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Pink Salmon Festival CANCELLED for 2018
Welcome - 2018 Pink Salmon Festival CANCELLED
Welcome to the official website of the City of Valdez 8th Annual Pink Salmon Festival. The 2018 event will be held on Saturday, June 30th at the John Kelsey Dock. This is the “one-stop-shop” for activity schedules, activity descriptions, and registration forms.
What is the Pink Salmon Festival?
Valdez is home to an annual Pink Salmon return of 10-15 million fish! This represents the bulk of the local commercial fishing industry. Pink Salmon are harvested and processed in a variety of different ways (whole, filets, canned and eggs) and shipped around the world for consumption. The Pink Salmon Festival is designed to celebrate and bring awareness of Pink Salmon as an incredibly healthy and sustainable food source that can be enjoyed in as simple or gourmet a preparation as you choose.
The highlight of the day is the Pink Salmon Cook-Off Cancelled
Amateur chefs battle it out for thousands in prize money to see who can create the most delectable Pink Salmon Recipe. Click here to see a list of winners and the delicious recipes fixed by aspiring chefs over the past six years (
, 2015, 2016,
Pre-registration is required for Pink Salmon Cook-off!
Click here to download the 2018 Cook Off Registration.
Click here to download the Pink Salmon Cook Off Rules and Procedures.
2017 Pink Salmon Cook-Off Winners
Tommi Mooney - Valdez, AK
Thale Steenhoven - Salcha, AK
Yosselyn Gheen - Valdez, AK
Mary Anne Wivholm - Anchorage, AK
Robert Gaarde - Valdez, AK
Edward Hartleb Jr. - Valdez, AK
Natalie Gabler - Valdez, AK
Christopher Wiles - Valdez, AK
2018 Pink Salmon Festival Activity Schedule Cancelled
The 2018 activity schedule of events for the Pink Salmon Festival is outlined below. Activities and schedule are subject to change. All activities are FREE! Be sure to click on the link located below the schedule for a full description of each activity.
2018 Schedule Cancelled
Schedule, Description and Map
Click here to download a printable schedule.
Click here for a map of activity locations.
Click here for detailed activity descriptions.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Economic Diversification Director
Email Martha Barberio
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