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Ohfishal Program October 2 & 3, 2010

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3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2010 theme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Festival highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Aerial entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Roving Fish Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Composting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Foods of the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Field of Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Festival Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Salmon hatchery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Grande Parade/parade lineup . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Salmon Days staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Festival wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Salmon Days Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Front Street Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Rainier Avenue Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Kids Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Salmon Days history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Community connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Nonprofit organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Hatchery activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Advertisers index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Ohfishal Program of the 2010 festival published by


P.O. Box 1328, Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-6434 /

❖ Stories by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, Festivals Office staff and Salmon Days volunteers except where noted. Ohfishal Salmon Days logo designed by Robin Dale Spicer. ❖ Advertising sales by: The Issaquah Press advertising department. ❖ Interior page design by David Hayes. ❖ Edited and coordinated by Kathleen R. Merrill.

There’s ‘Something Up Our Leaves’ for our 41st festival! Welcome to the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival as we celebrate 41 years with “Something Up Our Leaves.” Returning favorites coupled with exciting new activities means fun for all. The Grande Parade starts the festivities Saturday morning with fanciful floats, clowns, marching Eileen Barber bands and much more! With a lot of things “Up Our Leaves” this year’s festival promises to be superb. Established in 1936, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and grounds are the place to view many environmental wonders, the most important being our wild salmon returning home from the sea. While at the hatchery, continue your journey across the bridge to the famous Kiwanis Salmon BBQ in Gibson Park. Peruse the mouthwatering treats in Foods of the World and indulge your sweet tooth with ice cream and cotton candy. Cheer on the DockDogs as they compete for the longest and highest water jump, as well as the fastest retrieve. All of this revelry wouldn’t be possible without our more than 70 ohfishal spawnsors, led by our Ohfishal Title Spawnsor Virginia Mason. Our spawnsors are truly a part of what makes Salmon Days so great. Hats off to our more than 500 volunteers for their enthusiastic support, countless hours of work and fun spirit. Their dedication to the festival is what makes this celebration possible. It takes a village — the citizens, businesses, the city of Issaquah and an amazing staff to make this the award-winning festival that it is. Thank you! Welcome to the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. Come celebrate 41 years of “Something Up Our Leaves.”



Walk, pedal or ride to Salmon Days With parking and gas at a premium, we have many alternatives for the fuel conscious.

Go green — ride your bike! Once again this year, we offer our FREE bike corral ohfishally spawnsored by REI and 5-hour ENERGY for those who want to ride their bikes. The Bike Corral is conveniently located at the hatchery on West Sunset Way. To get there, take Newport Way to West Sunset Way and enter the hatchery through the first entrance. You can leave your bike and helmet in the safety of the corral while you wander the festival. REI, our community bike commute specialist, will provide free bike inspections at its booth located by the Bike Corral.

Shuttle service Our ever-popular Salmon Days shuttle service, ohfishally spawnsored by Swedish/Issaquah, will whisk you off to the festival grounds. Use the FREE parking at the Issaquah Park & Ride, or the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride or use the Costco corporate parking lot, just south of Pickering Barn. The shuttle will convey you off to the festival in earthfriendly biodiesel buses and drop you off at one of two locations at the festival. The cost to ride the shuttle is $2 per person round trip and free for children 12 and younger. The Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride shuttle will drop off and pick up attendees on the corner of East

Sunset Way and Second Avenue Southeast. The Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride is located between Northeast High Street and Northeast Park Drive. To get there, take exit 18 off Interstate 90 and head north toward the highlands. For the shuttle operating from the Costco corporate parking lot, from I90 take exit 15 and go north on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Turn on 11th Avenue, take a left at the fourway stop and continue to the lot on the left. The Costco corporate parking lot is near the store and the shuttle is located on 10th Avenue Northwest. The newly constructed Issaquah Park & Ride Transit Center is located on the corner of state Route 900 and Newport Way. Coming from I-90, take exit 15 and go south to the third set of lights.

Both the Costco corporate parking lot and the Issaquah Park & Ride shuttle drop attendees off near the corner of Front Street North and Northeast Dogwood Street. Be sure to go back to the shuttle stop where you were dropped off to ensure that you are taken back to the correct parking lot. Parking is FREE at all three lots. All shuttle buses run on approximately 10-15 minute intervals, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. both days. Please note that some routes have to be altered at certain times to accommodate the Grande Parade and the Rotary Run. Attendees are required to pay only on the return trip. The buses are equipped to be handicapped accessible.

Parking If you choose to drive into town, there are a number of Issaquah service organizations that operate pay parking lots as fundraisers. These parking lots are located around the perimeter of the festival and offer convenient parking at affordable prices. Look for the bright yellow “fish” signs, as these indicate ohfishally sanctioned parking lots, where all of the proceeds go to Issaquah charities, nonprofit organizations or service groups.



Got a question? We’ve got answers 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 Coldwell Banker Bain, 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, located at Veterans Memorial Park. Have a question 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 if you are not near an information booth. 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 at-large community as well. 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!

Chamber of Commerce The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce has been the presenting orga-

nization for the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival for the past 41 years. The chamber, with more than 450 members, works year round to promote the Issaquah community, support the local economy, provide business networking opportunities and serves as the voice of local business to government through its political advocacy. Located in the historic Alexander House, the chamber produces dozens of networking and other business-focused events each year, and actively works to promote and support local businesses through print, online, word of mouth and other mediums. Visit the chamber today at to learn more about how the chamber can help your business thrive in Issaquah.

The festival’s east entrance, at the fire station on East Sunset Way.

Quiet Room The Quiet Room is located on the west side of the Field of Fun and is managed through a partnership with Issaquah’s Friends of Youth. The Quiet Room is the ideal place for parents with children needing a break from the bustle or a diaper change. It’s ohfishally spawnsored by HAPPYBABY Foods.

Please leave your dogs at home

First aid We have 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.

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 the bustling atmosphere, kids and environment is not pet-friendly or fun for them. Thank you, on behalf of the city of Issaquah, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival.



