2019 VALDEZ SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
(formally the Pink Salmon Festival)
The highlight of the Festival will be the
~ PUBLIC SEAFOOD TASTING! ~
~ SEAFOOD COOK OFF COMPETITION ~
Sponsored by Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc.
~ Sunday Morning 9:00 am ~
THE ANNUAL COOK OFF BATTLE BEGINS!
~ Throughout the Day Activities ~
LIVE MUSIC! FEATURING AREA 907, THE MOON DOGGIES, 32 DEGREES, DAVID REYNOLDS & DJ KAMILA
PLUS LOCAL ARTISANS! LOCAL FOOD VENDORS!
~ Community Events Area, Kelsey Dock Parking Lot across from Ruth Pond~
DID YOU KNOW?
Valdez, surrounded by the Chugach Mountains and located within Prince William Sound - is the premier fishing destination in Alaska. Our waters are open year-round, and home to an abundance of seafood - salmon, lingcod, rockfish, halibut, shrimp and more! Valdez is also home to the oldest fishing derby in Alaska - the Valdez Fish Derby.
Each year visitors witness the return of 10-15 million Pink Salmon - 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.
JOIN THE CELEBRATION!
The Seafood Festival is designed to celebrate and bring awareness of Pink Salmon as a healthy and sustainable food source. We also recognize the economic importance of the commercial fishing industry plus our salmon hatchery. Come and enjoy the day and see the showcase of all the incredible seafood found in our waters.
2019 Cook-Off Registrations ARE NOW OPEN!
Important Cook-Off Information
Pre-registration is required for the Cook-off!
Cook Off Applications must be submitted by July 31st, 2019 (This has been extended to August 15th)
2019 Total Grand Prize Money $3,000
Breakfast Category Winner $500
Chowder Category Winner $750
Main Dish Category Winner $1,500
People's Choice Award $250
2019 Festival Activity Schedule AVAILABLE NOW!
Breakfast “Alaskan Style” Category: Competition Starts 9am – 11am
The day begins with Breakfast, but at the Valdez Seafood Festival, this comes with an Alaskan twist. Get down to the Kelsey Dock Parking Lot and watch Contestants battle it out for 2 hours non-stop as they prepare Breakfast “Alaskan Style” and use their favorite Seafood from within our waters of Prince William Sound.
11:10am – 11:20am Judging of Breakfast Category.
Judges will be making their choice of which dish wins this category. ALL will be revealed later this evening.
11:30am – 12:30pm Public Tasting Session - LIVE MUSIC STARTS! MARKET VENDORS OPEN!
Stop by each Tasting Station and use your pre-purchased Tasting Tickets to savor these amazing dishes. Each ticket is redeemed for 4oz. of deliciousness. Books of Tickets are on sale at City Hall. $10 for a Book of 10 tickets. Redeem each ticket for any of the competitor’s dishes during the Cook-Off Competition. You can also purchase Tickets at the Event site with cash or local checks welcome – just go to the ticket sales booth.
12:30pm – 1:30pm People’s Choice Award Voting is open.
YOU the PUBLIC get to choose your favorite dish!
Place your Vote into the Voting boxes. Your tasting ticket comes with a voting card. Make sure you vote for your favorite dish. Winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced during the Live Music Show later this evening.
Chowder Category Competition Starts 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Traditionally, Valdez boasts the BEST Chowder to come out of Alaska! Stop by and watch the competitors battle it out to maintain the town’s reputation. You be the judge at the 4:00pm public tasting session!
3:40pm – 3:50pm Judging of Chowder Category.
4:00pm Public Tasting Session
5:00pm People’s Choice Award Voting is open.
Main dish: Start 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The BIG Prize money is up for grabs during this category. Competitors will be working hard to win the $1,500 prize money. This category is one not to be missed! Anything goes here! Competitors have one last chance to catch up on points to be awarded the GRAND CHAMPION!
8:10pm – 8:20pm Judging of Main Dish Category.
8:30pm Public Tasting Session People’s Choice Award Voting is open.
9:00pm People’s Choice Award Voting ends, Winners Announced, Close of Event.
Interested in having a Vendor Booth?
DOWNLOAD THE FREE VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM KIT.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Economic Development Department, Events & Marketing Coordinator
Email Laurine Regan
Direct Phone: (907) 831-0950