Skagit River Salmon Festival

11 am - 6 pm, September 8, 2018 • Edgewater Park | Mount Vernon, WA


Who's All Here at the Festival 2018


There are 30 conservation booths with educational activities, demonstrations and games going on all day. Plus great food, arts and crafts, and selected commercial vendors to browse and shop. 


We have music all day:


Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m. - Noon)

Industrial Revelation (12:10 - 1:40 p.m.)

We have great music all day:
Peter Ali (10:15 a.m.)
Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m.)
Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns (Noon)
The Native Sibling (1:40 p.m.)
The Paperboys (2:30 p.m.)
Lydia Hol (4:10 p.m.)
Silver Torches (5 p.m.)
The Sweet Goodbyes (1:50 - 2:20 p.m. & 3:55 - 4:25 p.m.)

EntreMundos Quarteto (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)

Polecat (4:35 - 6 p.m.)

We have great music all day:
Peter Ali (10:15 a.m.)
Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m.)
Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns (Noon)
The Native Sibling (1:40 p.m.)
The Paperboys (2:30 p.m.)
Lydia Hol (4:10 p.m.)
Silver Torches (5 p.m.)
We have great music all day:
Peter Ali (10:15 a.m.)
Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m.)
Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns (Noon)
The Native Sibling (1:40 p.m.)
The Paperboys (2:30 p.m.)
Lydia Hol (4:10 p.m.)
Silver Torches (5 p.m.)We’ve added The Big Baller Inflatable Obstacle Course that features four huge red inflatable balls surrounded by a blue ball pit resembling a moat filled with water. Players start on one side and must jump or run across the big balls to make it to the platform on the opposite side without falling in the ‘moat.’ But even if everyone falls without making it across, they’ll still have a ball.

Our goal is to make this an annual free community event that grows over time. It’s
been a big undertaking to launch a festival in a relatively short time frame, yet the
community’s interest and support for this event has been very exciting to watch.
Here’s what you can expect at this year’s festival:
•Great bands and musicians to entertain
•Local breweries on tap to keep you refreshed
•Tasty food choices to select from and enjoy
•Demonstrations and cultural activities that will inform
•Arts, crafts, and games for the whole family

The Sardis Raptor Center will be presenting its Hunters of the Sky raptor show that provides an introduction to birds of prey. It’s a chance to see the birds up close and learn about their natural history, species identification, environmental issues and the roles raptors play in our watershed.

Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 
Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 

Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 
Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 

The Kidz Zone will be filled with crafts and activities run by the Children's Museum of Skagit County. Don't miss their fire engine!


The beer and wine garden will feature Mount Vernon's own Farmstrong Brewing Co. will be pouring tasty pints and a crisp cider. Plus Compass Wines in Anacortes has hand-selected for us some lovely reds and white wines.


And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 


Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 


Be sure to pick up your "passport" at any booth in Conservation Alley. Once you've collected a book full of stamps, bring your completed passport page to the Information Booth for a chance to win prizes.


We have two Grand Prizes! One is a Whale-Watching tour for two from Island Adventures and the other is a salmon wood carving from local artist John Wells.


Be cool, be hip and purchase a Festival t-shirt, ball cap, key chain and official commemorative poster at the Information Booth.


See you Saturday, September 8th!

Follow Us On:
Food & Beverages
- Amigo Rigo's Tacos
- Auntie Annie's Pretzels
- Big Scoop
- Farmstrong Brewing Co.
- Java Jo's On the Go
- Ma & Pa Kettle Korn
- Rosie's BBQ Salmon

Vendors

- Adoeete Northwest Wood Artistry

- Chris' Roe'n Boutique

- Color Street

- Delightful Dahlias

- Dragonfly Hollow Studio

- Friday Harbor House of Jerky

- Heavenly Soaps

- Joy Pesaturo

- Lichenology

- Orcas Oasis Jewelry

- Polli's Pretties & Cascadia Country

- Renewal by Anderson

- Vinyl By Panch


Conservation Alley

  • Bats Northwest
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Eco-Lógica Magazine
  • Explorations Academy
  • Fidalgo Fly Fishers
  • North Cascades Institute
  • Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • Orca Network
  • Pacific Mammal Research
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Skagit Watershed Council
  • Skagit Conservation District
  • Skagit County Marine Resources Committee
  • Skagit County Noxious Weed Control Board
  • Skagit County Public Works
  • Skagit County Solid Waste
  • Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
  • Skagit Land Trust
  • Skagit Public Utility District
  • Skagit Valley College Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Dept of Environmental Protection
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Whale Museum
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Washington Water Trust
  • Whale Scout
  • Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab. Center


Kidz Zone Activities

  • Hosted by the Children's Museum of Skagit County
  • Facepainting by We Paint Faces
  • Bouncy House provided by Bouncyhouse.com
Pine cone Bird Feeders
Recycle Relay
Obstacle Course with a Salmon Theme
Button Making
Habitat Bingo
Microscopes with slides of different things for kids to look at (Sedro Club-not sure details)
Little Ones Kid Zone with coloring pages and easy stuff for tots
Pine cone Bird Feeders
Recycle Relay
Obstacle Course with a Salmon Theme
Button Making
Habitat Bingo
Microscopes with slides of different things for kids to look at (Sedro Club-not sure details)
Little Ones Kid Zone with coloring pages and easy stuff for tots