Discover what’s ‘Up Our Leaves’ Salmon Days is a kaleidoscope of events and people coming together to celebrate the return of salmon to our streams. This year’s theme is “Something Up Our Leaves,” celebrating 41 years of delight and discovery. Salmon Days began 41 years ago as a wondrous celebration of nature — specifically, the returning salmon. The backdrop for this momentous occasion is Issaquah itself, wreathed in vibrant fall colors and shining like a jewel. The beauty of salmon and city come together to create a

unique and magical event. Strategic partnerships help us to limit carbon emissions, ensuring that Salmon Days minimally affects the environment. We focus on that impact — implementing the re-

duce, reuse, recycle philosophy; using biodiesel fuel in shuttle buses and generators; offering a free Bike Corral; and working with our citizenry to sort its waste into compostable and recyclable refuse,



which in turn lessens the debris being taken to the landfill from the event. The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival has received numerous awards in the past 20 years for its environmental,

family-friendly and marketing programs, including the prestigious International Festival & Events Association’s Pinnacle Awards and the Washington Festival & Events Association’s Summit Awards. Local schools eagerly await the return of the salmon each year, as the fish lifecycle is built into classroom curriculum, and field trips to the stream and hatchery are plentiful. With educational opportunities also at Salmon Days, students are seen prompting their parents with the correct answers. A highlight for many of these young students is the quest to find their salmon, a brightly colored and painted art project. Displayed around the festival, these creative works of art showcase the talent of our festival’s youngest participants. It is the extraordinary recipe of image, theme and effort that blends together to create Salmon Days magic. Named as a treasure by our citizens, held as an icon of the com-

munity by city leaders, the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is the framework that bonds diverse people, with assorted missions and interests, together in an authentic, heartfelt celebration. Salmon Days embodies the heart and soul of our community. The festival celebrates and embraces one of nature’s most amazing creatures, the salmon. In no other place is their journey more fully embraced than in the perfect union of a fun festival. Providing free entertainment and activities for all ages, our festival remains committed to our attendees. Knowing that service organizations are the lifeblood of the community, Salmon Days is proud to embrace and raise awareness for such worthy causes. More than just a festival, we are a celebration of nature, a friend to local business and commerce, a coming together of young and old alike, creating memories that last a lifetime.


Try more activities than ever before We have a lot of fun activities “Up Our Leaves” this year! There is more to see and do on Rainier Boulevard, the Field of Fun and other parts of the festival than ever before. Come and join us!

Rainier Boulevard NEW!! Video Gaming Adventure — FREE Join in the fun with the videogaming vehicle that will give you the real life experience of riding the rollercoaster — a total 4-D experience on Saturday. And then on Sun-


day, the new adventure will be to play video game challenges with your friends. Gaming stations for interactive play on both days are ohfishally spawnsored by Key Bank.

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NEW!! Karate West Board Breaking!

See extreme athletes demonstrate thrilling tricks on a 40-foot ramp and competition trampolines erected right on Veterans’ Memorial Field in the Field of Fun. After the hairraising demonstrations, they’ll join the audience on Springfree Trampolines to show how to have fun — safely. This is ohfishally spawnsored by the Hilton Garden Inn.

Hi-ya! Let out your inner karate kid and come break a board with Karate West Training Centers Board Breaking! Cost to break a board is $2.

United States Army — Night Goggle Experience Visit the Army to put on those goggles and see in the dark — cool! See the H3 Army-branded hummer with interactive “Army Experience” video

Field of Fun NEW!! Extreme Air Show and Springfree Trampolines!

NEW!! Human Hamster Balls! FREE Climb inside one of these giant inflatable balls and see what if feels like to be a hamster! This is ohfishally spawnsored by Adventure Kids Play-



care. You will find Adventure Kids Playcare’s booth at the corner of Front Street South and Sunset Way, where they will be handing out FREE balloons.

NEW!! Super Hero Squad online! FREE Game demonstrations, beta sign-up and a free mask of your favorite Marvel hero! This is ohfishally spawnsored by The Amazing Society.

Quiet Room FREE The Quiet Room is located on the west side of the Field of Fun and is managed through a partnership with Issaquah’s Friends of Youth. The Quiet Room is the ideal place for parents with children needing a break from

the bustle or a diaper change. This is ohfishally spawnsored by HAPPYBABY Foods.

Things to look for on the streets Hand-sanitization stations — throughout the festival Thanks to Waxie Sanitary Supply we have nine special hand-sanitization stations for your convenience, placed just where you need them around the festival grounds.

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Giant Salmon Puppet — on the streets Look for the giant salmon puppet swimming above the festival crowds. This festive, flamboyant fish is a fun feature of our 41-year-old festival. The giant salmon is ohfishally spawnsored by the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Rotary Run 2010 Join either the 5K or 10K run and see the festival from a runner’s perspective! Join the run by going to

Hatchery grounds Bike Corral and Inspection Center Back by popular demand, the Bike Corral is spawnsored by REI and

5-hour ENERGY. The friendly folks at REI will provide free bike inspections while you explore the festival.



New events take off to all new heights Puget Sound DockDogs Stand in the splash zone and you’ll see and feel the high-flying athleticism and energy of the exciting DockDogs water jump. Salmon Days brings you the thrill and excitement of something fun and free for the whole family. Watch as dogs of all shapes and sizes daringly dash down the dock to dive into a tremendous tank of water, creating a tidal wave

of fun for all. Dogs compete in the big air (long jump), extreme vertical (high jump) and the speed retrieve (fastest dog to the end of the pool wins the race)! The big splashes are ohfishally spawnsored by Alpine Animal Hospital and Darwin’s Natural Pet Products.

Saturday Onsite registration opens/open dock practice begins 9 a.m. ❑ 10 a.m. — Big Air Wave Competition No. 1 ❑ Noon — Big Air Wave Competition No. 2 ❑ 3:30 p.m. Extreme Vertical Competition ❑ 5:30 p.m. Big Air Wave Competition No. 3

Sunday Onsite registration opens/open dock practice begins 9 a.m. ❑ 10 a.m. — Big Air Wave Competition No. 4 ❑ Noon — Big Air Wave Competition No. 5 ❑ 2:30 p.m. — Speed Retrieve Competition (Speed Retrieve

Finals to follow) ❑ 4 p.m. — Big Air Finals (Nationals three-tier format)

Extreme Air Show Who says there has to be snow for skis and snowboards? See extreme winter athletes demonstrate thrilling tricks on a 40foot ramp and competition trampoline, set up right on Veterans’ Memorial Field in the Field of Fun. After the hair-raising exhibitions, ohfishally spawnsored by the Hilton Garden Inn, they’ll join the audience on Springfree Trampolines to show how to have fun — safely.


