salmonfestival2016flyerFrom the Trinity Journal – www.trinityjournal.com

“The 18th annual Trinity River Salmon Festival, celebrating return of the salmon, will be Saturday, Oct. 8, in Weaverville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This celebration is held at the Highland Art Center meadow on Main Street, across from the Jake Jackson Museum.

The event opens with a traditional Native American blessing by members of the Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu Nation.

While the schedule isn’t completed, organizers have got a great lineup started with a new environmental focus, including the visiting Animal Show from Turtle Bay Exploration Park featuring up to seven native animals, tribal drumming to welcome the fish back, exploration of the salmon life cycle through games, art and science exploration, including a close-up look inside a spawner.

The Trinity River Restoration Program will be showcasing new 3-D photo technology. The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service will have crafts for kids of all ages. Salmon art by Trinity Alps Preparatory sixth-grade students will be on display and the public will vote for “People’s Choice” from the artwork.

All attendees will be treated to music by Rainy Day Picnic, Sabor and more.

Fresh caught salmon, cooked traditional style over a fire pit by tribal members, will be available along with other tasty foods. There will be locally grown pumpkins and squash for sale by Trinity County Master Gardeners, native plant sales, local vendors and entertainment all day long.

The annual Dutch Oven Cook-off will be taking place at the museum across Main Street from the meadow.

Interested vendors should contact the Trinity County Chamber of Commerce, 623-6101, to reserve a space. Natural resource agencies and nonprofit organizations should contact the Trinity County RCD at 623-6004 if interested in participating.

Sponsors of this event include Trinity River Restoration Program, Trinity County Chamber of Commerce, Trinity County Arts Council, Trinity County Resource Conservation District, Human Response Network, and many generous volunteers, including members of the California Conservation Corps.”

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