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I recently overheard a group of people talking about what they look forward to most about Salmon Days. Naturally, I proceeded to eavesdrop and justify it in the name of festival research. It was funny; each had a different thing that he or she enjoyed. Like something out of a promotional ad, they went on to discuss the very reason why we present Salmon Days the way we do — to EILEEN BARBER offer something for everyone. FESTIVAL CHAIRWOMAN One lady recalled years of memories at the fish hatchery. If you haven’t been there before, the hatchery offers an up-close glimpse of the thousands of spawning salmon completing their multiyear, round-trip journey home … a journey starting and ending in Issaquah, but extending throughout the region’s watershed and well into the Pacific Ocean. The dozens of Friends of the Issaquah Hatchery docents will be happy to answer your questions and share more about the amazing life cycle of these iconic Northwest creatures. A teenager, presumably that woman’s son, said he most looks forward to the parade. The Grande Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and includes marching bands, floats and other community icons. The youngest of the children obviously was most excited about the Inflatables and DockDogs show. This takes place on the Field of Fun. This year, in addition to a Kids Stage, the Field of Fun will also have pony rides, an Extreme Air Demonstration Show and Human Hamster Balls. Unfortunately, while they were talking, they left out my personal favorite, the Foods of the World. This is a food court you’ve got to taste to believe. With more than 60 food vendors, there is something for everyone, and plenty of it. The Salmon Days Festival, in addition to providing familyfun entertainment to more than 180,000 attendees, is also a key element of Issaquah’s economic vitality and nonprofit organization support. The festival provides valuable visibility for the Issaquah community and local businesses and directly supports more than 70 local nonprofit, service and charitable organizations. Salmon Days is also one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly festivals, an important value and point of pride for the Issaquah community. A special and heartfelt thank you to the more than 500 ohfishal festival volunteers who put in countless hours to make Salmon Days run smoothly and safely. Additionally, thank you to the city of Issaquah, festival and chamber staff, and board of directors for producing and supporting our award-winning Salmon Days Festival. Welcome to Issaquah and to the festival! Discover your favorite thing about Salmon Days! Eileen Barber Issaquah Salmon Days Festival chairwoman



Take the shuttle to Salmon Days Shuttle service The Salmon Days shuttle and Swedish Medical Centers have returned to offer a convenient transportation option to and from the festival from three parking locations. Catch the shuttle from the Issaquah Park & Ride Transit Center, the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride or the NEW location just off 56th Avenue Southeast, north of Fed Ex in the parking lot of SpaceLabs Health Care, 5150 220th Ave. S.E., Issaquah. Our eco-friendly biodiesel buses arrive every 10-15 minutes to transport you to one of two drop-off locations for the festival at Front Street North and Northeast Dogwood Street. Parking is free at the three pickup locations with a shuttle ride costing $2 a person for round-trip and free for those attendees 12 and younger. 1) The Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride shuttle will drop off and pick up festival patrons on the corner of East Sunset Way and Second Avenue Southeast. The Issaquah Highlands Park & ride is between Northeast High Street and Northeast

Park Drive. Take exit 18 off Interstate 90 and follow Highlands Drive North until a parking structure appears on your left. The entrance will be on the left side of the one-way street. The pick-up point for passengers will be in front of the Issaquah Highlands Self Storage, 910 N.E. High St. 2) The Spacelabs Health Care parking lot at 5150 220th Ave. S.E., Issaquah. Just off 56th Avenue Southeast, (go north off exit 15 onto Southeast 56th, staying right. Left on 220th and lot is on the right north of the Fed Ex offices) there is ample parking. 3) The Issaquah Park & Ride Transit Center is located on the corner of state Route 900 and Newport Way. It is easy to find by heading south off exit 15 and finding it on the left after the third set of lights. All pick-up locations will deliver attendees near the corner of Front Street North and Northeast Dogwood Street. When heading back via shuttle, make sure you

return to the same shuttle stop where you were dropped off to ensure you are taken to the correct parking location. The $2 fee is only charged on the return trip from the festival. Children 8 and younger ride free. Buses are handicapped accessible. Parking is free at the locations with buses running every 10-15 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Some routes will be temporarily altered during the Grande Parade. Parking Parking options around the festival are offered by Issaquah nonprofit organizations that operate pay parking locations. Locations of these lots vary around the perimeter of the festival and are denoted by bright pink “fish� signs. While parking is convenient and affordable, it is also important to note that all proceeds from your parking payment will go to Issaquah charities, nonprofits or service groups who will appreciate your contribution!



Festival help is here if you need it Information booths Want to know what exciting things are happening at Salmon Days? Then be sure to stop by one of the three information booths on the festival grounds. Ohfishally spawnsored by BECU, the information booths are conveniently located at the corner of Front Street North and Northwest Dogwood Street, Front Street South and East Sunset Way, and on the west end of the Field of Fun at Veterans Memorial Field. Have a question while on the move? Keep an eye out for our roving information experts! Wearing orange vests with a large question mark on the back, these experts will be able to point you in the right direction. Many of our helpful information booth volunteers donate their time and Issaquah expertise year round at the Visitor Information Center. Our wonderful

volunteers have a wealth of knowledge, not only about the festival, but also about the community at large. Be sure to pick up your Ohfishal Schedule of Events, which contains detailed information including all free activities, each artist’s booth number, a map of the festival, entertainment information and special events. This easy guide will help you plan your day to get the most out of your Salmon Days experience! Remember to visit our website at to download a map to bring with you! First aid There are three first aid stations, all operated by Eastside Fire & Rescue, to make medical attention easy and accessible. Stations are at the following locations: — The festival’s north entrance near the intersection of Front Street North and Northeast Dogwood Street. — The festival’s west entrance on West Sunset Way near Newport Way. — The festival’s east entrance at the

fire station on East Sunset Way. Quiet Room The Quiet Room is on the west side of the Field of Fun and is managed through a long-standing partnership with Issaquah’s Friends of Youth. The Quiet Room is the ideal place for parents with children needing a break from the hustle and bustle, to feed a young one or change a diaper, and is ohfishally spawnsored by HAPPYFAMILY. Please leave your dogs at home Salmon Days is a great place for fish, friends, family and kids. Thank you for leaving your pets at home! We love fur, fins and feathers, but our bustling environment is not pet friendly nor is it fun for your beloved pets. Thank you, on behalf of the city of Issaquah, the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival team!