❑ 11:30 a.m. — Extreme Air Show ❑ 2 p.m. — Extreme Air Show ❑ 5 p.m. — Extreme Air Show


❑ 11:30 a.m. — Extreme Air Show ❑ 2 p.m. — Extreme Air Show ❑ 3:30 p.m. — Extreme Air Show


Follow the fan, win great prizes Be sure to be at the festival at noon, and 2 and 4 p.m. both days to find our Roving Fish Fan and have a chance to win great prizes from some of our fish friendly ohfishal spawnsors. If you find our Roving Fish Fan first at the different specific locations within the festival, they will provide you with a booth number or business card to go claim a great prize. Follow us on Twitter — — to receive realtime clues about where our Roving Fish Fan is and what he or she is wearing and the super secret words that will make you an ohfishal winner. Great prizes include $100 gift certificates to Virginia Mason’s MediSpa, a gift certificate for a one-night

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Keep the festival green and clean Of the many things “Up Our Leaves” this year, Salmon Days is especially proud of our commitment to having a lean, clean and green festival. A celebration of this size has a way of catching up with our “waste-lines.” Ensuring a healthy environment for salmon to return to is always on our minds. The Issaquah Salmon Days Festivals Office is pleased and excited to announce this year’s festival food services will again use only compostable serviceware and to-go containers. Thanks to the cooperative efforts of our city Resource Conservation Office, Cedar Grove Composting, Food Services of America and the Salmon Days Office, vendors will be able to conveniently purchase compostable serviceware directly from the festival. From straws to plates and everything in between, Salmon Days is pleased to be one of the festivals in the nation that requires vendors to use only compostable products. Made from corn, sugar cane, bamboo and wheat byproducts, which are all fully compostable, these goods allow Salmon Days to drastically reduce waste destined for the landfill. Friendly volunteers will happily help you dispose of your food containers at our patent-pending recycle stations. So, grab a tasty treat, enjoy some delicious food and come help us “re-spawn-sibly” celebrate the return of the salmon to our local hatchery.


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Foods of the World

Catch your fill with festival favorites Corndogs and funnel cakes and piroshkies, oh my! Everyone has their favorite festival food and there is no better place to grab a tasty treat than at Salmon Days. Where else can you get roasted corn on the cob, baked salmon, barbecued beef, gyros, tacos, crepes and Thai noodles, to name a few, all at the same place? Foods of the World, ohfishally spawnsored by BECU, provides mouth-watering entrees, scrumptious side dishes and great festival fare, enough to satisfy everyone. Enjoy the flavors of Vietnam at the Bambuza Vietnamese Bistro, grab some pot stickers at China Delight or some delicious German cuisine at Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus. Looking for something more traditional? Stop by Pat’s Philly Steak Sandwich or choose tasty corn dogs, hamburgers and curly fries from Fi-

esta Time Foods. Of course, after eating all of this great food, you’ll need a cool beverage to wash it down. Grab an ice-cold CocaCola sparkling beverage or Talking Rain water, available at most food booths. Did someone say salmon? Get your fill of fresh salmon at Scotty’s Northwest, serving blackened salmon over a Caesar salad, or grab some fabulous crab cakes at Crab Cakes and Seafood Specialties in the Foods of the World. Or, stop by the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ in Gibson Park, across from the salmon hatchery off Newport Way. BECU ATM is available in the Foods of the World. Remember to save time, and room, for your favorite festival treats!

Aussie Onion Burst — Deep fried onion “burst” with dipping sauce Ballard Brothers — Cajun blackened salmon, gourmet burgers and garlic fries for all you garlic lovers!  Bambuza Vietnamese Bistro — Vietnamese food, teriyaki skewers, soba noodles Biringer Farms — Delicious strawberry shortcakes B&M Italian Concessions — New York-style Italian sandwiches! Boehm’s — Hand dipped ice cream bars Crab Cakes & Seafood Specialties — Crab cake plate, crab cakes a la carte and lobster roll sandwiches  CrepeAlicious — Chicken, seafood and veggie crepes, oh my! And dessert crepes, too! Eloi: Taste the Caribbean — Caribbean jerk chicken and calypso wings Fiesta Time Foods — Corn dogs, hamburgers, curly fries, fried cheese and chicken nuggets The Frankfurter — Old-fashioned German-style frankfurter, Kielbasa and smoked Thai chicken on a French roll  Kaleenka Piroshky — Russian beef and cheese, or salmon piroshkies  Kenyan Kitchen — African chicken piri piri, vegetable curry, beef and vegetable sambusa  Kolossus Gyros — Beef, lamb, chicken and veggie gyros, Greek salad and baklava  Mondo Pizza — Hawaiian, Margarita, cheese and pepperoni pizza New York Style Italian Foods — Italian sausage sandwich, Italian steak sandwich, New York-style pizza burger Panda Catering — Dim sum combo and phad Thai Pat’s Philly Steak Sandwich — Philly steak, chicken or Polish sandwiches, apple pie and lemonade  Ray’s Foods No. 2 — Teriyaki chicken Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse — Delicious Kobe chili, chowder and beer cheese soup,



all served in a warm, crusty sourdough bread bowl Scotty’s Northwest — Shrimp, blackened salmon or traditional Caesar salads and lemonade Shrimply Delicious — Shrimp, crab or combo croissant melt, shrimp kebobs, surf and turf kebobs, shrimp and crab Smokey’s BBQ Grill — Northwest-style hickory BBQ Taco Grande — Giant soft taco, nachos, taco salad Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus — German bratwurst, jumbo Polish sausage, corn dogs, wieners and curly fries

On the street Chilly Billy’s Polar Ice — Fruit-flavored shaved ice  A Roasted Development — Baked potatoes and turkey legs Big O’s BBQ & Deli — Barbecued scallops, shrimp and chicken! Biringer Farms — Delicious strawberry shortcakes

