the Tordenskjold for an up-close tour of this historic vessel.
Free Ship Canal Tours. Board one of Argosy’s Cruise Boats for a free tour of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Learn about the natural and human history of the 100-year-old Canal and the wide range of maritime activities that contribute to our region’s economy. Find out why the Locks and the Canal were built and how they help sustain our maritime industry.
Get a family photo. Bring the family to the Port of Seattle’s photo booth and have your picture taken. Share your photo at #FishFallFest. And, pick up a free FFF Salmon or Mermaid Temporary Tattoo.
Print a poster–old school!–at Constellation & Co. (next door to Chinooks). They will have their historic 1895 iron hand printing press inked up and ready for you. Stop by and pull your own poster print to take home.
Reptile Man, Scott Peterson brings his assortment of exotic reptiles, from Anacondas to lizards, to slither and crawl through a fantastic and educational performance.
Contests with CASH and other prizes include lutefisk eating and oyster slurping. Free to sign up (limited participants, so get there early to sign up). There is also a fish fileting contest for prizes and bragging rights and survival suit races.
Plus many other exhibits and activities: Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, compass courses, knot tiers, fishing net repair demos, ecology, museums, history.
Kid’s activities include toy boat building, fish prints, arts & crafts, face painting, knot tying, ballon sculpting, a fish pond…whew. (Their website doesn’t list costs, but assume some of these activities include a fee.)
A variety of live entertainment throughout the weekend.
Food is available for purchase at $5-12 per item. Choices include BBQ salmon dinner, crab melts, crab bisque, and seafood tacos. There is also a beer, wine, & spirits garden for the 21+ crowd.
ALL proceeds are donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation, to assist families of fishers lost at sea.
2018 Seattle Fishermen’s Fall Festival
When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Fishermen’s Terminal in Magnolia, 1900 W. Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98119 (Google map). Located on the south side of the Washington Ship Canal at Salmon Bay, east of Ballard Locks and just off 15th Ave W.
Admission to the festival is free. Parking is limited, so plan ahead and consider public transportation on the King County Metro D-Line to 15th Ave W near Fishermen’s Terminal.
This is an all-volunteer event that depends on over 200 volunteers for its success.
The Fishermen’s Fall Festival is a truly unique Seattle event. Join the fun with a full day of maritime family fun, live musical performances, fishing information & education, delicious seafood, and community.
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Fishermen’s Terminal, 1900 W. Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98119