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Charleston Seafood Festival This Weekend
Charleston is Oregon’s Bay Area Playground
Charleston hosts 23rd Annual Seafood Festival on August 11-12
The Charleston community will celebrate its fishing village heritage and the bounty of Pacific seafood during the 23rd Annual Charleston Seafood Festival the weekend of August 11-12, 2012.
The festival is open from 8 a.m. to 6PM on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Charleston Marina. Each year, the festival attracts many Oregon vendors who feature fresh seafood, hand-made arts and crafts and trinkets. Other vendors come from throughout the Northwest. Offerings include woodwork, glass art and ceramics, photography, hand-made clothing and much more.
Additionally, the festival stage will feature live music and entertainment starting at 11 a.m. each day, including Samantha Van Hoof, Done Deal, Five Pound Possum Band, Ally Putas, Worn Out Frets, belly dancers and more.
The Charleston Seafood Festival is sponsored by the Charleston Volunteer Firefighter’s Association and the Charleston Marina Complex (owned and operated by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay). Community volunteers from the Charleston Merchants Association, the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation and the Charleston Visitor Information Center also help promote the event and coordinate the festivities.
This event is a fundraiser for the Charleston Volunteer Firefighter’s Association a non-profit Association serving the Charleston Community.
There is still time for prospective vendors to reserve space. Information and an application form are available at Charleston Fire’s Web site, www.charlestonfire.net