Bump “N” Run Espresso Funnel Cakes — Coffee and funnel cakes — yum! Burton’s at Your A’Fair — Roasted corn on the cob, smoked salmon, smoothies and lemonade

Cow Chip Cookies — Amazing chocolate chip cookies  Creagle Concessions — Get ready for Chipstix — a tasty fried

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FOODS OF THE WORLD From Page 19 potato snack on a stick! Fairy Floss Cotton Candy — Sweet and fluffy cotton candy Kernals Original Kettle Korn — Sweet, delicious kettle corn Kiwanis Club of Issaquah Valley — Tasty beef sandwiches, soda, coffee and water Olde Tyme Kettle Korn — Kettle corn, cinnamon glazed almonds and pecans Pike Place Nuts — Fresh-roasted jumbo cashews — wow! Ray’s Elephant Ears — Elephant ears, foot-long corn dogs and root beet floats Ray’s Foods — Garlic fries and elephant ears Maui Wowi Hawaiian — Smoothies and coffee Seattle Fudge — Fudge, fudge and more fudge Shishkaberry’s — Chocolate and candy-coated skewered fruit

20 ful waffle ice cream cones Washington’s Own Apple Dumpling Gang — Apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream You Found Us! Concessions — Scooped ice cream, caramel apples, cotton candy, frozen bananas, root beer floats Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus — German bratwurst, jumbo Polish sausage, corn dogs, wieners and curly fries

Off site Kiwanis Club of Issaquah — A delicious BBQ salmon dinner — Gibson Park Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge #1843 — Grab a pancake breakfast or come by in the afternoon for some fish and chips!

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Here’s activities the kids can’t say no to FREE! Make a salmon sock puppet On a decidedly fishy note, Fred Meyer is ohfishally spawnsoring the Sock-Eye Puppet Theatre, where children can make salmon puppets out of (new) socks and then try them out in the puppet theater.

FREE! Fish print making Join us on the steps of the Issaquah Police Station for a Salmon Days tradition, presented free by Seattle Children’s. The fish prints will have you up to your elbows in brightly colored paint and fish — rubber fish that is! The final product is a unique, imprinted piece of art that can be taken home as a festival souvenir.

FREE! Puget Sound DockDogs Stand in the splash zone and you’ll see and feel the high-flying athleticism and energy of the exciting DockDogs water jump. Salmon Days brings you the thrill and excitement of something fun and free for the whole family. Watch as dogs of all shapes and sizes daringly dash down the dock to dive into a tremendous tank of water, creating a tidal wave of fun for all. Dogs compete in the big air (long jump), extreme vertical (high jump) and the speed retrieve (fastest dog to the end of the pool wins the race)! The big splashes are ohfishally spawnsored by Alpine Animal Hospital and


23 Darwin’s Natural Pet Products.

FREE! New! Extreme Air Show & Springfree Trampolines! See extreme athletes demonstrate thrilling tricks on a 40-foot ramp and competition trampolines erected right in Veterans Memorial Park on the Field of Fun. After the hair-raising demonstrations, they’ll join the audience on Springfree Trampolines to show how to have fun — safely. This is ohfishally spawnsored by Hilton Garden Inn.

FREE! New! Human Hamster Balls! Climb inside one of these giant inflatable balls and see what it feels like to be a hamster! They are ohfishally spawnsored by

Adventure Kids Playcare.

FREE! New! Super Hero Squad online! Game demonstrations, beta signup and a free mask of your favorite

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FREE! Incredible inflatables! Children love to jump, climb and bounce around and the best place to accomplish this is on these brightly colored, water-themed inflatable play areas, ohfishally spawnsored by Broadstripe.

Pony rides Bring the little ones by for a pony ride. This is for children 14 and younger and weighing no more than 100 pounds. Kids, come on and ride the party ponies for $5!

FREE! Kids Stage Families will roar with laughter at this year’s Kids Stage, ohfishally spawnsored by American Family In-

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Volunteer chairs manage behind the scenes Part of the magic of Salmon Days is our wonderful network of volunteers. In fact, until the early 1980s, the event was entirely run by volunteers, at which point a full-time festival director was brought on board as staff. Salmon Days still depends on its amazing volunteers to help produce the event. The Salmon Days Festival Committee is the core group of volunteers who head up various committees. This group of 17 people chair and manage various parts of the festival. They meet monthly beginning in June and continue through Salmon Days, assisting the Festivals Office with the preparation and production. This year’s committee includes: Dianna Reely Chamber board liaison Steve Johnson Eastside Fire & Rescue David Harris Entertainment Eileen Barber Festival Committee chair Camie Callahan/Teresa Starman Field of Fun Pam Stevens Geoteaming Gordy and Theresa Reece, and Kirk Hyatt Golf tournament Joyce Adams Grande Parade Rob Gilde Foods of the World chair Max Maxwell Headquarters

Robert and Marilyn Ittes Information booth Sgt. Chris Wilson Police liaison Alex and David Bahm Refuse Rangers Wendy DuBois Retail Marty Budzius/David Seligman Rotary Run Gene Hill Salmbassadors Greg and Luke Spranger Tech Team Jack Hodges/Mike DeLile Vehicle integration placement Gail Brothers Volunteers Salmon Days is honored to partner with more than 500 members of the community each year that come to lend a hand. These trusty people are often referred to as “Ohfishals” and this year you’ll find them hustling around Salmon Days in friendly, dark-green Tshirts helping with just about everything! This year’s annual Salmon Days Volunteer Sign Up Party was Sept. 14 at Pickering Barn and catered by our family friendly partners, Timber Ridge at Talus. Volunteers are at the heart of the festival and their contribution is what makes our festival a huge success year after year. The vol-

unteers at Salmon Days are ohfishally spawnsored by Overlake Hospital Medical Center of Issaquah. Salmon Days has two highly specialized volunteer teams, the Refuse Rangers and the Tech Team. The tenacious Refuse Rangers are now in their 17th year and are under the guidance of Garbage Czar Alex Bahm. These dedicated guys and “gills” take care of the things that go squish and have that inimitable and magical aroma. The Refuse Rangers are ohfishally spawnsored by Costco Wholesale. The festival is an exciting bustle of booths, activities, signs, banners, murals and more. Wielding duct tape and flashing zip ties, our Tech Team is the amazing group of volunteers who gets the festival set up and ready to go. With their motto of “Fish Happens,” we know we can count on them to keep the festival going. The Tech Team is ohfishally spawnsored by Microsoft. They all come together to make Salmon Days one of the best-loved and cleanest festivals around!