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The future is ‘Streaming Live’ now In 2012, we went back to our rodeo roots with “Thrills & Gills.” This year, it only made sense to look toward our future with “Streaming Live.” Although we try and keep Salmon Days pure and grounded in our traditions, there’s no doubt that technology, like the salmon, has found its way to our small town. Issaquah High School now has an award-winning robotics program. The hatchery streams live video of the salmon on its website so that you can watch the salmon from the comfort of your favorite chair. WiFi has been installed throughout historic Issaquah. Issaquah elementary school students are no longer taught from a chalkboard, or even a whiteboard for that matter; smart boards are the new thing. Everything is smarter. Things are faster, have more memory, faster processors, higher resolution, two screens, bigger screens, three screens. It’s all happening so fast. Salmon Days is proud of this as well, but the technology we’re

adopting is kept for the most part in the background. It has improved our registration processes, booth placements, set-up and cleanup. Technology has improved all of our lives in almost every way imaginable. So, where will technology take Salmon Days in the future? Your guess is as good as ours. Our ideal vision of the festival looks very much like it does today. The salmon will still arrive in the fall to the hatchery. Vendors will serve foods from around the world. The mayor will be honored in the Grande Parade. Some things will be different, no doubt because of technology. All payments may go through your smart phones. You might be able to check the wait time for the

pony rides through an app. And hopefully, someday we’ll all arrive wearing jet packs (that are reasonably priced, of course). But for now, let’s enjoy the fact that technology is here to make our lives a little easier. Come down to historic Issaquah for two wonderful days of nature, culture and celebration, and make some memories that don’t have to be uploaded immediately to Facebook. Salmon Days is two days each year where as a family you can unplug, have actual conversations, eat, laugh and learn, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. This year, we decided to focus our theme and design upon “Streaming Live” as a nod toward the future of our festival tradition. We have improved web presence to help deliver event information to vendors and attendees alike. With a focus on Splash!Mob and the appearances our mascot, Sammy the Salmon, has been making online, we felt technology was one of the major channels connecting us

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with our community and embraced it as a theme. Dive into the fun and have a splashing good time! Salmon Days is the perfect fall festival for Issaquah. The evergreen mountains create a beautiful backdrop for the deciduous trees that are just starting to turn the wonderful colors of fall, all heralding the return of salmon to spawn in Issaquah. Schoolchildren await the return of the salmon every year as part of their lifecycle curriculums that involve trips to the stream and hatchery and help them learn outside of the classroom. Many of these students have painted a salmon that is placed around the festival grounds. Look for these showcases of talent as you venture around! Minimal effect to the environment has always been a goal for the Salmon Days organization. Our strategic partnerships allow us to limit our carbon emissions by following simple guidelines such as reduce-reuse-recycle, and the use of biodiesel in our buses and generators. We also work with our vendors and commuFollow the smoke across the hatchery bridge to Gibson Park


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nity to sort compostable and recyclable refuse to limit our impact on the landfills that service our event. Over the past 22 years, Salmon Days has received numerous awards for the environmentally and family friendly programs at the event, including recently bringing home the Grand Pinnacle Award from the 2013 International Festival & Events Association’s Pinnacle Awards, the 2012 Washington Festival & Events Association’s Summit Awards and the Washington State Recyclers As-

sociation’s Best Event for 2010 for the sustainable efforts at Salmon Days. Salmon Days is the perfect reflection of the Issaquah community. It occurs at the time of year when the last licks of summer are fading into fall, the sun is still shining and the salmon are making their incredible journey back home to Issaquah. The Salmon Days team is proud to provide you with some of the best free entertainment and activities we could find for all ages, and we hope you will join us this year and for years to come!



Creek project to aid salmon, hatchery By Peter Clark New weirs for Issaquah Creek mean an easier passage for the salmon and less work for the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Hatchery Director Darin Combs described the 10-year effort to replace an “antique” dam that had caused fish and worker problems since its construction. Placed upstream from the hatchery, the old engineering piece suffered from a steep fish ladder, trapping running salmon on parts of the frame and having an unwieldy intake of water for the hatchery’s needs. This spring, construction began to replace the dam with a series of stepped weirs and to add a new intake system for the hatchery. “It’s going to be more fish friendly,” Combs said. “It will impact small fry a lot less. Our old ladder was not fish friendly.” The previous dam would raise the water level of the creek and force water into the intake. Combs said the new construction will have several places higher up the stream as well as intakes along the weirs that would provide all the water the

hatchery needs without having to drastically change the creek. The new intake will have an automatic cleaning system as well, which Combs said he hoped would help keep people from working at inconvenient times. “There will hopefully be less maintenance,” he said, “as opposed to getting up in the middle of the night during a storm to clean it.” Additionally, the new intake will feature an updated, more sophisticated alarm system that will alert staff when problems occur within the new intake, a great deal sooner that the previous one. The new weir construction will also benefit Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, the nonprofit wing of the operation that spreads education of the salmon lifecycle and the hatchery’s role within it. Last year, as part of regular tours led by FISH volunteers, visitors would be guided up trails along a Habitat Hike to show proper environment for fish spawning and hatching. FISH Executive Director Jane Kuechle said the new fish passage would expand the Habitat Hikes. “With the new intake and all of the

plantings they’re doing up there, it’s going to just enhance and add to that tour,” Kuechle said. “We’re probably going to do them more frequently in the future.” As the crews remove invasive species and plant healthy growth along the banks to keep the soil firm, she said that it was a side of a salmon’s life that FISH would be able to exhibit more clearly. “It’s going to add a whole new dimension to what we can show people about the salmon,” she said. Combs was enthusiastic about the simplified nature of the intake’s mechanics, letting natural forces feed the Issaquah Creek water into the hatchery. “It’s all gravity,” he said. “That’s the beautiful thing about it.” Since the state mandates how much water a hatchery can pull out of a natural stream, Combs was also positive about the new intake’s added control. “We’ll be able to manipulate the water that we bring in,” he said. “So, during low flows, we could only take in what we need.” Though the hatchery had worked for years to replace the old dam, the sloping weir approach that is being employed is a



The hatchery is more than a bridge By Brian Twiggs Salmon Days staff We’ve all been to the “hatchery” at Salmon Days. I’m not just talking about the bridge where we gather to view the salmon, take pictures and listen to music at the Hatchery Stage. Have you actually explored the hatchery? Festivals are for funning, not for learning is what you’re thinking, right? Yeah, me too. That is until I actually went and explored the hatchery during Salmon Days several years ago. And the honest truth? I don’t look at salmon, or even the festival, the same way now. I learned more than I ever would have imagined, by simply tagging along with one of the many docents that volunteer their time with the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. While some of us have difficulty finding our way home from work, salmon find their way back to Issaquah after several years and hundreds of miles, to the exact same creek. The docents can tell you why. Guess how big the largest salmon was that was caught in the Issaquah Creek? The docents will tell you that, too.

Try something different this year. Still go to the bridge and cheer on the salmon, hoping to see just one jump over the dam. Listen to the music. But before

you leave, go find a docent talking to a crowd of people and listen for a bit. The worst that could happen is you’ll leave a little smarter.

relatively recent development. “This was a new idea over the past couple years,” Combs said. “I think the idea was to look outside the box. It’s going to be really pretty.” Instead of replacing the dam with a new one, he said the state made the decision to try the U-shaped weir design, which would lead to a more natural look for the area and allow salmon an easier passage up to further spawning grounds. Still, he cited ongoing concerns that had still to be addressed. “The big thing is how it will work through big storms,” he said. “There will be a learning curve.” Though the construction is not slated to finish until middle October, water is being diverted for hatchery use as the salmon come swarming back to their home stream. The work involved shoring up the creek and waylaying the water passed the machinery, but Combs said it did not have any large effect for the fish

through this season. “My big worry was that we would not have enough water,” he said, referring to the hatchery need to fill the fish ladder that lead salmon into the waiting pool for spawning. “Even though we did have low flows, we will have enough.”

Still, he was glad to report that the creek, the fish and the hatchery would gain from the construction without suffering any major setbacks. “We didn’t have any negative impacts,” he said. “It was a relief, I’ll tell you.”



