Jul 23, 2013
On Saturday September 7, 2013 The Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers will be serving their tastiest catch, Alaska Bering Sea Crab Melts, at the 25th annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival with the help of Deadliest Catch Captain, Sig Hansen, and his crew of the Northwestern.
The Festival celebrates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to Fishermen’s Terminal and helps to promote public awareness about the importance of our unique fishing industry to the Terminal and Seattle. Most importantly, 100% of all the funds collected during the Festival are donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation. The foundation uses these funds to promote safety training, provide counseling services, and financially assist fishing families who have suffered from a loved one who has been injured or lost at sea.
This all-volunteer event, usually numbering 200, is family oriented and free of charge! Interactive activities will excite kids of all ages and interest levels, from Wooden Boat Building to watching the Oyster Slurping contest on the “Demo Stage”. The “Main Stage” will showcase musical performances and other live acts through out the day. Near the Main Stage and Beer Garden is where the very popular and delicious Alaska Bering Sea Crab Melts will be served. Or maybe it’s a tasty Scallop treat that you desire from The Alaska Weathervane Scallop Association Booth located next to the Crabber Booth.
“Even though in recent years Bering Sea crab fishing has become one of the safest fisheries in the nation, we must continue our full support of the Fisherman's Memorial Fund with its safety and assistance programs,” said Jim Stone, president of the trade group Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers.
Stone added: “Our participation in the Fall Fisherman's Festival is a fun (and delicious) way to raise funds for the memorial and let us fishermen connect personally with the Seattle community. Plus it’s a great chance to let them know there is a lot more to the Bering Sea crab fisheries than they see on TV.”
This is an event not to be missed. The Festival runs from 11-6, rain or shine. For more information please visit the website at: www.fishermensfallfestival.com.