Wednesday, September 28, 2016

1st Annual Salish Sea Festival at Rosario Resort Orcas Island Washington

Celebrate the salty tastes and traditions of San Juan Island waters this fall. Savor fresh oysters on-the-half-shell, wild-caught local salmon and engaging conversation, talks and demonstrations on October 15, 2016 at Rosario Resort, overlooking the waters of East Sound on Orcas Island.

The 1st Annual Salish Sea Festival will bring together seafood lovers with engaging speakers and panels on salmon conservation, tribal and local traditions, history and challenges of shellfish and seafood production in San Juan County.  Attendees will enjoy workshops on local seaweed and sustainable, locally sourced sushi ingredients.  Participants may also choose to take a boat tour to a local shellfish farm and hatchery on Lopez Island or take a van to tour a salmon hatchery on Orcas Island.

At 5 pm, the Festival will host a Taste of the Salish Sea featuring small tastes prepared by renowned chefs who highlight the unique flavors of our islands and the surrounding sea.  Nationally acclaimed chefs from the Willows Inn on Lummi Island; Hogstone’s Wood Oven, Rosario Resort and the New Leaf Café on Orcas Island, will be among those preparing hyper-local bites.

The Salish Sea Festival offers a rare opportunity to get an intimate perspective of seafood in the Salish Sea. To purchase tickets and to get more information, visit

The festival is part of Savor the San Juans—A fall celebration of Food, Farms and Films