World flavors excite culinary senses There is no better place where you can make any palate happy than at one of the more than 60 food booths at Salmon Days! Foods of the World has a variety of foods that you won’t find anywhere else. Picked by our top team at the chamber, each vendor has been hand selected to provide the best fare for you. Whether you are feeling adventurous and want to try something new or are looking for your favorites, anything you desire can be found in this area of Salmon Days. Roasted corn on the cob, barbecued beef, tacos, crepes, gyros, Thai noodles and much more await you with many award winning vendors happy to sell you their treats. Coca-Cola and Talking Rain will be available at most

food booths. Of course, this is Salmon Days though, so where’s the salmon? Fresh grilled salmon at Scotty’s Northwest, serving blackened salmon over a Caesar salad, or stop by the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ in Gibson Park, right across from the hatchery on Newport Way. Keep in mind you’ll have to save room for your favorite festival treats, ice cream, cotton candy, elephant ears, shaved ice and more! Foods of the World Located next to the historic train depot w Aussie Onion Burst — Onion Burst, assorted beverages w B&M Italian Concessions — New York-style Italian sausages and steak sandwiches w Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers — Cajun blackened wild salmon fillet sandwiches and gourmet hamburgers, cod fish and chips, and crispy French fries

w Bambuza Vietnamese Bistro — teriyaki chicken skewers w Big City Burrito — various types of burritos, tacos, nachos, chips and salsa w Blue Elephant — bacon-wrapped shrimp skewer, salmon sliders, calamari and garlic fries w Corn Dog Remix — hand-dipped corn dogs, lemonade, soda and juices w Crab Cakes Seafood and Specialties — crab cake plate, seafood Caesar wraps w Crepealicious — Sweet and savory crepes, including chicken artichoke, shrimp and scallop, strawberry, chocolate turtle and hot cinnamon w Eloi Taste of the Caribbean — Caribbean food, jerk chicken and curry goat w Fiesta Time Foods — American fare w Kaleenka Piroshky — Russian fare, with piroshky in assorted flavors like beef and cheese, smoked salmon, pepperoni, vegetable, Cossack sausage with dill or green, strawberry lemonade w Kenyan Kitchen — East African cuisine



w Kolossus Gyros — gyro sandwich in beef, lamb, chicken, vegetarian w Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies — smoothies, espresso and Hot Koko w Morockn’ Bites — various Moroccan delicacies w My Chef Lynn — American Sliders, smoked pork, smoked brisket, chili & chowder w Pac Island Grill Hawaiian Style BBQ — Hawaiian-Asian fusion made island style w Pat’s Philly Steak Sandwiches — American fare w Pho Cyclo Café — Vietnamese fare — sweet and spicy salmon grilled skewers, rice, noodles, egg rolls w Pico De Gallo — Mexican seafood, halibut fish tacos w Ray’s Teriyaki Chicken — Teriyaki chicken combo, yakisoba noodles, rice and egg rolls w Scotty’s Northwest — fresh northwest seafood w Smokey’s BBQ Grill — hickory smoked barbecue with Northwest flair w Taco Grande — giant soft tacos, nachos, taco salads

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w The Frankfurter — sausages: German, Polish, smoked Thai, sundried tomato, chicken basil and Southwestern w Zieglers Bratwurst Haus — authentic German sausages, jumbo Polish and spicy bratwurst, pork, beef or veal, German wieners, hot dogs or corn dogs with curly

fries and drinks Go Fish! Food Court Located on Front Street North near the Go Fish! Stage w Issaquah Valley Kiwanis Club — BBQ



beef, pulled pork sandwiches w Olde Tyme Kettle Korn — Caramel Korn, Kettle Korn, cinnamon roasted almonds w Pompeii Wood Fired Pizza — woodfired pizza made to order, variety of meat and veggie selections w Ray’s Elephant Ears — American classic elephant ears w Seafood Town — Asian-style seafood, freshly grilled and deep fried, fish and prawn, served with mixed vegetables w Washington’s Own Apple Dumpling Gang — fresh-baked apple dumplings Field of Fun Snacks Located at Veterans’ Memorial Field w Ben & Jerry’s — ice cream in a waffle cone w Fantastic Fluff Cotton Candy — fresh spun cotton candy in flavors of pink cupcake, green apple, blue raspberry, purple berry and strawberry-banana, also lightup GLOW cones w Irishman Enterprises — fair food, corn dogs of the world, Philly cheesesteaks, kielbasa Polish sausage, jumbo hot dogs, French fries, soft serve ice cream and lemonade On-the-street treats Throughout the streets of the festival w Biringer Farm — shortcakes, brownies, scones, and berry coolers to drink w Blazing Bagels — salmon bagel dogs, beef bagel dogs, bagel pizza sticks, bagel cheese sticks, sweet bagel sticks, giant soft prezels, kosher pickles, fudge caramel brownies, pecan bars w Boehm’s Ice Cream Bar — frozen banana dipped in chocolate, caramel apples w Burton’s At Your A’Fair — roasted corn on the cob, water, pop, raspberry lemonade w Chipstix — Chipstix (waffle on a stick with toppings) and fresh squeezed lemonade w Confetti Cupcakes – delicious variety of cupcakes w Cow Chip Cookies — nutty cow cookies, horse chip and bull chip cookies w Fairy Floss Cotton Candy — fresh cotton candy made on the spot w Falafel Salam — authentic Middle Eastern cuisine w Hedgehog Toffee — handcrafted

almond toffees w Issaquah Brewhouse — Rogue beer sausages w Kernal’s Original Kettle Korn — kettle korn in small or large bags w Maui Wowi — Hawaiian coffees and smoothies w McDonald’s — McCafe premium roast coffee, McCafe real fruit smoothies and frappes w Melting Pot Candy — dark chocolate almond toffee, cinnamon pecan toffees, Hot Mama Jalapeno toffees, artisan truffles, toffee crunch w Ray’s Elephant Ears — fair favorite elephant ears w Samijon’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice — 27 different flavors, including sugar free w Seattle Fudge — slices of delicious fudge w Shiskaberry’s — milk, dark and white chocolate dipped fruit (strawberries, bananas and pineapple ) on a skewer

w Sugee’s Giant Strawberry Shortcake — strawberry and blueberry shortcake with real whipped cream and Northwest berries w The Ice Cream Lady — waffles cones in eight flavors, root beer floats, chocolate dipped cheesecake, hot fudge and strawberry sundaes w Vrieze’s Fleishkuechle — German cuisine — breakfast, beef, fruit, mac and cheese turnovers, all fresh made w You Found Us! Concessions — Good old-fashioned American fair food w Zieglers Bratwurst Haus — authentic German sausages, jumbo Polish and spicy bratwurst, pork, beef or veal, German wieners, hot dogs or corn dogs with curly fries and drinks Off-site food stops w Kiwanis Club of Issaquah — barbecued salmon dinners at Gibson Park


Hail to the ohfishal festival committee and volunteers Our lifeline Salmon Days would not be possible without volunteers to help organize and operate the event. The Salmon Days Festival Committee is a core group of volunteers who head the various activities related to the festival. This group of 18 people meet monthly beginning in June and continue through Salmon Days assisting the Festivals Office with preparation and production. This year’s committee is as follows: q Eileen Barber — Festival Committee chairwoman q Kristi Tripple — Chamber board liaison, nonprofit booth manager q Craig Hooper — Eastside Fire & Rescue q David Harris — Entertainment q David Chun — Field of Fun q Alan Finklestein — Food Court manager q Joyce Adams/Oscar Kelley — Grande Parade q Rob Gilde — Hatchery Stage q Max Maxwell — Headquarters q Mike Winkler — Information booths q Sgt. Chris Wilson/Cmdr. Stan Conrad — Police liaison q Pam Stevens — Retail q Debra Newman — Salmbassadors q Cecilia Gambill — Volunteers q David Bahm/Mike Raab — XStream Team Ohfishals With more than 500 members of the community offering their helpful services as “Ohfishals,” 2013 should be our best year at Salmon Days yet! Look for these people wearing gold or fiery red T-shirts. Should you need any assistance, they are there to help and would be happy to lend you a hand.