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Ed Connor (above), an aquatic ecologist with Seattle City Light, tells Issaquah Salmon Hatchery docents about the declining population of steelhead salmon. Below, about 50 Issaquah Salmon Hatchery docents attended the lecture about factors that affect fish populations.

Salmon life cycle: Why do counts vary from year to year? BY LAURA GEGGEL Salmon populations have booms and busts, just like the stock market. And, like the market, some salmon are experiencing a recession of sorts — some of it due to natural causes, and others because of human-related factors. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery docents learned about salmon population trends during a training session Sept. 11 in preparation for tours and Issaquah’s biggest festival of the


29 year, Salmon Days. “We’re always trying to give our docents a little something extra,” said Gestin Suttle, executive director of Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. “We’re always trying to learn more about the salmon. We always get questions that delve a little deeper into conditions.” About 50 volunteers listened as Ed Connor, an aquatic ecologist with Seattle City Light, wheeled through a PowerPoint presentation and congratulated them on their perceptive questions regarding fish. Connor, of Fall City, has studied fish in the Puget Sound region for 22 years. An easygoing man who loves to talk salmon, Connor can discuss his favorite underwater creature for hours. “I like fish,” he said. “They’re just fascinating animals to study. Most biologists love it because they like to fish, but I like working in rivers and streams.” He studied biology as an undergraduate and concentrated on aquatic ecology in graduate school. Even his wife works in the salmon recovery business. Like her, he works with species of fish that have been threatened with extinction and added to the endangered species list — chinook salmon in 1999, bull trout in 1999 and steelhead in 2007. After working with salmon and trout recovery, Connor began to wonder why salmon and trout numbers varied from year to year. He began reading journals and learned about climate trends and man-made developments, like urbanization, and how they affect fish populations. If climate and fish scientists can uncover a pattern about fish numbers, they could uncover the Holy Grail and predict salmon populations in years to come. This knowledge could help salmon and harvesters alike. If salmon biologists know salmon are going to have a low year, they can push for more habitat restoration, since they know the salmon will need more help. “It makes us aware in terms of

management,” Connor said. “There are going to be times when fish populations go up. It might not be related to what we’re doing. We shouldn’t lose our vigilance and say, ‘Oh, the fish have gone up, we’re doing well.’”

Salmon by the numbers Connor started his talk at the Is-

saquah hatchery with information about one of Washington’s most famous fish and an annual visitor at the hatchery — chinook salmon, also called king salmon. The population graphs were one of the most telling parts of Connor’s presentation. Hatchery docents

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HATCHERY From Page 29 looked with interest at a sine-wave like graph charting chinook counts from 1967-2009. Chinook live for about four years. Every 20 years contained a boom and a bust of salmon numbers. During the last boom, in 2007, about 1,700 Lake Washington-native chinook spawned. In 2009, that number dropped to about 700 spawners. It turns out that salmon numbers might be related to ocean temperatures. In 1997, University of Washington scientists dubbed the term Pacific decadal oscillation, a cycle of warming and cooling of surface water temperatures in the North Pacific. The oscillation works like a cycle, much like El Nino or La Nina. Fish are affected by this temperature change, as is shown by their

30 population increases and decreases. “When the north Pacific Ocean gets colder, we start seeing chinook coming back in larger numbers,” Connor said. Salmon thrive in cold, oxygenated water and their numbers dip when water temperatures increase. Warmer water does not hold oxygen as well as cold water. Instead of looking at salmon production on a large scale, like the UW scientists, Connor began looking at factors influencing fish in local rivers and streams. Although records are sometimes hazy, salmon numbers have plummeted in the past century because of factors including major habitat changes, urbanization and commercial fishing. In the early 1900s, the Army Corps of Engineers changed the geography of the region’s waterways. Before the Montlake Cut of 1917, Lake Washington used to be a stagnant swamp and

On the web Find historic salmon counts at had a waterline 11 feet higher than it is today, Connor said. Redmond used to be swamplands and the Sammamish River, which used to be deeper and have a slower flow, was modified. “Things are completely different now,” Connor said. In addition to a changed habitat, fish also face other challenges, including changes in ocean conditions, hungry sea lions that station themselves by fish ladders, invasive predators like large and small mouth bass in Lake Washington, and other habitat changes over time. Historically, if salmon were experiencing a population bust due to ocean temperatures, they could sur-


31 vive it. Now, survival is harder. “Normally, the fish would be able to get through those low cycles, but with the combination of degraded habitat conditions and urbanization, we really have to watch out for those periods,” Connor said. “They’re not going to make it unless we improve the habitat.”

Chinook and steelhead Both chinook and steelhead are on the endangered species list. Chinook are known to be upwards of 30 pounds of swimming muscle. Their numbers hit record lows in the 1990s, with less than 200 Lake Washington-native chinook spawning in 1993. But, in 2001, their numbers started to recover. “It gave us a lot of ideas,” Connor said. “At least things can get better, things can rebound.” The steelhead does not share the chinook’s success story. Their num-

bers are so low, people are worried they might be locally extinct. The Issaquah hatchery raised steelhead salmon in the 1990s and early 2000s. Although not as commercially popular as chinook salmon, steelhead fish were still a multimillion dollar industry and popular among recreational fishermen, Connor said. In a strange twist of events, steelhead fish are genetically the same as rainbow trout. The main difference is that steelhead fish swim to the ocean, and rainbow trout stay within the rivers and lakes system. Ocean conditions are so bad that many steelheads might be staying in local rivers and lakes, transforming themselves into rainbow trout. This year, the rainbow trout population in the Cedar River spiked, though Connor said the theory that they are actually steelhead is still unproven.

