Sunday, June 21, 2015

Trinidad Fish Festival 2.0 2015 Version

Today was the annual Fathers Day Trinidad Fish Festival. Traditionally celebrated on Trinity Sunday, it was originally booked as an all you can eat Crab Fest. I got dad a beer and we contemplated the different lines.

This year, due to larger and larger crowds and the inability to serve everyone that shows up, they have opted for some outside vendors. The La Barca taco truck was there with ceviche tostadas, fish tacos and super burritos. Larrupuin Cafe was bbq-ing those delicious little Kumamoto oysters. Sunset Restaurant grilled oysters on the half shell and the Sweet Treats ice cream truck was there. Also present with food treats were the folks at Lighthouse Grill with clam chowder and a salmon tostada.

 The Trinidad Chamber of Commerce still did bbq salmon dinners but instead of the white fish combo or fried fish plate options, they had two lines one for the salmon and the other for fish n chips. That line was pretty long and slow but the food looked great. I had the salmon so I wouldn't have to wait.

Live music at the Town Hall Stage included, Jim Lahman Band from 11 am to 1 pm. Blue Rhythm Revue from 1:30 to 3:30 pm and Trinidad Groove Collective closed out the afternoon from 3:30 to 5 pm.

I ran into an old facebook friend that I have known for years but just met today. Mary has a booth where she makes useful and beautiful things out of old, recycled sweaters. She calls her collection  "Merry-Go-Round Creations". It was great to finally meet her in person.

I got some local art greeting cards and a can of this local Albacore Tuna from Macley Family Fishing Co.

They also had packaged smoked fish on ice.
There were two shuttles from Cher-Ae-Heights Casino that moved people from the casino parking lot, to the downtown venue. That helped the flow of people and traffic so that it didn't appear to back up onto the freeway as in previous years. 


  1. All the publicity indicated that the event would suck, and it seemed organizers were encouraging the public to stay away. Sounds like one of those drive by carnivals they used to run at that the Pay-N-Pac parking lot in Eureka. Not the Trinidad we used to know.

  2. Turns out the artisan market was fantastic. No carnival except for a booth from the casino where you could win prizes. They also bbq'd oysters. There were also several other vendors that sold everything from fish tacos, ceveche tostadas, smoke salmon tostadas, clam chowder and more. The bands were good and the shuttle made the crowd much, much more manageable.

  3. Great pics, thank you. I'm going to be a vendor this year, good to see it has grown to be so popular. I usually travel for shows, but it's nice to be able to work at home more often. Happy to have found your blog Tom, thanks for sharing all the great community events we have here!


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