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It’s more like the Field of Funner! One of the highlights of the festival is always the Field of Fun. It’s our chance to pack as much fun into one area, and we’re getting good. So good, in fact, we’re OK with using improper English as the only adjective to describe how much more fun we’ve incorporated this year. New in 2013!! Extreme Airshow Be prepared to be amazed and inspired as some of the world’s best skiers dazzle us with aerial tricks on a massive outdoor ski jump. It’s like our own little X-Games. A huge thank you needs to go out to Umpqua Bank for wanting to think outside of the box when coming up with the idea for this show. Stop by their booth in the Field of Fun(ner) for some great giveaways and prizes.

Kids’ Stage Selena Gomez (made you look!) tickets will be given out as prizes at the Radio Disney Booth. Ongoing acts throughout the day will entertain children and children at heart with singing, dancing, juggling, magic and more. Thank you to Fred Meyer for their Spawnsorship of the Kids’ Stage. Fred Meyer has a fun and interactive photo experience near the stage you won’t want to miss. Arena Sports Soccer Experience Come and watch the Sounders of the future. Arena Sports has stepped up in a huge way this year as a Spawnsor and is bringing a portable soccer field. Come by for pointers, drills or just to have some fun.

Returning favorites!! Human Hamster Balls Unfortunately, shrinking machines don’t yet exist, so the only way to actually play in a hamster ball is to make a really large hamster ball. Always a festival hit, the Human Hamster Balls are an experience no child should go without. Banic Chiropractic is the hero of this event for continuing to Spawnsor it so that we can bring it back. Fish Prints Children have been making Fish Prints at Salmon Days for years and some have created quite the collection. Come up to the steps of the Issaquah Police Department to continue the tradition or start a new one. Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and



Surgery Center continues to bring this great tradition where you can show your creativity with paint and fish! Toy Workshop Join Rick Hartman for one of our most popular attractions, turning everyday objects into fun toys! Move throughout the various stations, sawing, hammering and putting together your own unique toy that you can take with you! SAMBICA Inflatable Zones However many inflatables you think we’re bringing to Salmon Days this year, there’s probably more. Biggerthan-life inflatables that you can jump, climb, slide and joust on. Children of all ages can enjoy bouncing good times in these fun inflatables provided by SAMBICA. Little known fact: Scientists have proven Inflatables are the only known way to offset the amount of sugar kids intake at the festival. Mini Train Rides Did somebody say Mini Trains? Count us in! Scaled down for the young ones, kids will have a blast on this ride! The line can get long, so stop by Foods of the World before heading over. They’re Spawnsored by the Issaquah Highlands Council and Blakely Hall. Trampolines Trampolines with springs belong in a museum of forgotten artifacts. They’re dangerous, wear out and score a 5 out of 10 on the fun scale. Luckily, Springfree Trampolines has returned with its state-ofthe-art trampolines that have no springs, providing for a safer and higher bounce, and a 9.9 out of 10 on the fun scale. Puget Sound DockDogs Bring the whole family to watch as man’s best friend splashes into the water tank in one of three competitions: Big Air (long jump), Extreme Vertical (high jump) and speed retrieve (fastest dog to the end of the pool). Always sure to be

fun, come join the excitement with the whole family! Depending on the weather, you may or may not want to be standing in the Splash Zone. This fantastic event is once again Ohfishally Spawnsored by Alpine Animal Hospital and Cascade Water Alliance. The Quiet Room This is the place to be when your young ones need be cleaned, changed and fed before heading back to en-

joy the festival again. Our partner, Friends of Youth, is happy to support and service this peaceful getaway Ohfishally Spawnsored by HAPPYFAMILY. The 2013 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is Ohfishally Spawnsored by Virginia Mason Medical Center and presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about the festival at, or email



Live, in person, with our sister city

From the northwestern corner of Africa, to the northwestern corner of the United States, the Sister City relationship with Issaquah and Chefchaouen, Kingdom of Morocco, is thriving. The year 2013 brings five Moroccan guests to Issaquah this fall. Several fundraising activities have provided support and an opportunity for Chefchaouen artists to visit Issaquah in October. While here, they will teach workshops for local students in area schools and at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. Demonstrating art of their culture will be a jeweler, woodsmith and musician. Accompanying the artists will be two officials from Chefchaouen. Award winning composer and musician Hamid El Hadri was born into a family where art, in particular music, was a part of everyday life and he has stayed connected to those roots. He been a finalist on televised talent shows and appeared in many prestigious events and festivals. Hanan Hasnaoui studied practical and theoretical jewelry making in Morocco. Her work with silver is exquisite, combining fine detail and gems. Omar Sbai is one of the best wood carvers found in Morocco. His honed skills of this ancient craft are much sought after. Be sure to stop by the Sister City Booths No. 185 and No. 186 on East Sunset Way to meet these featured artists and visitors.



Stroll down the Greenbelt Gallery Issaquah Salmon Days is more popular than ever! We have expanded down Rainier Boulevard and First Avenue Southeast by City Hall South. Take a stroll under the beautiful trees while looking at an array of different artists. No matter what your interests are, you will be sure to find something that will tickle your fancy. If you are an animal lover you will enjoy visiting Greyhound Pets Inc. and Liberty Alpacas. Not only can you see them, but you can pet them, too! Come support our spawnsors: Costco and QFC Pharmacy. Is science something for you? Well, come on down and check out the Issaquah Robotics Society and see what their robots can do! Winter is just around the corner, and

who doesn’t like a late night hot tub in the brisk air? Evergreen Soft Tub is your hot tub guru! Besides these attractions, we will also showcase new up-and-coming artists and crafters, as well as nonprofit groups. Chess4Life is relocating back to the Greenbelt Gallery and we are also adding a petting zoo and a face painter! So, come on down and enjoy the fishy fun! u Forest Green Enterprises — home and garden u Light Impressions — photography u Luna Azul Tie-Dyes — wearables (adult) u Jordan’s Pet Gifts — other u Lulu Face Painting — face painting u Sweet Coconut Bakery — gift foods u Anne Anderson — paintings or drawings u Woven Chains — jewelry u Issaquah Valley Rock Club u Rubber Revolution — other u JHN Enterprises — gift foods u Kindering Center — nonprofit

u Behind the Leaf — ceramics and pottery u Planned Parenthood — nonprofit u Lawrence Eickmann — glass u Peterson Scenic Photography — photography u Whidbey Island Soap Co. — bath, body and candles u Moss Studio Metal Art — metal art u Shoalwater Bay Textiles — fiber art u Seattle Soap Shop — bath, body and candles u Sarah Back Pottery — pottery u By Special Request — jewelry u Melt Down — other u Xtreme Pet Products — other u Sons of Norway — nonprofit u SotoArt — paintings or drawings u Fraternity Snoqualmie — nonprofit u Imagine Housing — nonprofit u Chase Honey Co. — other u Chris Stiles Art — painting or drawings u Block Talk By Kim — wood u PFLAG — nonprofit u Care Net Pregnancy — nonprofit u Knights of Columbus — nonprofit

Volunteer call What are you doing Sept. 16, 2014? Unless it’s an anniversary or some other major event, you probably have that date wide open right now. In fact, I guarantee it. Therefore, not having time to volunteer at Salmon Days next year is ohfishally no longer a viable excuse. Now, for the rest of you that didn’t stop reading as soon as you saw the word “volunteer.” Most of our volunteers do it year after year. It’s a great way to make new friends, contribute to your community and be a part of an award-winning festival. Volunteer positions range from set-up to running the information booths. We won’t make you pick up trash, pull weeds or whatever other negative connotation you have about volunteering. We actually let you pick what position you volunteer for. Even better, you pick this position at a Sign Up Party where we provide you with a free T-Shirt and amazing dinner. This year’s party was Sept. 10 at Pickering Barn. We had a fabulous dinner provided by Timber Ridge at Talus. Please consider volunteering for the 2014 Salmon Days Festival, or start thinking of a new excuse.