Unlike chinook, which spend a few months in local rivers and lakes before heading out to the ocean, steelhead salmon can spend two to three years before swimming to the Pacific. This means that major floods can decimate several generations of steelhead. “They’re much more dependent on fresh water habitat and flow conditions,” Connor said. The decrease of steelhead could also be affected by hatcheries like Issaquah no longer breeding steelhead, he said. Education and research about the factors affecting salmon production can only help fish in the long run. “By finding out they’re being driven by these ocean cycles, the more we can understand about how we can get them back into recovery,” Connor said. “People think fish are so simple, but they’re not.”



Expect the parade to be grande The Issaquah Salmon Days Grande Parade kicks off the two-day festival at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Issaquah will begin its 41st anniversary celebration with more than 100 entries, including stunning floats from around the Northwest. Follow the procession from Front Street at Northwest Dogwood Street, down Gilman Boulevard to 12th Avenue and along 12 Avenue until the parade’s end past the Sports Authority parking lot. The Grande Parade is ohfishally spawnsored by Lakeside Industries. Festival VIPs in the parade include Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger, Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers, Eastside Fire & Rescue Chief Lee Soptich and Issaquah Chamber of Commerce President Chris Hysom. Watch for Captain Coho Gene Hill, president of the Issaquah Salmbassadors — the festival’s volunteer organization; Sammy the Salmon; and the many community floats that represent festivals from all over the Northwest. These include floats from Spokane Lilac Festival float, Tacoma’s Daffodil Festival, the Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival, New Westminster’s Hyack Festival, Olympia’s Capital Lakefair and Wenatchee’s Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, just to name a few! Cheer on regional high-stepping high school bands, fancy footed drill teams, and spirited cheerleaders as they perform for your enjoyment. Wave to your neighbors and friends as they display their pride and talents! * Bold type indicates ohfishal spawnsors.

Parade Lineup 1 — Eastside Fire & Rescue apparatus 2 — First Corps Army Band 3 — Issaquah Army Recruiting Station

4 — Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3436 5 — Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger and husband Bill 6 — Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers and wife Rosie 7 — Eastside Fire & Rescue Chief Lee Soptich 8 — Grande marshall: Sister City Chefchaouen City Councilman Mustafa Ajjab and AMIE 2009 exchange student Sahar Ajjab 9 — Issaquah Chamber of Commerce President Chris Hysom 10 — Issaquah Citizen of the Year Robert Ittes 11 — Captain Coho Gene Hill 12 — Sammy the Salmon 13 — 2010 Queen and King Issaquah: Renee Zimmerman and Nate Perea

14 — Issaquah High School Cheerstaff 15 — Issaquah High School Marching Band 16 — Issaquah High School Drill Team 16A — Issaquah High School Dance Team 17 — Friends of The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 18 — Virginia Mason Medical Center: Team Issaquah 19 — West Seattle Hi-Yu festival float 20 — Arbor Montessori schools 21 — Sumner High School Color Guard 22 — Sumner High School Cheerleaders 23 — Sumner High School Spartan Marching Band 24 — Sumner High School Dance Team

33 25 — Seattle Equine Assisted 26 — Spokane Lilac Festival float 27 — Issaquah High School Football Team 28 — Cub Scout Pack 551 29 — Marysville Strawberry Festival float 30 — Keystone Kops 31 — Overlake Hospital Medical Center 32 — Sunnybrook Montessori 33 — VCA All Critters Animal Hospital 34 — Issaquah Children’s Academy 35 — Washington State Elks Association parade float 36 — Girl Scouts of Issaquah: Service Unit 444 and 440 37 — Tacoma Daffodil Festival float 38 — Mr. Yuk and the Washington Poison Center 39 — Tillicum Middle School Marching Band 40 — Issaquah Press mascot Inky Dinky 41 — Stewardship Partners Sal the Salmon mascot 42 — Port Orchard float: Fathoms O’Fun 43 — Panther Pride Unicycle Team 43A — AM 880 KIXI 44 — Blue Dog Dance Tap Troupe 45 — Selah Community Days royalty float 46 — Ronald McDonald 47 — Karate West Training Centers 48 — Clarks Towing LLC 49 — Astoria Regatta Court 50 — Sammamish High School Cheerleaders 51 — Sammamish High School Marching Band 52 — Sammamish High School Drill Team 53 — Life Enrichment Options (LEO) 54 — Radio Disney AM 1250 55 — PC Fix 56 — Kau Lio Pa’u Riders (Colors of Hawaii) 57 — Red Robin of Issaquah 58 — Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 58A — Evergreen Junior High Marching Eagles 59 — Seattle Sea Gals and Helmet Buggy 60 — Moxee Hop Festival Royalty 61 — Seattle Seafair Commodores 62 — Chief Sealth Flag Team


63 — Chief Sealth High School Marching Band 64 — Woodland Park Zoo 65 — New Westminster Hyack Festival float 66 — Riverdog Canine Coaching 66A — MOViN 92.5 Party Ride 67 — Issaquah Garden Club 68 — Tulalip Resort Casino float 69 — PUP: People United for Pets 70 — Liberty High School Cheerstaff 71 — Liberty High School

Marching Band 72 — Liberty High School Drill Team 73 — Cub Scout Pack 200/ Boy Scout Troop 200 74 — Washington State Apple Blossom Festival 75 — Stop Bugging Me Pest Control 76 — Electronetts Jazzlyn Divaz 77 — Electronetts Hi Steppers Drill Team

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PARADE LINEUP From Page 33 78 — Cub Scout Pack 426 79 — Issaquah Dance Theatre: Axis Performance Group 80 — Olympia Capital Lakefair float 81 — Big Fin 82 — Sequim Irrigation Festival float 83 — REACH: Eastside Performing Arts (REPA) 84 — Snoqualmie Tribe Canoe Family 85 — Interlake High School Marching Band 86 — Interlake High School Drill Team 87 — Interlake High School Flag Team 88 — Nightmare at Beaver Lake 89 — Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival 90 — Gymnastics East Gymnasts 91 — Skyline High School Cheer Squad 92 — Skyline High School Marching Band 93 — YMCA Adventure Guides 94 — Miss Yakima Nation Basketball Tournament Queen 95 — Corvette Marque Club of Seattle 96 — Universal Energy Martial Arts 97 — Foster Care/Vitamin Water UL72 98 — CleanScapes


