The 21st anniversary of the Trinity River Salmon Festival, celebrating the return of the salmon, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, in Weaverville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Highland Arts Center meadow, 691 Main St.
The festival opens with a traditional Native American blessing by members of the Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu Nation.
There’s a great line-up, including the famous giant salmon tent. The Trinity River Restoration Program will have interactive booths with quizzes and prize giveaways, and the U.S. Forest Service and Trinity County Resource Conservation District will have information booths with crafts for kids of all ages including salmon printing. Attendees will enjoy music by Philosopher’s Tone, Mojito, and the Collective Reign.
Salmon, cooked traditional style over a fire pit by tribal members, will be available along with other tasty foods. The festival will also host various vendors and entertainment throughout the day. There will even be a Raku pottery firing happening in the meadow.
This year the Salmon Festival will be part of Super Saturday, with Artists in Acton happening in the Historic District on Main Street, and the Dutch Oven Cook-off taking place at the Jake Jackson Museum just across from the Highland Art Center.
Interested vendors should contact the Trinity County Visitor Center at 623-6101 to reserve a space. Natural resource agencies and nonprofit organizations should contact Elizabeth at the Trinity County RCD at 623-6004 if interested in participating.
Sponsors of this event include Trinity River Restoration Program, Trinity County Visitor Center, Trinity County Arts Council, Trinity County Resource Conservation District, and many generous volunteers, including members of the California Conservation Corps.