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New at the festival in 2013! When we start planning Salmon Days each year, we begin with the boring stuff, such as analyzing questions like “What did we learn?” or “What are the things we could have done differently?” After we’ve exhausted discussing our “areas of opportunity,” we move on to the fun stuff, new activities to bring to the festival. Ideas usually start out pretty lofty until “someone” reminds us repeatedly that we’re on a budget. Over the course of several months, we continue to refine our ideas until we feel they align with the theme, budget, direction of the festival and current trends. We are proud to present to you the white board ideas that became a reality at this year’s Salmon Days. Cell Phone Charging Stations Presented by T-Mobile Now, you can take as many pictures of the event as you’d like without worrying about battery life. Another idea that seemed like a no-brainer, the execution was more difficult. Fortunately for us, T-Mobile became a spawnsor and generously supplied charging stations to the festival. They are located at the entrance of the library and are free to use. Soccer Experience We probably have the Sounders to thank for the explosion of popularity in soccer around the Puget Sound area. Whatever the reason, if our kids are going to play, they might as well get the best instruction possible. Arena Sports and Lil Kickers live, breathe and play soccer, and they’re bringing a soccer field to the Field of Fun. Kids can get tips, scrimmage or just shoot around. Kids’ Stage That’s right, kids, we didn’t stop with the Petting Zoo. Thanks to Fred Meyer and their vision of bringing the Kids’ Stage back to the festival, we have some amazing talent ready to entertain. Jugglers,

comedians, dancers, reptiles, singers, it’s kind of like “America’s Got Talent” without the cheesy commentary, though we can’t guarantee there won’t be any of that. The Extreme Air Show Presented by Umpqua Bank Some of you may recall that the Extreme Air Show was actually here a few years ago — it was such an extremely well-received event, this was an easy decision. Come be amazed at the truly awe-inspiring aerial tricks by some of the country’s best skiers and snowboarders, located on the Field of Fun. Seeing these athletes do this without snow adds to the thrill. They will perform in-between the DockDogs performances. Petting Zoo Presented by Fox Hollow Farm What kind of festival doesn’t have a petting zoo? Well, no longer Salmon Days, because we now have one and our kids are stoked. Located in the Greenbelt Gallery, Fox Hollow Farm is bringing out all their favorite, fluffy, furry, friendly, festival friends. Sorry,

we only have the “F” section left in our thesaurus. Pike Place Fish Mongers This is one of those ideas that seem obvious now that they’re here, but it took 44 years for us to come up with the idea and figure out how to bring them here. You know them from every trip you’ve taken with out-of-town guests to the Pike Place Market, but now see them in a rare opportunity away from the market. They’ll be doing their fish-throwing thing, near the Front Street stage in between performances.



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Eastlake All Stars to be grand marshals If you’re anything like us, watching Eastlake lose in the semifinals at the Little League World Series was a heartbreaker. That is until you realize just how far they came and what an accomplishment it was. They played their hearts out and pulled off some amazing victories, like their come-from-behind win to beat the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, team in the Northwest Regional semifinals before breezing through the California competition. They became only the 10th Washington state team to make the Little League World Series. They gave up their summer vacations to play baseball, traveling most of the time. While they didn’t win the title, they did win our hearts. Please join us at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 to give them the honor they deserve as we welcome them as our 44th Grand Marshals! 1 — First Corps Command Honor Guard 2 — First Corps Army Band 3 — Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3436 4 — Grande Marshall: Eastlake Little League 12U All Stars 5 — Issaquah Mayor: Ava Frisinger and Bill Frisinger 6 — Sister City Delegates, Chefchaouen Kingdom of Morocco 7 — Sister City Delegates, Chefchaouen Kingdom of Morocco (2) 8 — Eastside Fire & Rescue

Chief Lee Soptich 9 — Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers and Rosie Ayers 10 — Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Chairman Will Parkinson 11 — Issaquah Citizen of the Year Cecilia Gambill 12 — 2013 King and Queen Issaquah Brent Hammer and Audrey Slade 13 — Captain Coho - Debra Newman 14 — Sammy the Salmon 15 — Issaquah High School Cheerstaff 16 — Issaquah High School Marching Band

17 — Issaquah High School Dance and Drill 18 — Issaquah High School Football Team 19 — Friends of The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 20 — Seattle Seafair Commodores Float 21 — Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club 22 — Grange Supply Float 23 — Wells Fargo Stagecoach 24 — Sunnybrook Montessori 25 — Tacoma Daffodil Festival Float 26 — Cub Scout Pack 426 27 — Issaquah Youth Cheerleading 28 — St. Monica Catholic School



29 — Penticton Peaches and Beaches Float 30 — Sal the Salmon 31 — Sammamish High School Cheerleaders 32 — Sammamish High School Marching Band 33 — Sammamish High School Drill Team 34 — Arbor Montessori School 35 — Life Enrichment Options (LEO) Float 36 — Universal Energy Martial Arts 37 — Mercer Island High School Cheerleaders 38 — Eastside Baby Corner

39 — Colors of Hawaii 40 — Snoqualmie Tribe Canoe Family Float 41 — AM 880 KIXI 42 — Interlake High School Marching Band 43 — Interlake High School Drill Team 44 — Maple Valley Wolfpack Jr. Wrestling 45 — Big Star Studios 46 — Portland Royal Rosarians Float 47 — Cub Scout Pack 680 48 — Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival Float 49 — Stop Bugging Me Pest Control 50 — Liberty High School Cheerstaff

51 — Liberty High School Marching Band 52 — Liberty High School Drill Team 53 — Gymnastics East Gymnasts 54 — VCA All Critters Animal Hospital 55 — La Petite Academy 56 — Eastside Catholic High School Cheerleaders 57 — Eastside Catholic High School Band 58 — Eastside Catholic High School Dance 59 — Riverdog Canine Coaching 60 — Olympia Capital Lakefair Float 61 — St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church