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Planning takes 365 days a year Welcome to Salmon Days! Director of Festivals Robin H. Kelley, Spawnsorship & Promotions Manager Pauline Middlehurst, Vendor Manager Andrea Larsen and retail manager/intern Elisabeth Minor can’t wait for you to find out just what’s “Up Our Leaves” for the 2010 festival. Planning and promoting the festival is a yearlong endeavor. Beginning with the theme, it grows and develops into a magnificent twoday extravaganza that celebrates the return of the salmon to Issaquah’s waterways. Our fishy festival is put together by a staff of four, two full-time and two part-time employees, who have tons of fun using their creative genius to create

the best possible celebration for you. Along with the staff, more than 500 volunteers work to produce Salmon Days. Many regularly join us in the office to count and fold shirts, prepare banners, build and stock shelves, copy, collate, print, glue, color and generally play with

us year round. Others come to help with their favorite job during Salmon Days. Add to this the more than 70 ohfishal spawnsors, 60 nonprofits, 40 food purveyors, 250 plus arts and crafts artists, and 170,000 of the community’s closest friends and family and you have a festival!

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FESTIVAL WEAR Salmon Days retail line bursts with fall colors The 2010 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival retail line has arrived! Bursting with vivid fall colors, this year’s merchandise proudly displays the theme of “Something Up Our Leaves.” Featuring a salmon wrapped in fall leaves and ribbon, these items are sure to “reel” you in. Ranging from sizes small through 3X, we guarantee they will be a hit with men, women and small fryes!

Looking to stay toasty this fall? Then our Salmon Days crewneck sweatshirts are for you! Available in butter yellow and grey, sweatshirts feature this year’s signature salmon and leaves motif, subtly embroidered on the left chest. Great for comfy

days or running around town, these sweatshirts are an essential. Sizes range from small to 2X and are available for $34.

Salmon Days is pleased to offer a beautiful array of women’s wear in bright and fun colors this year. Wander around in Salmon Days’ stylish tidal blue full zip polar fleece tailored jacket. With elegant embroidery on the left chest and fully lined pockets, this jacket is perfect for causal days or cool evenings.

The perfect complement to this jacket would be either of our women’s shirts, available in lime green and lipstick pink. The longsleeved lime shirt features this year’s

38 motif in shades of pink and green on the left chest, while the short-sleeved lipstick red shirt is the mirror opposite, with the motif in lime green. The fleece jacket and both women’s shirts range in sizes small to XL. The jacket costs $45 and the women’s shirts are $18 (short sleeve) and $20 (long sleeve).

Festival tees are here! Ohfishal short-sleeved festival tees, with this year’s logo, come in white and green. All of them are made of 100 percent preshrunk cotton with the “Something Up Our Leaves” motto down the sleeve. It comes in sizes small to 3X for $24.

Accessorize your fall gear this year with Salmon Days ohfishal hats. Available in pine green and smoke grey, the hats feature an embroidered classic version of the theme on


39 the front and have “think global, spawn local” embroidered on the back! All hats are $15.

To view the entire Salmon Days retail line, go to or stop by one of the two retail booths at this year’s festival. They are located near the intersection of Front Street North and Northwest Dogwood Street (north entrance to Salmon Days) and the central intersection of Front Street and Sunset Way.

New this year, Salmon Days is pleased to have Fish Lips, the ohfishal festival lip balm. Vanilla flavored, these lip balms make great gifts and handy stocking stuffers! Ohfishal pins are available in gold, silver and bronze, and are a must have for only $3! Show your Salmon Days support and sport one of these fun and fishy pins! And while picking out a Salmon Days pin, don’t forget to check out the Issaquah pin, also only $3, to add to the collection.

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FEATURED ARTISTS Regional art comes to Salmon Days Hundreds of artists visit Salmon Days each year to exhibit and sell their handcrafted items. Some are new, while others have been participating in the festival for many years. Below is just a small sample of some of the great artists from Issaquah and around the Northwest at Salmon Days this year.

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Jana Cooper Jewelry Jana Cooper’s jewelry is whimsical and fun. Specializing in ear cuffs, earrings and necklaces, this exciting jewelry is full of color and life. With

Side Street Photographics Art and science find beautiful harmony in Lee Hendrickson’s photographs of crystals. Taken through a microscope, these crystalline landscapes confound the imagination with their kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Lee is an award-winning photographer, scientist, author and educator. Visit him in person while at the festival and see a full selection of his unique photographs or go to his website,

Ian Beyer Metals Ian Beyer creates fanciful scrap metal sculptures for home and garden. Welding since 2008, many of Beyer’s sculptures reflect his love of nature and the outdoors. They’re perfect for any yard or garden. Stop by his booth to view myriad designs and creations or go to his website,





Discover the best variety in regional talent Come on over to the Front Street Stage! This is the place at Salmon Days to enjoy local and regional performers. This year’s lineup features a variety of performers including swing, rock and blues.

Saturday – Oct. 2 11 a.m. — Bassic Saxx (jazz) 12:30 p.m. — Michael Kahler Band (classic rock, blues) 2 p.m. — Paul Green and Straight Shot (blues) 3:30 p.m. — Author Unknown (soul, classic rock, rock) 5 p.m. — Half Pack Live (jazz, blues and big band)

Author Unknown Bassic Saxx

Sunday – Oct. 3 11 a.m.

— The Stacy Jones Band (blues) 12:30 p.m. — Tim Turner Band (classic rock-blues) 2 p.m. — Hot Rod Blues Review (blues-rhythm and blues) 3:30 p.m. — Astro Cats (Classic rock) 5 p.m. — Randy Oxford Band (blues-rhythm and blues)

The Stacy Jones Band

The Randy Oxford Band

Astro Cats



Looks who’s paying tribute to the classics Bop on over to Rainier Avenue to enjoy some classic tribute bands! Groove to the sounds of the 1970s and sing along with Fleetwood Mac, Styx, The Cars and AC/DC tribute bands. Leaf it to us to show you a rockin’ good time.

