June 19, 2018 Slideshows

2018 Arcata Bay Oyster Fest 

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The McKinley statue, a.k.a. Poseidon, became a symbolic promotion of local aquaculture at the Oyster Festival.
Photo by Mark Larson
The Pacific Seafood oyster-shucking crew kept busy.
Photo by Mark Larson
Alyssa Alvarez (left) videotaped one of the other Humboldt Aerial Collective silk dancers perform aerials in the gusty wind on Saturday morning.
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Oyster-calling contest emcee David Silverbrand and event emcee Lady Flavah reacted to 3rd-grader Cadance Beane's singing of "Who let the oysters out!" leading off the noon-time competition.
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Arcata Playhouse skeletons found a tiny dance partner to the music of Gatehouse Well.
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The gusty morning wind provided a dramatic flow to Poseidon's robes (in a transformation of the McKInley statue) on the Arcata Plaza.
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Cambria Zink kept busy inside the popular Sushi Spot's tent kitchen. Sushi Sport won the Best in Show award for its Goose Point oyster shooter with spicy yuzu citrus pepper sauce, jalapeño, lime and a cherry tomato.
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Siagdae Her, of Eureka, and other members of AC Samoa members volunteered to help maintain the "Zero Waste" goals throughout the morning.
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Event emcee Lady Flavah dashed under the wind-blown cape of Drea1luv.
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Kinetic Rutabaga Queen-for-Life Jermajesty, staffed the fund-raising booth for the Kintetic race.
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Rex and Gladys Milligan and their children, of Woodland, said they escape the Valley heat each year to attend the Oyster Festival.
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A googly-eyed oyster checked out the wind-blown Hog Island Oyster Company sign and skeletal friend.
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Jason White volunteered his barbecue skills on these huge oyster-covered racks for the Humboldt Bay Oyster Company.
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A giant Arcata Playhouse puppet checked out the Latin Peppers' bass player (Lee Phillips) and the rest of the band from back of the main stage on Saturday morning.
Photo by Mark Larson
A close-up look at Poseidon, a.k.a., the McKinley statue, which was enlisted and redecorated for the aquaculture promotion.
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Volunteer intern Alexa Beaucamp, of Germany, helped staff the state and national park's booth that included face painting and information handouts.
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With the help of a friendly onlooker, Missy Newkirk Fiedler applied some serious face-paint skills at the Great Oyster Festival Face Painting booth.
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Photo by Mark Larson
The McKinley statue, a.k.a. Poseidon, became a symbolic promotion of local aquaculture at the Oyster Festival.

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