62 — Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center Horsemen 63 — Seattle Seafair Hydroplane 64 — Chief Kanim Middle School Hawkettes 65 — AAA Model A Vintage Tow Truck 66 — Cub Scout Pack 679 67 — Tillicum Middle School Marching Band 68 — Mt. Si Gymnastics Academy 69 — Karate West 70 — Sequim Irrigation Festival Float 71 — Cub Scout Pack 200/ Boy Scout Troop 200 72 — Washington Fencing Academy 73 — New Westminster Hyack Festival Float 74 — Ronald McDonald 75 — Kiwanis Key Clubs 76 — Little Gym of Issaquah 77 — Issaquah Dance Theatre: Axis Performance Group 78 — Kent Cornucopia Days Float 79 — Issaquah Little League Baseball and Softball 80 — Emerald City Dance 81 — Movin’ 92.5 Party Ride 82 — PC Fix 83 — Selah Community Days Royalty Float 84 — Troop 571 - The Iron Scouts 85 — Keystone Kops 86 — Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival Float 87 — Oom Yung Doe 88 — 106.1 KISS FM 89 — Chief Sealth Flag Team 90 — Chief Sealth International High School Marching Band 91 — Issaquah Robotics Society 92 — Blue Dog Dance Tap Troupe 93 — Party @ Display & Costumes 94 — Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Float 95 — Girl Scouts of Western Washington 96 — Skyline Youth Football Association Cheerleading 97 — Skyline High School Cheer Squad 98 — Skyline High School Marching Band 99 — Skyline High School Dance Team 100 — Dizzy’s Tumblebus 101 — West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival Float 102 — Eastside Precision Drill Team 103 — Arena Sports 104 — Seattle Sea Gals and Helmet Buggy 105 — Marysville Strawberry Festival Float 106 — YMCA Adventure Guides 107 — Nightmare at Beaver Lake 108 — Lakeside Industries 109 — Ruby’s Towing 110 — CleanScapes

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Most Interesting Fish in the World In August, The Issaquah Press awarded Sammy the Salmon the Ohfishal Title of The Most Interesting Fish in the World. As Salmon Days grows in international and local popularity, so does Sammy. This year, Sammy was invited to participate in dozens of promotional opportunities. He was invited to go to the top of the Space Needle, go on the mound at Safeco Field, sit in Capt. Keith Colburn’s chair on the “Deadliest Catch” Wizard fishing boat and much more. You can view all of the pictures by liking Salmon Days’ Facebook page.

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Stage renamed to honor music man The Salmon Days Festival’s main stage will bear the name of an important Issaquah legend this year. The David Harris Rainier Boulevard Stage honors the man that has dedicated 30 years to the annual event. Harris, a member of the Issaquah Hall of Fame, has long overseen much of anything that has to do with musical entertainment in this town. That includes organization of the music for Salmon Days and the summer series Concerts on the Green.

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Streaming classic rock to the masses The David Harris* Rainier Blvd. Stage * Honoring 30 Years of Festival Volunteering — Rainier Boulevard South — Spawnsored by Overlake Medical Clinics and 107.7 The END — with sound provided by HTS Audio LLC Saturday 12:30 p.m. — The Defectors Classic rock hits

The Rockafellers

2 p.m. — One Gun Shy Great hard, original rock 3:30 p.m. — Beyond the Fringe (band reunion) Gourmet rock 5 p.m.

— Shades of Purple (band reunion) Deep Purple tribute classic rock reunites

The Pop Offs

Sunday Noon — The Pop Offs Classic pop rock

Beyond the Fringe

1:30 p.m. — The Fabulous Johnsons Hard and classic rock 3 p.m.

— The Rockafellers (band reunion) Rockin’ classic hits Salmon Days reunion

4:30 p.m. — Northwest All Star Salmon Jam Featuring some of the best Northwest artists

The Fabulous Johnsons Shades of Purple

One Gun Shy



Rocking and rollin’ to the blues Front St. Stage — Spawnsored by Microsoft, Click 98.9 FM and Harborstone Credit Union

Boneyard Preachers

Saturday 11:30 p.m. — Dirty Rice Seattle “old school” rock-n-blues band 1:15 p.m. — John Stephan Band Blues — “listening music you can dance to, dance music you can listen to” 3 p.m. — The Fabulous Roof Shakers Blues, R&B, classic rock and soul 4:50 p.m. — Boneyard Preachers Seattle contemporary blues band “breakin’ all the rules”

The Road Dogz

Dirty Rice

Mark Dufresne Band

Sunday 11:30 a.m. — The Road Dogz R&B, blues, rock 1:15 p.m. — Hot Wired Band Northwest and world- acclaimed R&B, blues and rock talent www.hotwiredrhythm 3 p.m.

Hot Wired Band

— Mark Dufresne Band Top Northwest blues, soul and funk

4:45 p.m. — Randy Oxford Band Big sound soul, funk & blues

The Fabulous Roof Shakers John Stephan Band

Randy Oxford Band



The best of Northwest bluegrass Hatchery Stage — Spawnsored by Wells Fargo, City of Issaquah Arts Commission and 100.7 the WOLF with sound provided by Point Source Inc. Saturday 11:45 a.m. — Barleywine Revue Bluegrass roots with creative impulse and drama

Rusty Cleavers Barleywine Revue

1 p.m. — Rusty Cleavers Folk and rusty grass 2:15 p.m. — North Country Traditional drivin’ bluegrass

North Country

3:30 p.m. — Coral Creek String Band Genre-bending originals and traditionals

Coral Creek

4:45 p.m. — The Blackberry Bushes Stringband High energy, Northwest Alt-folk Sunday

Pickled Okra

The Blackberry Bushes

11:45 a.m. — Pickled Okra Oldfangled, newfashioned bluegrass 1 p.m. — The Onlies Amazingly talented and entertaining teen musicians 2:15 p.m. — Camp Wisdom Fire garden punk and power folk 3:30 p.m. — Spoonshine Fast pickin’, hard roots Americana

Scott Law Acoustic Trio

The Onlies

4:45 p.m. — Scott Law Acoustic Trio With Jack Dwyer and Keith Lowe

Camp Wisdom



Something for eclectic music tastes Go Fish! Stage — Front Street North — Spawnsored by Bellevue College, Snoqualmie Tribe and AM 880 KIXI with sound provided by Articulated Audio Saturday 11 a.m. — Rhonda LaRoy Local singer, songwriter Noon/1 p.m. — Rainy City Riff Raff Dorsey Brothers to Doobie Brothers

Rainy City Riff Raff Rhonda LaRoy

2 p.m. — Eclectic Cloggers with Moonshine & Turpentine Band High energy Appalachian entertainment 3 p.m. — @ Five R&B Favorites 4 p.m. — Hamid El Hadri Award-winning composer/musician from Issaquah’s sister city, Chefchaouen, Morocco

Seattle Ukulele Players

5 p.m. — @ Five R&B Favorites Sunday

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10:30 – Big Star Studios musical theater performance team 11 a.m. — Seattle Ukulele Players Celebrate the joy of ukuleles! Noon — The Fire Inside Celtic music galore 1 p.m. — Seattle Ukulele Players Celebrate the joy of ukuleles! 2 p.m. — Cascade Cut-Ups Issaquah’s own bluegrass 3 p.m. — Heel Kickin’ Cloggers Appalachian clogging 4 p.m. — Cascade Cut-Ups 5 p.m. — Violet Oroboros Issaquah’s own acoustic guitar and vocals

Violet Oroboros The Fire Inside Cascade Cut-Ups



Entertainment for the little salmon Kids’ Stage — Field of Fun/Veterans’ Memorial Park — Spawnsored by Fred Meyer and Radio Disney AM 1250 — Sound provided by Articulated Audio Saturday 11 a.m. — Clay Martin’s Puppets Master of puppetry

Alex Zerbe

Noon — Alex Zerbe Professional zaniac 1 p.m. — Roving Reptiles Live reptile action