Saturday – Oct. 2 11 a.m. — Panama (rock and funk) 12:30 p.m. — Bottle Rockit (classic rock hits) 2 p.m. — Ventura Highway Revisited (tribute to the acoustic sounds of the ’70s) 3:30 p.m — Borrowed Time (Styx tribute) 5 p.m. — Second Hand Newz (Fleetwood Mac tribute)

Wings and Things

Sunday Oct. 3 11:30 a.m. — Son Jack Jr. (Delta blues) 1 p.m. — All Mixed Up (Cars tribute) 2:30 p.m. — Wings and Things (tribute to Paul McCartney) 4 p.m. — Magic Bus (tribute to the Woodstock era) 5:15 p.m. — Chris Slade with the Magic Bus (AC/DC tribute)

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Now, something for those with discerning tastes Saturday – Oct. 2 11 a.m. Noon 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

— Zambini Bros. Puppets — Wonderland Tea Party — Radio Disney Road Crew — Zambini Bros. Puppets — Brothers From Different Mothers — Wonderland Tea Party — Brothers From Different Mothers

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Clay Martin’s Puppet Theater

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Despite the rain in 1997, everyone was still all smiles in the Grande Parade.

Salmon Days, still leaving them happy after 41 years In 1970, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presented the first Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. 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. In the beginning, festival attractions included the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, hatchery displays, an art show, children’s parade led by J.P. Patches, Little League football games at Veterans Memorial Park, fire crew competitions and more. In 1980, the Salmon Days Festival and Grande Parade underwent two major changes that have been credit-

ed with altering the course of the festival: Salmon Days became a Seafair-sanctioned event and a festival float was created. 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. 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 almost all the past prints have sold out. Today, Salmon Days is still presented by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce with the goal of provid-

ing 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 more than 100 entries annually. Veterans’ Memorial Field is transformed into the Field of Fun, and hosts free games and activities for families to enjoy. Ohfishal sporting events have replaced the oncepopular fire crew competitions. What began as an art show has manifested itself into a marketplace of more than 250 on-site artists selling their handcrafted pieces to an audience of more than 170,000 people. Come join us and make your own festival tradition!

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Service groups help local families in need The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is the major fundraiser for local nonprofits and service groups to raise funds and awareness for their organizations, as well as being the major fundraiser for the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. More than 60 groups that directly benefit Issaquah residents are represented at the festival. A small sampling of the organizations you will find at this year’s festival are:

Kiwanis Salmon BBQ For 41 years, the “world famous”

Kiwanis Salmon BBQ has enticed festivalgoers with the wafting smells of fresh fish grilling over an open flame. Just as the festival has grown, so has the amount of mouth-watering salmon served — now totaling more than two tons per year! Located at Gibson Park on Newport Way, the feast is just a short walk from behind the hatchery. The first fillets come off of the grill at about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the fabulous meal ($10 for a small plate, $13 for a large) you’ll find covered seating and a tot lot where children can play.


Kiwanis BBQ Beef Sandwiches If you are craving something a little meatier, visit the Issaquah Valley Kiwanis Club barbecue on Front Street in the parking lot next to Mills Music. Food fanatics will find scrumptious barbecued beef sandwiches for only $6. The proceeds from both barbecues benefit a variety of projects and programs in the community.

Issaquah History Museums The Issaquah History Museums and Restoration Shop will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. during Salmon Days. The Gilman Town Hall Museum and jail (165 S.E. Andrews St.) tell the story of Issaquah’s early history. The Issaquah Train Depot, fully re-



stored and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is at the center of Salmon Days activities. Exhibits at this location address Issaquah’s railroad history. The train depot is also the home of the Issaquah Valley trolley, currently undergoing restoration in the trolley barn north of the depot.

2011 Firefighter Calendar Support Eastside Fire & Rescue Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2878’s efforts to raise funds for burn care research and education by purchasing the 2011 Firefighter Calendar. After you buy the calendar (for only $15), you can have it autographed by some of the featured firefighters. (Booths 258 and 259)

F.I.S.H. answers Bring your fishy questions to the experts at the hatchery on West

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Hatchery makes learning fun for all “Gill”-iver’s Travels Back by popular demand is the “Gill”-iver’s Travels passport game at the downtown hatchery. Join many earth-friendly nonprofit organizations for this fishy activity that lets children and adults assume the role of a migrating salmon. Hatchery is ohfishally spawnsored by Puget Sound Energy. Start by picking up your passport at the entrance of the hatchery, and then travel to different booths and answer questions about salmon, their environment and water quality.

When you have completed the journey, show your stamped passport at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to receive a special fishy treat! “Gill”-iver’s Travels is made possible by the state Department of Fish

and Wildlife, Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (F.I.S.H.), King County and the state Department of Natural Resources. “Gill”-iver’s Travels and other hatchery activities are ohfishally spawnsored by Puget Sound Energy.

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HATCHERY ACTIVITIES stration project, zHome. Located in the Issaquah Highlands, zHome is the nation’s first production multifamily housing project to use no more energy than it generates in a year. Discover more at King County Department of Natural Resources’ Noxious Weed Program — noxious weed coloring and drawing activities The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest hosts a storytelling tent, roving fish characters, a watershed activity model and Bert the Salmon.

More activities

tractions include:

Vintage salmon fishing tackle: Come see the display of vintage salmon fishing tackle and see how salmon used to be caught.

The hatchery is also the place for environmental nonprofits and service organizations. Some great at-

City of Issaquah – Resource Conservation Office: Come learn about Issaquah’s ultra sustainable demon-

Trout Unlimited — Bellevue Issaquah Chapter: Paint a stencil of a kokanee salmon.

Hardscape, design and consulting, irrigation, drainage, fences


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Churches Beit Tikvah St. Joseph Church

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Food & Beverages Darigold Denny’s Finaghty’s Sports Pub Fischer Meats Issaquah Brewhouse Issaquah Café QFC

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Financial Edward Jones Prevail Credit Union

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Professional Services Alpine Licensing Kathy Johnson, State Farm Insurance Mathnasium

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PC Fix Tom Sessions, State Farm Insurance

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Schools Arbor Schools Encompass Forest Ridge Sunnybrook Montessori

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Senior Living Aegis Living Red Oak Senior Living

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