Matt Mais, Yurok Tribe Public Relations Manager
Office: (707) 482-1350 ext. 306
Cell: (707) 954-0976
190 Klamath Blvd
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548
The Yurok Tribe's Klamath Salmon Festival
The 51st Klamath Salmon Festival is Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The Yurok Tribe is already working on making the 51st Klamath Salmon Festival the best yet. The annual, family friendly event will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013 in Klamath, CA.
Attendees of the all-day, free event will have an opportunity to learn more about Yurok culture, dance to live music, shop for authentic handmade gifts from more than 120 vendors and enjoy a delicious, traditionally cooked salmon feast.
The ten dollar dinner includes a hunk of fresh salmon, bread from Arcata’s Brio, a delicious salad from Ocean Air Farms in Fort Dick and a side of fruit.
The Salmon Festival is also the venue for an annual highly competitive Stick Game Tournament.
A traditional Indian Card Games Tournament and a number of cultural demonstrations offering the community to learn about the Yurok Tribe. The Tribe is also putting on a 5k Ney-Puy Run. The run is free to enter and will start at 8a.m.
Automobile enthusiasts from throughout the region will be showing off their vehicles at the “Classic Car Show”. Yurok tribal member and vintage vehicle owner George Smoker is organizing this event, which is sure to be a hit with car buffs.
The winners of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee (Beautiful girl inside and out)/Keet-ko (Strong/Able boy) Contest will be honored and awarded beautiful traditional gifts for their generous charitable contribution to the Tribe’s new marine program.
The Tribe is also putting on a Salmon and Pie Baking Contest, a compliment to the full menu of festival activities. The competition will determine the best fish smokers and bakers in region.
There will also be a cribbage tournament for the first time. Yurok tribal member, Robert R. Kinney will be overseeing the card game.
Like last year, there will be a myriad of activities for families to participate in together. Yurok tribal member
The Klamath Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a breakfast free for veterans and open to all.
The Veteran’s breakfast will start at 8 a.m. at the Klamath Community Center on Salmon Blvd. The breakfast will be followed by a parade at 10 am. The famously delicious salmon lunch will start at 11:00 a.m.
For more information contact Matt Mais at (707) 482-1350 ext. 1306.