Clay Martin’s Puppets

2 p.m. — Clay Martin’s Puppets 3 p.m. — Radio Disney Seattle Singing, dancing and games 4 p.m. — Alex Zerbe 5 p.m. — Roving Reptiles Sunday 11 a.m. — Bill Robison Outrageous physical comedy Noon — Radio Disney Seattle 1 p.m. — Zambini Brothers’ Puppets Splendiferous puppets, creatures and characters

Roving Reptiles

2 p.m. — Wonderland Tea Party Fun with the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts

Bill Robison

3 p.m. — Bill Robison Outrageous physical comedy

Zambini Brothers’ Puppets

4 p.m. — Zambini Brothers’ Puppets 5 p.m. — Wonderland Tea Party

Wonderland Tea Party



Meet the Salmon Days Team

Robin Kelley

Kimberly Conn

Michele Kleimann

Brian Twiggs

Ellen Martin

This year, the Festival’s Office has pulled together Salmon Days with only two returning staff members. Robin Kelley, the Salmon Days director returns for her 22nd consecutive year as part of the festival. Robin oversees Salmon Days in its entirety. Her extensive knowledge of the event and relationships made through the years is a major reason why Salmon Days regularly wins International Awards and is the enjoyable experience that it is. Robin has a world-renowned collection of salmon puns and has an Ohfishal Doctorate in Salmontology. Kimberly Conn is the other veteran on the team. Kim has a knack for knowing what’s in style as she brings all of the fabulous retail Issaquah and Salmon Days items available for purchase. She

also heads up the Splash!MOB game, which takes place in the month of September. Kim is our resident comedian who somehow missed her calling as a standup comic. Seriously, go buy a shirt from her. And now for the greenhorns. Ellen Martin ohfishally has the most seniority of the rookies due to the volunteer work she has done for the festival over the course of many years. Ellen manages the vendors and is responsible for booth locations, payments, vendor selection and everything in between. She essentially puts together a mini-city. Ellen has never actually been in a bad mood, but it’s rumored that there was a time several years ago when she was not smiling — this has yet to be confirmed. Michele Kleimann is our logistics man-

ager and is responsible for making sure everything you see at Salmon Days fits together. Salmon Days is like a giant jigsaw puzzle with electricity, booths, garbage cans and 180,000 people. Michele would like to be known for her quick wit, electric personality and fun sense of humor … wouldn’t we all, Michele, wouldn’t we all. Brian Twiggs is our spawnsorship manager and is in charge of coming up with unique activities for our spawnsors to do at Salmon Days, and also marketing efforts for the Festival’s Office. We’ve yet to hear an idea from Brian that doesn’t make us first scratch our heads. We failed to tell him that his office becomes the storage room for supplies leading up to the festival. We think he likes having to tunnel to his desk.



Salmon Days — 44 years of thrills! v In 1970, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presented the first Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. v The event grew out of the desire to replace the once popular Labor Day celebration, as well as a need to celebrate one of Issaquah’s greatest treasures — the annual return of the salmon. v In the beginning, festival attractions included the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, salmon hatchery displays, an art show, children’s parade led by the late J.P. Patches, Little League football games at Veterans’ Memorial Field, fire crew competitions and more. v In 1980, the Salmon Days Festival and Grande Parade underwent two major changes that have been credited with altering the course of the festival: Salmon Days became a Seafair-sanctioned event and a festival float was created again. v To aid in the growth process, merchandise was introduced, the first paid festival director was hired and large ohfishal spawnsors came onboard in the ’80s. v In 1990, the festival introduced the Salmon Days Limited Edition Print, a signed and numbered run of 450 prints featuring original artwork. The festival retired the collection at the end of 2003 and the majority of the past prints have sold out. Today, Salmon Days is still presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce with the goal of providing a community celebration focused on honoring the miraculous return of the salmon. The Kiwanis are still barbecuing salmon, now almost two tons each year. The Grande Parade features about 100 entries annually. Veterans Memorial Field is transformed into the Field of Fun and hosts free games and activities for families to enjoy. What began as an art show has manifested itself into a marketplace of more than 270 on-site artists selling their handcrafted pieces to an audience of more than 150,000. Come join us and make your own festival tradition!



Take to the sky at Extreme Air Show — Extreme Air Show at the Field of Fun (Veterans’ Memorial Park) — FREE! — Spawsored by Umpqua Bank — Safe, public participation follows each demo, including orientation and ski and snowboard jump tower — Presented by World Champion Bronze Medalist David Valenti and other notable and upcoming artists. Saturday, Oct. 5 11:30 a.m. — Extreme Air Show 2:30 p.m. — Extreme Air Show 4:30 p.m. — Extreme Air Show Sunday, Oct. 6 11:30 a.m. — Extreme Air Show 2:30 p.m. — Extreme Air Show 4:30 p.m. — Extreme Air Show

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Meet our community partners We are proud to announce that 70 nonprofit groups and service organizations are taking part in Salmon Days this year! Being a part of our festival gives these nonprofit organizations a chance to intimately talk with the community about what they do and share their enthusiasm with like-minded individuals. We are excited to support so many important causes and show off these awesome businesses! l 5th Legislative District Democrats l 5th Legislative District Republicans l American Moroccan International Exchange (AMIE) l artEAST l Bellevue Issaquah — Trout Unlimited, Chapter 109 l Boy Scout Troop 636 — Issaquah, WA l Boy Scouts of America: Chief Seattle Council l Care Net Pregnancy &

Family Resources of Puget Sound l Cascade Water Alliance l City of Issaquah l Community Cat Coalition l Cougar Mountain Zoo l Eager Eye Guide Pups (Guide Dogs for the Blind) l Eagles Auxiliary #3054 l Eastside Baby Corner l Eastside Catholic School l Eastside Football Club l Eastside Professional Firefighters Local 2878 l Essential Church l First Church of Christ, Scientist — Reading room l Foundation of the Rotary Club of Issaquah (aka Rotary Club of Issaquah) l Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park l Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) l Friends of Youth l Greyhound Pets Inc.

l Ham Radio Operators l Imagine Housing l Issaquah Alps Trails Club l Issaquah Citizens Corps l Issaquah Environmental Council l Issaquah High School Football Team l Issaquah Middle PTSA l Issaquah Police Department l Issaquah Robotics Society l Issaquah Schools Foundation l Issaquah Soccer Club l Issaquah Valley Kiwanis Club l Issaquah Valley Rock Club Inc. l Issaquah Youth Advisory Board (Issaquah Parks & Recreation) l IVE PTA l Kindering Center l King County Noxious Weed Control Program l King County Police Union’s MY ID CLUB child safety program l King County Solid Waste Division l Kiwanis Club of Issaquah

39 l Knights of Columbus Council No. 7907 l Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge #1843 l Lake Sammamish State Park l Larry Petersen: A display of vintage fishing tackle l Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County l PFLAG (Bellevue chapter serving all of Eastside) l Planned Parenthood l PSE’s Green Power Program l Purrfect Pals All Cat Shelter and Sanctuary l Refuge Youth Center l SAMBICA l Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District l Sammamish/Issaquah Young Life l Save Lake Sammamish (SLS) l Seattle Tilth l Sierra Club l Sons of Norway — Cascade Lodge l Teen Link — Crisis Clinic l Timberlake Church l USDA Forest Service, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


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DockDogs are jumping live all day Watch as dogs of all shapes and sizes show off their athletic skills in a competition like you have never seen. Spawnsored by Alpine Animal Hospital and Cascade Water Alliance, Puget Sound DockDogs is fun for the whole family. Watch the excitement as the dogs sprint down the dock and leap for glory before crashing into a pool of water. With three unique events, the big air (long jump), extreme vertical (high jump)

and speed retrieve (fastest dog to the end of the pool), you will see man’s best friends doing what they enjoy most in a fun, family-friendly event. Find the event all day at the Field of Fun in Veterans Memorial Park. Participation is open to anyone over 7 years of age with a dog who loves to swim — no experience necessary. (All breeds welcome over 6 months.) Awards are given to top dogs. Competitors are required to stay within designated area with their dogs. (Please note: The festival discourages dogs and pets in other areas of the festival.)

