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Sausalito Herring Festival

Lets meet up and check out the Sausalito Herring Festival! I'll be at a table for The Marine Mammal Center as some point during the day and we can meet there at 12:30.

This is the last commercial fishery left in SF Bay, and one that can often be closely observed from the Sausalito water’s edge.

There used to be a fish dock right here in Sausalito, and many people remember it, now most don’t even know what the fish is caught for and how it’s regulated etc. Many of the fishermen and women travel from far just for this 2 months season, then they disappear until next year, we never get to meet them. Some are local, but their boats are in San Francisco.

Many of the Sausalito population hear the ruckus on the water, birds diving, seals hunting, but what does it all mean?

The fest will include:

• many culinary specialties by local restaurants and chefs around but not limited to herring, choose your size of sampler plate or get some traditional festival food (french fries).
Angelino’s, Walzwerk, Lighthouse, Fish, Headlands Center for the Arts restaurant, ITK, Yoshi’s Sushi Catering, Davey Jones Deli, Galilee Harbor Community Association, and others
• There will be a choice of beverages as well: Phil’s Coffee, and others
• Information about herring, the fishery, sustainability, and the environment by California Fish and Wildlife and other organizations
• live music and performances
On the program are, amongst others, the New Village School Choir, Cameron Ember, the Gaters, Fiver Brown, Angus Martin, the Waterfront Pickers, PLUS a surprise guest
• live demonstrations and talks by local chefs and food experts, amongst others: Maria Finn, Kenny Belov, Kirk Lombard, John Foss, Damon Little
• kids’ area, with games and activities
• historic herring fishery photographs and the traditional SF Bay fishing boats, the felucca “Nuovo Mundo” and the Wetton’s Monterey will be presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

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  • Bunny

    I thought the food was yummy.

    February 26, 2013

  • Barbara A.

    Good music.

    February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Music was great. But I got there at 12:30 and the herring was already gone. BTW, I saw Ramblin' Jack at Sweetwater in Mill Valley a few weeks ago.

      February 13, 2013

  • Peter S.

    I could not find it. I walked there from my boat at about 3:30. Perhaps I was too late?

    February 10, 2013

    • Sailor D.

      Not sure how you missed it. Ramblin' Jack Elliot did a surprise guest appearance around 3:30 or 4:00. Big crowd, lots of displays and tables.

      February 10, 2013

  • Sailor D.

    Great event! Really enjoyed the music and the surprise guest appearance by Ramblin' Jack Elliot. Well-attended event with a lot of locals and old timers.

    February 9, 2013

    • Kenneth F.

      Well organized and was happy to help out for the cause.

      February 9, 2013

  • Janie G.

    Make be somewhat late...anyone else attending later?

    February 8, 2013

  • Peter S.

    My dad used to catch them in the Bay, pickle them, and the familiy would have a real treat with pickled hearing and boiled potato. Leaves a soft spot for the Mother Country,

    February 7, 2013

  • Ann

    How much does this event cost? I want to attend although I am kind of low on $$$ right now.

    February 5, 2013

    • Sailor D.

      Attending the actual event is free, but if you buy stuff there is likely a charge for extras.

      February 5, 2013

    • Cass Gidley M.

      tha;s right, we're selling food and beverages and some Cass Gidley Marina merchandize, music and rest if free!

      February 5, 2013

  • Cass Gidley M.

    yes all, please come! i'm organizing this!!!

    February 4, 2013

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