Saturday – Oct. 5 8 a.m. — Dock opens for practice 10 a.m. — Big Air Wave No. 1 2 p.m. — Big Air Wave No. 2 5 p.m. — Extreme Vertical Sunday – Oct. 6 8 a.m. — Dock opens for practice 10 a.m. — Big Air Wave No. 3 12:30 p.m. — Big Air Wave No. 4 3 p.m. — Speed Retrieve Big Air Finals will follow Speed Retrieve.



It’s easy keeping the festival green Among all of the things this year at Salmon Days is a commitment to keeping a clean and green festival. An event of this size has a way of catching up with our carbon footprint. Ensuring a healthy environment for the salmon is always on our minds. This year, we continue our initiative to use only compostable serviceware and to-go containers. This is a joint effort of the city of Issaquah’s Office of Sustainability,

CleanScapes and the Salmon Days Office. From straws to plates and everything in between, Salmon Days will again be one of the festivals in the country that requires vendors to use only compostable products. Made from corn, sugar cane, bamboo and wheat by-products, which are all

fully compostable, these goods allow Salmon Days organizers to drastically reduce waste destined for the landfill. Friendly volunteers and event professionals from CleanScapes will happily help you dispose of your food containers at our recycle stations. So, grab a tasty treat, enjoy some delicious food and come help us “re-spawnssibly” celebrate the return of the salmon to our local hatchery.



Look fashionable while streaming live The 2013 Issaquah and Salmon Days apparel line is fresh and exciting! Featuring the Streaming Live theme, these quality pieces are sure to reel you in with their coziness, comfort and style. You can purchase any Salmon Days apparel at our two festival retail booths: One at Front Street North and Northwest Dogwood Street and the other at the center intersection of Front Street and Sunset Way. Short-sleeved T-shirts Men’s and women’s T-shirts are what the festival crowd will be wearing as the ohfishal 2013 short sleeve Salmon Days T-shirts arrive in Issaquah on Oct. 5 and 6 for the festival weekend.

Streaming Live logo and our signature colorful salmon on the left breast; 100 percent cotton — $20.

salmon artwork is showcased beautifully on our black long-sleeved T-shirt, available in both women’s and men’s styles. Women’s small to 2XL and men’s small to 3XL are both 100 percent cotton — $25.

Our popular orange Issaquah women’s long, fitted shirt is great for the fall season. It is 100 percent cotton. The Issaquah name is written in a subtle royal blue color that complements the orange shirt — $20.

2013 Salmon Days blue hoodies Take home this comfortably soft women’s royal blue hoodie today. This vibrant blue color is perfect to showcase the bright colors on the 2013 Streaming Live salmon, which is placed on the left breast. This full-zip hoodie in a women’s cut is 70 percent cotton and 30 percent polyester. Sizes are small to XXL — $40.

The weathered blue men’s T-shirt has our salmon swimming upstream with our Streaming Live logo accented in handsome navy. This pre-shrunk shirt is 50 percent cotton/50 percent polyester — $20.

The 2013 Salmon Days women’s bright pink T-shirt comes with our

Long-sleeved T-shirts The women’s navy blue long-sleeved T-shirt has a fitted design and length that women love. It features our popular 2013 multicolored salmon with the saying “in my wildest streams” across the front. It’s 100 percent cotton, by Gear. Sizes are small to 2XL — $25. Our 2013 artist t-shirt features artwork by the talented graphic artist Robin Spicer. The vibrant colors of the Streaming Live



Full-zip lightweight jackets Need a little more warmth for a chilly autumn evening? The 2013 weathered navy/gray full-zip jacket is perfect for men and women in the great Northwest weather. This stylish jacket features our Issaquah, WA, name and salmon across the front. This is the most popular jacket of the season! It’s 60 percent cotton/40 percent polyester. Sizes are small to 2XL — $40.

Quarter-zip charcoal gray Issaquah hoodie This unisex hoodie has Issaquah, Washington, screen-printed across the chest with our symbolic salmon and Issaquah compass above it. This hoodie is a handsome dark charcoal gray color with a comfortable quarter-zip front zipper, kangaroo pockets and warm hood. Show your Issaquah pride by wearing our new 2013 hoodie! It has a generous torso and sleeve length in a 60/40 cotton/poly blend and a soft fleece interior. Sizes are small to 2XL — $35.

Harley Davidson ‘Born to be Wild’ T-shirt Back by popular demand! This “wildly” popular black T-shirt shows our local salmon riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle across the back with the slogan: Born to be Wild. This Salmon Days Festival shirt also lists Issaquah, Washington, on the front and back for immediate Salmon Days recognition. Sizes are women’s small to 2XL and men’s small to 3XL; 100 percent pre-shrunk cotton — $25. We have hats! No stream was left untraveled as we pulled out all the stops in the design of our 2013 hats!

2013 Salmon Days baseball hat: We designed a hat for all our festivalgoers with our signature 2013 Streaming Live logo on a navy and gray Gear For Sport baseball hat. This hat has our beloved salmon in a tone on tone color scheme — $20.

Issaquah baseball hat: Our most popular hat of the season is the bright blue

Issaquah, Washington, branded hat. Issaquah is in bright white and Washington is in neon green and looks great! This hat is lightweight and adjustable. It is great for running! — $20 Military fashion hat: These olive green military hats will look good on both men and women. The distressed military hat says Issaquah, Washington, and has Mount Rainier in the background created with tone-on-tone colors. Declare your Issaquah spirit in true high fashion! — $25 Collectible pins The Streaming Live theme pins are our most colorful collectible pins ever! Add to your growing collection of Salmon Days collectible pins — $3. iTown Issaquah Socks! Be the first person to own these hot iTown socks! These fashionable socks showcase our great city with the Gilman Clock Tower, a salmon, hang gliders, Mount Rainier, our famous Gilman Village and more! These comfortable socks are black with red, white and blue accents to really make a statement. Quantities are limited. $15 Where to shop Check out all of the 2013 ohfishal gear at You can buy your Salmon Days apparel online (before or after the festival) or during the Salmon Days Festival, Oct. 5 and 6. Salmon Days gear and Issaquah gear items are available year round, Monday through Friday during business hours at the Visitor Information Center, 155 N.W. Gilman Blvd. in the historic yellow Alexander House.


SALMONSCENES Crowds watch through the viewing windows at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery as schools of adult Chinook salmon return to their Issaquah Creek birthplace to spawn.

Photos by Greg Farrar

Austin Ward, Charlie Meissner, Alexa Meyer and Courtney Koski walk back to their cars after enjoying being among the Salmon Days visitors on Sunset Way.

Above, Gabi Parrish, of Issaquah, captures a chess piece with her pawn at the Chess4Life activity on the Field of Fun. At left, Will Gerlach keeps pace with the Skyline High School Marching Band during the Grande Parade.